Troy Davis and family live on in new book

Save Troy Davisby: The Peoples Voice
published: 5th October 2013

Jen Marlowe’s newest book, I Am Troy Davis, was published right around the second anniversary of Davis’s September 2011 execution by the state of Georgia. Davis was killed by lethal injection despite considerable evidence suggesting that he was innocent.

Davis was convicted of the 1989 murder of police officer Mark MacPhail in Savannah, Georgia. Years of appeals were unsuccessful despite significant doubts about his guilt.

Davis’s original trial was flawed, and most of the witnesses later recanted or contradicted their stories. There was no physical evidence linking Davis to the crime, and his conviction was based solely on that questionable testimony by witnesses. In other words, there was reasonable doubt as to Davis’s guilt.

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Controversial BART shooting will become a movie

originally by: Millbrae Patch
published: 23 April 2012

Hayward resident Oscar Grant III’s life will make it to the big screen in a movie titled “Fruitvale,” the name of the Oakland BART station where he was gunned down by a now-former BART police officer on New Year’s Day 2009.

Twenty-two-year-old Oscar Grant III was shot and killed by BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, 29, who said he had mistaken his service gun for his Taser stun gun after he responded to a reported fight at the Fruitvale BART station around 2 a.m.

Grant family attorney John Burris said “the movie is designed to be a positive one” that will illustrate Grant’s life and the night he was killed, although his death will be a small portion of the film.

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New Website – MASSOBS: mass observation movement

article by: 4WardEver UK
published: 20th February 2012

A new website has been launched which contains speeches and interviews with those who took part in the 2011 United Families and Friends Campaign and its thirteenth annual march. 

Massobs.co.uk is a site that postgraduate students are involved with.

The material and projects have been influenced, both in approach and spirit, by the mass observation movement formed by Harrison, Madge and Jennings, in their initial projects in “Worktown”. Their aim was to create “an anthropology of ourselves”.

Visit the website here >

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