Skip to comments.South Central's hope: clemency for Williams [Tookie]
Posted on 12/09/2005 10:48:27 PM PST by SmithL
The 52-year-old muralist, like many others in this impoverished flatland, knows what it is like to mourn a relative killed by what he calls "the meanness."
He also knows, as everybody here knows, that Stanley Tookie Williams, the man scheduled to be executed Tuesday morning at San Quentin State Prison, played a pivotal role in plunging the neighborhood down that dark path when he started the Crips gang 35 years ago.
Badili, nevertheless, believes that Williams' life should be spared. He believes it, he said, for the same reason he scrapes together his pennies to purchase paint and bathe vacant storefronts and buildings with colorful images.
"Just like that mural is re-awakening the neighborhood, turning something bad into something good, Tookie is using his incarceration time that usually makes people miserable to make life better for others," Badili said. "Commuting his sentence could be the good thing that allows good to blossom here in South Central."
Badili speaks, generally, for many people in South Central Los Angeles, where the plight of Williams is on everybody's mind. An informal street-corner survey by The Chronicle found people sympathetic to the families of Williams' victims but no one favoring his execution.
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My only regret at the execution of this subhuman son of a bitch is that they won't be able to bring him back to life so they can kill him again.
Isn't that nice of them to be "sympathetic?" Pathetic.
Any good Tookie memorabilia on eBay?
NOTE: you are bidding on a framed and signed original limerick created by FreeRepublic contributor Doug from Upland. Yes, that FreeRepublic; the one that took down Dan "What's the Frequency, Kenneth" Rather and partisan Democrat hack producer Mary Mapes for the phony George Bush documents they used to try to affect the 2004 election.
DFU is the author of "The Official Clinton Bashing Limerick Book," "Willie's White House Limerick Book," and "A Child's Eye View of John Kerry." The Kerry child's book mocked the Ketchup Boy gigolo without mercy and actually was given a positive book review by John McCaslin of the Washington Times.
This limerick was created to memorialize what is to happen to convicted quadruple murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams at San Quentin as justice is finally served. The auction is scheduled to end at 12:15am on Dec. 13. To increase the potential historical value of the limerick, I tried to make the end of the auction coincide with the end of Tookie. Since I have no control of the procedure, however, don't blame me if it lasts longer. It takes the cooperation of the guys strapping him down and wheeling in the gurney, the person administering the injection of chemicals, and, of course, Tookie himself. Hey, if there is a power failure, prison riot, or earthquake, it is not my fault.
"Journey on the Gurney"
For Tookie, it's his final journey
They'll wheel him in on the gurney
He'll be screaming "Oh, no!"
'Cause he knows where he'll go
In hades he's going to burn-ey
The limerick will be signed and dedicated as you wish. If you would like it dedicated to Mike Farrell, Snoop Dogg, Bianca Jagger, Barbara Becnel, Rita Cosby, Danny Glover, Jamie Foxx, Harry Belafonte, or Jesse Jackson, that would be fine. If you want to make copies to send to those people, you have my authority to do so.
Lethal injection is the prescribed method of execution in California, however, the inmate has the right to choose the gas chamber if he so wishes. If there is a last-minute change and he chooses the gas chamber, I will write a gas chamber limerick to your approval or you may withdraw your bid.
If Tookie really does care about the kids, he will confess to the murders and ask for forgiveness. The best lesson he can teach to kids is that, if you choose to murder an innocent human being, this will be your fate.
It's good to have big goals in life......
Now that you've painted a wall, what will you do next?
Suckers are always gonna be suckers...
Screw "the community." Arnold's duty is to the public interest as a whole, and after that, to the victims.
Name the people murdered by "tookie".
Tell me about their lives, their hopes, their dreams.
Tell me about their families, their hopes, their pains, their loss.
Now, tell me why a convicted multi-murderer should be granted clemency, since a judge, jury, and appellate court have said "NO!!!"
Racially motivated, asinine, self-destructive, behavior that speaks volumes of the insanity of the entitlement-enslaved underpopulace, firmly attached to the Government teat.
Tookie will be Dookie.
Gangs are terrorists!
They should be treated the same.
Tookie, meet your maker
I know exactly what you mean, especially when I look at what Tookie did to Yee-Chen Lin face. She was the adult daughter of the Yangs, who were also slain.
Warning this is graphic. This is what Tookie did to Yee-Chen.
maybe Mr. Badili could do a nice mural of the morgue shot that was posted (and taken down) here the other night of the young woman victim, with her face blown off by dear ole Tookie.
Probably because the "victims" who do not have their names remembered were white and asian. And only white people can be racist.
You know, they still might be afraid of him. Officer Lt. Crittendon, the spokesman for San Quentin prison where Tookie is housed on death row, said that Tookie still associates with Crips inmates in prison and is involved in gang activities outside. Tookie has never renounced his gang membership, has not gone through gang debriefing, is not remorseful, never admitted guilt to any crimes and has never apologized to the families of his victims.
Maybe the home boys still fear the return of the most notorious gangster in South Central. Just a thought. Maybe after Tookie takes his drug overdose on Tuesday the street my be a little more forthcoming with how they really feel about Tookie. Doubt it though.
