Skip to comments.Schwarzenegger Mulls Clemency for Williams [Tookie]
Posted on 11/25/2005 5:58:18 PM PST by SmithL
San Francisco -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday that he would consider granting clemency to Crips co-founder and convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams.
After a private hearing with Williams' lawyers at his Sacramento office, Schwarzenegger said he would meet again on Dec. 8 with the lawyers, Los Angeles County prosecutors and others involved.
As governor, he has the authority to commute a death sentence to life without parole. He is not legally obligated to hold a public or private hearing. Schwarzenegger decides clemency requests on a "case-by-case basis," . . .
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I knew it! I fricking knew it that RINOLD would cave! Unbelievable...
And people wonder why they really wished for this.
Being the founder of the Crips, we know he "always" tells the truth. Get a crip.
I disagree. I don't think he has any intention of granting clemency, but for political reasons, he won't state his intentions until the very last minute.
California seceding from the Union? That would be nice. But for it to REALLY happen, it would be up to the other states and congress.
2/3 vote from congress and 3/4 of the states approval could (I believe) vote California out of the union.
A nation wide petition should be started!
Perhaps Tookie's "family" made Arnold an offer he couldn't refuse?
Williams, 51, has been behind bars since 1979, when he shot and killed four people during two robberies in Los Angeles.
He has been on death row since 1981 and is set to die by injection Dec. 13
Williams has refused to formally renounce his gang membership....
As for his bank account..high profile inmates such as Scott Peterson usually get $10 or $20 checks, Williams receives checks for $500 or $1,000 at a time.
Crittendon also cited Williams' willingness to share an exercise yard with Crips and his unusually large prison bank account. And he said Williams' younger son is a trouble-making Crips member in prison for murder.
California FReepers need to call the govenator and tell them that they support the death sentance to be carried out. Just because Hollywood liberals and the media kiss Tookie's butt does not mean justice should be denied.
Tookie is a piece of breathing trash and plenty of other people need the oxygen being wasted on him. He's no better than Uday Hussein. In fact, Uday had better taste in clothing, cars and women. Just spike him already and be done with it.
Isn't leaving convicts on death row for an indefinite number of years cruel and unusual punishment by any rational standard?
Execute the sentence already!
Now, now.... he said he is only 'considering' it. I think he's just giving it lip service. If he does grant clemency I wil be very disappointed and Ah-nuld's political career will be over, as any conservative support he has now will disappear.
As governor, it's on his head this guy dies. So considering this, reviewing the case and speaking to those involved in the prosecution is normal. I too would review the case, and then, based on the facts, would do what needed to be done.
I don't think he has any intention of granting clemency,...
Tookie probably threatened to have Arnold's family iced.
My gut feeling says he is going to grant clemency.
How will this effect his chances of being reelected?
His supporters should be asking for his exoneration, not clemency. Jeez, can't they get anything right?
If they are only asking for clemency then they are admitting that he's a liar.
He needs to stop stealing my oxygen and the oxygen of all law-abiding people. Having said that, so long as he never walks free I will not be happy, but content.
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