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Justices decline to block Williams execution
AP ^ | 12/11/5 | DAVID KRAVETS

Posted on 12/11/2005 9:09:53 PM PST by SmithL

San Francisco -- Crips co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams lost another bid before the California Supreme Court when the justices unanimously ruled late Sunday not to reopen his case and block his Tuesday execution by lethal injection.

The high court ruled 6-0, and said the last-minute appeal lacked merit and was untimely as well, meaning Williams will be executed unless Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger grants clemency or an anticipated last-ditch federal appeal is successful. California's justice days ago also turned down a similar appeal from Williams, who is scheduled to be the 12th condemned inmate executed since state lawmakers reinstated the death penalty in 1977 after a brief hiatus.

State prosecutors implored the justices early Sunday to dismiss Williams' latest petition to block his Tuesday execution for murdering four people in 1979.

The stay request filed on Williams' behalf "is without merit and is manifestly designed for delay," Deputy Attorney General Lisa Brault wrote the justices.

Brault's brief came hours after a lawyer for Williams, 51, urged the state Supreme Court to call off the Crips co-founder's upcoming death contending Williams should have been allowed to argue at his 1981 Los Angeles County trial that someone else killed one of his four alleged victims.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: merrycripsmas; stanleywilliams; tookie
Tookie Delenda Est!
1 posted on 12/11/2005 9:09:54 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Your turn, Arnie


2 posted on 12/11/2005 9:10:43 PM PST by bybybill (GOD help us if the Rats win)
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To: SmithL

Tookie go bye-bye...
Bye bye Tookie.
I'm glad I never met you.
(IF I HAD YOU WOULD BE GONE ALREADY!!)


3 posted on 12/11/2005 9:16:46 PM PST by cavtrooper21 (No snappy tagline ideas available at this time... Please try again later.)
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To: SmithL

Hasta la vista baby.


4 posted on 12/11/2005 9:18:26 PM PST by Baraonda (Demographic is destiny. Don't hire 3rd world illegal aliens nor support businesses that hire them.)
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To: SmithL

Too bad they can't shoot him in the back like he did to his first victim, then laugh at the sounds he makes as his life gurgles away. Better yet, video it and send ccs off to these bleeding hearts so they can also enjoy it!


5 posted on 12/11/2005 9:19:56 PM PST by Rembrandt (We would have won Viet Nam w/o Dim interference.)
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To: SmithL

"and was untimely as well"

That is polite Supreme Court-speak for "we don't have time for your BS innocence claims tookie....so die already and get off of our TV screens!"


6 posted on 12/11/2005 9:22:27 PM PST by jaguaretype (Sometimes war IS the answer)
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To: SmithL

Git-R-Done!!!!


7 posted on 12/11/2005 9:26:44 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: Rembrandt

I'm becoming a bigger fan of an-eye-for-an-eye...


8 posted on 12/11/2005 9:40:16 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: SmithL
This is not a hard decision for the courts or the governor. Tookie has been tried and convicted of his crimes. He threatened to kill the jurors, planned an escape from prison that involved killing guards and one of his "friends" who testified against him. He shows no remorse and accepts no responsibility for his actions.

There is nothing that happened in the commission of the crimes or since that time to show Tookie is worthy of clemency.
9 posted on 12/11/2005 9:41:37 PM PST by msnimje (http://weblogawards.org/2005/12/best_blog.php .. VOTE FOR MALKIN (everyday) -- DON'T LET KOS WIN!!)
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To: cavtrooper21
Sung to the tune of Toot, Toot, Tootsie Goodbye:

Took, Took, Tookie goodbye,
Took, Took, Tookie don't cry.
The lethal shot that takes you away from here,
No words can tell how loud we'll cheer.
Miss us, Tookie, and then
Miss us over again.
Fat chance of bail,
The injection we'll hail,
if we don't get a letter
Then we know you're dead in jail.
Took, Took, Tookie don't cry,
Took, Took, Tookie goodbye!

10 posted on 12/11/2005 9:42:36 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: bybybill
Your turn, Arnie

Why? He's not required to do anything. All he has to do is nothing.

11 posted on 12/11/2005 9:46:55 PM PST by lewislynn (Fairtax= lies, hope, wishful thinking and conjecture.)
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To: SmithL
Brault's brief came hours after a lawyer for Williams, 51, urged the state Supreme Court to call off the Crips co-founder's upcoming death contending Williams should have been allowed to argue at his 1981 Los Angeles County trial that someone else killed one of his four alleged victims.

