The relentless killing machine

posted Sep 22, 2011, 7:49 AM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]

Last night, we said goodbye to Troy Davis.
Our hearts go out to the Davis family, Troy’s sisters Martina, Kimberly, Ebony, brother Lester,  nephew DeJuan and the rest of their loved ones. Your passion and strength to never give up hope has given us passion and strength to keep struggling for better days. Your family remains in our hearts and prayers during this incredibly sad, difficult time.
I have been constantly moved by people’s commitment and willingness to do whatever is needed. From spending weekends in Savannah to driving all the way from San Francisco to bear witness. I am reminded every day of how blessed we are to work together and to have the privilege of working for Troy and people like him.
We extend the deepest gratitude to all those who led the charge to stop Troy’s execution, especially Laura Moye and all at Amnesty International, Troy’s incredible lawyers at the Georgia Capital Resource Center, lawyers at Arnold & Porter, Edward DuBose and the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP. Thank you for all your sacrifices, tireless efforts and sleepless nights.
Troy Davis stated repeatedly that his case was about so much more than him. His words give us the fodder to carry on and stay committed to this fight and the larger fight to make sure there will be no more Troy Davis’.
Many people have woken up because of this case and we need you to stay awake. As the ink isn’t even dry on this note; we’ve just received notice that the State of Georgia has issued a warrant for Marcus Ray Johnson. They’ve set the window for his date between October 5-October 12.  We must come together against the relentless killing machine. Please stay tuned for how you can take action.

Thank you for everything you do.