Stand against the execution of Rodney Reed
On July 12, the District Attorney in Bastrop County, Texas, filed a motion seeking to schedule Rodney Reed’s execution on November 20, 2019, for the murder of Stacy Stites. A crime he maintains he did not commit.
Conspicuously, the motion comes a day after the local newspaper published a piece where Reed’s family protested before the U.S. Supreme Court. They expressed that their fight to prove Reed’s innocence “is nowhere near over” following the Texas Court of Criminal Appeal’s decision to deny his appeal for a new trial. The same court has also denied DNA testing that could help prove Reed’s innocence. Reed, who has been on death row for more than 20 years, along with his legal team, family, and supporters will continue to challenge the states’ unjust decisions.
On July 15, the Innocence Project filed against the attempt to set an execution date because it “appears to have been filed in retaliation for Mr. Reed family’s legitimate exercise of their First Amendment rights and (2) falsely implies that an execution date will not interfere with litigation in the case.”
Show your support against the execution of Rodney by signing the petition above and learning more about his case here.