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Save Troy Davis- Stop the Death Penalty
Date Tuesday September 20
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Laney College • Student Center
900 Fallon Street 4th Floor Conference Room
Oakland, CA
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorISO Oakland
Emaillaney [at] norcalsocialism.org
The state of Georgia has set an execution date of September 21st for Troy Davis.

This Case, like so many death penalty cases, highlights the racism of the criminal injustice system. Troy was convicted of killing a white police officer without any physical evidence and 7 of the 9 witnesses that were intimidated by the state into giving false statements have since recanted their testimony. Rather than admit the flaws of the system, the state of Georgia now wants to send an innocent man to his death.

What purpose does the death penalty serve in this country? Why does the state of Georgia want to risk executing an innocent man in order to save a system they know is flawed?

Come to a discussion about the important of Troy Davis' case and the pressing questions facing our struggle to stop the death penalty and the "new Jim Crow" system of police and courts.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:
Jack Bryson- civil rights organizer, godfather of Oscar Grant III
Crystal Bybee- Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Jabari Shaw- former President of Laney Black Student Union

PRESENTED BY:
The Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Laney College Black Student Union
International Socialist Organization

WHAT YOU CAN DO
✔ Global Day of Action. Join us for outreach and a rally – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 4-6PM. Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, near City Center/12th Street BART. Call 510-589-6820 or email california [at] nodeathpenalty.org for more info.
✔ Contact the Board of Pardons and Paroles and voice your support for Troy Davis:
Call: 404.656.5651
Fax: 404.651.8502 E-mail: Webmaster [at] pap.state.ga.us
Write: State Board of Pardons and Paroles, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 458, Balcony Level, East Tower/ Atlanta, GA 30334
✔ Spread the word. Go to http://www.nodeathpenalty.org to download petitions and gather signatures, download and print fact sheets. Visit http://www.amnestyusa.org and http://www.naacp.org for online petitions and actions to take.
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