Skip to comments.Fry Tookie (Joseph Farah To Celebrities: Time To Shut Up And Sing Alert)
Posted on 11/27/2005 11:16:57 PM PST by goldstategop
It almost defies words.
What is it that drives celebrities to the brink of hysteria over the execution death of a quadruple murderer and the founder of a mass-murdering street gang?
What can you say about people hell-bent on sparing the life of a man convicted of the 1979 murders of a convenience-store clerk and two motel owners and their daughter during separate robberies and then bragging about the killings?
Why does one even need to point out the hypocrisy and immorality of holding up this kind of human scum as a role model and hero, while not lifting a finger to memorialize, let alone bring restitution, to the victims of those crimes?
These are some of the questions racing through my mind as I observe a movement to save the life of Stanley "Tookie" Williams approaching critical full-tilt boogie in the late, great state of California.
Stanley 'Tookie' Williams
Here's all you really need to know about "Tookie" Williams:
In 1971, he founded the notorious Crips street gang, responsible directly for the deaths of hundreds worldwide, indirectly thousands. Today, there are tens of thousands of members of this organized criminal enterprise known for dealing deadly drugs to children and drive-by shootings.
Ten years later, he was convicted by a Los Angeles, Calif., jury of the 1979 murders of Yen-I Yang, a 65-year-old motel owner, his wife, Tsai-Shai Chen Ynag, 62, and their daughter, Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 42. They were Taiwanese who owned the Brookhaven Motel on Vermont Avenue.
A sheriff's homicide investigator remembered noting how two of the three victims were elderly and could have posed no threat and that all three were tiny in stature.
"I couldn't understand it," said Sgt. David Longshore.
He was also convicted of a murder that took place 11 days earlier, when he walked into a 7-Eleven store in Pico Rivera at 4 a.m., forced Albert Lewis Owens to kneel in a storeroom and fired a 12-gauge shotgun at close range into his back.
Afterward, an accomplice turned informer said Williams boasted that he "blew some white guy away, shot him in the back, for $63."
When you read the stories about celebrities such as Bianca Jagger, Jesse Jackson, Mike Farrell, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Jamie Foxx decrying the injustice of Williams scheduled execution by lethal injection Dec. 13, note that you not will see any mention of the victims of his crimes.
What you will hear about, however, is the fact that Williams has supposedly rehabilitated himself in prison by becoming a Muslim, being embraced by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, writing children's books and being nominated for a Nobel Peace prize.
By the way, his "rehabilitation" includes an absolute refusal to accept any guilt for his crimes no remorse, no confession, no penitence, no acknowledgement.
The testimonials have been touching, indeed.
Snoop Doggy Dogg managed, remarkably, to utter 13 words in his defense without using a profanity, vulgarity or obscenity: "He is an inspirator. He is inspiring to me. And I inspire millions."
Snoop Doggy Dogg
The multimillionaire rapper is himself a former member of the Crips and glorifies killing cops, abusing women and the street gang life in his filthy, virtually unintelligible "lyrics" in between Chrysler commercials with Lee Iacocca.
The rhetoric in support of Tookie Williams is getting more animated daily. Some say he's innocent. Some say he was tried not for the murders, but for his gang activities. Some say he couldn't afford good lawyers. Others say the death penalty is just wrong in all cases.
I fear all of this hyperventilating is leading to an all-too-familiar familiar denouement. Riots in Los Angeles have been touched off for less than the execution of this kind of monster. Is that the real goal of these celebrities? Or do they really believe the fairytale they have concocted about Tookie Williams?
Either way, a larger question looms: How is it that we have come to live in a world where right is wrong, up is down, black is white and north is south?
It's time for these celebrities to shut up. And it's time for justice to be served at long last for Tookie Williams.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
Stanley "Tookie" Williams is on death row at San Quentin in California awaiting lethal injection. Williams co-founded the "Crips" in 1971, a Los Angeles street gang that has since spread from coast to coast. This makes Williams the Ray Kroc of gangbanger franchising, and a celebrity himself in many circles.
In 1981, Williams was convicted and sentenced to death for four killings in a pair of robberies. This conviction is bogus, according to many activists and celebrities pardon the redundancy.
People have many reasons for opposing capital punishment, but a biggie is that the absence of a death penalty would rob celebrity activists of yet another cause with which to occupy their seemingly voluminous free time.
Leading the push to persuade Gov. Schwarzenegger to change Williams' sentence from death to life in prison or release is human-rights activist Bianca Jagger, who obtained the title "human-rights activist" because she once married a rock star. You have to take the title if you marry famous it's in the celebrity rule book. Look it up.
