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Justices Refuse Clemency for Crips Founder [Tookie William]
AP ^ | 11/30/5 | DAVID KRAVETS

Posted on 11/30/2005 4:25:43 PM PST by SmithL

SAN FRANCISCO -- Crips co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams moved one step closer to the death chamber Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to reopen his case and halt the state's highest profile execution since the death penalty was reinstated.

Williams, in a last-ditch legal move, alleged that shoddy forensic testing and other errors may have wrongly sent him to San Quentin State Prison, where he is scheduled to die by lethal injection Dec. 13.

His lawyers asked that justices allow the re-examination of evidence that showed a shotgun registered to Williams was used to kill three people during a Pico Rivera motel robbery in 1979. They said the ballistics evidence was based on "junk science."

State prosecutors argued there was no legal basis to reopen the case. Allegations about the forensic shotgun evidence were "based upon innuendo, supposition and the patent bias of his purported expert, not upon allegations of fact,"

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: deadmanwalking; tookie; tookiedelendaest; tookiewilliams
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Tookie Delenda Est.
1 posted on 11/30/2005 4:25:46 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
Tookie goosy is Cookie
2 posted on 11/30/2005 4:27:07 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: SmithL

Don't worry, Ahnold will grant clemency.


3 posted on 11/30/2005 4:27:59 PM PST by birbear (Admit it. you clicked on the "I have already previewed" button without actually previewing the post.)
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To: ARCADIA

His NEW gang will be the Crisps.


4 posted on 11/30/2005 4:28:00 PM PST by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: ARCADIA
Tookie goosy is Cookie

Not yet. Hollywood is pressuring Arnold for clemency. If he grants it, he'll sink lower than Gray Davis.

5 posted on 11/30/2005 4:28:38 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: SmithL

Good bye scumbag murderer.

6 posted on 11/30/2005 4:29:16 PM PST by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: birbear
Don't worry, Ahnold will grant clemency.

The Governater better play the Terminator and NOT grand clemency or he's political toast with his base.

7 posted on 11/30/2005 4:31:21 PM PST by Babu
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To: SmithL
Interesting that weapon "registration" nailed one of the left's own heros.

You'd think they'd be smarter than to get caught so readily.

8 posted on 11/30/2005 4:32:15 PM PST by muawiyah (u)
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To: Babu
The Governater better play the Terminator and NOT grand clemency or he's political toast with his base.

As I've said a couple of times today. A RINO would be a step up from what the Governater is being lately.
9 posted on 11/30/2005 4:33:08 PM PST by birbear (Admit it. you clicked on the "I have already previewed" button without actually previewing the post.)
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To: SmithL

funny


10 posted on 11/30/2005 4:33:23 PM PST by RTINSC (What, Me Worry?..My company offers French benefits...)
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To: SmithL

Somebody is going to bring this the UN or the Hague before the 13th.


11 posted on 11/30/2005 4:33:48 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: SmithL

Since when does a court grant "clemency"? I thought that was up to the governor?


12 posted on 11/30/2005 4:35:01 PM PST by conservative in nyc
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To: birbear

Arnie's new Chief of Staff is ultra lib former member of the lame and recalled Gray Dufas Administration.


13 posted on 11/30/2005 4:36:02 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: SmithL
Mark my words, if this guys fries, LA will burn (again).

You heard it here, folks.

This is a segment of our society that is so imbued with such inverted values, with their "stop snitchin'", and their reverence for thuggery and ignorant street culture that they will go absolutely nuts when an "icon" like "Tookie" meets the justice he deserves.

Why we tolerate it is a mystery to me.
14 posted on 11/30/2005 4:36:34 PM PST by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!!!)
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To: peyton randolph

Well all said Arnold wouldn't veto the 'gay-marriage resolution' and he did.


15 posted on 11/30/2005 4:37:00 PM PST by shield (The Greatest Scientific Discoveries of the Century Reveal God!!!! by Dr. H. Ross, Astrophysicist)
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To: SmithL
If there is one person that deserved this its this guy. sheesh, the worst you are the better Hollywood likes you.
I cannot say this enough, McCarthy was right about the commies in Hollywood.
16 posted on 11/30/2005 4:37:17 PM PST by Roverman2K
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To: SmithL

Good riddance.


