Beyoncé, Rihanna, Meek Mill, Questlove, T.I., and a number of other different artists have signed and shared a viral Change.org petition to forestall Texas inmate Rodney Reed’s execution.
The 51-year-old Reed is scheduled for execution on November 20 for the 1996 homicide of Stacey Stites in Bastrop, Texas. New data that would probably exonerate Reed, nonetheless, has arisen within the case. Reed, who’s black, was additionally convicted by an all-white jury in 1998. The Change.orge petition goals to rescind Reed’s dying warrant and guarantee he’s granted a brand new trial.
In a press release posted on her web site, Beyoncé wrote:
Pricey [Texas] Gov. Greg Abbott,
Please take a tough take a look at the substantial proof within the Rodney Reed case that factors to his innocence. Be sincere. Be truthful. Give him again his life.
Different artists took to Twitter to share the petition in addition to their help for Reed. “16 days left and he might be executed for against the law he didn’t commit” Meek Mill tweeted on November four, sharing a hyperlink to the doc. Rihanna additionally shared the petition, writing, “One Click on!!! SIGN this petition when you don’t consider the Authorities ought to kill an harmless man!!! @GovAbbott.” Discover their posts under.