Skip to comments.Seeing the humanity in the man-When lights went out during Tookie interview,reporter was illuminated
Posted on 12/18/2005 8:24:14 AM PST by SmithL
One of the most frightening places I've been in the middle of a power outage is a tiny room inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison.
I was padlocked inside the small room with a man I had never met before, a man who was to be executed within days for the brutal murders of four people.
I was there to interview Stanley Tookie Williams. He shook my hand, introduced himself and we began to talk. An hour later, a heavy storm felled a power line and the lights in the visiting area suddenly went off.
My first reaction was to look at the door with its small rectangular hole, through which Williams an hour earlier had shoved his muscular arms to be cuffed while I walked into the room. After I entered and the door was securely locked, Williams shoved his arms back through the rectangular hole so the cuffs could be removed.
I glanced at that door. I looked for a prison guard who could bust open the door and pull me out should anything go wrong. Williams sensed my apprehension.
"Don't panic," he told me. "I'm here, I can protect you. I've got your back."
He calmed me down.
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I've heard that about guys in prison.
Seems like a case of love-at-first-fright.
Classic Stockholm Syndrome.
If this reporterette was so sure Tookie had changed from the days when he enjoyed killing for pocket change, why was she apprehensive when the lights went out?
Isn't that sweet?
Ahh, isn't that special.
If this is any indication of her reporting abilities, maybe she should reconsider being a waitress again....might be too hard on her though as most waitresses have to think clearly, and write orders so they will be understood by the cooks or chefs. This lady is missing some brain cells or something, and she has to be clueless to boot! "Got your backside", my a$$, what a dope !!
"I decided I wanted to be a reporter in 1992,
But I became a idiot instead!!!!
LOL, what a pantsload!
Geez, I wonder if that's what he said to the guy he shot gunned in the back??????????
Way to go stoooopiderette!
See the humanity in the killer!
How could we kill such a loving caring man. He clearly had a future escorting women.
Typical Lib DumbS_ _ T in Denial. They all refuse to recognize: "This guy killed four people--what is one more?" That way, his life would be tied up with trial for the next 4 years, and appeals until he dies.
"Anyone know the recidivism rate amongst children's books authors?"
Stop me before I write again.
"There comes a time in the history of every people when they become so pathologically soft and tender that they actually side with those elements of their society that harms them, i.e. criminals..."-A Great Historian 1888
What tripe! This is what The Stone Age Press has become??
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