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Governor Declines To Stop Williams Execution
http://www.nbc4.tv/news/5512016/detail.html ^

Posted on 12/12/2005 12:42:27 PM PST by lunarbicep

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refused Monday to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the founder of the murderous Crips gang who awaited execution after midnight in a case that stirred debate over capital punishment and the possibility of redemption on death row.

Schwarzenegger was not swayed by pleas from Hollywood stars and petitions from more than 50,000 people who said that Williams had made amends during more than two decades in prison by writing a memoir and a series of children's books about the dangers of gangs.

With a reprieve from the federal courts considered unlikely, Williams, 51, was set to die by injection at San Quentin State Prison early Tuesday for murdering four people in two 1979 holdups.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: deathpenalty; frymumia; frytookie; governator; joinarnold; schwarzenegger; stanleywilliams; tookie; tookiemustdie
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1 posted on 12/12/2005 12:42:28 PM PST by lunarbicep
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Thank you Governor Schwarzenegger.


2 posted on 12/12/2005 12:43:30 PM PST by ninergold3 (aka GiantsPrincess)
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To: lunarbicep

adios you POS....


3 posted on 12/12/2005 12:43:44 PM PST by sit-rep (If you acquire, hit it again to verify...)
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To: lunarbicep

Good job, Ahnold...goodbye tookie, and hell awaits you.


4 posted on 12/12/2005 12:44:06 PM PST by Recovering Hermit
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To: lunarbicep

Bye, Bye, Tookie Bye, Bye!


5 posted on 12/12/2005 12:44:09 PM PST by A. Morgan
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To: lunarbicep

All Hail The Terminator!


6 posted on 12/12/2005 12:44:43 PM PST by newzjunkey (FOUR-time murderer & Crips gang-founder Tookie Williams *must* be put to death as sentenced)
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To: lunarbicep

Hey! Arnold does have gonads...


7 posted on 12/12/2005 12:44:58 PM PST by Bender2 (Even dirty old robots need love!)
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To: lunarbicep

Hasta la vista Butth*le.


8 posted on 12/12/2005 12:45:42 PM PST by dc-zoo
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To: lunarbicep

they'll be rioting shortly.....


9 posted on 12/12/2005 12:46:10 PM PST by Sub-Driver (Unelect All NJ Politicians....)
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To: Bender2

Is Watts burning yet? To your maker Tookie!!


10 posted on 12/12/2005 12:46:19 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Dr. Adrian Rogers, September 12, 1931 - November 15, 2005)
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To: lunarbicep
By God, I'm shocked.

The Terminator did the right thing.

11 posted on 12/12/2005 12:46:26 PM PST by Reactionary (The Stalinist Media is the Enemy)
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To: lunarbicep

Looks like the 'roids didn't shrivel them up to nothing.

"Remember when you thought I'd kill you later ?"


12 posted on 12/12/2005 12:46:44 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: lunarbicep

13 posted on 12/12/2005 12:46:50 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Republican Death Machinist - Certified by ASE)
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To: lunarbicep

Justice is served ~ Bumped!


14 posted on 12/12/2005 12:47:11 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: lunarbicep

Thank you Governor Schwarzenegger for upholding the system, and not letting fierce oppsotion from the left-wing media and celebrities sway your decision.


15 posted on 12/12/2005 12:47:23 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: lunarbicep

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!


16 posted on 12/12/2005 12:47:43 PM PST by GLDNGUN
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To: lunarbicep

Thank God.


17 posted on 12/12/2005 12:47:52 PM PST by OldDominionStater
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To: lunarbicep
John Connor: You were gonna kill that guy!
The Terminator: Of course; I'm a terminator.
18 posted on 12/12/2005 12:48:19 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Bender2

>>Hey! Arnold does have gonads...<<

He used to quip that the reason why he got into bodybuilding is because they were so big he had to get the rest of his body to catch up.

I now believe it! Good Job Arnie.
While I normally do not cheer for a person's death, Justice has been served in this case.


19 posted on 12/12/2005 12:48:33 PM PST by netmilsmom (God blessed me with a wonderful husband.)
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To: lunarbicep

I think he stalled long enough to get the NG and LE in place, before he made the announcement. The minute the first rock flies, they'll hopefully be swatted down.


20 posted on 12/12/2005 12:48:40 PM PST by TheSpottedOwl ("The Less You Have...The More They'll Take"- bf)
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To: lunarbicep

Way to go Governator!

Burn baby burn.


21 posted on 12/12/2005 12:48:42 PM PST by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: lunarbicep

Surprisingly enough, the DUmmies over on DU are just about evenly split on this.


22 posted on 12/12/2005 12:48:55 PM 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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To: lunarbicep

Riots up next. Bring on the club wielding LA police!


23 posted on 12/12/2005 12:48:59 PM PST by zarf (The BCS sucks.)
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To: lunarbicep

Not on Fox News yet.


24 posted on 12/12/2005 12:49:15 PM PST by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Merry Christmas!)
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To: lunarbicep
Schwarzenegger was not swayed by pleas from ... people who said that Williams had made amends

He will make amends, of a sort, a few hours from now.

25 posted on 12/12/2005 12:49:21 PM PST by Salvey (ancest)
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To: ccook

Well, I guess his wife is going to withhold the nookie....because of tookie.


26 posted on 12/12/2005 12:49:22 PM PST by MadeInAmerica
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To: doesnt suffer fools gladly

It was announced live on Fox. I was watching then. You'll see it on the crawl.