17 posted on 11/30/2005 4:38:39 PM PST by Enterprise (The modern Democrat Party - a toxic stew of mental illness, cultism, and organized crime.)
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To: SmithL

Shep Smith just said that Tookie was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.


18 posted on 11/30/2005 4:39:28 PM PST by blam
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To: SmithL

Buh-bye!!

Don't let the gates of H@ll hit in in the butt when you go in.


19 posted on 11/30/2005 4:39:57 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: SmithL

Not only is he a convicted killer he also committed crimes in prison! Arnold should "listen" to the appeal and then fry him!


20 posted on 11/30/2005 4:40:45 PM PST by Angelas
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To: conservativeharleyguy

If history holds, they'll burn their own neighborhoods. I guess it won't be considered a problem unless they move to Brentwood or Beverly Hills.


21 posted on 11/30/2005 4:40:50 PM PST by Nachoman
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To: conservativeharleyguy
if this guys fries, LA will burn (again).

Let it burn. It will give a chance to demonstrate that we are not France. The proper response is never to yield to criminals.
22 posted on 11/30/2005 4:43:36 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: SmithL

13 days and counting.


23 posted on 11/30/2005 4:44:36 PM PST by stbdside
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To: Roverman2K
Yes. And Hollywood sure was silent when it came to Terri Schiavo facing a barbaric death not permitted for the worst of criminals.
24 posted on 11/30/2005 4:45:04 PM PST by Dante3
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To: SmithL

The journey on the gurney is getting closer.


25 posted on 11/30/2005 4:46:42 PM PST by doug from upland (The troops will come home when the mission is complete)
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To: SmithL

The ball is squarely in Arnold's court. If he blows this goodbye the the GOP nomination in 06.


26 posted on 11/30/2005 4:48:20 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Nachoman
If history holds, they'll burn their own neighborhoods. I guess it won't be considered a problem unless they move to Brentwood or Beverly Hills.

You don't suppose they'd burn Hollywood, do you?

27 posted on 11/30/2005 4:52:47 PM PST by SmithL (There are a lot of people that hate Bush more than they hate terrorists)
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To: conservativeharleyguy
Mark my words, if this guys fries, LA will burn

Nah, it's not warm enough outside for a good ol' South Central Bar-B-Q.

28 posted on 11/30/2005 4:54:25 PM PST by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: blam
You and I can nominate each other for the Nobel Peace Prize--big deal. This is just more hype from the loony left. I think I'll nominate Joey Buttafuco this year.
29 posted on 11/30/2005 5:02:35 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: conservativeharleyguy

"Mark my words, if this guys fries, LA will burn (again)."

Fry him then. They'll loot before they burn, too. Its all tradition.


30 posted on 11/30/2005 5:02:47 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: shield
Well all said Arnold wouldn't veto the 'gay-marriage resolution' and he did.

Depends on whether he has further political ambitions or is looking to head back to Hollywood after the governorship.

31 posted on 11/30/2005 5:03:52 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: SmithL
I just come back from Long Beach California and caught a radio show two guys are putting on called "Twookie Must Die" hour

It was quite funny

32 posted on 11/30/2005 5:05:59 PM PST by Popman (In politics, ideas are more important than individuals.)
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To: SmithL

Someone help me
Oh please God help me!
They're tryin' to take it all away
I don't want to die.

33 posted on 11/30/2005 5:09:54 PM PST by Tim Long (I spit in the face of people who don't want to be cool.)
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To: conservativeharleyguy

"If this guy fries,LA will burn again"
Nah,Harley,that stuff is way too Nineties.Who is going to riot-a bunch of old white liberal women and movie celebs?
Even"South Central"has changed since 1992.Its mostly Mexican now.You think THEY give a flying fart about Tookie?
Even most young blacks today aren't the least interested in hitting The Man.They want to get PAID,baby!
E-mail me on the eve of the 13th if I'm wrong and I'll buy the next tank of gas for your hog!


34 posted on 11/30/2005 5:13:07 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: peyton randolph

The question is...does Arnold want to be loved by the wackos?


35 posted on 11/30/2005 5:18:50 PM PST by Sometimes A River (Your hands and feet are mangoes, but you're gonna be a genius anyway)
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To: Acts 2:38
The question is...does Arnold want to be loved by the wackos?