Snoop Dogg, himself a former Crip, also showed up at a clemency rally for Williams, and took the opportunity to turn the attention of the situation where it belongs: On himself. "He's [Tookie] an inspirator. He inspires me, and I inspire millions" said Dogg.
Money can't buy that kind of humility.
Predictably, Jesse Jackson showed up, freshly diagnosed with lactose intolerance onset by over-milking the death of Rosa Parks. Jackson took the occasion to speak out not against the police, jury, or the district attorney's office, but rather George W. Bush: "Not long ago we were told there was evidence of weapons of mass destruction, a slam dunk. We lost American lives on circumstantial information and we should not make that kind of life-or-death decision again," said Jackson, before moving on to the next camera like a moth to a bug zapper.
The real murderer in the Williams case is George Bush? Jesse should try out for a National Hockey League team, because if he's half as good at deflecting pucks as he is at deflecting responsibility, he'd make a heck of a goalie.
Since being convicted, Williams has co-authored children's books encouraging kids to avoid gangs, drugs and violence. He's even been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Suffice to say the nomination didn't come from the families of the people Williams is convicted of murdering or those who have had the crap beat out of them by Crips. Williams' story was also the inspiration for the 2004 film "Redemption."
It's always been particularly intriguing the number of anti-capital-punishment celebrities who quickly snap to attention, as if Spielberg walked into casting call, when it comes to protesting the sentences of only certain convicted murderers. How come?
Liberal Hollywood embraces unstable leftist radicals, usually from within the safe confines of their gated communities. If that security were breached, however, the story would be much different. Can anyone honestly doubt that if one of the people Williams was accused of murdering was an actor that he'd have nearly the number of Hollywood allies sporting cries of his innocence?
It's a safe bet that those prisoners for whom celebrities are demanding freedom won't, upon release, head for Malibu, San Tropez, or Jesse Jackson's house unless they want the cops called on them. They realize the freshly un-incarcerated will only go and mingle with the rest of us poor schmoes the ones who were mean enough to put them in jail in the first place.
You can't help but wonder if the Hollywood left doesn't so much believe in the possible innocence of their death-row pet projects as much as that their victims simply had it coming.
There's one way to judge sincerity of the celebrity activist when it comes to convicted murderers they say are "wrongly accused" be it Tookie Williams, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, or anybody else. Pick up the phone and call all the crusaders for their freedom. Get in touch with Bianca Jagger, Snoop Dogg, Jesse Jackson, Tim Robbins, Martin Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Susan Sarandon, Mike Farrell, Ed Asner and all the rest, and tell them their peaceful pals who have been railroaded by an unjust American legal system model citizens all have just been pardoned. "They just need a ride and a place to stay. Got a spare room?"
Odds are you'd never see them go near that prison again.
Many activists oppose capital punishment for convicted murderers. Now if they could as vigorously denounce the death penalty that was imposed on the murder victims, we may get somewhere.
I'd love to see the Left denounce the death penalty on innocent people imposed by the convicted murderers they are trying so hard to save with the same passion they denounce the death penalty on convicted murderers. Somehow I don't think they'll get past their hypocrisy.
What is really remarkable was that Snoop could last that whole speech without having to stop and smoke a joint.AWB
And it's time for justice to be served. Time to reap what he sowed. Amen
celebrities such as Bianca Jagger, Jesse Jackson, Mike Farrell, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Jamie Foxx decrying the injustice of Williams scheduled execution by lethal injection
Their showing their true colors and character by defending a low life like this.
Writing children's books makes him innocent? PULEEEZ!!! As a first grade teacher, this makes me want to laugh out loud.
We need to get a pool going... Will Arnold fold or not? I'm afraid he will; apparently his European side dreads this decision, according to one article I saw.
The scum should fry, end of story!
An 'inspirator' -- is that a $50 word for saying 'he sucks'?
Yeah, poop dog inspires me too. He inspires me to change the channel every time he comes on TV and he inspired me not to buy another Chrysler because I don't think the thug life should be legitimized.
Poop dog is a steaming POS, just like the convict who is going to get the needle next week.
Hellywood = Gomorrha
That's exactly what I was thinking although some of them are so messed up in the head, i.e. Mike Farrell, that I wonder if they would even care if it was one of their family members.
I think Farrell is a big Mumia supporter as well.
When they take Tookie's dead body from the prison, do you think Snoop Doggy Dog will loan them his pimped-out Chrysler Hearse?
That's exactly what I was thinking although some of them are so messed up in the head, i.e. Mike Farrell, that I wonder if they would even care if it was one of their family members
----You are probably right about Mike Farrell. LOL
BURN TOOKIE BURN
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