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Documenting the row over death

 Real Change - USA 25 June 2019

Of the many people who oppose the death sentence in America, photographer Scott Langley has devised his own form of protest. He focuses his work on capital punishment in America and shows the death penalty’s effect on people, particularly the families and supporters of those on death row. (1828 Words) - By Mike Wold

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The crowd reacts to reports of a delay in the execution of Troy Davis because of a U.S. Supreme Court Review. However, the Court chose not to stay the execution. Davis was put to death on Sept. 21, 2011 for the 1989 police officer in Savannah. Davis always maintained his innocence.Photo: Scott Langley

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The day before convicted murdered Troy Davis was scheduled to be executed, more than 700 protestors gathered at the Georgia State Capitol building in Atlanta as a final public plea to stop the executive.Photo: Scott Langley

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: On execution day, protestors moved to the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga.Photo: Scott Langley

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Shortly before the execution of Troy Davis, armed SWAT team members blocked protestors from entering the main driveway to the prison.Photo: Scott Langley

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Photographer Scott Langley.Photo: Ben Gebo


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