Stranger things have happened. Post-9/11, Bush refers to Islam as a "religion of peace" and to the Saudis as "our friends." I'd say that is an attempt to be loved by the wackos.

36 posted on 11/30/2005 5:21:49 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Babu
The Governater better play the Terminator and NOT grand clemency or he's political toast with his base.

As if Arnold ever gave a crap about that. He's already blown off his base.

37 posted on 11/30/2005 5:24:00 PM PST by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are truly evil.)
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To: SmithL
You don't suppose they'd burn Hollywood, do you?

Wouldn't that be a nice dream. But we can hope :)

38 posted on 11/30/2005 5:24:36 PM PST by Adiemus
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To: luvbach1
Arnie's new Chief of Staff is ultra lib former member of the lame and recalled Gray Dufas Administration.

Yup. My opinion of Arnie dropped to new lows with that news.
39 posted on 11/30/2005 5:29:58 PM PST by birbear (Admit it. you clicked on the "I have already previewed" button without actually previewing the post.)
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To: conservativeharleyguy
Mark my words, if this guys fries, LA will burn (again).

I doubt that.
When's the last time an execution caused riots?

40 posted on 11/30/2005 5:33:30 PM PST by Jorge (Q)
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To: Nachoman
The gangs have gotten smart. They now start farther out to hurt whitey instead of their own people.

The thug mentality among black activists and gangster low-lifes is beyond comprehension. Have any of you seen the video clips on the evening news recently showing 5 or 6 black men in suits tearing up liquor stores and throwing out the beer and alcohol as they make a big to-do about alcohol being sold and "poisoning their people"? Who the H*ll do they think they are? These are private businesses selling legal products. Do they think that by throwing away alcohol "their people" will stop drinking? Idiots.................

41 posted on 11/30/2005 5:33:33 PM PST by libertylass
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Aw-w-w-w is Tookie getting a little bit scared? No, not a big tough-guy gang leader like him. No way. Why, he's a man who is a leader, a man among men, a ......a$$hole who's about to meet his Maker


42 posted on 11/30/2005 5:35:55 PM PST by hardworking (Hey, what do I know? I'm just one of the 'ordinary people' who has to earn a living.)
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To: muawiyah

Interesting that a shotgun in 1979 era was even registered at all.

I thought that long guns were exempt from the "registration" stuff, and none of the registration crap started until way past 1979.

someone help me here with more info.


43 posted on 11/30/2005 5:40:35 PM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: blam

Shep Smith just said that Tookie was a Nobel Peace Prize nominee.""

He is...
An ultra left wing professor from one of the Kalif kampuses nominated him, more than once.

This is the same kind of teacher you pay dearly for your little darling to attend college. Makes you want to think twice...


44 posted on 11/30/2005 5:42:55 PM PST by ridesthemiles (ridesthemiles)
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To: conservativeharleyguy

We won't be so lucky as to see LA burn.. I wouldn't hold my breath or invest in marshmellows.


45 posted on 11/30/2005 5:46:15 PM PST by billndin
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To: ridesthemiles

I believe the issue is the shotgun was under the legal length. To legally own one, you have to register it with the ATF as an SBR (short barrel rifle) and pay a $200 tax stamp. Its not paying the $200 that is a capital offense with the Feds.


46 posted on 11/30/2005 5:46:59 PM PST by Nachoman
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To: peyton randolph

I think he's just giving lip service...to make him look like he thought about it, etc.

He could not possibly be so stupid as to grant clemency.


47 posted on 11/30/2005 5:50:52 PM PST by Sometimes A River (Your hands and feet are mangoes, but you're gonna be a genius anyway)
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To: ridesthemiles
"This is the same kind of teacher you pay dearly for your little darling to attend college. Makes you want to think twice..."

Yup. I have experience. My son almost didn't get his PhD due to these loonie left professors.

48 posted on 11/30/2005 5:53:07 PM PST by blam
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I forget where I read it here, it was a mock-quote from ah-nuld:

"Today is Chewsday. Fowah Tookie, It's fry-day"


49 posted on 11/30/2005 5:55:10 PM PST by Syberyenta
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Is Tookie going to make the big 1000 or is some other
low life going to beat him out of that coveted honor.

Die scum, you've earned it.


50 posted on 11/30/2005 5:59:26 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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