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Troy Davis and Mentalgassi street art


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Amnesty International and Mentalgassi give tribute to Troy Davis

Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia on Sept 21, 2011 after almost 20 years in prison.

He maintained his innocence up to his execution.

I followed the hearings and execution night on Ustream.

I was rivoted by the whole process. I believe Troy Davis was innocent.

It is unfortunate he could not get his case reviewed and retried.

Courtesy of Wikipedia>>>>.In the 20 years between his conviction and execution, Davis and his defenders secured support from the public, celebrities, and human rights groups. Amnesty International and other groups such as National Association for the Advancement of Colored People took up Davis’s cause. Prominent politicians and leaders, including formerPresident Jimmy Carter, Rev. Al SharptonPope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former U.S. Congressman from Georgia and presidential candidate Bob Barr, and former FBI Director and judge William S. Sessions called upon the courts to grant Davis a new trial or evidentiary hearing. In July 2007, September 2008, and October 2008, execution dates were scheduled, but each execution was stayed shortly before it was to take place

BIG UPS TO AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AND THE AMAZING STREET ARTISTS  MENTALGASSI FOR THIS AMAZING TRIBUTE TO TROY DAVIS.

Mentalgassi

For more info on Troy Davis go to Wikipedia.

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About artikleblak

Artikleblak is a panoramic color-consciousness of digital media connecting the African Diaspora throughout the world. This world is a massive environment and our images and stories and concerns are spread to sparingly throughout the planet and digital terra. People of color comprise 4/5th of the world's population. Yet we have to Google search and channel surf and scour the event calendars to find ourselves, whether it be a person, place or thing. We should nevermore let oceans, languages, religions, cultures or man-made boundaries partition us. Our humanity is to powerful to remain fragmented, lets make it ONE again. Sincere thanks, Artikleblak

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