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Let Tookie Williams Die (Ben Johnson On Lets Not Stand In The Way Of Heavenly Judgment Alert)
Frontpagemag.com ^ | 12/01/05 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 12/01/2005 1:27:17 AM PST by goldstategop

TOOKIE WILLIAMS WROTE JUVENILE LITERATURE SO INSPIRING, IT’S A PITY HIS VICTIMS NEVER GOT TO READ IT TO THEIR CHILDREN. Last night, the California State Supreme Court refused to grant a stay of execution to convicted murderer and co-founder of the deadly street gang the Crips, Stanley “Tookie” Williams Sr. Short of a governor’s pardon, Tookie will (finally) die by lethal injection in San Quentin on December 13 for the brutal murder of four people in 1979. A group of Hollywood’s limousine “liberals,” radical leftists, and Farrakhanites now urge Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (whom they otherwise despise) to grant clemency – and he has granted them a private hearing next week to discuss the matter. We wish he’d instead offer them front row seats to the blessed event.

Tookie Williams founded the Crips in 1971, eight years before he and three other men went on a murder-and-robbery spree that netted approximately $250 and left four people dead. The murders were notably gratuitous. Albert Owens – the clerk in Whittier, California – lay prostrate on the floor of a back room as Williams shot him twice in the back. Williams told one of the three men who went along on the job he killed Owens because he didn’t want any witnesses to identify him and “because he was white and he was killing all white people.” He then robbed the Brookhaven Motel, in the process murdering an elderly Chinese couple and their daughter (whom he referred to as “Buddhaheads”). Tookie killed all his victims with a 12-gauge shotgun, which he held inches from their quivering bodies before pulling the trigger to inflict maximum damage.

Clemency was not Williams’ first option: escape was. Within weeks of his capture, he devised a plan; he would have two accomplices meet the van that transported the quartet from prison to the courthouse. They would kill the two deputies on board, and Williams would kill the one prisoner who could act as a witness against him in the Owens murder. The survivors would then dynamite the van, so authorities would not immediately know who escaped. Williams went on to plot subsequent escapes, assault prison guards, and order gangland murders from behind bars. His violence and intransigence got him six years in solitary confinement.

After the escape plans fizzled, he exploited California’s leftist judicial establishment to the fullest, but the evidence against him was so overwhelming even the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals could not overturn his conviction.

In the last 11 years, Tookie got smart and embarked on a massive PR campaign to portray himself as a “redeemed” former gang member, writing children’s books against the gang mentality. In the process, he became the Left’s latest noble savage. Nearly 20 years after being sentenced to murder, Tookie got to meet Winnie Mandela, Louis Farrakhan, and other VIPs; last Monday, Jesse Jackson and Bianca Jagger dropped by the cellblock. Williams was nominated for the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. (The committee rejected him, either because he did not sufficiently criticize U.S. foreign policy or because he had not killed enough people to qualify.)

Williams’ purported chrysalis convinced Tinseltown’s Mumia Abu Jamal groupies to beg his clemency: Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Mike Farrell, former Crip Snoop Doggy Dogg, Danny Glover, Anjelica Huston, Jamie Foxx, and Bonnie Raitt – not to mention such washed-up ‘80s leftists as Desmond Tutu, Mario Cuomo, and Jesse Jackson – have asked that his sentence be commuted. Sixties radical Tom Hayden has vouched for Tookie’s “transformation,” although admitting Tookie Williams’ supposed change of heart “is not the primary cause of [gang] truces.” (Emphasis in original.)

At a “Save the Peacemaker” rally last weekend, Nation of Islam Western Regional Minister Tony Muhammad (standing in for grand mullah Louis Farrakhan himself) said the United States murdered millions of Indians, which makes it the real criminal:

This government needs clemency from God itself. Our president needs clemency; a president who has murdered tens of thousands on foreign soil. He needs to show that he is a redeemed man, and even in that act, President Bush can call for the clemency of Stan “Tookie” Williams.

He then told Gov. Schwarzenegger, “If you execute, you destroy the hopes of hundreds of young men and women who have gotten involved in gang culture.”

