TMZ: Kim Kardashian of KUWTK Is Reportedly Working Tirelessly Trying to Stop Rodney Reed's Execution
Kim Kardashian-West is working towards stopping Rodney Reed's execution in Texas which is scheduled for November 20, 2019.
More than prison reform, Kim Kardashian decided to take on the case of death row inmate Rodney Reed, lobbying to set him free.
Aiming to Stop Reed's Scheduled Execution
According to TMZ, Kim spoke with Reed from the death row last week to discuss his scheduled killing on November 20.
The reality TV star hopes to stop his killing because there are new witnesses and evidence to exonerate Reed and identify the alleged real killer.
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Last year I registered with the California State Bar to study law. For the next 4 years, a minimum of 18 hours a week is required, I will take written and multiple choice tests monthly. As my first year is almost coming to an end I am preparing for the baby bar, a mini version of the bar, which is required when studying law this way. I’ve seen some comments from people who are saying it’s my privilege or my money that got me here, but that’s not the case. One person actually said I should “stay in my lane.” I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals. You can create your own lanes, just as I am. The state bar doesn’t care who you are. This option is available to anyone who’s state allows it. It’s true I did not finish college. You need 60 college credits (I had 75) to take part in “reading the law”, which is an in office law school being apprenticed by lawyers. For anyone assuming this is the easy way out, it’s not. My weekends are spent away from my kids while I read and study. I work all day, put my kids to bed and spend my nights studying. There are times I feel overwhelmed and when I feel like I can’t do it but I get the pep talks I need from the people around me supporting me. I changed my number last year and disconnected from everyone because I have made this strict commitment to follow a dream of mine - It’s never too late to follow your dreams. I want to thank Van Jones for believing in me and introducing me to Jessica Jackson. Jessica along with Erin Haney have taken on the role of my mentors and I am forever grateful to them both putting in so much time with me, believing in me and supporting me through this journey. This week I have a big torts essay due on negligence. Wish me luck ✨⚖️
Praises from Reed's Family
After publicly tweeting her support of Reed, his brother, Rodrick, posted a thank you note to Kim on Monday, saying:
"I want you to know you are a major God-send to my family - more than you may ever fully realize in this lifetime. You are a blewssing to all the families you advocate for. We're so glad you have publicly voiced that you also believe he is innocent."
14 days. @GovAbbott and the State of Texas are scheduled to execute Rodney Reed in just 14 days.— Shaun King (@shaunking) November 5, 2019
We need ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Over 850,000 people have signed our petition @ https://t.co/7Ty1Wyu29n but we need YOU!
Sign now and get everybody you know on board. pic.twitter.com/c7j3eX6uHF
Reed's Alleged Crime
Reed was convicted for the murder of Stacey Stites, and he's maintained his innocence for more than two decades. Recently, a former inmate claimed that the real murderer was actually Stites' fiance, who was angry that she was "sleeping around."
Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed this month.— Vox (@voxdotcom) November 6, 2019
He has spent the past two decades on death row for a murder he says he did not commit.
Now, a witness has come forward saying the victim was actually killed by her fiancé, a former police officer. https://t.co/yVNqB7tRBf
Kim's Passion for Prison Reform
Kim Kardashian-West tackling Reed's case is only one of the many that she's worked on in the past couple of months. The reality TV star has been studying law to try and make prison reform deals with various states in the US.
In fact, aside from rallying to free inmates that were wrongfully prosecuted, she also revealed that she would love to open up a firm and hire formerly incarcerated people once she's officially a lawyer.
"I would love to open up a firm and hire formerly incarcerated people that have spent so much time having to fight for their lives inside."
She concludes saying people who "know law the best are the people that are spending time in prison."