imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Amnesty International Holds Vigil for Troy Davis in Downtown L.A..

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

Global Day Of Action For Georgia Death Row Inmate

Amnesty Internationa...
img_6843.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x785

Members of Amnesty International staged a march and vigil today for Troy Anthony Davis as part of a global day of action for the Georgian death row inmate. His cause has been taken up by not only Amnesty International but by luminaries and organizations such as former F.B.I. Director William S. Sessions, Desmond Tutu, Pope Benedict , Jimmy Carter, The Innocence Project and the European Parliament. Members of congress as politically varied as Bob Barr ( a death penalty proponent ) to Rep.John Lewis have petitioned the Georgia parole board for clemency or a new trial in the Davis case.

Davis was convicted in the murder of an off duty Savannah policeman named Mark MacPhail who was responding to the screams of a homeless man being pistol whipped in a Burger King parking lot.

He was shot three times for his efforts.

In the case of Troy Davis there was no physical evidence, no murder weapon and seven of the nine police witnesses that helped to convict him have recanted their testimonies. Police pressure was cited as their reason for the false identification of Davis. Due to technical and procedural reasons Davis has been unable to get a federal court hearing on the reliability of the witness testimony used against him. One of the two witnesses that did not recant is a principle alternative suspect. The only other non-recanting witness identified Davis two years after the incident. That same witness stated on the night of the murder that they could not identify the gunman.

Troy Anthony Davis has been on Georgia's death Row for 17 years.

He filed a last chance appeal Tuesday to the U.S. Supreme Court. The recantations are the basis for his petition.

Davis’ execution has been stayed three time previously.


Davis has lost his bid for a new hearings on the recanted testimonies by one-vote margins in two important court rulings. The Georgia Supreme Court turned him down in a 4-3 decision In March 2008 while last month, the federal appeals court in Atlanta denied Davis’ appeal by a 2-1 vote.

The two federal appeals court judges in the majority said they viewed the recantations with skepticism and, after reviewing Davis’ claims, “remain unpersuaded.”

In a dissenting opinion, Judge Rosemary Barkett said to execute Davis in the face of the new evidence “is unconscionable and unconstitutional.”


Troy Anthony Davis maintains his innocence.
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


2

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

2...
img_6797.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


3

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

3...
img_6818.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x746

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


4

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

4...
img_6853.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x888

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


5

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

5...
img_6822.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


6

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

6...
img_6834.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x737

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


7

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

7...
img_6826.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x699

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


8

by Robert Stuart Lowden Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM
rlowden@earthlink.net

8...
img_6784.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x847

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 4 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
AS USUAL Roving Counter Tuesday, May. 26, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Local News

KPFK is in double trouble, credit cards misused, and... A24 3:48PM

WW Broad & The War On Public Education In LA A19 8:05AM

KPFK= more. Tired of the turmoil? we are too. A18 4:22PM

KPFK Work Reductions ....signs of an ending now, so soon ? A18 10:30AM

kPFK under threatening duress - even to it's long-established staff by new Gen'l Mgr A16 8:46PM

Secretive Glonvec weapons manufacturer in town A13 9:21AM

KPFK in MeltDown.NOW. A11 11:31AM

KPFK RADIO is essential to Pacifica, who also umbrellas KPFA that may be falling away A07 7:26PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

France, Germany and Russia Back Ceasefire in Donbass: Hold the Cheers A30 6:31AM

Why the Refugee Crisis A30 4:19AM

Investigate UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness for violating UNRWA's Mandate A29 9:47PM

Ukrainians Overwhelmingly Oppose Junta Rule A29 12:45PM

Dubious Sponsor Launches Petition to End Gaza Blockade A29 11:30AM

Eternity Warriors 4 Hack mod apk 2015 [Coins,Diamonds and Energy] cheats Android iOS A29 10:37AM

Score Hero Hack iOS Android Cheats A29 9:33AM

Dragon Story Country Picnic Hack iOS Android Cheats A29 9:32AM

Ski Safari 2 [Hack] telecharger gratuit [Coins] Android iOS A29 9:09AM

Egypt's War on Press Freedom A29 6:56AM

Pocket Platoons hack adder unlimited Gold,War Bonds cheats A29 6:24AM

Eternity Warriors 4 Hack apk cheats ios android A29 6:13AM

Right-Wing DC Court of Appeals Upholds Unconstitutional Surveillance A29 3:04AM

Facebook Hack for passwords A29 2:22AM

Fbi methods are unconscionable A29 12:31AM

Fashion Diva Hack adder unlimited Coins cheats Android iOS A28 6:44PM

Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina A28 11:22AM

908 Environmentalists Have Been Murdered in Brazil, Many Elsewhere As Well A28 9:52AM

Wall Street Rally: Hold the Cheers A28 9:50AM

Shell paid out $15.5 Million over Saro-Wiwa Murder A28 9:29AM

Washington Intends Breaching Iran Nuclear Deal A28 5:15AM

Florida State Attorney's Office, Unethical A28 4:35AM

Phony Reports of Russian Casualties in Ukraine Resurface A28 3:40AM

The Shortwave Report 08/28/15 Listen Globally! A27 5:23PM

DEFROST A Virtual Reality Short Movie A27 4:47PM

Fabricated Pentagon Reports on ISIS A27 10:45AM

Rabbis Against Peace and Stability A27 9:53AM

Differing Views on China A27 6:23AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy