PK NOTE: Pick up a copy of the late Lawrence Auster’s new book Our Borders, Ourselves: America in the Age of Multiculturalism. Mr. Auster was a good friend, and he is missed.
Because the corporate press , allied with (primarily) white liberals and white celebrities cried out in unison to defend a convicted rapist/murderer, a Texas court has momentarily stopped the execution of Rodney Reed.
This black man was to be executed on November 20th for raping and murdering a white woman back in 1996. He had been implicated in other sex crimes as well, but in the case of Stacey Stites, the 19-year-old white female he was convicted of raping and murdering, DNA evidence (semen) found on her body provide clear evidence Reed was the murderer.
But because the narrative “innocent black man wrongly accused of raping/murdering white female” rallied the corporate press, white liberals and white celebrities to defend Rodney Reed, a perfect storm erupted to persuade the state in Texas to stop the execution. Many on Reed’s side are now arguing the sex was consensual (straight out of To Kill a Mockingbird), never mind the fact Ms. Stites ended up dead. Just an inconvenient fact, when another innocent black man is the victim of a racist criminal justice system.
The real question is: why has it taken 23 years for Rodney Reed to finally face execution? [No, There’s Not ‘New Evidence’ To Exonerate Rodney Reed, And His Execution Should Proceed: Despite the celebrity narrative, Rodney Reed was justly convicted of raping and murdering a 19-year-old woman, and indicted for raping several others. He deserves his sentence, The Federalist, November 13, 2019]:
There’s been a marked increase in celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian using their platforms to try to spring criminals from jail. Some of these cases may merit clemency, but one that does not is the current criminal du jour, a convicted murderer and rapist named Rodney Reed.
While the celebrity public relations effort is gaining momentum, the facts and circumstances of the case are being twisted to support an insidious false narrative that does not serve justice. Because Reed is scheduled to be executed on November 20, the campaign for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to delay his execution is hot right now.
But the evidence that was used to convict Reed still holds up. Thus delaying his execution or granting clemency would be a bad decision, suspending justice from a man convicted of heinous crimes and sowing doubt into the public’s mind about the integrity of the American justice system.
A Young Woman Is Raped and Murdered
The basic facts of the case are as follows. On April 23, 1996, Stacey Stites, a 19-year-old girl engaged to be married in just a few weeks to a police officer, was found dead in a field about 45 minutes east of Austin in Bastrop, Texas. She had been raped and assaulted.
Over the course of the investigation, DNA samples were taken from 25 potential suspects, only for each to be ruled out. It took investigators nearly a year to even identify Reed as a suspect, and only then after he had been implicated in other sex crimes. DNA collected during those investigations ultimately linked him to Stites’ rape and murder. His semen was found in her body and his saliva on her breasts, dating from within the same timeframe as her rape and murder.
At trial, prosecutors recounted how Reed initially told investigators he “didn’t know her, never met her, never talked to her, had no idea who she is” — until they told him they had DNA linking him to the crime. Faced with that damning proof of a connection, he subsequently claimed a consensual — although conveniently secret — relationship with Stites, for which there is no corroborating evidence besides two-decades-later hearsay. He still maintains his innocence.
Other circumstantial evidence is also compelling, such as Stites’s truck having the seats and mirrors adjusted to a 6’2” person, Reed’s height, and the fact he lived near the area and was often seen outside walking around in the middle of the night.
Reed’s legal team claims Reed had consensual sex with Stites before her rape and murder. It also provided witness statements suddenly claiming to remember their secret relationship nearly two decades after the fact, but the supposed relationship was never hinted at or suggested by anyone in the year prior to Reed being identified as a suspect and there was zero corroboration for his far-fetched claim until claimed remembrances two decades after the murder.
Rodney Reed Has Been Indicted for Several Other Rapes
Reed’s team also sought to cast suspicion on Stites’ fiancé. He was ruled out as a suspect during the investigation, but 11 years later was convicted and sent to prison for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in his custody in 2007.
Prosecutors reject that idea that Reed is innocent and point to indictments alleging he brutally raped a 12-year-old girl, repeatedly raped the mother of his two children (once in front of them), repeatedly raped and assaulted an intellectually disabled woman he was “dating” (whose rape ultimately provided the DNA sample connecting him to the Stites capital case), and the rape of another woman who was walking home in a secluded area.
The candidates for the Democrat Party nomination for President have made it quite clear criminal justice reform (letting black and brown criminals out of jail) is one of their highest motivations for seeking the job. This is not hyperbole: the corporate media, white celebrities, white liberals, and probably 98 percent of blacks in America believe any and all non-white person on death row and in jail are a victim of a racist criminal justice system and deserve immediate exoneration.
Failure to understand this is one of the primary reasons the Republican Party is so inept when it comes to defining (and owning) the law and order vote, because they fail to understand how determined the corporate media, white celebrities, white liberals, and probably 98 percent of blacks are in opening the jail doors across America and partying like it’s July 14, 1789.
Rodney Reed is a convicted rapist and murderer. He should have been executed decades ago by the state of Texas, but now an overabundance of white guilt has momentarily kept him alive. Because in the current year, how could any white woman ever decline the advances of a black man? After all, that’s the main lesson of To Kill a Mockingbird.