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Cold efficiency and precise procedures govern the final day of the condemned at San Quentin
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2005 | Kevin Fagan

Posted on 12/12/2005 9:17:24 AM PST by KingofZion

The procedure for executing a prisoner in San Quentin, the only prison in California with a death chamber, is bound by rigid rules dictating when and how each act must be performed -- from the moment the inmate wakes up on his last day of life until the moment he dies. * * * "We try to keep this very professional," said prison spokesman Sgt. Eric Messick. "I can't see it being done any other way -- you have to treat everyone, especially the inmate, with dignity and respect. This is a very somber event." * * * If the execution goes through as scheduled, Stanley Tookie Williams will arise this morning to find that the entire Death Row of 648 condemned prisoners, and every other maximum security cell block, has been on tight lockdown since 12:01 a.m. He will be allowed to spend his last day meeting in the prison visiting room with friends and relatives until 6 p.m., when he will be moved to a special death watch cell next to the execution chamber.

There, three guards will watch him constantly through the rest of the evening, as he is offered a last meal and can watch television, play the radio or read.

Williams told The Chronicle he plans to refuse a last meal or anything to drink on his final evening. He has also requested none of his friends or relatives watch the execution.

"I don't want food or water or sympathy from the place that is going to kill me," he said in an interview with the paper last month. "I don't want anyone present for the sick and perverted spectacle. The thought of that is appalling and inhumane. It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; execution; frymumia; frytookie; stanleywilliams; tookie
Tookie probably doesn't understand the irony in his final statement. From what I read, he enjoyed watching his victims die.

I do not understand why he deserves to be treated "with dignity and respect." His victims didn't get any such consolation.

1 posted on 12/12/2005 9:17:25 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: KingofZion

Is he allowed a change of under pants?


2 posted on 12/12/2005 9:21:12 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: KingofZion

If he has changed, what's to keep him from changing back?


3 posted on 12/12/2005 9:22:44 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (I grew up in a slum, when I got to college it had become a "ghetto".)
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To: KingofZion

There are 648 prisoners on Death Row in CA? At the slowpoke rate we go through them, that's going to take a few millenia!


4 posted on 12/12/2005 9:22:45 AM PST by rom
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To: KingofZion

Has Arnold made his decision yet?


5 posted on 12/12/2005 9:23:40 AM PST by GarySpFc (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: KingofZion
Tookie: "It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

Hey Tookster -- shoulda thought of that before you founded a gang that thought it was pretty cool to sit and watch another human die.

6 posted on 12/12/2005 9:24:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (Liberals screwed again: HOLIDAY derives from the words Holy Day. NOW what will they do?)
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To: Mikey_1962

Death


7 posted on 12/12/2005 9:26:01 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Sins can be forgiven but stupid is forever.)
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To: KingofZion

It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

Tell that to your victims families Tookie!


8 posted on 12/12/2005 9:27:11 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KingofZion
It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die.

Unless, of course, you're capping them yourself over $400 or so. That not only isn't disgusting, but worthy of bragging about and describing in gruesome detail afterward.

9 posted on 12/12/2005 9:28:07 AM PST by flada (Posting in a manner reminiscent of Jen-gis Kahn.)
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To: KingofZion

Whatever ... if they'll just get it done!


10 posted on 12/12/2005 9:28:20 AM PST by Tax-chick ("You don't HAVE to be a fat pervert to speak out about eating too much and lack of morals." ~ LG)
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To: KingofZion
"It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

This statement leapt off the page. I don't think he thought it was so... back in the 70's. A slight change of heart...

Oh, at least have an In and Out burger before you leave...

11 posted on 12/12/2005 9:29:23 AM PST by BigFinn (Treason's Greetings---Howard Dean & Ramsey Clark)
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To: KingofZion
The thought of that is appalling and inhumane. It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

It kinda takes the fun away unless your actually shooting or stabbing or choking or other wise actively taking that human's life. But, just sitting around and watching what the point in that? I don't think he has yet to own up to his responsability for his crimes so he'll probably go to his death without finding peace or solace.

