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(Tookie Williams) Ex-gang leader's ashes spread in Africa
sunherald.com ^ | 7/1/2006

Posted on 07/01/2006 5:55:28 AM PDT by lunarbicep

The ashes of executed Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams were spread in a lake in South Africa in accordance with his will, a friend said.

Barbara Becnel, who co-authored children's books with Williams and witnessed his execution, said in a statement Friday that she and Williams' longtime friend Shirley Neal sprinkled the ashes into the lake Sunday in Thokoza Park in the city of Soweto, as Williams had requested.

"On his last day of life Stan asked me to spread his ashes in South Africa," Becnel said. "He wanted to return to the motherland."

Williams was cremated after his death by injection at San Quentin state prison on Dec. 13.

He was convicted of murdering four people during two 1979 holdups. He claimed to have redeemed himself by writing books encouraging youngsters to stay away from gangs.


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KEYWORDS: garbagedump; landfill; pollutealake; sleepswiththefishes; theycanhavehim; tookie; whatever

1 posted on 07/01/2006 5:55:30 AM PDT by lunarbicep
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To: lunarbicep

Good. At least he's totally off of our continent now.


2 posted on 07/01/2006 5:57:16 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: lunarbicep

Isn't that just heart warming! I needed to know this (sarcasm).


3 posted on 07/01/2006 5:57:17 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: lunarbicep

Hell, the cremation should have been his execution!


4 posted on 07/01/2006 5:57:57 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Bradypalooza. Available at Amazon.Com)
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To: lunarbicep

Good of her not to pollute the waters and streams in America.


5 posted on 07/01/2006 5:58:28 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: lunarbicep
Isn't there some law against transporting hazardous materials, then ditching them in a 3rd world country?

Did they have to pay a "carbon tax" ???

6 posted on 07/01/2006 5:59:17 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: lunarbicep

File under: who cares


7 posted on 07/01/2006 6:00:21 AM PDT by dinok
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To: lunarbicep
"He wanted to return to the motherland."

Ignorance is bliss.

8 posted on 07/01/2006 6:01:58 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: lunarbicep

Who paid for the trip?

Any money he had should have gone to his victim's families. If they delivered the ashes of this scum bag on their own dime, then shame, shame. They could have used the money to help people in their community.


9 posted on 07/01/2006 6:04:06 AM PDT by King Moonracer
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To: lunarbicep
He wanted to return to the motherland
Too bad he didn't commit his crimes there. He'd probably still be alive, since murder seems to be OK in a lot of places over there.
10 posted on 07/01/2006 6:05:26 AM PDT by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Diana, once again you beat to it. My first thought was glad to get the vermin off the continent. Better would be off the planet. His existence was responsible for the murder, death, and destruction of dozens, if not hundreds, of lives.


11 posted on 07/01/2006 6:09:24 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot
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To: lunarbicep

So, I gues he wasn't "African American", just African.

Then what was he doing here (besides being a murdering thug)?


12 posted on 07/01/2006 6:11:51 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: lunarbicep
"He wanted to return to the motherland."

That's BS. Tookie's "motherland" was south central LA., or you could even claim New Orleans, where he was spawned. It boggles my mind that liberalism has taken root as deeply as it has when it it filled to the brim with twits, like the one that made the above statement.

13 posted on 07/01/2006 6:13:00 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Neoliberalnot

Great minds think alike! :)

I'll never understand the liberal pandering and hand-wringing over these types of animals.


14 posted on 07/01/2006 6:14:21 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: lunarbicep

They should have put his ashes into the salt and pepper shakers at a NOI meeting.


15 posted on 07/01/2006 6:15:23 AM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: johnny7

His motherland was never this country.

He was a racist and went to a continent which is brimming with racists and haters. A fitting burial place, would that all of his ilk could join him there yesterday.


16 posted on 07/01/2006 6:16:32 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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By all means, should I ever go over to the dark side and commit crimes equivalent to his, spread my ashes over Italy.

I wouldn't want to pollute this great land.

Actually, Italy is surely too civilized to allow that.