So he admits to murdering three people. The penalty is the same.

12 posted on 12/11/2005 9:47:07 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: bybybill

I think the governor is letting it go to the last minute based on tradition, and it gives less time for Los Angeles to burn.


13 posted on 12/11/2005 9:57:54 PM PST by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: GVnana
"and it gives less time for Los Angeles to burn."

LA burning is very likely early Wednesday morning. .

14 posted on 12/11/2005 10:15:56 PM PST by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF)
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To: Buddy B

---And LA police/SWAT teams should be ready and prepared to shoot to kill every single one of them that uses this as an excuse to steal,trash,burn etc. because thats all it is to them is an excuse. Tookie dieing to them = free stuff and another excuse to act like wild animals.


15 posted on 12/11/2005 10:51:46 PM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man)
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To: SmithL
The Court should have sanctioned his attorneys costs for filing a frivolous motion. Take note that it was unanimous. Stanley Williams apparently didn't grow up all these years in prison. He's still not ready to die like a man. We'll see just how he looks upon death once its his turn. One day to go to the Blessed Event!

(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.")

16 posted on 12/11/2005 11:04:34 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: connectthedots
I thought he was innocent? Gee after all these years he finally admits to committing at least three murders! Not that its much of a concession but it shows how his Fan Club has been played for fools. I just love how that sociopath suckered them with his jive about having changed. I didn't believe it for a minute.

(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.")

17 posted on 12/11/2005 11:07:20 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: SmithL


Bye Tookie. It's too bad your lefty friends are such freaks.


18 posted on 12/11/2005 11:09:14 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bama?


19 posted on 12/11/2005 11:17:10 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Tzimisce
They'll forget he ever existed once he's executed. And they'll find another murderer to moon over.

(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.")

20 posted on 12/11/2005 11:19:29 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
I thought he was innocent? Gee after all these years he finally admits to committing at least three murders! Not that its much of a concession but it shows how his Fan Club has been played for fools. I just love how that sociopath suckered them with his jive about having changed. I didn't believe it for a minute.

I don't think his 'fan club' ever said he wasn't guilty of any of the murders. Their argument was that he has done so much good since being imprisoned, he should be granted clemency.

Whatever 'good' he has done while in prison is not legal justification for the CASC for the the court to delay his execution, so the last hope to get judicial relief from the Tuesday execution was to raise some 'new issue'. i really doubt his attorneys ever thought this ploy would work.

21 posted on 12/11/2005 11:50:31 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: SmithL
So if Arnold somehow is overcome with idiocy and grants clemency, will people riot or just vote him out?

If Tookie's put down, I'm sure you've heard folks fear rioting from the "black community." Actually in CA that phrase is almost redundant with the word "riot" so much that the some media outlets have banned that word due to "racial connotations" and call such an event a melee instead.

22 posted on 12/12/2005 12:04:14 AM PST by newzjunkey (FOUR-time murderer & Crips gang-founder Tookie Williams *must* be put to death as sentenced)
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To: msnimje

or since that time to show Tookie is worthy of clemency.

Well I mean short of curing cancer ( from a cell with nothing in it) nothing he does could ever make up for four murders.


23 posted on 12/12/2005 2:10:52 AM PST by newfarm4000n (God Bless America and God Bless Freedom)
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To: msnimje

Next, in the not too distant future, there will probably be a "Tookie Day" on the same line as MLK Day and the other fake holiday, Rosa Parks Day.


24 posted on 12/12/2005 2:21:04 AM PST by rambo316 (The democRATS continue in their treasonous ways.)
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To: SmithL

How'd you like the news link below this story? Typical LA Times, eh?

"Aging, Ill Inmate Is Next in Line on Death Row"


25 posted on 12/12/2005 4:56:16 AM PST by mcg2000 (New Orleans: The city that declared Jihad against The Red Cross.)
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To: metmom

I didn't even know who he was nor cared until the wacky left started their stupid rant. Now I want a "Die Tookie Die" bumper sticker.


26 posted on 12/12/2005 5:03:50 AM PST by Mercat (Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year, oh, and Happy Holy Days)
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To: Mercat

Same here.


27 posted on 12/12/2005 7:05:47 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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