Message from Frank Runninghorse, Co-chair, PFP C5
SDS/MDS EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT
STOP THE LEGAL LYNCHING OF TROY DAVIS
The state of Georgia is set to kill Troy Davis this Friday. This Tues
night event at Laney College will be a opportunity for us to take a stand against
this outrage. It is co-sponsored by our friends in the Laney Black Student Union which we have worked with in the past around ‘Justice for Guy Jarreau’ in Vallejo [ Black NVC student killed by the police]. Both Jabari Shaw and Jack Bryson ,who have been active in the Oscar Grant Committee [OGC] and movement will be speaking.
DVC SDS & Diablo MDS will be organizing a car pool to the event leaving from Concord / Pleasant Hill area [ In front of the Round Table Pizza , across the street from DVC ,around the corner from Safeway]
at 6pm. Join us and help save a innocent mans life. STOP THE RACIST
DEATH MACHINE !!!
OGC,SDS,MDS, PFP C5
Title: Save Troy Davis- Stop the Death Penalty
START DATE: Tuesday September 20
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Laney College • Student Center
900 Fallon Street 4th Floor Conference Room
Event Type: Meeting
Contact Name ISO Oakland
Email Address laney [at] norcalsocialism.org
The state of Georgia has set an execution date of September 21st for Troy Davis.
This Case, like so many death penalty cases, highlights the racism of the criminal injustice system. Troy was convicted of killing a white police officer without any physical evidence and 7 of the 9 witnesses that were intimidated by the state into giving false statements have since recanted their testimony. Rather than admit the flaws of the system, the state of Georgia now wants to send an innocent man to his death.
What purpose does the death penalty serve in this country? Why does the state of Georgia want to risk executing an innocent man in order to save a system they know is flawed?
Come to a discussion about the important of Troy Davis’ case and the pressing questions facing our struggle to stop the death penalty and the “new Jim Crow” system of police and courts.
Jack Bryson- civil rights organizer, godfather of Oscar Grant III
Crystal Bybee- Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Jabari Shaw- former President of Laney Black Student Union
The Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Laney College Black Student Union
International Socialist Organization
WHAT YOU CAN DO
✔ Global Day of Action. Join us for outreach and a rally – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 4-6PM. Oakland Federal Building, 1301 Clay Street, near City Center/12th Street BART. Call 510-589-6820 or email california [at] nodeathpenalty.org for more info.
✔ Contact the Board of Pardons and Paroles and voice your support for Troy Davis:
Fax: 404.651.8502 E-mail: Webmaster [at] pap.state.ga.us
Write: State Board of Pardons and Paroles, 2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE, Suite 458, Balcony Level, East Tower/ Atlanta, GA 30334
✔ Spread the word. Go to http://www.nodeathpenalty.org to download petitions and gather signatures, download and print fact sheets. Visit http://www.amnestyusa.org and http://www.naacp.org for online petitions and actions to take.