Despite his alleged turnaround, prison officials state Williams is still involved with the Crips, directing action from his jail cell for the past eleven years. San Quentin spokesman Vernell Crittendon notes Tookie still maintains an “unusually large bank account,” being mailed checks 50 or 100 times larger than those other inmates (like Scott Peterson) receive. Not only has he never admitted guilt in the murder – much less expressed any remorse – and continues to consort with Crips in prison.

And he’s never helped the one force that could effectively stop the Crips: the Los Angeles Police Department. Tookie Williams has revealed nothing about the personnel, practices, or operational structure of the gang he co-founded. In his writings, he boasts he “underwent many years of soul-searching and re-education, without ‘debriefing’ (another word for ‘snitching’).” Snitching, he says, would “rip my dignity out of my chest” – an unfortunate image for a man who shot (at least) four people through the torso at close range.

Tookie’s good example failed to rub off on those closest to him. The California penal system seems to be holding a Williams family reunion. His son, Stanley “Little Tookie” Williams Jr., serves alongside him in San Quentin, convicted on a 16-year sentence for second-degree murder of a 20-year-old woman. Another son, registered sex offender Lafayette Jones, is now wanted by Fontana, California, police for allegedly molesting an ex-girlfriend’s 13-year-old daughter at gunpoint, holding the child captive for six hours on the afternoon of on November 13.

Based on all this and more, L.A.’s top police officials have petitioned Schwarzenegger to reject clemency appeals.

Allowing Tookie Williams to receive the death sentence 24 years after it was imposed by a jury of his peers is not an outrage; the outrage is that thousands of Americans were conned into lavishing sympathy on this murderer instead of his victims and their families, that a street thug who’s learned to manipulate the Left enjoys glowing press coverage, a positive biopic, warm personal relations with Hollywood’s elite, and an honored position in the Crips. (And the New York Times probably considers even this cruel and unusual punishment.)

Opponents of the death penalty say a death sentence will keep Tookie from completing “all the good work” he began in prison. This is part of the exchange when one commits certain heinous crimes: he forfeits the right even to do good works – just as he denied his four victims the right to write children’s books, design socially constructive grade school curricula, or encourage people to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” His good works – if there are any – will be continued by good people, the kind who don’t end up on death row for carrying out repeated executions.

The Left claims the death penalty is no deterrent but Tookie’s “powerful story of redemption” is, showing children they, too, could wind up incarcerated. If his incarceration serves as a deterrent against gang violence, his death will make a more “powerful” tale yet. If it doesn’t, his execution will not interfere with that. Either way, weakness and surrender are never a deterrent – to totalitarians, terrorists, or common street thugs.

I’m not a Father Confessor, but I’m fairly certain of this moral arithmetic: Writing children’s books is not an appropriate penance for killing an entire family in as bloody a way as possible, dedicating his entire life to a ruthless pursuit of violence, and founding an organization that has trapped generations of inner city youths into the same destructive cycle. Whether Tookie Williams has achieved “redemption” is not a concern of the state – as the idolatrous, secular Left would have it (“immanentizing the eschaton” as William F. Buckley Jr. called it) – it is a matter to be decided when Stanley Williams Sr. stands before a Higher Authority. Which meeting should arranged with all speed.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: benjohnson; black; dec13thblessedevent; frontpagemag; frytookie; heavenlyjudgment; justice; lethimdie; notoclemency; stanleywilliams
Is it time for Tookie Williams to face heavenly judgment? Exactly and its fitting we should help expedite that destiny for him, the sooner the better.

(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.")

1 posted on 12/01/2005 1:27:19 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
Another voice of sanity comes forward to be heard on Tookie.

Last night Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx and Alfre Woodard read from "Tookie's" childrens books to some bused-in kids from the L.A. area. Tookie joined them via speaker phone.

Foxx complains the governor would ruin his birthday if Tookie's put to death.

Amazing how four cold-blooded homicide victims are nothing in the face of someone having a bad birthday in Hollywood's worldview.

2 posted on 12/01/2005 1:31:54 AM PST by newzjunkey (Why we fight for a free Iraq: http://massgraves.info/ -- Don't spare Tookie, Arnold!)
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To: newzjunkey
I can't wait for the Blessed Event in two weeks - when that quadruple murderer and sociopath breathes his last. Bring it on!