17 posted on 07/01/2006 6:19:49 AM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut (metal god ... visit The Ponderosa .... www.vandelay.com ... DEATH BEFORE DHIMMITUDE)
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To: lunarbicep
I would have flushed them down the crapper. Thats where the SOB belongs
18 posted on 07/01/2006 6:23:12 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: lunarbicep
"He wanted to return to the motherland."

He was born in New Orleans -- maybe that's what he meant.

19 posted on 07/01/2006 6:24:15 AM PDT by robertpaulsen
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To: lunarbicep

Do people drink water from that lake? (Yes, water is recycled, etc.).


20 posted on 07/01/2006 6:24:16 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( http://www.answersingenesis.org)
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To: lunarbicep

I wonder what the South Africans thought of that ritual? The alien ashes of a murderous, bloodthirsty, criminal thug being sprinkled over one of their lakes? That's bad JuJu.


21 posted on 07/01/2006 6:27:36 AM PDT by AdvisorB (Bomb Hamistan back to the Stone Age paleos celebrated the 911 atrocities, now its their turn to die.)
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To: Mr.Smorch

they should have done this years ago


22 posted on 07/01/2006 6:29:29 AM PDT by daku ("Behold this creature that walks like a man. It wants ketchup on its hot dog.")
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To: doug from upland
He claimed to have redeemed himself by writing books encouraging youngsters to stay away from gangs.

Oh really?!

23 posted on 07/01/2006 6:34:50 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS))
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To: lunarbicep

Just so long as they used him as fertilizer. That way he could have been of use to someone in his pathetic life.


24 posted on 07/01/2006 6:35:39 AM PDT by Vision ("America's best days lie ahead. You ain't seen nothing yet"- Reagan)
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To: lunarbicep

Stan!?


25 posted on 07/01/2006 6:37:34 AM PDT by Carl LaFong ("Watch out for snakes!")
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To: Ladysmith

I don't know if you remember, but I sold on eBay a picture of a gurney with a limerick entitled JOURNEY ON A GURNEY.


26 posted on 07/01/2006 7:02:38 AM PDT by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: lunarbicep

"Biodiversity at Thokoza Park"

27 posted on 07/01/2006 7:16:25 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: lunarbicep
He was such a good guy. sniff...

< s>

28 posted on 07/01/2006 7:32:21 AM PDT by SIDENET (I like liberals...they taste like CHICKEN.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I'll never understand the liberal pandering and hand-wringing over these types of animals.

Ann Coulter has an entire chapter about this phenomena in her new book, "Godless."

29 posted on 07/01/2006 8:02:25 AM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: lunarbicep

Couldn't we have made sure the funeral participants followed suit?


30 posted on 07/01/2006 8:20:09 AM PDT by Jo5329 (Still hunting a good one!)
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To: Auntie Mame

"Godless" is on my reading list at the library. Not many conservatives live in my area, so I should have it pretty soon...unless the libs are just checking it out to use it as kidling for burning Our Flag. ;)

I'm looking forward to reading it. I've read her other books.


31 posted on 07/01/2006 8:49:57 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Mr.Smorch
"I wonder what the South Africans thought of that ritual? The alien ashes of a murderous, bloodthirsty, criminal thug being sprinkled over one of their lakes? That's bad JuJu."

You can say that again.
Who needs such evil Juju in their backyard?
Next thing you know, the chickens and goats are going to start dying.
Bad, bad.
32 posted on 07/01/2006 8:50:24 AM PDT by Jameison
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Can we send the living Crips over, too?

I mean, it IS the Motherland and I don't think they have any travel restrictions.


33 posted on 07/01/2006 8:51:51 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The Left created, embraces and feeds "The Culture of Hate." Make it part of the political lexicon!)
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To: lunarbicep
Every day I find at least one article in the drive-by media that makes me smile. This is today's. Glad he's gone. Glad he is not fouling up any of our land.
34 posted on 07/01/2006 11:35:12 AM PDT by CremeSaver
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To: King Moonracer
"They could have used the money to help people in their community."

Thought that very thing when I watched Klintoon and his family/entourage at the Taj Mahal...

35 posted on 07/01/2006 11:44:11 AM PDT by litehaus
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