27 posted on 12/12/2005 12:49:55 PM PST by netmilsmom (God blessed me with a wonderful husband.)
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To: lunarbicep

TIME TO COOKIE -- TOOKIE


28 posted on 12/12/2005 12:49:59 PM PST by PetroniDE (We Don't Live in Texas Anymore --- State Name is Now TAXES !!)
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To: lunarbicep

bttt


29 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:01 PM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: lunarbicep

Chapter 7
Prisons as Purgatory




LIKE TO KNOW HOW to commit a murder? This is how:

You are both alone in his cell. You've slipped out a knife (eighteen-inch blade, double edged). You're holding it beside your leg so he can't see it. The enemy is smiling and chattering away about something. He thinks you're his fool he trusts you. You see the spot. It's a target between the third button in his shirt. As you calmly talk and smile, you move your left foot to the side to step across his right-side body length. A light pivot toward him with your right shoulder and the world turns upside down you have sunk the knife to its hilt into the middle of his chest.

With this now celebrated passage from his book In the Belly of the Beast, convict John Henry Abbott became a literary sensation. He was interviewed on Good Morning America, and was proclaimed by a New York Times reviewer as "awesome, brilliant..." Norman Mailer wrote a long and laudatory article for the New York Review of Books and campaigned to have Abbott's early release.

Abbott was released in June, 1981.

In July, 1981 he allegedly murdered 22 year old Richard Adan because Adan, a bartender, would not let him use the staff restroom of the Bini-Bon restaurant. Mailer, his agent Scott Meredith, and various New York editors were quoted in Time Magazine assaying, "How tragic."

"We pretended he had always been a writer," famed author Jerzy Kosinski said. In other words, Abbott had always been a criminal.

The morality scam pulled off by Abbott is common in prison literature. In fact it is almost a literary genre, having taken in people of quite different persuasions. In the 1960's, for example, William F. Buckley helped set free Edgar Smith who attempted murder once released.

The perverted logic of the morality scam goes something like this...

http://www.albany.edu


30 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:03 PM PST by purpleland (Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: lunarbicep
Williams had made amends during more than two decades in prison by writing a memoir and a series of children's books about the dangers of gangs

That's great. Maybe now you can get into Heaven?....tomorrow?

31 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:12 PM 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: lunarbicep
Thank you Governor, for ensuring that justice will be done. This will hold you in good stead with God. Now I await the Blessed Event tonight!

(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.")

32 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:21 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Sub-Driver

"they'll be rioting shortly....."

Do you think the riots will happen first, or will the Hollywood types start crying a river first?


33 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:23 PM PST by alarm rider (Irritating leftists as often as is humanly possible....)
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To: lunarbicep

Made ammends.. WTF... how many people died this year alone in gang related violence?.... Let alone the life of his direct victims... Made ammends my arse.

May God have mercy on his soul, for none will be found here.


34 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:27 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: lunarbicep

Kill four people and you deserve a death sentence. Write nine books should keep you from this sentence?? Absurd!! Yeh, yeh....It was for the children!!


35 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:32 PM PST by Sacajaweau (God Bless Our Troops!!)
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To: ninergold3
Next Stop?


36 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:40 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Democrats - With 'Patriots' like them, we don't need foreign enemies.)
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To: lunarbicep

But there is some good news for Tookie...I just save a bundle of money by switching to GEICO.


37 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kenton

>>Surprisingly enough, the DUmmies over on DU are just about evenly split on this<<

Snowmen must be skiing in hell.


38 posted on 12/12/2005 12:50:55 PM PST by netmilsmom (God blessed me with a wonderful husband.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
...and, by one of Tookie's defenders... (6 pm PT tonight...)

39 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:06 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Salvey

Now if only they would also execute the thousands of others on death row, especially those savages who went on their raping/robbing/killing rampage in Wichita 5 years ago this week. That case will always stand out in my mind as one of the most vile ever.


40 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:09 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: lunarbicep

I guess it`s bye-bye Tookie time.

I`ve been scared the Gov. would cave on this.

He showed a lot of backbone in this case.He was and still is under a lot of pressure from those leftist bleeding hearts trying to save this vicious killer.


41 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:19 PM PST by 31M20RedDevil
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To: zarf

Yes, perhaps the run for the electronics and jeans might begin soon? I know a flat screen tv would improve my feelings by a considerable margin. And who can beat the price? Not even the Wiz!


42 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:31 PM PST by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: zarf
Bring on the club wielding LA police

Nothing like a good old fashioned HICKORY SHAMPOO to ease the tension!

43 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:40 PM 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: lunarbicep

"Remember when I told you I would kill you last? I lied."

-Arnold in Commando


44 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:44 PM PST by Deathmonger
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To: lunarbicep

ba-by tookster


Doogle


45 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:48 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...7thAF ..4077th TFW...408th MMS..Ubon Thailand.."69",,Night Line Delivery..AMMO)
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To: Sub-Driver
they'll be rioting shortly.

Just like the people that thought Schwarzenegger would grant Williams clemency, you're wrong.

46 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:54 PM PST by Jigsaw John
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To: lunarbicep

to Tookie "....Your Fired"


47 posted on 12/12/2005 12:51:56 PM PST by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" R. A. Heinlein)
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To: dfwgator

This decision will be a real shot in the arm for Arnold's poll numbers.


48 posted on 12/12/2005 12:52:04 PM PST by Cyclopean Squid (Leftism is Civilizational Masochism)
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To: lunarbicep

Arnold, you made the right decision.


49 posted on 12/12/2005 12:52:36 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: lunarbicep
Now,Mr Williams,you have two important advantages over your victims:

1)You,unlike them,have time to make peace with your Creator.You'd be wise to take advantage of this opportunity.

2)You'll die a far more peaceful,and dignified,death than did your victims.

50 posted on 12/12/2005 12:52:36 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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