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September 23, 2011

2011.09.23: RE: Troy Davis Update

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Racism,Sentencing — nyclaw01 @ 1:29 pm

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 1:29 PM
To: Letwin, Michael; 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: Troy Davis Update

P.S. Thanks to Legal Aid 1199 and ALAA members who were present, including Noha Arafa (CDD-Bk), L. Antonia Codling (CDD-Bx), Pooja Kothari (CDD-Bk), Nan Kripke (CDD-Bk), and Jenna Skidmore (CDD-Bk). (Apologies to anyone else who may have been present.)

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From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 10:21 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Troy Davis Update

Check out these videos of last night’s amazing NYC protest by hundreds of young people protesting the lynching of Troy Davis: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_type=videos&search_query=%22troy+davis%22+%22nyc%22&search_sort=video_date_uploaded&suggested_categories=25%2C1%2C29

A particularly insightful analysis (from Australia) of what the death penalty in the USA is really about:

“Yes, capital punishment in the US has an intimate relationship with race. If you plot the locations in which black men were lynched before 1940 you end up with a map of the states still most enthusiastic about the death penalty today.”
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/09/23/troy-davis-execution-and-capital-punishment-in-america/

And an image you can make your FB profile picture:

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