There have been few updates on this site since Rodney Reed won a historic stay of execution in February of 2015. His lawyers have filed motions and his supporters have held rallies. Rodney’s father passed away, his mother’s house flooded, and children and grandchildren have been added to the Reed family. But in TWO YEARS, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has done nothing to look into the DNA evidence that it begrudgingly considered strong enough to warrant delaying an unjust execution. And still Rodney Reed, and innocent man, sits in a tiny cell on Texas death row.
In October 2016, new voices were added to those calling for Reed’s release. Crime Watch Daily reported that one juror who voted to send Reed to death row now she says she has regrets. “I voted guilty,” she says. “I stand by the decision because I based it on the evidence presented and what I knew at the time. Since then there have been a lot of things that I’ve learned in that 20 years, heard about, that have made me wonder if Rodney was framed.”
Rodney’s family and supporters will call attention to these disgraceful two years by holding a march and rally in Bastrop, Texas. Join us for a community cookout on Saturday, March 11, 3:00PM-9:00PM at the Kerr Community Center, 1308 Walnut St, Bastrop. Bring a dish or a cash donation for the potluck.
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Updated: Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain to show their support. We had our cookout indoors and spirits were high!
March and rally in Bastrop, TX, will demand the Texas courts move forward in the Rodney Reed case
It’s been one year since the Texas courts issued a stay of execution to Rodney Reed, an innocent man on death row. In that year, the courts have done nothing to correct their injustices while Rodney continues to live in a cage that measures only 60 sq ft, confined alone for 23 hours a day. On the anniversary of last year’s victory, we will remind the small town of Bastrop and the state of Texas that we have not forgotten. Justice for Rodney Reed and Justice for Stacey Stites!
Join Rodney’s family, friends, supporters, and a film crew from A&E for a short march through Rodney’s hometown of Bastrop and a community potluck. We’ll have music, Texas brisket, and a message for the Court of Criminal Appeals: We Demand Justice: Free Rodney Reed!
There will be a carpool for those traveling from Austin to Bastrop. Sign up at https://goo.gl/KN5s4A to become a driver or secure a seat.
Contact lily (at) nodeathpenalty.org for more information.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/948852951860115/
Rodney Reed and his supporters are still waiting on a ruling from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA). It’s been five months since the CCA put the brakes on Rodney’s scheduled execution while it decides if it will hear the explosive new evidence brought forward by Rodney’s lawyers; it seems that the wheels of Texas justice turn very slowly.
But while the CCA stays silent, Rodney’s legal team and supporters continue our work to win his freedom. Join us in Rodney’s hometown of Bastrop for an afternoon of music and Texas BBQ in support of Rodney Reed. Featuring performances by: Kalu James, Las Krudas Cubensi, an original song written for Rodney performed by Rodney’s cousins, and a DJ set by Rodney’s brother Richard Reed.
If you can’t make it to Bastrop but would like to support the event, please make a donation online
Suggested donation $10 (or more!). Donations are on a sliding scale and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To buy a ticket (or make a donation) online visit:
Money raised will go to Rodney’s legal defense fund and support campaign materials. See you in the park!
JUSTICE JAM: COMMUNITY BBQ TO FREE RODNEY REED
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 4:00PM. Bastrop, TX
Kerr Community Center, Bastrop, Texas