Stop The Execution! Millions Call On Texas Governor To Halt Execution Of Rodey Reed

Raw Story.com      By  Common Dreams          Sun., Nov. 10, 2019

A petition demanding that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott halt the execution of death row inmate Rodney Reed (pics above) gathered 2.4 million signatures Saturday, as supporters prepared to rally at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin.

Reed is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on November 20, but his representatives at the Innocence Project are calling on Abbott to postpone the execution in light of new evidence that Reed is innocent of raping and murdering a woman, Stacey Stites, in 1996.

“If Texas moves forward on the execution of Rodney Reed, the true unjustness of the death penalty will be clear. Texas cares more about completing this ‘task’ than potentially preventing the execution of an innocent man.”
—ACLU

According to the Innocence Project, Stites’ fiancée confessed to a fellow inmate while in prison for another murder that he had killed Stites. During Reed’s trial, the suspected murder weapon was also not tested.

“Mountains of evidence exonerates Rodney Reed. All of that evidence was kept from the all white jury that convicted him. Instead, the evidence implicates the victim’s fiancé—local police officer Jimmy Fennell—who has a history of violence against women, including being convicted for kidnapping and sexual assault soon after Rodney was wrongly sent to prison,” reads the website FreeRodneyReed.com, which was set up by the Action PAC to call for a 30-day reprieve.

“Governor Greg Abbott has stopped an execution before,” the group added. “He can again. A huge public uproar right now could force Abbott to free Rodney Reed and stop this execution.”

On Friday, a bipartisan coalition of 26 Texas state representatives and 16 state senators sent letters to Abbott calling for the reprieve.

“Executing Rodney Reed without certainty about his guilt erodes public trust,” wrote the lawmakers.

Politicians across the country have also weighed in as Reed’s execution date draws near, including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who urged fellow Texans to attend the rally on Saturday.

Source: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/this-must-be-stopped-millions-call-on-texas-governor-to-halt-execution-of-rodney-reed/

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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2 Responses to Stop The Execution! Millions Call On Texas Governor To Halt Execution Of Rodey Reed

  1. Bitin Dawg says:

    This might give you some hints on how to move the justice system. It moved for this Jew. And he brutally murdered a toddler; broke his bones, no less. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/05/us/texas-execution-randy-halprin.html

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    • ron abbass says:

      A Big Thank You, Bitin Dawg, for that link. “Texas Stays Execution of Jewish Man After Judge Is Accused of Anti-Semitism”. Can you image — “move the justice system” indeed, with that bullshit!!!

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