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The Witnesses Against 'Tookie' Williams (hate crimes: he called his Asian victims "Buddhaheads")
crime.about.com ^ | Dec 05 | Charles Montaldo,

Posted on 12/03/2005 3:56:37 PM PST by churchillbuff

Not only were his crimes atrocious, they were hate crimes, as commonly understood. In describing the shooting of the Asian motel owners, he called them "Buddhaheads". ----

From about.com: The People's case rested on strong physical evidence, eyewitnesses, and a series of incriminating admissions made by Williams himself. The following is a summary of some of the evidence in this case, as well as the witnesses that testified against Williams. It was this evidence that led the trial judge to deny the defense 18 motion to dismiss, to deny the defense motion for a new trial, to affirm the jury's verdict of death, and to finally conclude that the evidence: Established highly aggravating circumstances in that the defendant (Williams) shot gunned and killed three people in one robbery, and a fourth person at the other robbery.

The victims, who were defenseless, and offered no resistance, were killed with blasts from defendant's shotgun for the purpose of preventing the victims from ever being witnesses against the defendant These four killings were deliberate, premeditated, and with malice aforethought, as well as being robbery murders…the defendant used force and violence against the four victims for its own sake. (TT 3088-3089).

Layduane Douglas In 1974, Layduane Douglas worked as the gun supervisor at Western Surplus. (TT 1478). As the gun supervisor, Mrs. Douglas was familiar with the record-keeping process utilized at the store. (TT 1478-1487). Mrs. Douglas, through her testimony and through documentation, proved that on February 25, 1974, Stanley Williams purchased the shotgun used in these murders. (TT 1478-1489). Despite Williams' claims in his clemency petition, Douglas was not an accomplice, she was not a jailhouse informant, she was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and she was not granted freedom or a reduced sentence for her testimony. She was simply a citizen testifying to facts within the scope of her knowledge.

James Garrett In 1979, Stanley Williams lived with James Garrett. In fact, Williams typically stayed there between 5 and 7 days a week. (TT 1673-1674). He also kept, among other things, his shotgun at the residence. (TT 1673, 1691-1693). On March 13, 1979, just two days after the Brookhaven motel murders, Williams asked Mr. Garrett if he had heard about the motel murders. (TT 1675-1677). Williams went on to explain that some "Chinese people" or "Buddhaheads" had been killed. (TT 1677-1678, 1720). Williams also stated that the murderer must have been a professional because he picked up the shotgun shells and did not leave behind any witnesses. (TT 1678, 1687).

Williams later provided Mr. Garrett with even more details. Williams explained that a big guy knocked down the door and "blew away" a guy on a couch (Mr. Yang), a woman near the register (Mrs. Yang), and a third person who came out from behind (Ms. Lin). (TT 1682).

Eventually, Williams admitted he was the actual murderer. He stated, in referring to committing a future robbery, he will "blow them away just like I blew them Buddhaheads away on Vermont." (TT 1720).

In addition to admitting his involvement in the Brookhaven murders, Williams also admitted killing Albert Owens. Specifically, Williams told Mr. Garrett that he had used his shotgun to blow away a white guy at a store, that Blackie (Alfred Coward) was with him, and that Blackie was a "punk" because Blackie couldn't eat after the murder. (TT 1688-1690).

Considered Killing Witness Williams also told Mr. Garrett that he was considering killing Blackie. (TT 1689). Of course, this was subsequently corroborated by Williams' jailhouse note where he indicated Blackie was a "heartbeat away from death." (Trial Exh. 78). James Garrett was not an accomplice, he was not a jailhouse informant, he was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and he was not granted freedom or a vastly reduced sentence for his testimony. This is not to say Mr. Garrett had an unblemished past.

At the time of trial, Mr. Garrett was facing sentencing for receiving stolen property. This crime carried a sentence of either one year in county jail or a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. Mr. Garrett also had a pending extortion case.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: crips; deathrow; stanleywilliams; tookie; tookiewilliams

1 posted on 12/03/2005 3:56:39 PM PST by churchillbuff
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To: Baynative

"tookie" would kill farrel for a few dollars, too.

farrel is a feelgood fool.


3 posted on 12/03/2005 4:08:03 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: churchillbuff

I've heard that tookie is considered a dangerous man by the prison guards, does anyone know his record as a prisoner?


4 posted on 12/03/2005 4:08:45 PM PST by ansel12
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To: ansel12

When Sims asked Williams why he shot Owens, Williams said
he “didn’t want to leave any witnesses.” Williams also said he killed Owens “because he was
white and he was killing all white people.” (TT 2189, 2193).


