Other bloggers have written about Troy Davis such as Marva of Conversations with Marva, SJP at Sojourner's Place, and MsLadyDeborah at My Brown Eyed View, and as you can see in the video below, a number of media outlets have covered his story.
Two days ago, Bob Herbert writing in Op-Ed at the New York Times said:
It’s bad enough that we still execute people in the United States. It’s absolutely chilling that we’re willing to do it when we’re not even sure we’ve got the right person in our clutches.
... I’m opposed to the death penalty, but I would have a very hard time finding even the faintest glimmer of sympathy for the person who murdered that officer. The problem with taking Mr. Davis’s life in response to the murder of Officer MacPhail is the steadily growing mass of evidence that Mr. Davis was not the man who committed the murder.
Nine witnesses testified against Mr. Davis at his trial in 1991, but seven of the nine have since changed their stories. ... (Herbert, "In the Absence of Proof")
Wayne at Electronic Village wrote last week:
He lost his appeal to the federal appeals court in April. The Supreme Court jumped in about 90 minutes before Davis was set to be executed back in September 2008. However, they turned down a hearing on his appeal in October.When I hear stories like this, I think also of the Innocence Project, a social justice nonprofit that also has spoken up for Troy Davis, and consider that knowledgeable attorneys, such as best-selling author John Grisham, believe that far more people in this country are behind bars for crimes they did not commit than we are willing to admit.
I'll wager that for black men and women, that statement is even more true.