(AJC) — The Rev. Raphael Warnock told the college students in a church outside the state prison near Jackson Wednesday night that they had joined the fight for racial justice in America with the stand against the execution of Troy Anthony Davis. The battle was bigger, he said, than saving Davis’ life. He said he talked to the condemned man this week and he asked him what he should tell the people. “He said, “Tell them I am already victorious,” said Warnock, the senior pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. Stan Gunter had to agree. The executive director of the Georgia Prosecuting Attorneys Council said that Davis and the mega public-relations machine behind him had managed to distort the facts of the murder case down to sound bite of “seven witnesses recanted or they backed off their testimony” which had allowed the well-funded NAACP and Amnesty International to portray Davis as an innocent man.