Stanley "Tookie" Williams - what do you think?




 
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Stanley "Tookie" Williams - what do you think?
 
December 12th, 2005  
Jäger
 
 

Topic: Stanley "Tookie" Williams - what do you think?


Stanley "Tookie" Williams - what do you think?
Calif. High Court Refuses Williams' Stay

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The California Supreme Court late Sunday refused to grant a stay of execution for convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, meaning the former gang leader who became an outspoken critic of gang violence will be executed early Tuesday unless the governor grants clemency or a last-ditch federal appeal succeeds.
Williams' supporters also made another pitch directly to the governor Sunday to spare his life, telling Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a letter that they had a new witness who could help prove Williams' innocence.
''All we need now is time to investigate to make sure this story is real,'' said NAACP California President Alice Huffman. ''We're hoping and praying for clemency, but we're not going to leave any stone unturned.''
Schwarzenegger said last week that he was agonizing over Williams' request for clemency.
Prosecutors and family members of the victims have urged him to deny the request, in part because Williams continues to deny guilt in the slayings. No clemency request has been granted in California since 1967, when Ronald Reagan spared a mentally ill killer.
Following the state Supreme Court ruling, lawyers for Williams immediately asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals here to block his looming execution. A decision was expected Monday.
Williams' supporters, an outspoken group ranging from community leaders to actors and rappers, have held rallies in his support and argue that executing Williams would send the wrong message.
They say he has redeemed himself by speaking out against violence and writing children's books on the evils of gang life. During his 24 years at San Quentin, the Crips street gang founder turned his life around to the point that a Swiss legislator, college professors and others repeatedly submitted his name for Nobel peace and literature prizes.
Williams, 51, was condemned for the slaying of a man during a robbery in February 1979 and the deaths of a couple and their daughter at a South Los Angeles motel the following month.
He denies committing the murders but has apologized for founding the Crips, a gang prosecutors blamed for thousands of murders in Los Angeles and beyond.
Williams is scheduled for lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. He would be the 12th inmate executed by the state since California reinstated the death penalty in 1977.
The state Supreme Court ruled 6-0 against staying his execution, saying Williams' last-minute appeal lacked merit and was untimely. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Brault had implored the justices early Sunday to dismiss the petition, writing that it ''is without merit and is manifestly designed for delay.''
The justices earlier had denied a defense request to reopen the case over allegations that shoddy forensics linked a weapon used in three of the murders to a shotgun registered to Williams.
In the defense request for a stay of execution, attorney Verna Wefald had argued that Los Angeles County prosecutors failed to disclose at trial that witness Alfred Coward was not a U.S. citizen and that he had a violent criminal history. Coward is now in prison in Canada for the murder of a man during a robbery.
''All of the witnesses who implicated Williams were criminals who were given significant incentives to testify against him and ongoing benefits for their testimony,'' Wefald wrote.
The California Supreme Court, a federal district court judge in Los Angeles, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court have all upheld his convictions.



What do you think? Should Schwarzenegger spare his live or should he die?
December 12th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
He's got a date with the devil and he's going keep his appointment!



That guy is nothing but a scumbag and a killer. He says that he never killed those folks. BULL! He's a murderer and a gettho hood rat gand banger. He helped create the worst thing since Small Pox. I hate gangs and I hate gang members.

He says he in for peace. Lies, all lies. The Correctional Officers at the prison say this guy is still running things. Untill he admits that he killed those four people and than Jesus shows up and says stop. He's gonna die!

All of his little gettho friends all accross the country say that they're gonna rise up and riot if Tookie is put down like the dog he is. Well, I say let them. I have plenty of ammo and so do all of my friends. I might be hunting gettho hood rats very soon.
December 12th, 2005  
Jäger
 
 
That was a very clear statement
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Stanley "Tookie" Williams - what do you think?
December 12th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
He's still a danger to society, even in prison. You can't go back and undo crimes.
December 12th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Tookie needs the needle.
December 12th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
They say to look at all the good things he's done while in prison to show that he's turned his life around.

I say think about the fact that his victims will never have the chance to do any more good for the nation, their community, or their families because of "Tookie's" inhumane actions.
December 12th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
I hate the fact that the USA is getting soft on Capital Punishment. In my opinion, the prisons need to go back to Death by Hanging and Death y Firing Squad. That should teach people that crime doesn't pay.
December 12th, 2005  
Rabs
 
 
I really want to see Arnold come out onto the Capital Lawn



*ahem* "Tookie your about to be TERMINATED!"
December 12th, 2005  
Chief Bones
 
 

Topic: Gang Banger King


Tookie formed the worst gang banger outlaws in history (Crips). He says that he has reformed but the bangers still look to him for leadership - that pays quit to that assertion. He has had every chance to help authorities infiltrate and break up the gangs but asserts he will never be a rat (stool pigeon). This also pays quit to the assertion that he has turned over a new leaf.

The ONLY thing that he has done as far as I can see is to stir up the extreme liberal portion of society that is against the death penalty in all of it's forms. Along the way, some of hollywoods most influential stars have had the blinders installed so that they can't see what is obvious to the rest of us.

Tookie Williams was/is a depraved individual who is responsible for multiple deaths. The evidence was convincing enough that he was sentenced to death and has NEVER taken responsibility for their deaths. Every court in which his sentence has been appealed has emphatically ruled against him and has publically stated that the appeals were designed to delay the sentence.

Without taking personal responsibility for this crime, all of the books in the world, along with repeated claims of rehabilitation on his part, will never balance the scales for the lifes he took.

Tookie Williams DOES NOT deserve and HAS NOT earned leniency.

The only thing that CAN balance the scales of justice is a needle. I believe that the needle will be applied on Tuesday at 1201 and justice WILL be carried out.
December 12th, 2005  
03USMC
 
 
Clemency has been denied. What a shame.