Saving Troy Davis’ Life: NAACP Speaks Out

Ben Jealous says that the world needs to know the story of the Georgia death row inmate, who faces execution next week.

Demonstration for Troy Davis (Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty)
Demonstration for Troy Davis (Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty)

And if they don’t do the “right thing”? The NAACP president insists the fight won’t be over, saying, “If they choose to execute Troy Davis for a crime of which we believe he is innocent — and they have no reason to suspect otherwise — we will make sure they world knows his name and that we don’t forget this case … we’re going to make sure the country and the world remember his name.”

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