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|Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:18 am Post subject: Petition and Demo Death Penalty
|US Embassy Protest Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:00 pm Wed Mar 04, 2015 outsider
LONDON on Wednesday 4 March (US Embassy, Grovesnor Square, W1A 2LQ, 5-6pm):
Appeals Court Stays Rodney Reeds Execution
Updated: Monday, February 23 2015, 05:20 PM CST
Feb. 23 UPDATE: Rodney Reed's execution date was stayed Monday afternoon by the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals, according to Reed's attorney.
Reed's execution was set for March 5 for the murder and rape of Stacy Stites in Bastrop County.
We will update this developing story as we learn more.
Rodney Reed: Innocent on Death Row:
Rodney Reed is innocent! Stop his execution on 5 March!
Rodney Reed, on Texas’ death row since 1998, is facing wrongful execution on 5 March 2015. He was convicted by an all white jury of murdering Stacey Stites in the small town of Bastrop, Texas. Rodney Reed is Black, Stacey Stites was white, and her fiancé Jimmy Fennel was a white police officer. There is some evidence to suggest that Fennel murdered Ms Stites.
Mr Reed's case is a troubling mix of prosecutorial misconduct, police corruption, poor defence, and institutional racism. Evidence of Rodney’s innocence is overwhelming and the need for a new trial is indisputable. DNA on some crucial pieces of evidence has never been tested. Three leading forensic experts doubt the reliability of his conviction. More than a dozen relatives of Stacey Stites have also stated that they do not believe Rodney Reed is guilty of her murder.
CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS
So far there will be a gathering in PARIS (Place de la Concorde 6-8pm) and in LONDON on Wednesday 4 March (US Embassy, Grovesnor Square, W1A 2LQ, 5-6pm), in BERLIN on 1st March. (US embassy 3pm)
If you organise an action in your city please let us and the
Justice for Rodney Reed Campaign know so we can publicise it.
There has been a lot of support for Rodney as well as national media attention for his case. But more is needed.
We must demand that Gov. Abbott and the State of Texas stop the execution, ensure the DNA is tested and that Rodney has the day in court that he deserves.
Test the DNA! Drop the Date!
More info on Rodney Reed case here
Watch a 5 min video "I'm not giving up" – Rodney Reed
A conversation with Rodney's mother and brother
· Sign the online petition here
· Write to Rodney
· Read Amnesty International's action alert and send a letter for clemency.
More information and actions at 'Justice for Rodney Reed' website
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