On Monday, September 17th, Reggie Clemons’ case will be reviewed by a judge for what could be the last time. Clemons was sentenced to death in St. Louis as an accomplice to a 1991 murder. There was no physical evidence proving his conviction, and allegations have arisen of police coercion, prosecutorial misconduct, and a ‘stacked’ jury that fueled racial bias. Despite so many lingering questions, Missouri is still planning to execute Reggie Clemons.
The Clemons case illustrates many of the flaws of the US death penalty system. Urge Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to stop the execution of Reggie Clemons.