If you have not been following the Rodney Reed case, let me fill you in on what’s going on in this case.
Rodney Reed is sentenced to die next Wednesday for a crime that he is accused of but that there has not been sufficient evidence to prove that he committed.
He has been proclaiming his innocence for twenty years and according to NBC news recent article breaking down the case and advocating for Freeing Rodney Reed
This article includes witness statements and forensic evidence uncovered since the victim died should allow Reed a new trial.
In the same article, by Eric Ortiz, the sister of the victim is fighting to keep Rodney Reed alive so they can get “justice for Stacey”
Does that sound like she thinks he is guilty?
Why would she come to Rodney’s defense if she did not believe in his innocence.
While thinking about that, here are some facts.
- DNA was never collected from the belt used to strangle Stites.
- The home shared with the victim was never searched for evidence.
- New witness accounts have not been allowed into evidence.
What can you do? Well for starters, familiarize yourself with the facts so you can make a judgment call about what you think given the following-
Are you done reading? Good, now it’s time to act.
Time is of the essence.
Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, November 20th.
I implore you, read the site, Sign the petition- and then get to dialing, and then share and tweet and instagram the living daylights out of this message. This man does not deserve to die due to racism and bias.
Don’t let this be another case of someone who is executed and then exonerated. Please do something before it is too late.
Often we use the internet to share memes and jokes, but no one is living or dying because of it.
No one has a voice like you. Use it.
You signing a petition and making calls and sharing this could SAVE A LIFE.
Think About It. Now, what are you going to do?
From Shaun King-
We need to persuade Governor Greg Abbott, the Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Bastrop County District Attorney Brian Goertz, and other conservative elected officials to stay this execution, review all of the evidence that exonerates Rodney, and eventually grant him a new trial.
It’s in their hands, but they have to know how much we care.
I need you to call ALL of the people. If you’ve never done this work with me before, we’re kind and respectful when we call. Be firm and thorough. Be persistent, but be kind. People are more apt to respond to kindness than they will anger. Leave a message if you have to. Ask to be transferred to someone else if nobody is available.
And when you call, let them know that you are calling to advocate on behalf of Rodney Reed, an innocent man who has been wrongly convicted and sentenced to death on November 20th.
We have set up a tool that will connect you these influential people back-to-back. Each group of people has a slightly different role to play in the process. Here are the dial-in numbers for each group-