Die Geschichte eines unschuldig zum Tode Verurteilten, weil er die falsche Hautfarbe hatte. Wikipedia
Seine letzten Worte: I am innocent. Und weiter sagte er: „The incident that night was not my fault. I did not have a gun. I did not personally kill your son, father or brother. I am innocent. Look deeper into this case, so you can really find the truth. For those who are about to take my life, may god have mercy upon your souls and may god bless your souls.“
Das zynische Statement der Mutter des Opfers Anneliese MacPhail, “He had all the chances in the world. It has got to come to an end.“
I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.
As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.
I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.
So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.
I can’t wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,
“I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!”
Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!
Amerika steht was die Menschenrechte betrifft noch eine Stufe unter dem Iran, soviel ist seit heute sicher.
Here are some facts and figures on executions in the US:
1,267 – the number of government-sanctioned executions since 1976.
35 – the number of people put to death this year.
51 – the number of people put to death in Georgia since 1976.
34 – the number of US states that retain the death penalty.
464 – the number of people put to death in Texas since 1976. Texas is by far the state with the most executions annually. It has executed 10 prisoners so far this year.
109 – the number of people executed in Virginia since 1976. Virginia is the state with the second highest number of executions, but has put to death only one person so far this year.
721 – the number of death row inmates in Florida, which has the largest number of prisoners awaiting execution.
62 – the number of women on death row, constituting 1.9 per cent of the death row population.
12 – the number of women executed since 1976
56 – the percentage of executed prisoners who were white.
35 – the percentage of executed prisoners who were black. 7 per cent were Hispanics.
1093 – the number of prisoners put to death by lethal injection since 1976.
Eleven people have been executed in a gas chamber, 3 by hanging and 3 by firing squad.
$2.3m – the amount it costs to execute someone in Texas, about three times the cost of imprisoning someone in a single cell at the highest security level for 40 years.
Charles Manson lebt derweil man einen Unschuldigen hinrichtet! Und so einem Staat kriecht die Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel NO winselnd hinterher, wenn es um einen Staat für die Palästinenser geht. Man kann sich nur noch an den Kopf fassen! Die USA müssen vor den Vereinten Nationen alleine dastehen mit ihrem Veto! Sie gehören endlich vor aller Welt bloßgestellt!
Siehe auch Kleine Zeitung:Troy Davis trotz weltweiter Proteste hingerichtet
Die New York Post schreibt: Troy Anthony Davis executed in Georgia after appeals exhausted
All about Troy Davis- News One
Daily Kos: TooMuchDoubt-The Story of Troy Anthony Davis
Associated Press: Troy Davis maintains his innocence until the end
The Canadian Press – ONLINE EDITION: Georgia executes man who drew legions of supporters but found no court to throw out conviction
Northwest Progressive Institute Advocate- Georgia executes Troy Davis after U.S. Supreme Court refuses to halt his killing
Focus ONLINE- Umstrittenes Todesurteil an Troy Davis vollstreckt
Welt Online- Troy Davis nach Verzögerung hingerichtet
Short News- Troy Davis wurde hingerichtet
Global Grind: 11:08 The Time America Lost A Piece Of Her Soul
The New York Times- Davis Is Executed in Georgia
20 minutes-schweiz: Ohne Beweise Troy Davis in den USA hingerichtet
Amnesty International- The state of Georgia has executed Troy Anthony Davis
France24- Georgia executes Troy Davis
Domradio.de- USA: Troy Davis trotz Papstprotest hingerichtet
The Australian- Troy Davis executed as final plea fails
Global Voices- World: Mourning the Execution of Troy Davis
Telegraph- Executions in the US: factfile
My Freedom Press- Georgia executes Troy Davis after his last pleas fail
Neues Deutschland- Davis: Kampf bis zum letzten Atemzug