I Am Troy Davis to be Published

Cover of I Am Troy Davis

In spite of an international outcry that severely questioned his conviction, Troy Anthony Davis was executed by the state of Georgia in America on 21 Sept. 2011.  There was no physical evidence against him; the murder weapon was never found; seven of the nine witnesses who had testified against him recanted their testimony, some saying they had been coerced by the police; and one of the two remaining witnesses was said to have confessed to the killing of Savannah, Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail.

Jen Marlowe wrote the book with Troy’s sister Martina Davis-Correia and Troy himself.  Martina was battling breast cancer at the same time she was battling for her brother’s life.  Sadly, she lost both battles.

The book has been praised by Maya Angelou, Amy Goodman, Eve Ensler, Susan Sarandon, Gloria Steinem, Cornel West, and others.

The execution of Troy Anthony Davis is more than the death of one man, it’s the continuing tragedy of a severely damaged criminal justice system.  It’s anybody’s guess how many innocent people have been killed and how many are scheduled for execution right now.

I Am Troy Davis (Haymarket Books) is scheduled to be released on September 21, 2013 to mark the two-year anniversary of the execution of Troy Davis.

http://donkeysaddle.org/index.php/i-am-troy-davis

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About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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9 Responses to I Am Troy Davis to be Published

  1. Pet Girl says:

    Really any time you kill someone you could be killing the wrong person. The death penalty should be ended.

  2. I don’t usually post comments on our blog. But we don’t know how many people are executed who are innocent. And sometimes someone is on death row and they learn they’re innocent at the last minute. We can’t take back execution and it’s a barbaric practice that doesn’t belong in modern day. Most civilized countries don’t have the death penalty anymore and America needs to catch up.

  3. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    So many problems could be fixed if people just cared for each other and if they’d fix the law.

    I am Troy Davis. We all are.

  4. Christian Andy says:

    I believe in the death penalty. People were killed in the Bible by God’s law.

    But people should only be convicted at the mouth of two or three witnesses. I remember there was only one witness left when he was killed. That is wrong and is against God’s law. It should be against America’s law.

  5. Tom T. Trucker says:

    The guy’s dead, he should be dead, get over it.

  6. Nancy says:

    This is my first time here but I was looking for info Troy Davis. He was innocent. Stop killing innocent people!

  7. Frances says:

    I appreciate so much the work you’ve done to help Troy Davis. We should not think we failed. Troy is gone, but his memory lives on. This book might save the lives of others and, God willing, help end executions once and for all.

  8. Rev. Bootie says:

    I am Troy Davis. Like him I’m an executed dead black man who never saw this blog.

  9. waza gaza says:

    Thou shalt not kill.

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