Meek Mill calls the execution of Nathaniel Woods, a lynching after comparing it to the murder of three police officers in 2004.
Meek Mill opens up about the injustices faced by black men in America after death row inmate, Nathaniel Woods, was executed in Alabama despite a large questioning of his responsibility in the murder of three police officers in 2004. Nathaniel Woods, with fellow death row inmate, Kerry Spencer, were convicted of capital murder in 2005 and they received a death sentence for shooting and killing the three Birmingham officers and wounding another. Woods was declared dead on Thursday night after receiving a lethal injection, even though activists protesting his death sentence and Spencer claimed complete responsibility for fatally shooting the officers and maintaining Woods innocence. The Supreme Court had temporary suspended the execution but lifted it within hours. Woods’ attorneys petitioned Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to stay his execution, but Ivey refused.
Meek via Twitter showed his disapproval, stating that Woods had been “lynched” and urging white Americans to step up against racism in the justice system.
“A black man that didn’t kill nor plan to kill got lynched in 2020 in Alabama!” Meek tweeted. “As a black man how can you believe in the American justice system ..that shit gotta change and if you are white and not a racist STEP UP because you guys have majority control over the system today!!!” He then added another tweet about the history of lynching, and further urged white people to take a stand.
“Lynching should be banned off the simple fact they used to do that to slaves!” he declared. “Facts!” he continued, “We live in WHITE America and it aint gon change til the whites help us minorities out.” As a prison reform advocate, Meek has always opened up about the insidious problems within the justice system. He founded the REFORM Alliance, which is committed to “dramatically reducing the number of people who are needlessly trapped in the system,” after he received an unfair imprisonment for minor probation violations. Meek continues to speak-out about the heavy injustices dwelling within the system.