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Heavy crowd, celebrities expected at Williams funeral service
sacbee ^ | 12-20-05

Posted on 12/20/2005 11:27:20 AM PST by LouAvul

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the kind of funeral normally reserved for a dignitary, religious leaders and celebrities traveled to violence-wracked South Los Angeles to pay respects to the man who helped found a deadly street gang, then spent the years before his execution denouncing the gangster life.

Stanley Tookie Williams' funeral was scheduled for noon Tuesday, almost exactly a week after he was put to death for murdering four people during a pair of 1979 robberies. Williams, who in the 1970s co-founded the Crips gang not far from the church hosting his funeral, wrote from Death Row children's books warning against the gang life.

Those efforts attracted numerous supporters who lobbied frantically for clemency, arguing Williams had redeemed himself. Among those expected to attend his funeral were the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who visited Williams shortly before his death, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg.

The service was to include a five-minute video tribute by documentary filmmaker Jonathan Stack and speeches by motivational guru Tony Robbins and actor Jamie Foxx, who portrayed Williams in the TV movie "Redemption: The Stanley Tookie Williams Story."

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Man, this country is desperate for a hero.
1 posted on 12/20/2005 11:27:22 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

This funeral won't resemble Reagan's.


2 posted on 12/20/2005 11:28:39 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: LouAvul

What? No Bill Clinton on the guest list?


3 posted on 12/20/2005 11:29:02 AM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: LouAvul

They have heroes, they (the left) want a hero with a past with which they can identify.


4 posted on 12/20/2005 11:29:39 AM PST by madison10
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To: LouAvul

Our own Palestinians.


5 posted on 12/20/2005 11:29:52 AM PST by thoughtomator (Congrats Iraq!)
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To: LouAvul

When I saw the word "celebrities", I was thinking of Hollywood stars or politicians, not the same old collection of race warlords. What a disappointment (g).


6 posted on 12/20/2005 11:31:12 AM PST by Emile (Bush lied? People dyed.)
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To: LouAvul
Hey, he's just a multiple murderer. One wonders when the Left will get around to rehabilitating Bush.

(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.")

7 posted on 12/20/2005 11:31:18 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: LouAvul

I feel a riot coming on. Someone start the Popcorn.


8 posted on 12/20/2005 11:31:57 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: LouAvul

Disgusting. Honoring a quadruple murderer like some sort of hero is beyond shameful.

But, what do expect from people like Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson?


9 posted on 12/20/2005 11:32:03 AM PST by West Coast Conservative (Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.)
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To: LouAvul

I dare a plumbing Freeper to swing by during the funeral to install a urinal over the grave....


10 posted on 12/20/2005 11:32:34 AM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: LouAvul

What's the fuss, folks. No one but the idiot morons in Hollywood and Black racists will be there. This guy is no sleeping with the fishes, and rightfully so. This is a non story!!!


11 posted on 12/20/2005 11:32:49 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: LouAvul

I wonder how many people turned out for his victims' funerals?


12 posted on 12/20/2005 11:33:17 AM PST by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: LouAvul
I hear that OJ will be there but that Johnnie Cochrane sent his regrets.
13 posted on 12/20/2005 11:34:35 AM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: LouAvul

Anything that makes Sean Penn cry has to be at least a little funny.


14 posted on 12/20/2005 11:34:56 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LouAvul

After the service, Robbins and Foxx will be leading the gang over to the Magic Johnson Theater on MLK and Crenshaw for a viewing of "Munich."

15 posted on 12/20/2005 11:35:05 AM PST by Cinnamon Girl (OMGIIHIHOIIC ping list)
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To: LouAvul

A friend of mine is against the DP for religious reasons. But I asked her if SHE would go to the funeral. She said, "I'm a Christian, but I ain't no Saint..." Seriously, we talked about Tookie. She thought he was a cold blooded killer who should have died a natural death in prison, proceeded by a lonely burial. She found it hard to find pity for his soul, but she did not think it our right to take a life, just as it was not Williams. I can respect that.

Yes--going to the funeral is a bit much, even for that crowd.


16 posted on 12/20/2005 11:35:31 AM PST by ktvaughn (I avoid cliche's like the plague...)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

They cameras will be there, that's what offends most of us I bet.


