Everyone can participate in the effort to SAVE TROY DAVIS and end capital punishment. PLEASE buy absolutely nothing but food and gasoline until Troy Davis is saved from Georgia's death chamber - pardoned or awarded a new trial date. If Davis only gets a stay of execution, we will be in this same situation again and again. If he is killed, boycott the State of Georgia and Georgia-based corporations for three (3) years. Please write and call corporations to notify them of your plans to boycott while your participation may make a difference for Davis. See this article for more information: "BOYCOTT GEORGIA BUSINESSES IF TROY DAVIS DIES" at http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/boycott-4-justice-4-troy-davis-against.html (copy/paste the link) or use the one below: http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/boycott-4-justice-4-troy-davis-against.html
The BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE initiative ordinarily asks Americans to refrain from shopping every month on the 9th throughout 2011. The country's problems are primarily caused by corporate greed and government misdeeds. The peaceful financial protest is our 9/11 emergency call to officials to improve justice in America. On September 6, 2011, an order was issued for Troy Davis' execution, which is scheduled for September 21. PLEASE STOP SHOPPING IMMEDIATELY AND CONTINUE THE BOYCOTT UNTIL TROY DAVIS IS GIVEN A STAY OF EXECUTION AND NEW TRIAL OR PARDON. Join the protest that gives domestic and international corporations a financial incentive to have their judges and government officials issue a stay of execution for Troy Davis and improve justice in America for oppressed people: workers, inmates, minorities, elderly and handicapped people, indigent families, homeowners facing foreclosures, and all others who are victimized by corporate greed and government misdeeds. Marching and rallies alone do not work. During the civil rights era, nothing changed until profits were negatively impacted by initiatives such as the Birmingham Bus Boycott. When labor unions were organized, strikers formed human chains across the entrances to warehouses to prohibit the shipment of products. Successful protests must impact profits to some degree. After the BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE video plays at YouTube, you have the option of seeing numerous other films posted by Mary Neal at YouTube channel JKEMPP703 that show real-time cyberstalking and online terrorism at major Internet sites against this human rights/civil rights activist. Cybercensorship and terrorism are done to prevent advocacy against mass incarceration, capital punishment, social and economic injustice, wars without provocation,racism and class consciousness in the justice system, environmental injustice, CoIntelPro-type government surveillance and persecution, and the abuse and murders of the mentally ill in America.
Black Radio Network carries suggestions for action at its website. People all over the world have done these things for years, yet another execution date was set for Troy Davis. Let us now BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE plus continue to do these things:
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. Organize Rallies in you area
2. Set up teach-ins
3. Sign the Amnesty USA petition, asking the GA Board of Pardons and Parole to grant Troy clemency, and forward it to others : http://alturl.com/ruawi
4. Set up vigils
5. Call Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's office and ask him to grant Troy clemency (404) 656-1776
6. Call Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles ask them to grant Troy clemency (404) 656-5651. The Pardon and Parole Board will meet on September 19 to make a decision about Troy Davis.
REMEMBER THAT TROY DAVIS' "INALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE" IS EQUAL TO YOUR OWN. We are ALL Troy Davis! Numerous other Americans await lethal injection although their guilt is not proved. My mentally, physically disabled brother, Larry Neal, was secretly arrested in Memphis/Shelby County Jail for three weeks in 2003 and murdered for simply singing loud and panhandling. But the same government that does warfare for "human rights" and plans to execute Troy Davis for an unproved murder REFUSES to answer a single question about Larry's murder or stop censorship and oppression against his family for asking why and how Larry was killed - Visit Wrongful Death of Larry Neal website http://WrongfulDeathOfLarryNeal.com -
IF TROY DAVIS IS EXECUTED, do not engage in violent behavior. BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE until we bring Death to the Death Penalty! Capital punishment has two purposes: 1) to intimidate the populace by murderous demonstrations of the government's power, and 2) to generate money for prison profiteers. Every death penalty case costs taxpayers significantly more than other murder trials, and warehousing each death row inmate costs an average of $90,000 more per year than if the inmate was sentenced to life in prison, per the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC). If capital punishment was really the penalty for murder in U.S.A., there would be millionaires and police officers on death row somewhere in this "democratic" nation. There are NONE. Only minorities and poor whites from the "slave class" (working class people) die in Pharaohs' barbaric death chambers.
Well known individuals such as former president Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Pope, Harry Belafonte, actress Susan Sarandon, and author/activist Angela Davis, to name a few—have voiced support for Troy along with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people across America and throughout the world. Conscious people resist Georgia's racist execution of Troy Davis because they concur with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - "INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE."
For more info on the case of Troy Anthony Davis go to http://troyanthonydavis.org/
Below are links to some of my previous articles about Troy Davis and the death penalty that were published at NowPublic.com at this link http://www.nowpublic.com/user/51620/assignments and news from other sources. Excerpts are included.
