The state of Texas planned to execute Rodney Reed on November 29th, 2019. He has been languishing on the state’s death row for 21 years because he was convicted of murder, which many believed he did not commit. Over the years, many details have been presented that make it clear that Rodney was not guilty, and not only that, but he was also the victim of a grossly miscarried justice. This only begs the question of how many more people like Rodney are victims of the legal system, I think everywhere in the world, not just in the US.
All this reveals that the legal system that should serve the right one can very easily become a system of injustice. There are even studies that say that the death penalty in the US generally disproportionately targets minorities and the poor. Rodney, unfortunately, reminds all those innocent of being sentenced to death. Like Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on Alabama's death row, convicted of a crime that he didn't committed, the victim of a deeply and often unapologetically racist criminal justice system. It took an enormous effort and the perseverance of a brilliant human rights lawyer like Bryan Stevenson to set Ray free.There are countless more innocent people who have been killed in the hands of justice, unjustly, and fortunately one innocent human being has been saved.