12 posted on 12/12/2005 9:32:23 AM PST by Calusa (Say Nick, was ya ever stung by a dead bee?)
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To: Lazamataz

13 posted on 12/12/2005 9:32:47 AM PST by ErnBatavia (403-3)
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To: BigFinn
"It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

Yep to just sit there and watch them die is pretty disgusting. Good thing Tookie decided to mock their dying sounds and laugh at them instead. ESAD tookie.
14 posted on 12/12/2005 9:35:59 AM PST by manglor
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To: KingofZion
"I can't see it being done any other way -- you have to treat everyone, especially the inmate, with dignity and respect. This is a very somber event."

Took, Took, Tookie goodbye,
Took, Took, Tookie don't cry.
The choo-choo train that takes me away from you,
no words can tell how glad it makes me.
Dis me, Tookie, and then
I'll do it over again.
Watch for the mail,
I'll never fail,
if you don't get a letter
then you'll know you're in hell.
Took, Took, Tookie don't cry,
Took, Took, Tookie goodbye!

15 posted on 12/12/2005 9:43:41 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: KingofZion
It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die.

Tookie would know. I find it ironic that Hollyweird is getting their collective panties in a wad over Tookie's upcoming meeting with his Maker because he wrote children's books.

But I have a question for them: How many of those children grew up without a parent because of the violence and murder that Tookie perpetrated before he starting writing children's books in prison? How many of those he murdered didn't get the opportunity to wish their loved ones goodbye or bounce their grandchild on their knee?

Writing children's stories doesn't make Tookie any less the murdering, hate-filled thug he was when he was sentenced to die 24 years ago. Let the sentence be carries out and may God have mercy on his soul, because I sure as heck don't.
16 posted on 12/12/2005 10:02:44 AM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: KingofZion

It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

And all this time, i think you a Dinka man, and now I find out you a melon head.

Tookie, don't let the door hit you on the way out.


17 posted on 12/12/2005 10:03:35 AM PST by babydoll22 (If you stop growing as a person you live in your own private hell.)
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To: KingofZion
It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die.

THEY sure didn't think so...


18 posted on 12/12/2005 10:05:34 AM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: ncountylee

SOP is for the prison to wear adult diapers - easier to clean up.


19 posted on 12/12/2005 10:07:43 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: Mikey_1962
If he has changed, what's to keep him from changing back?

Well, we all know the answer to that one, and so will he at 12:01.

20 posted on 12/12/2005 10:14:14 AM PST by Kenton (To my friends who celebrate Jesus' birth, Merry Christmas. To the rest of you, have a nice day off.)
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I'd like to know when the government is gonna make these executions a pay per view event to help with prison costs.


21 posted on 12/12/2005 10:31:43 AM PST by diverteach
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To: KingofZion
It is disgusting for a human to sit and watch another human die."

"Dat's why I prefer to stand. Like I did when I capped those fo' po' muthas a 'kota' of a cen'try ago."

22 posted on 12/12/2005 10:47:11 AM PST by IronJack
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To: KingofZion
Yeah - so he doesn't want a last meal. Just as well - considering his attitude to his victims, its fitting he dies alone.

(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.")

23 posted on 12/12/2005 12:12:21 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: IronJack
Awwww. He should have thought of that when he watched four people bleed to death. No one should have to die like that, right? But Williams is special. Like all sociopaths, its all about him and the reason he's resisting is because he'll miss his audience and the spotlight that's been turned on for him. Good riddance!

(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.")

24 posted on 12/12/2005 12:14:35 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: KingofZion

Is there time for Tookie to be gang-raped by the entire Gen Pop? 10 hours should be sufficient.


25 posted on 12/12/2005 12:32:27 PM PST by montag813
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