DIVERSION NEEDED! LET'S KILL TROY DAVIS! http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/diversion-needed-lets-kill-troy-davis.html ~ I think they are ready for a showdown. This innocent man's execution could be the catalyst for awful things in America. Let us all advocate for justice for Troy Davis and a full investigation into Officer MacPhial's murder, something that did not happen when Davis was arrested on the word of a man who was present at the murder and admitted to having a gun fitting the caliber of the murder weapon. If Davis is lynched, please stay home and BOYCOTT 4 JUSTICE.
BACKGROUND ON THE TROY DAVIS CASE
http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/background-on-troy-davis-case-by-mary.html ~ ON AUGUST 19, 1989, MARK MacPHAIL, an off-duty policeman, was working as a security guard at a Burger King restaurant in Savannah, Georgia. The incident started when Sylvester “Redd” Coles began harassing a homeless man, Larry Young, for a beer while Troy Davis and others watched quietly from a distance.
TROY DAVIS Appeal Rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court ~ http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2011/03/troy-davis-appeal-rejected-by-us.html This article is to better acquaint the world with Georgia courts that tried and sentenced Davis and denied him a new trial before his peers numerous times. Apparently, Davis is considered "immaterial" like my family was ruled by the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia in 2009. Although this ruling is on record, I am censored and stalked for telling people about it just as Davis is not allowed to talk about injustices he endures. It seems highly unlikely that any black man's death and his family's pain and suffering is "material" in Georgia courts. The State Legislature enacted a new law in 2006 giving courts the power to prevent a black youth's death by police from going before a jury although the former officer had been indicted on murder charges by the grand jury. See "Cochran Firm Fraud" http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/cochran-firm-fraud.html . See also "Corey Ward - Police and Cochran Firm Victim" at this link: http://freespeakblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/corey-ward-police-and-cochran-firm.html -
Troy Davis Appeal Denied by GA Court - No Surprise to Neal Family ~ http://www.nowpublic.com/world/troy-davis-appeal-denied-ga-court-no-surprise-neal-family I do not think that courts in Georgia care a whit about guilt or innocence, right and wrong. They make judicial decisions based on a completely different criterion that has ZERO to do with the law and justice. I do not base this assessment on the Troy Davis matter, but from my own dealings with courts in this state. When the judges know that you would win before a jury and they don't want you to win for whatever reason, the judges simply refuse to allow your case to go to jury trial. That is the Georgia way.
Supreme Court DNA Deliberations http://www.nowpublic.com/world/supreme-courts-dna-deliberations-mary-neal ~ Since 1989, 232 convicted felons have been exonerated because of DNA testing [that number improved since this article published]. "All they're getting is a darn test," attorney Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, told the court Monday morning. "And they're staying in prison while they get that darn test."
Supreme Court DNA Ruling; Study Shows DP Is No Crime Deterrent http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/supreme-court-dna-ruling-study-shows-dp-no-crime-deterrent ~ THE RESULTS ARE IN. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 against prisoners having a right to post-conviction DNA testing that could be used to prove their innocence of crimes for which they were sentenced to prison terms or execution.
NAACP Launches Campaign to Save Troy Davis and Address DP Prejudice http://www.nowpublic.com/world/naacp-launches-campaign-save-troy-davis-address-dp-prejudice ~ There is no physical evidence linking Davis to the crime and seven of the nine witnesses have recanted or contradicted their original testimony, several saying they were coerced. One of the witnesses who has not recanted is the prime alternative suspect in the case and has been in and out of jail numerous times. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, who recently met with Mr. Davis for two hours on death row said, “Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this man is innocent."
Jim Crow Crowned Prom King in Georgia ~ Watch Out, Troy Davis! ~ http://www.nowpublic.com/world/jim-crow-crowned-prom-king-georgia-watch-out-troy-davis Montgomery County High School in Georgia has two separate proms for its graduating seniors - one for the white students and one for the black ones.
Troy Davis - Global Day of Action, May 19 http://www.nowpublic.com/world/troy-davis-global-day-action-may-19 ~ These days, people who live in Georgia and Tennessee and Texas and other Southern states don't raise our own pigs much any more. Now, not only can we not kill pigs in city limits, but we cannot even raise livestock in city limits. Without farming as an outlet for Southerners' killer instinct and with lynching black people without a court order being a problem, Southerners cling to capital punishment and execute more inmates than in other regions of the country.
Troy Davis Granted Hearing Before 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 9 http://www.nowpublic.com/world/updated-troy-davis-granted-hearing-11th-circuit-court-appeals-dec-9 ~ Former President Jimmy Carter and the European Union were among those calling for a stay of execution. Davis was scheduled to be executed on October 27 after the U.S. Supreme Court denied review following Davis' unsuccessful appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court. COMMENT EXCERPT: I read that the attorney who represented Troy at his murder trial was only paid $1,000 for defending the African American youth on a capital murder charge. Compare that to the $24,000 each month that taxpayers are paying to defend former Attorney General Gonzales against a civil suit brought by lawyers who allege he kept them out of the USDOJ because they were not Bush supporters. I have no idea what taxpayers are paying to defend Gonzales on his prison profiteering indictment. Justice in America is too skewed to benefit the rich for this country to ever execute anyone.
