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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Stay of execution was lifted... so they are going to LYNCH Nate Woods in 2020. Let's be honest about this... THIS IS NOT A MISTAKE‼️ THIS ISNT BY CHANCE‼️They have definite intentions to steal kill & destroy US‼️ Make NO MISTAKES ABOUT IT‼️And to the King Nate Woods & his family...I truly apologize that I didn't become aware of what y'all were going through & act sooner... Please know that WE WILL STILL BE FIGHTING FOR YOU TO BRING JUSTICE TO YOUR FAMILY & HOLD THESE EVIL PEOPLE WHO HIDE BEHIND THE LAW ACCOUNTABLE!!! GOD WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH... So laugh it up now @governorkayivey God will have a special place prepared for you where you WILL HAVE TO ANSWER FOR ALL YOUR WICKEDNESS!!! I'm so sorry I wasn't able to get it done. I'm completely distraught & discouraged & outraged all at the same time... but I KNOW THERES A GREATER PURPOSE. May God accept you into your next phase of existence Nate. I've never met you but somehow I Love You brother & I'm moved by your bravery!!! You're a freedom fighter and a martyr for our culture. We won't forget you. I'm so fuckin sad about this shit. I'm trying SO HARD TO NOT HARBOR HATE IN MY HEART & I URGE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME... thank you to all of you who tried. I'm done. Fuck This Shit...