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Philadelphia rapper Cool C, who was convicted of killing a police officer in 1996 and set to be executed, was granted a stay of execution, according…

Philly rapper Cool C has been given his execution date. The rapper has been on death row since 1996 for murdering a police officer. He and…

The Associated Press has obtained an audio recording of Troy Davis’ last words before he was put to death on September 21. After a long day of emotional goodbyes, the AP reports that Davis knelt in his prison cell and began to pray 15 minutes before he was scheduled to die. Davis’ execution for the […]

Days after the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis, Rev. Raphael Warnock of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church gave an impassioned sermon Sunday morning to bring attention to what he calls an injustice. Channel 2 Action News reports that Warnock said Davis’ execution “was a moral and spiritual disaster unfolding before our very eyes.” As […]

Troy Davis was executed late Wednesday night for the 1989 murder of off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Davis died at 11:08 p.m., according to CNN. The execution was about four hours later than initially scheduled, because prison officials waited for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Davis’ request for a stay. After 10 p.m. […]

Below is a letter from Troy Davis who is scheduled to be executed tonight in Jackson, Georgia in one of the most controversial death penalty cases of the century: I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such […]

The Georgia state Board of Pardons and Paroles has declined to commute the death sentence for Troy Anthony Davis, convicted of killing off-duty Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989. The AJC reports that the board released its decision just after 8 a.m., after spending an entire day hearing from Davis’ supporters and then prosecutors […]

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People this week will make an inquiry of the United States Justice Department into the scheduled execution of Troy Davis in Savannah, Georgia. The rights group is pushing for a stay of execution. Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for the fatal 1989 shooting and killing […]

The Georgia Department of Corrections has set the execution of Troy Anthony Davis for 7 p.m. on Sept. 21, the AJC reports. The Department of Corrections scheduled the execution date after a Chatham County judge signed a death warrant for Davis, who was convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989. Also, the […]