Another Stay of Execution for Troy Davis - New Trial Please? http://www.nowpublic.com/world/another-stay-execution-troy-davis-new-trial-please ~ Excerpt from an interview with Troy Davis - PTBB News - "My faith has taught me that if you give all your worries to God he will carry your burdens," Davis wrote in a letter to me sent the day after my visit. "It's God that carried me through death's valley and took my worries away."
For Davis, faith is the door to freedom. "Having faith makes you stronger than your family and able to support them more than they are supporting you," he said, "because they are the ones who will be left behind once you are gone and you have to show them you are not afraid to die."
"Sometimes all of this seems like it's happening to someone else. I sometimes dream to be free, but in each dream my family is 18-and-a-half years younger, and my father is still alive," said Davis during an in-person interview in April 2008.
"I am disappointed at the system, but refuse to become bitter and angry, because I still have a lot of fight left in me . I have too much to live for to give up, to give up on myself means I have given up on my family as well, but we are in this together and I cannot give up now." (See the article at the link above for a link to the full PBS excerpt).
Please do the right thing. Grant Troy Davis a new trial or just pardon the man. It is not so hard to be just in life. It is a simple matter of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Just be fair. No more lynching. After nearly two decades on Georgia’s Death Row, please grant this American his simple request for “a fair day in a just court,” or simply open his cell and release him. The police officer who straddled Oscar Davis while three or four other San Francisco BART officers held the unarmed black man down and shot him in the back on January 1, 2009, only served 11 months in prison. Troy Davis, who is falsely accused of killing a police officer already served nearly two decades on death row. He and his family have been subjected to numerous close calls with the death chamber. Troy Davis has paid enough for being born black and poor in the U.S.A. because this nation captured his ancestors from Africa to work as slaves and build this nation. The wrongly convicted man's mother died brokenhearted when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to reconsider Troy Davis' case in March 2011. Troy's sister works like a dog for justice, although she is in stage 4 of cancer. Troy's family, my family, and other blacks have paid enough because mercenary, traitor Africans, such as some who oppress me, led white supremacists to our ancestors' villages. Stop, racists!
APOLOGIES FOR SLAVERY AND JIM CROW REJECTED! KEEP THE APOLOGIES UNTIL YOU CORRECT YOURSELVES AND REPENT! Let Troy Davis go, please! "WOE unto hypocrites" ~ Holy Bible.
Troy Davis Update - Death Warrant Issued for Oct. 27 http://my.nowpublic.com/world/troy-davis-update-death-warrant-issued-oct-27 ~ The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Troy Anthony Davis shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday, September 12. They did so despite overwhelming doubts of Davis' guilt - and after stating last year that they would "not allow an execution to proceed in this State unless and until its members are convinced that there is no doubt as to the guilt of the accused." On September 23, The U.S. Supreme Court stayed Troy Davis' execution "pending the disposition of [his] petition for a writ of certiorari." On October 14, the Court decided not to accept his petition.
Troy Anthony Davis Granted Last-minute Stay of Execution by U.S. Supreme Court http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/troy-anthony-davis-granted-last-minute-stay-execution-u-s-supreme-court ~ TROY ANTHONY DAVIS, who was scheduled for execution at 7:00 p.m. today in Georgia's death chamber, was granted a last minute stay of execution by the United States Supreme Court.
Abolitionist Alert: Troy Davis Needs Help ~ http://my.nowpublic.com/world/abolitionist-alert-troy-davis-needs-help ~ We the People now understand that legal technicalities such as late-arriving evidence and late development of scientific methods to test evidence leaves the lives of possibly innocent men and women hanging on the hope that the citizen's governor or some righteous federal judge will say to the executioner, "Stop! In the name of the great United States of America and God, whom we trust, we will never kill a man while doubt of his guilt remains."
Troy Davis Denied Clemency - Execution Set for September 23 http://my.nowpublic.com/world/updated-troy-davis-denied-clemency-execution-set-september-23 ~ Is this a case of "We know you may be innocent, but we are going to kill you anyway, because your evidence was slow in arriving"?
Georgia Execution for September 23: Troy Anthony Davis, Possibly Innocent http://www.nowpublic.com/world/georgia-execution-september-23-troy-anthony-davis-possibly-innocent ~ Davis was sentenced to death for the murder of Police Officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. According to Amnesty International, the case against him consisted only of witness testimony that contained inconsistencies, even at trial. Since then, all but two of the state’s nine witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced into testifying or signing statements.
More Troy Anthony Davis Press Coverage http://www.troyanthonydavis.org/News-coverage.html ~ An Innocent Man on Georgia's Death Row - A chronology of press coverage over time.
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For He hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death. ~Pslam 102:19-20
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