Maybe I've missed something, but suddenly "tookie's plight" has become a threat of violence...up 'till now it was simply a matter of justice versus 'good lawyering'.
Surely the governor will not allow Tookie to be executed on Jamie Foxx's birthday!
Unfortunately he will just overdose on a drug binge.
Why can't they start making executions public events? Televise them & make sure that the general public is aware that if YOU are found guilty of committing murder in a court of law by a jury of your peers, this will be your fate as well.
I would add to that list sexual abuse of children & violent rape as well.
Or the many others murdered by his gang progeny.
What, riots for this piece of sub-human refuse?
I'll bet we start seeing pieces of Tookie himself on Ebay after Dec. 13.
They start by portraying some spraypaint-tagging vandal as an artiste, then they proceed to portray a multiple murderer as a kind-hearted victim of society. Lies upon lies upon lies.
I really don't think anyone except for those looking to make money or political points with Tookie in South Central give a dang if he is hung by his thing and set on fire.
I remember during the King riot reporters were interviewing rioters who said "Rodney who" while looting for profit.
It's nothing more than a scam.
Snoop gets involved in this, and now it is revealed he has his first album in years coming out on the day of Tookie's scheduled execution. Follow the money.
"An informal street-corner survey by The Chronicle.... "
"A "fake but we want it to be true ala cbs" street-corner survey by The Chronicle.... "
I just wanted to smack him! Why doesn't he do that any way and maybe save a childs life? Freaks.
Imagine Tookie walking out of San Quentin after getting processed. Bag in hand, breathing his first breath of free air in over two decades. He looks out at Marin County, looks south towards San Francisco.
Who knows what is going through his mind at this point; is he looking at the world as a confident father looks at a troubled child, disappointed but hopeful? Is he ready to carry on the work that he began so many years ago? Can he dismantle the beast that he helped create?
Or is he looking at the world like a rapist looks at a passed-out girl; ripe for the taking, with no idea of what's coming to it?
In a split second, it becomes irrelevant as a car full of Bloods pours a few pounds of red-hot lead into Tookie. Still a big guy, it takes quite a few hits to put him down. But fall he does: just another dead Crip.
Go figure--except that maybe they share one brain among them.
I'll tell you one thing, though: that Blood had better pray that none of his boys see him on TV saying that. If they do, he'll be lucky if he gets off with a severe beating. If he's unlucky, well, his fifteen minutes of fame will end on the obituary page.
You'd think that would be the case, except that there were two or three other jokers dressed in red also standing behind him. It is weird.
Then the world is going to be less crowded in a few days. Either that or they're dominated and are trying to kiss up to whatever Crip set has them by the cojones.
It's articles like this that makes me wonder what planet I'm living on. I saw the pictures of Tookie's victims. Did they deserve to die that way?
If Tookie is truly a changed man, then God will know it. He murdered people, not only breaking man's law, but God's. I have reservations about the death penalty, because people get railroaded, however I believe that Tookie killed those people. He needs to be put to death.
On the one hand, I feel for Tookie: his is a personal human tragedy, and perhaps he has tried to make amends while on Death Row. And now he will meet his maker.
On the other hand, I see punks wearing "colors" here in New Zealand, pretending to be Crips and Bloods, and yes murdering and maiming folk. This is a new thing for us in NZ: the American Gangsta is an export that has been inflicted on us over the past ten-or-so years.
We do not want or need American Gangsta crims in New Zealand. We are tired of cleaning up the senseless grafitti, weary of the increase in burglaries, robberies and rapes, and sick of arresting and convicting P-Methamphetamine powered scroats.
We do not appreciate Hip-Hop, or Rap. It teaches our kids to be delinquents.
Tookie helped invent this misery, for all of us. He should ask nicely for clemancy and mercy, and perhaps Society in its goodness would oblige. But he does not deserve it. He deserves to hang.
It's simple, really. The only reason any black person, even a Blood, wants Tookie to avoid the death penalty is because he is not being murdered on the streets. They'd rather have him killed on the streets. It's what they understand: unlawful killing. If he was shot in the streets it would be just as unnoticed as any other gang member's death. But the fact that he will be killed lawfully is what has Tookie's defenders up in arms. If he were killed on the streets the story would read, "a black man falls victim to street violence as a result of poverty and racism." And some Black people really believe that. " But because he is being killed as a result of being found guilty in an established court of law the story must read, "racist Governor to execute innocent Black man." Truthfully, I pity the man more than I do his victims. Why? Because their lives were cut short and the Lord has taken account of that. But in Tookie's case he has exterminated 4 of the Lord's children, and he will pay dearly. The death penalty is likely the beginning of his torture. As has been said in the past, "Vengeance is mine."
South Central: Human genome upgrade needed.
If Tookie actually wanted to stop the gang crime, he'd have long ago agreed to be debriefed by the authorities and informed on all of his former associates. Absemt that, everything he's doing is just a sham to escape a much deserved dirt nap.
Modern day version of "live by the sword, die by the sword."
By the way, if Tookie is pardoned I will have a hard time criticizing any police officer for prematurely firing his gun under any circumstances. I mean, if Tookie does not deserve lethal injection then nobody does. I will be glad when Wednesday arrives.
Can you put that to song?
Maybe to 'Imagine'. g
He'll probably open a bottle of Old Night Train and smoke a blunt;)
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