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T.I. calls out Governor of Alabama after execution of Nathaniel Woods

T.I. calls out Governor Kay Ivey after Nathaniel Woods was executed in Alabama.

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Sadly, Nathaniel Woods was executed last night (Mar. 5) in Alabama. The calls for a stay of his execution by thousands of people went unanswered by Governor Kay Ivey.

Woods was convicted of capital murder in 2005 after three police officers were fatally shot while executing a warrant for Woods in a crack house in Birmingham. A fourth officer that was also shot, survived and testified against Woods.

Kerry Spencer told officers that he was the one who shot the officers after they stormed into the crack house that he was sleeping in. Spencer says that Woods wasn’t involved and ran when the gunfire took place.

“Nate is absolutely innocent,” said Spencer, who also is on Alabama’s death row. “That man didn’t know I was going to shoot anybody just like I didn’t know I was going to shoot anybody that day, period.”

T.I. was one of the celebrities who called for Governor Ivey to stop the execution. The “What You Know” rapper is now using his platform to call Governor Ivey out for letting an innocent man be murdered by the state.

In an Instagram post, T.I. shared a photo of a meme that pointed out that the man who murdered the four girls in the 1963 church bombing is still alive and eligible for parole next year. The post also says that Woods was innocent and and didn’t kill anyone, yet he was executed.

He captioned the photo, “The state of Alabama has blood on its hands. All of US (fair & decent people) who work for the state & the city should walk out everywhere.... Show them what WE CAN DO!!! BUT IT ONLY WORKS IF EVERYONE STICKS TOGETHER!!!! #NothingChangesIfNothingChanges✊ .”

Social media users have flooded Governor Ivey’s Instagram with comments telling her to resign and blaming her for the death of Woods. On social media user wrote, “What goes around will come around. You took an innocent man’s life.”

Our prayers and thoughts go out to Nathaniel Woods’ family and friends. Check out T.I.’s posts below.

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