5 posted on 12/03/2005 4:09:53 PM PST by churchillbuff
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To: Baynative
Mike Ferrell says

Mike is good at reading things other people wrote for him to say loudly, and with conviction.

6 posted on 12/03/2005 4:10:06 PM PST by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Baynative

Mike Ferrel speak with forked soul.


7 posted on 12/03/2005 4:15:38 PM PST by joesnuffy (A camel once bit my sister-we knew just what to do- gather large rocks and squash her-Mullet Ho'mar)
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To: churchillbuff
A real sweetheart with such great character witnesses, eh? If I didn't know he murdered four people, I'd be urging his life be spared to. The Stupid Left knows exactly who Tookie is and they don't care. We can show how much we care by seeing to it he meets his Maker - fast.

(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.")

8 posted on 12/03/2005 4:19:08 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: ansel12

"does anyone know his record as a prisoner?"

I do recall that over the years he was involved in numerous "incidents" with other prisoners, fights so serious they had to be broken up at gunpoint.


9 posted on 12/03/2005 4:20:08 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative
And don't forget he plotted to kill guards to bust his way out. As a sociopath some of his violent prospensities may have been leeched off by advancing age but he remains evil to the core. Behind those eyes lies a snake that can strike when you aren't looking. The sooner he's dead, the more soundly the living can finally sleep.

(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.")

10 posted on 12/03/2005 4:24:00 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: churchillbuff
Life in Prison
In 1987, Tookie began what became a 6 1/2-year stay in solitary confinement. After two years there, Tookie began to look at himself. He focused on the choices he had made in his life and then committed himself to make a drastic change. The long, difficult process he undertook to rebuild his character put him in touch with his true spirit, his own humanity. Only then could Tookie finally begin to care about the many children, mothers, fathers and other family members of this country hurt by the Crips legacy and by its explosive growth. The gang is now in 42 states and on at least one other continent: South Africa. Youngsters in Soweto and other South African cities have formed the Crips copycat gangs

Tookie Today
Tookie greatly regrets the violent history of the Crips -- particularly how so many young black men have hurt each other -- and he wants to do what he can to stop it. The Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence book series for elementary-school-age children is the first fruit of his longing to prevent young people of every color from becoming gangbangers, from ending up in prison, crippled by bullets, or killed.

Tookie is determined to make amends for having been a co-founder of the Crips. He intends to try in every way he can to guide those youngsters who have imitated him away from the road that led him to death row where he faces State execution. "Don't join a gang," he tells children in his books, writing from his San Quentin cell. "You won't find what you're looking for. All you will find is trouble, pain and sadness. I know. I did."

http://www.tookie.com/
11 posted on 12/03/2005 4:24:43 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup

"...his longing to prevent young people of every color from becoming gangbangers"

And what better way to get that message across, than by giving the gang's leader and founder a lethal injection?



Solves two problems at once!


12 posted on 12/03/2005 4:29:16 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: canuck_conservative

There are no atheists in foxholes.... nor on death row. This man has been allowed to breathe 20 years to long.


13 posted on 12/03/2005 4:34:06 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: operation clinton cleanup
How is he going to make amends for what he did to Owen and the Changs? Answer: by paying with his own life.

(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.")

14 posted on 12/03/2005 4:39:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: churchillbuff

I applaud Tookie Williams for his anti-gang stance and I hope that he has truly found redemption in Christ.

That having been said, he deserves to die for the brutal murders of four people, and nothing he's done since changes that.

Buh-bye, Tookie.

}:-)4


15 posted on 12/03/2005 4:42:01 PM PST by Moose4 (Liberals and vampires: Both like death, both hate crosses, and both are bloodsuckers.)
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To: churchillbuff

Tookie needs to take his earthly punishment. Buh Bye Tookie!


16 posted on 12/03/2005 4:54:25 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: churchillbuff

I just mailed Gov. Schwarzenegger asking for justice for the four victims. His address is: governor@governor.ca.gov

I got the idea from "Tookie's" site.

I think I'll go back and forward this message to Tookie. (tookie@tookie.com)


17 posted on 12/03/2005 5:02:52 PM PST by WayneM (Remember; "Saturday people first. Sunday people next.")
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Oh, this poor unfortunate thug....let's all get out our
crying towels and forgive him......Oh, by the way, this thug was not sent to death row for rehabilitation....he was sent there to die!


18 posted on 12/03/2005 5:07:44 PM PST by Duffboy
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To: Baynative
Mike Ferrell says all the witnesses against Tookie were liars who were facing criminal charges and were bribed to testify

Give the SOB the chair and let Mike Ferrell hold his hand.
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19 posted on 12/03/2005 5:29:59 PM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: canuck_conservative
I do recall that over the years he was involved in numerous "incidents" with other prisoners, fights so serious they had to be broken up at gunpoint.

