Remembering Troy Davis, One Year Later

28 Sep 2012 4:42 PM | Anonymous

September 21, 2012 marked one year since Troy Davis was executed by the State of Georgia despite strong evidence and questions about his innocence.  

 

People nationwide protested, rallied, held vigils and engaged in public debate on the inequities and failures of the death penalty hoping to stall the execution.  

 

Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, member of Theta Epsilon Omega, was instrumental in helping to lead this effort in

Connecticut.  In November of 2011, she played an important role in promoting Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter as a lead sponsor of A Community Discussion on the Death Penalty.  The chapter joined with other organizations and concerned citizens such as the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty and the Connecticut State Conference of the NAACP.  

Unfortunately, Troy Davis could not be saved, but the movement lives on.  

 

Dr. Brown-Dean testified before the Judiciary Committee in March of this year in support of An Act for Revising the Penalty for Capital Felonies, a bill that would replace the death penalty in Connecticut with a penalty of life imprisonment without the possibility of release for certain murders committed on or after the effective date of the act.  The bill was passed and signed by Governor Malloy (D-Connecticut) in April of 2012.  

 

On the anniversary of the execution, Ebony.com published an article co-authored by Dr. Brown-Dean, “A Call to Community: Why We Cannot Wait for the Next Troy Davis.”  Please read, post a comment on the article's site, and share the article with your networks.  Dr. Brown-Dean says, “Last year we wept.  This year we work!”  

 

The movement lives on...

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