(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.")

3 posted on 12/01/2005 1:33:47 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I wouldn't count the corpse just yet....
Arnold is perfectly capable of rolling, and attempting to buy some leftist votes by sparing this POS....

Semper Fi


4 posted on 12/01/2005 1:37:10 AM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: goldstategop
Bye bye, Tookie.

It's just too bad that it won't be with a load of buckshot to the chest from about 5 feet away.

5 posted on 12/01/2005 1:48:25 AM PST by cowboyway (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: goldstategop

oh yes, but just remember this, last night, the leaders of the kwaanza movement named tookie this years kwaanza king. no joke, it was on the radio. the only problem is if tookie is smoked, tookie cant attend any kwaanza celebrations as kwaanza is celebrated on dec 26. now dont we all feel melancholy that the king of kwaanza might not be alive to host this most sacrad holy holiday? what kind of monsters are we? lol, sarcasm off.


6 posted on 12/01/2005 1:56:46 AM PST by son of caesar (son of caesar)
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To: cowboyway

That would be too quick.


7 posted on 12/01/2005 2:09:14 AM PST by somemoreequalthanothers (All for the betterment of "the state", comrade)
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To: goldstategop

What are odds that AHnald will commute his death sentence?


8 posted on 12/01/2005 2:18:01 AM PST by Cincinna (The ARKANSAS GRIFTERS want to take over your country. STOP THEM NOW!)
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To: goldstategop

I've said it before and I'll say it again: Tookie deserves the same mercy he gave to his victims. Jamie Foxx can sulk away his birthday for all I care.


9 posted on 12/01/2005 2:21:00 AM PST by NRA1995 (Jesus is the reason for the season)
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To: NRA1995

Jamie Foxx can STFU. He is and idiot. If Tookie was white these Hollyweirdos wouldn't give a damn. Hey Jamie not every black man is innocent.


10 posted on 12/01/2005 2:43:43 AM PST by Stayingawayfromthedarkside (The stink you smell are the liberals fuming after Ann speaks!!!)
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To: goldstategop

premiering on 12/13 the new reality tv series:
"the tookie williams show"
only problem is that there's only one episode.


11 posted on 12/01/2005 3:01:29 AM PST by JohnLongIsland
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To: goldstategop
Anyone interested in the case of Stanley “Tookie” Williams, due to be executed by the State of California in December, should check out the DA’s response to Williams' writ:

http://www.lacountyda.org/pdf/swilliams.pdf

If you read the file you will see his pattern of behavior is not that of a typical street thug but rather a criminal psychopath. The robberies are not a means to gain money but a vehicle through which the perpetrator can terrorize and inflict horrible pain and death on his victims. Psychopaths are usually able to charm and manipulate. Of course it's not hard for a convict to charm some numb-nuts like Mike Farrell. If Williams doesn't die, he should be working in a prison factory 12 hours a day for life, with his wages going to families of the victims.
12 posted on 12/01/2005 3:40:14 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: goldstategop

I see your "Tookie" and raise you a "Mumia".


13 posted on 12/01/2005 3:42:50 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

When is Mumia finally supposed to fry?


14 posted on 12/01/2005 4:39:41 AM PST by libs_kma (USA: The land of the Free....Because of the Brave!)
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To: sauropod

mark


15 posted on 12/01/2005 4:42:36 AM PST by sauropod ("The love that dare not speak its' name has now become the love that won't shut the hell up.")
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

And did you hear him say that if Tookie was a white man, he would be the head of a corporation by now? I hate to inform Mr. Foxx that if Tookie had been white, he would not have had the benefit of the race card, and thus would be dead by now!!

Git er done.


16 posted on 12/01/2005 4:45:52 AM PST by ShutUpandSing
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To: goldstategop
Tookie got smart and embarked on a massive PR campaign to portray himself as a “redeemed” former gang member, writing children’s books against the gang mentality

Great, he's turned his life around. Now he can get into Heaven......on December 13th.

17 posted on 12/01/2005 5:10:48 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ShutUpandSing

Put some gravey on that some bitch


18 posted on 12/01/2005 5:11:43 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: goldstategop

Replace "Tookie" with "bin Laden" and "Crips" with "al Qaeda" and sees how bin Laden would fare under California's justice system and other blue states' justice systems.


