Last night, Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection for the 1989 murder of a police officer in Georgia. His execution was delayed for hours while the Supreme Court reviewed but ultimately refused an eleventh-hour appeal for clemency. Davis maintained his innocence until his death.
The Columbia Dems teamed up with BSO to organize a vigil at the Hartley quad at 8pm. Participants are wearing duct tape over the mouths for the entire day. “Since Troy Davis has been silenced, we will be as well,” reads the Facebook event page.