STOP THE EXECUTION OF RODNEY REED, TEST ALL THE DNA, BLACK LIVES MATTER!
JOIN US -- CALL IS TONIGHT! 7pm Central --- that’s * correction *— 8pm in NY, and 5pm in CA
We are holding a national conference call to leverage our voice to stop this injustice from going forward.
Rodney is scheduled to be executed on March 5th, so time is of the essence. We are asking everyone, if they haven’t already, to read up about the case.
On the call we will not have time to go into the history of the case, we now need to turn our attention on ACTION.
7PM CENTRAL TIME (that’s 8pm in NY and 5pm in Cal)
CALL in #712-432-0460
ACCESS CODE 152872#
(Please email me back if haven’t already to let me know that you will be on the call, firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate what state you are from and what organization you are affiliated with if any, thank you)
Below are links to learn more about the case.
AGENDA FOR CALLMessage from Rodney’s brother Roderick ---- 5 mins
Legal update from Rodney’s lawyer Bryce Benjet -- 15 mins (limited discussion)
Report back and upcoming actions in Texas, Randi Jones Hensley ---10 mins (no discussion)
What can people do — film screenings, how to use clemency letter, other ideas, Randi to kick it off--- 45 mins (includes discussion)
Media work, Liliana --- 30 mins (includes discussion)
Next upcoming call — 5 mins
IT MATTERS WHAT WE DO! We stopped the execution of Kevin Cooper in California just hours before it was scheduled and we stopped the execution of Kenny Foster in Texas in 2009, also hours before it was to take place.
We need all hands on deck to push this case outward and shine a blinding light on Texas to STOP this execution, allow DNA testing, and set Rodney FREE!
BACKGROUND ON THE CASERodney, who is black, was tried by an all white jury for the killing of 19 year old Stacey Stites who was engaged to be married to a Giddings police officer, Jimmy Fennel. The only evidence linking Rodney to the crime was semen taken from Stacey’s body. But witnesses say Rodney and Stacey were having a sexual relationship — and many of them were prepared to testify at his trial but were not called.
There are many other troubling aspects to this case:
*During the initial investigation the main suspect, Jimmy Fennel, was asked on a polygraph test, “Did you strangle Stacey Stites?” and he failed it, TWICE.
*Police failed to search Stacey and Fennel’s apartment, the last place she was known to be alive.
*Police released the truck Stacey was driving the night of the murder to Fennel who sold the truck days later
*Two beer cans found at the scene of the crime have DNA that cannot rule out, David Hall, a good friend and co-worker (cop) of Fennel’s.
LEARN MORE AT NODEATHPENALTY.ORG <http://NODEATHPENALTY.ORG>
RECENT PIECE BY JORDAN SMITH POSTED AT THE INTERCEPT <https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/17/is-texas-getting-ready-kill-innocent-man/>
While at The Austin Chronicle she wrote a series of articles here <http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Archive/search?Search=Rodney+Reed&Sort=1&sent=1&Section=73712&OldSearch=Rodney+Reed> .
Read and share the recent New Abolitionist article <http://nodeathpenalty.org/new_abolitionist/may-2014-issue-61/texas-death-row-two-cases-injustice> about the case
Monday, 26 January 2015
CEDP] Call for Rodney Reed is tonight --and important correction
Posted by Irishgreeneyes at 16:33