America's Death Row: "Cruel, Inhumane and Racist" (INTERVIEW)

The Meridian Podcast

Friday, 26 February 2021 - 48 minutes

Ollie and Eve talk to Rodrick Reed (@BringRodneyHome), the brother of American death row inmate Rodney Reed & Billie Melissa (@billiemelissa_), a campaigner and filmmaker. This hard-hitting discussion goes over the details of Rodney's case and why he has attracted global support from stars including Kim Kardashian and Rihanna. In addition, the panel talk about racism in the US justice system, how presidents Trump and Biden will take different approaches to capital punishment and what the Reed family's hopes are for the future. 

To view the Reed Justice Initiative YouTube channel, click here. Rodrick politely asks that you subscribe and enable notifications to be kept up to date with all communications on the channel. 
To donate to the Reed Justice Initiative, click here.
A petition to which Rodrick would like to draw your attention is to stop the execution of Ramiro Ibarra on 4th March.

To view Billie Allen's website, click here. Billie is "an artist, author and innocent on federal death row where he has spent 23 years for a crime he did not commit".
On Billie Melissa's website, there is a page with resources including videos, articles, stories and organisations that she used to learn more in her journey of education about capital punishment. Click here to view.

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