Bangor’s Peace and Justice Center holds execution vigil

Posted Sept. 21, 2011, at 9:23 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 22, 2011, at 7:12 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Twelve people attended the vigil for Troy Davis held at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine as he was scheduled to be executed in Georgia at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Twenty people signed a statement released by the center expressing disagreement with the execution.

“In our criminal justice system, unfortunately, it is often the case of the best justice money can buy,” said the statement released by the Peace and Justice Center.

“We join with millions around the world who mourn the senseless death of Troy Davis and to re-commit to working for an end to the death penalty and for restorative justice.”