Despite serious questions about his guilt and objections from death penalty supporters, Georgia executed Troy Davis by lethal injection last week for the 1989 murder of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. A memorial service for Davis will be held today in Savannah with a funeral—called a celebration of life—scheduled for tomorrow morning.
Amnesty International is urging supporters worldwide who are outraged over the execution of Troy Davis to observe Saturday, October 1 – the day of his funeral — as a “Day of Remembrance.” The organization said it has seen an unprecedented outpouring of new support for its campaign to end the death penalty in the aftermath of the execution.
Amnesty International said over the days since the Sept. 21 execution, 105,000 people had signed its online pledge, “Not in my name,” committing themselves to work to abolish the death penalty…
Amnesty International is asking supporters who will not attend the funeral to observe a “Day of Remembrance” by wearing “I am Troy Davis” t-shirts or black armbands with “Not in my name” written on it on Saturday and to change their Facebook profile picture to the “I am Troy Davis” image.