Someone said somewhere he raped a few other inmates too.

20 posted on 12/03/2005 5:33:58 PM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
"Don't join a gang," he tells children in his books, writing from his San Quentin cell.

Children don't read his books. They are written for Hollywood celebrities. Mike Ferrel claims Tookie taught himself to read and write by using a Bible and dictionary while in solitary confinement. Only an actor could believe that crap.
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21 posted on 12/03/2005 5:35:39 PM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: mugs99
Mike Ferrel claims Tookie taught himself to read and write by using a Bible and dictionary while in solitary confinement. Only an actor could believe that crap.

I think MF needs to find a new cause other than saving convicted murderers from death row. Maybe Mike can write children's books warning about going to Hollywood and becoming a one hit wonder washed up actor.

22 posted on 12/03/2005 5:42:24 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Baynative

23 posted on 12/03/2005 5:52:07 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Maybe Mike can write children's books warning about going to Hollywood and becoming a one hit wonder washed up actor

ROFL!
I don't think Mike could write a book...he can barely read his lines!
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24 posted on 12/03/2005 5:53:49 PM PST by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: mugs99
He is not aging well either... I guess anger will do that to you!


25 posted on 12/03/2005 5:59:55 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: WayneM

I just emailed a copy of his victim pictures to the Governor and to the "tookie" address. I hope it grosses them out, but I hold out no hope for the hopelessly stupid.


26 posted on 12/03/2005 6:11:08 PM PST by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: Baynative; churchillbuff
Mike Ferrell says all the witnesses against Tookie were liars who were facing criminal charges and were bribed to testify.

From the article: James Garrett was not an accomplice, he was not a jailhouse informant, he was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and he was not granted freedom or a vastly reduced sentence for his testimony.

Alan Colmes, too! He says they're all "just snitches". We should listen to these two, Ferrell and Colmes! They're in the KNOW! (/sarcasm

27 posted on 12/03/2005 6:32:29 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
"Don't join a gang," he his ghostwriters, allegedly his lawyers tells children in his books, writing from his San Quentin cell. "You won't find what you're looking for. All you will find is trouble, pain and sadness. I know. I did."
28 posted on 12/03/2005 6:34:44 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: ansel12

He has a long history of criminal action in prison. He refuses to renounce the Crips and testify against them since he said he would "lose his dignity". He uses a huge amount of money put in the prison bank by Crips for Crips.

He has long been accused of running the Crips from prison but no one has been able to prove it. And he hangs out with fellow Crips in the prison exercise yeard.


29 posted on 12/03/2005 6:39:34 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: churchillbuff

The murders were wrong. Whether you call them buddaheads or say they are really swell people while you do it really doesn't matter to me one way or the other.


30 posted on 12/03/2005 7:47:12 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Moose4

The libs don't hesitate to play the religion card when it suits their purposes. Tookie has found God? Great, but sorry, we must keep church and state separate, so sorry, Tookie, this will only hurt for... well, it doesn't hurt at all... night night.


31 posted on 12/03/2005 7:53:40 PM PST by NCLaw441
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To: ansel12
I've heard that tookie is considered a dangerous man by the prison guards, does anyone know his record as a prisoner?

He killed four people in cold blood. Who cares how he "acts" in prison. That's a scam these monsters use to fool the gullible. This is about justice for his victims - not if some sociopath can trick idiots. Tookie should fry...

32 posted on 12/03/2005 7:54:39 PM PST by GOPJ (Slavery Lite & Second Class Citizens are not American values. Fight Guest Worker programs.)
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To: GOPJ

Common sense bump.


33 posted on 12/03/2005 9:22:29 PM PST by cgk (I don't see myself as a conservative. I see myself as a religious, right-wing, wacko extremist.)
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To: GOPJ

"He killed four people in cold blood. Who cares how he "acts" in prison. That's a scam these monsters use to fool the gullible. This is about justice for his victims - not if some sociopath can trick idiots. Tookie should fry.."

I know, but it helps in discussions, to be prepared for the other persons arguments.


34 posted on 12/04/2005 12:01:36 AM PST by ansel12
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To: All

How did the DA connect the shotgun to the killings?


35 posted on 12/04/2005 1:25:04 AM PST by paristwelve
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To: churchillbuff


36 posted on 12/04/2005 7:35:02 AM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.)
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Once the clemency is rejected, he and his team will move on to the next 'Hail Mary Pass' tactic, i.e, CA's mode of execution is cruel and inhumane, blah , blah, blah. This will fail as well and he will be executed.

Mike Ferrel is whiney, predictable and boring.
37 posted on 12/07/2005 11:45:37 AM PST by assuming_shapes
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