Troy Davis Denied Stay of Execution

Tensions have been running high tonight, as the incredibly high profile execution of Troy Davis is moving forward. Davis, who has evidence of innocence and has been the subject of a massive worldwide campaign to save him, was set to die at 7pm tonight in Georgia. At 7:05 news broke that he had not received a stay, but was granted a reprieve while the Supreme Court reviewed his case. However, now at 11:00pm, the Court denied a stay and Georgia is proceeding with the execution.

Update: Troy Anthony Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08pm EST.

I’m not eloquent enough to write anything that hasn’t already been said better by someone else about this case, and I don’t feel like trying. Instead, here’s some of the articles I’m currently reading about Troy.

Atlanta Journal Constitution’s moment by moment coverage: http://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta/troy-davis-from-gurney-1185593.html

Family member of a murder victim speaks out against Troy Davis execution:  http://www.democracynow.org/2011/9/21/grandson_of_murdered_detective_father_of_slain

A Mother’s Story: The Execution of Troy Davis: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martina-daviscorreia/troy-davis_b_966944.html

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