Shows featuring Martina Correia

  • Martina Correia, 1967-2011: Led Struggle to Save Brother Troy Davis’ Life as She Fought for Her Own Splash_image20111205-19466-tl1yoa-0
    The Georgia activist Martina Correia died on Thursday after a more than decade-long battle with breast cancer. She was 44 years old. At the same time as she fought to save her own life, Martina Correia struggled valiantly to save that of her brother’s — Troy Anthony Davis. Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia...
    December 02, 2011 | Story
  • Martina Correia, Sister of Troy Davis, Vows to Keep Fighting Death Penalty Splash_image20111003-19323-1maw6hc-0
    After the funeral on Saturday of Troy Anthony Davis, executed by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21, we spoke with his sister, Martina Correia. She fought for her brother’s life at the same time she fought for her own as she battled breast cancer. "I know we will be able to abolish the death penalty. Everyone is asking...
    October 03, 2011 | Story
  • Martina Correia on Execution of Troy Davis: "My Brother’s Fight Will Continue" Splash_image20110926-2800-oumadu-0
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says Georgia’s execution of high-profile death row prisoner Troy Davis last Wednesday may have violated international law, citing serious concerns that the rights of Davis to due process and a fair trial were not respected. We speak with Davis’s older sister, Martina...
    September 26, 2011 | Story
  • Democracy Now! Special Report from Troy Davis Execution: Did Georgia Kill an Innocent Man? Splash_image20110922-12892-11yz42m-0
    Troy Anthony Davis was killed by lethal injection by the state of Georgia at 11:08 p.m. EDT last night, despite widespread doubts about his guilt. The execution occurred shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to stop the execution. Democracy Now! was the only news outlet to continuously broadcast live from the prison grounds...
    September 22, 2011 | Story
  • "Shocked and Appalled": Sister of Death Row Prisoner Troy Davis Responds to Supreme Court Ruling Play_davis
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of well-known Georgia death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis, likely setting the stage for Georgia to schedule his execution. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of off-duty white police officer, Mark MacPhail. Since then, seven of the nine non-police witnesses who...
    March 29, 2011 | Story
  • Judge Rejects Death Row Prisoner Troy Davis’s Innocence Claim Troydavis4
    A federal judge in Georgia has rejected death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis’s claims of innocence. Last year the Supreme Court took the unusual step of ordering a district court in Georgia to hold a special evidentiary hearing to consider evidence that surfaced after Davis’s conviction and might establish his innocence....
    August 25, 2010 | Story
  • Supreme Court Orders Evidentiary Hearing for Death Row Prisoner Troy Anthony Davis; Rare Decision Could Result in New Trial Timeline_8-19-2009-court
    The Supreme Court has taken the rare step of ordering a new hearing for Georgia death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis. The nation’s highest court ordered a federal district court in Georgia to "receive testimony and make findings of fact as to whether evidence that could not have been obtained at the time of trial clearly establishes his innocence." Davis was convicted for the 1989...
    August 19, 2009 | Story
  • Global Day of Action Held to Demand New Trial for Death Row Prisoner Troy Davis Timeline_5-19-2009_global_day
    Events are being held across the country today to demand a new trial for the Georgia death row prisoner Troy Anthony Davis. Davis, an African American, was convicted for the 1989 killing of a white police officer. Since the trial, seven of the nine non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony. There is also no direct physical evidence tying Davis to the crime scene. A thirty-day stay of execution...
    May 19, 2009 | Story
  • "Race Is Everything in this Case": Rep. John Lewis Urges State of Georgia to Spare Life of Troy Davis Hours Before His Scheduled Execution Timeline_9-23-2008_rep._joe_lewis
    Death row prisoner Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed tonight at 7:00 p.m. despite widespread concern Davis is an innocent man. In 1991, Davis was convicted for murdering a white police officer. Since then, seven of the nine non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony. There is no direct physical evidence tying Davis to the crime scene. We speak to Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Troy’s...
    September 23, 2008 | Story
  • Attorneys for Death Row Prisoner Troy Davis to Make Final Plea Before Georgia Parole Board Troydavisweb
    Attorneys for death row prisoner Troy Davis are heading to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles today to ask the state body to commute his death sentence. Davis is scheduled to be executed on Sept. 23. Last year, the board granted Davis a temporary reprieve less than twenty-four hours before his scheduled execution, after numerous questions were raised about his case. We speak with his sister,...
    September 12, 2008 | Story
  • Sister of Georgia Death Row Prisoner Troy Anthony Davis Leads Campaign to Save His Life Correiaweb
    Martina Correia joins us to talk about the case of her brother, Troy Anthony Davis. Davis has been on death row since 1991 for a murder he says he did not commit. With no physical or DNA evidence or a murder weapon, the prosecutor’s case rested entirely on eyewitness testimony. But seven of the nine non-police witnesses said they were coerced by police and have since recanted their testimony....
    October 04, 2007 | Story
  • Is Georgia About to Execute an Innocent Man? The Story of Troy Davis Timeline_7-17-2007_troydavis-
    Outcry is growing over the scheduled execution of Troy Davis. He is set to be killed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday for murdering a white police officer. The murder weapon was never found. There’s no DNA evidence or other physical evidence. Seven of the nine non-police witnesses said they were coerced by police and have since recanted their testimony. We speak to Troy’s sister Martina Correia...
    July 16, 2007 | Story
  • FROGS
    Researchers are reporting an alarming increase in the number of deformities in frogs across the country. Not only are the frogs physically deformed — with, for instance, an extra leg or a missing leg — but they are also suffering from extensive internal abnormalities.
    August 11, 1997 | Story
  • French Elections.
    The ousting of Mobutu Sese Seko in Congo-Zaire is projected to have a significant effect on the upcoming elections in France. France was the last western power to back Mobutu and his fall is being interpreted by some as the end of Francophone Africa.
    May 22, 1997 | Story