Rodney Reed gives a shout out

On Saturday, July 21, people from Bastrop, Austin, Houston and elsewhere came together to help raise awareness and money for Rodney Reed’s plight. Rodney’s written words were read out at the event.


Fight the power! CEDP!

“Power concedes nothing without a demand.”

— Frederick Douglass

Hello to you all and thank you for coming out in support of this event and my plight for truth, justice and freedom.

We all know the truth about this “criminal system of injustice.“ We hear about it, we read about it, we see it, and unfortunately, some of us have to live with and through it. Word is, we know about it. Plan is to continue to organize, strategize and educate, and dedicate ourselves to one and another.

We must be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, as we are all one. Lady Justice has had her blindfold on for way too long. Innocent men, women and children have lost their lives to this “criminal system of injustice.“ Families have been turned upside down and torn apart in the name of “justice.“ One can plainly see the tragic irony in what has been called justice. How do we fix this? We organize—we organize and demand with clear conviction that truth and justice prevail.

For myself, this road—this winding road for justice—has been long. Nothing as short as the Tour de France, nothing quite that easy. I wish you all could see the smile on my face now—Tour de France.

As you all know by now, I and my legal team have had another setback in this struggle for justice and my freedom. Did I say this winding road to justice has been long??? Yeah, we’re not quite there yet; we still have some mountains to climb. With this “setback,“ we must not see it as such—we must see it as the “set-up” for our next move. So all please be encouraged—the struggle continues.

As for my well being, I am as well as can be expected. I am staying strong. I am focused. I am optimistic, prayerful, hopeful and full of love. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the love and support that many of you have shown me and my family over the years, throughout this ordeal and my fight to freedom. It shall come!

Again, I thank you all. I send my love and strength, in solidarity. If there was one thing I could share with you right now, it would be my smile.

So smile for me! And take some damn pictures—I want to see every smiling face in the place! Enjoy the food, enjoy each other, and organize! Organize! Organize!

“Without struggle, there is no progress.”

— Frederick Douglass

The struggle continues...

With Love Always,

Rodney Reed #999271

Polunsky Unit, 3872 F.M. 350 South, Livingston, TX 77351