Petition: Re-investigate officer MacPhail's murder

by Davis/MacPhail Truth Committee
published: 4 September 2012

A petition has been launched to re-investigate the killing of a police officer that led to the execution of Troy Davis.

Troy was sent to his death despite a mass of evidence casting his 1991 conviction in doubt, including recantations from seven of the nine key witnesses at his trial for the murder of a police officer.

The execution provoked an extraordinary outpouring of protest in Georgia, at the supreme court and White House in Washington, and in cities around the world.

The petition demands that Officer MacPhail’s murder should be thoroughly investigated in light of recanted and tarnished witness testimony, a faulty initial investigation that was highly prejudicial toward Troy Davis, and his poorly financed defense during the original trial and appeals process.

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Maxie Hayles closes Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit

originally by: BBC News
published: 6 September 2012

A veteran anti-racism campaigner has blamed a lack of funding for his decision to wind up the organisation he formed 23 years ago. Maxie Hayles founded the Birmingham Racial Attacks Monitoring Unit (Bramu) in 1989.

Bramu has depended on community funding since it lost a council grant in 2010. The city council said funding for the organisation was not renewed “due to the tough economic climate”.

Mr Hayles said: “The name of Bramu goes but at the same time something else will have to replace it with that vigour and enthusiasm and drive.”

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A Personal Note From Debra Jean Milke

all credits: Debra Jean Milke Case
published: 9 July 2012

Today Debra sent this personal note to all followers of her case, and supporters in her effort to find justice:

“The growing amount of support is extremely heartwarming and it means a great deal to me to know that so many of you out there care about truth and justice. I am deeply touched by the efforts of everyone who are trying to shed light on this unspeakably unjust case. There simply aren’t adequate words to express to you all how grateful I am.

I am comforted by the many thoughts of love and countless prayers sent my way through postcards, beautiful cards, and letters from around the world. The words of encouragement are so meaningful that they reinforce my strength.

It has been a long, arduous fight but innocent people don’t give up. Christopher’s spirits is with me always. He has been and continues to be my motivation to remain strong. The world is so cold and a place in which one has to fight for what’s right. My son’s murder is a profound personal tragedy that has left a searing pain in my soul. The grief is immeasurable and indescribable. I think of Christopher every single day. I love him with all my heart and I miss him terribly.

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