19 posted on 12/01/2005 5:11:52 AM PST by monocle
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To: newzjunkey
Another voice of sanity comes forward to be heard on Tookie.

Here is another one.

Commentary: Snoop, Hollywood Left's Support for Tookie Props Killers Up as Heroes
Date: Monday, November 28, 2005
By: Joseph C. Phillips, BlackAmericaWeb.com

Standing outside the walls of San Quentin prison, the rapper Snoop Dogg recently urged California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to grant clemency to convicted murderer Stan "Tookie" Williams. Williams, the co-founder of the notorious Crips street gang, was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1979 slayings of Albert Owens, Yen-I Yang, his wife, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, and their daughter, Yu-Chin Yang Lin. Barring intervention by the governor, he will die by lethal injection on December 13.

Speaking before a thousand young people and supporters, Snoop lectured the governor: "Stanley 'Tookie' Williams is not just a regular old guy, he's an inspirer. His voice needs to be heard."

Snoop, Mike Farrell, Danny Glover, Jamie Foxx and the other celebrity voices now raised in support of Williams offer a clear picture of the distorted moral vision of the Hollywood left. It is a vision that finds virtue contemptible and props up homicidal maniacs who write bad children's books as role models for the masses.

The argument for commutation of Tookie's sentence centers on all the good work he has done since going to prison. The series of children's books he has written and his work to stop gang violence is proof of his redemption, and his death, they say, will only serve to rob those youth currently in gangs (or considering joining gangs) of hope. Witness that his supporters do not claim that Tookie is innocent of his crimes. They are not seeking that Williams be released, only that his sentence be commuted. Williams, however, has never admitted guilt. That little inconsistency suggests the great "inspirer" is not only an unrepentant murderer, but a liar as well.

The portrayal of Williams as some Pied Piper of Peace for the gang community also holds very little water. A quick review of Book Scan shows the Tookie series of books have hardly been blockbusters. His top seller, "Gangs and Violence," has sold 330 copies. Another book, "Gangs and Wanting to Belong," sold exactly two copies. No one is reading his books, least of all his two sons, one of whom is serving time in San Quentin. The other was just arrested on charges of aggravated rape. Poor book sales are not reason to send someone to the execution chamber, but then Williams was not convicted of lackluster book sales. He was found guilty of shooting four innocent people in cold blood, a fact his supporters continue to forget.

Here again, wealthy celebrities are telling hard working, law-abiding citizens that the example offered by them is inadequate to save their communities; the models of competence, creativity and virtue that are alive in these neighborhoods are simply insufficient. No matter that hundreds of young people find the strength of character -- the hope -- to resist the gang life. No matter that many of the stars have themselves found the strength to rise out of the tough streets. All that means nothing as compared to the words and example of Tookie Williams.

On Sunday, November 13, one week before the "Save Tookie" rally at San Quentin, 14-year old William Cox and a friend were attending a neighborhood carnival when they were gunned down by a man who mistook them for rival gang members. Cox, who was not in a gang, was struck in the chest and died at the scene. That is the evil wrought by Stanley Williams!

Of course Snoop and Danny Glover did not hold a rally for William Cox. His death went unnoticed by the Hollywood commissars of compassion. They were too busy trying to save the life of a cold-blooded killer to notice one more young life snuffed out by gang violence.

That tells you all you need to know about the corrupt vision the Hollywood left has for America.

20 posted on 12/01/2005 5:26:25 AM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: newzjunkey
Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx and Alfre Woodard -----It wasn't their family members whom he killed and they are ALL three incredibly ignorant to set there and expose these children to their warped opinions of a murderer and how the victims deaths do not mean a thing to them.
21 posted on 12/01/2005 11:05:57 AM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.)
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To: libs_kma

As is stands, round about the time that Hell freezes over.


22 posted on 12/01/2005 7:13:07 PM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: libs_kma
His death sentenced was overturned. There is supposed to be a new hearing for the penalty phase but I have no idea when that is...
23 posted on 12/02/2005 7:11:12 AM PST by matymac (Living in the Heart of the Beast...the People's Republic of Cambridge...)
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