Beyoncé, Rihanna, Meek Mill, Questlove, T.I. and a number of other different artists have signed and shared a viral petition on Change.org to forestall the execution of Texas prisoner Rodney Reed.
Reed, 51, is scheduled to be executed on November 20 for the homicide of Stacey Stites in 1996 in Bastrop, Texas. New info prone to exonerate Reed nonetheless appeared within the case. Reed, who’s black, was additionally sentenced by a white jury in 1998. The Change.orge petition goals to quash Reed's demise sentence and safe a brand new trial.
In an announcement posted on her web site, Beyoncé wrote:
costly [Texas] Governor Greg Abbott,
Please take a detailed take a look at the substantial proof within the Rodney Reed case that proves his innocence. Be sincere. To be truthful. Give him his life.
Different artists have additionally shared their petition on Twitter and their assist for Reed. "There’ll solely be 16 days left and he will likely be executed for against the law he didn’t commit," tweeted Meek Mill on November four, sharing a hyperlink to the doc. Rihanna additionally shared the petition by writing: "One click on !!! Signal this petition if you don’t imagine the federal government ought to kill an harmless man !!! @GovAbbott. "Discover their publications under.