The Savannah Talks Troy Anthony Davis series made its debut in Aberjhani’s Examiner column three years ago when it was established to track developments in the criminal case of the executed Savannah native Davis and the slain (1989) policeman Mark Allen MacPhail. The seventeenth column installment, subtitled 1st Anniversary of the Execution became on September 21, 2012, one of the most referenced articles about Troy Davis on the Internet.
Although the article itself was published on Examiner, the headline link was featured in a Twitter feed of “top links for the subject” in a story by Gemma Puglisi for Huffington Post. It appears in the above screenshot in the bottom right corner. Moreover, the original article has received more than 500 Facebook likes so far (see the screen shot image below).
The article’s popularity came in part because Aberjhani is one of the few known contemporary authors to have written about the Troy Davis/Mark MacPhail case over an extended period of time and possibly the only one from Savannah, Georgia, to have done so. But it also gained some traffic due to the inclusion of the video by well-known television Judge Greg Mathis. In the video, Mathis states in his no-nonsense style that Davis should have received a second trial in light of all the circumstances and he chastises the state of Georgia for having “blood on its hands.”