17 posted on 12/20/2005 11:35:32 AM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: LouAvul
spent the years before his execution denouncing the gangster life.

Complete horsehockey! He wouldn't quit the crips, denounce them, or debreif with the cops. He just said he 'regretted' it. (He was sorry he got caught and convicted, IOW.)

I hope all the 'clelebrities' have a good cry over this scumbags death.

18 posted on 12/20/2005 11:36:17 AM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: LouAvul

What? No memorial drive-by shooting?


19 posted on 12/20/2005 11:36:26 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: LouAvul
...violence-wracked South Los Angeles...

Did this clown write this column in anticipation of violence?

All calm here.

20 posted on 12/20/2005 11:36:57 AM PST by Churchillspirit (Anaheim Angels - 2002 World Series Champions)
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To: LouAvul

YAWN


21 posted on 12/20/2005 11:37:00 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: ktvaughn

Bury him before he dies? Excellent!


22 posted on 12/20/2005 11:37:59 AM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: LouAvul
then spent the years before his execution denouncing the gangster life.

While at the same time directing the criminal enterprise he had created.

And Michael Corleone had his kids baptized while directing his 'business'.

23 posted on 12/20/2005 11:38:00 AM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: LouAvul

Let me know when his "mourners" number more than the number who showed for Stinky Sheman's book signing in Crawford.


24 posted on 12/20/2005 11:38:08 AM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: neodad

Where's Maxine Waters ?


25 posted on 12/20/2005 11:39:14 AM PST by newfrpr04
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To: LouAvul

I agree to disagree with those folks who are anti-death penalty and respect their point of view. Who I cannot stomach is the same old hacks who turn out in support of murderers and thugs like these Feces Pieces a la Mumia. They are not heroes, they are not worthy of lionization, they are not even people. Worthy of no respect, barely even an acknowledgement.


26 posted on 12/20/2005 11:39:30 AM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: LouAvul

"to pay respects to the man who helped found a deadly street gang..."



Pathetic. But then not surprising. We already know what Hollywood respects.


27 posted on 12/20/2005 11:39:35 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: LouAvul
"Heavy crowd, celebrities expected at Williams funeral service"

Tookie, the celebrity was kinda on the heavy side too.
28 posted on 12/20/2005 11:39:50 AM PST by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: LouAvul

This hype over Williams death and funeral is a sad (no more like infuriating) commentary on those who have and are participating in it.

Here is a person who brutally slaughtered four people using a shotgun and uttering racists epiteths over at lease some of the bodies, ridiculing the sound one dying individual was making in their last moments clinging to life.

Williams never took ownership of what he did. He never appologized.

He reportedly found redemption for writing books that sold in single or double digits. As of yet, nobody has been asked to verify that he wrote a single word of those books.

Williams never helped combat the gang he claimed to have founded. He never encouraged others to do so.

It would be hard to imagine anyone deserving the death penalty more than Williams. The actions he took during his life, affected hundreds and more than likely literally thousands due to their family members being killed, injured or adversely affected by his gang and those which sprang up due to it's inspiration.

This is what passes for some, as a hero. This is what they revere. Evidently this is what they wish their children could become.

What utter fools...

God grants each of us rights, but it sure would be nice if some people could make better choices while exercising those rights.


29 posted on 12/20/2005 11:41:18 AM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: LouAvul

After this, death row will be like Forest Lawn cemetery: "People are dying to get in!"

Perhaps they can add the MSM reporting of this "significant event" to a documentary trailer for "Get Rich or Die Tryin'", given the strong relationship between the theme of the movie and this perp's life, except that the Williams' 'docutainment' might be better titled "Slaughter Bystanders Viciously for Pocket Change, and Die Tryin' To Beat The Rap"? On further thought, naah, too long for a title - - it would never get through to the people who move their lips when they read.


30 posted on 12/20/2005 11:41:24 AM PST by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: wvobiwan

LOL--my freudian slip is showing...


31 posted on 12/20/2005 11:42:10 AM PST by ktvaughn (I avoid cliche's like the plague...)
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To: LouAvul

I read where there were about 200 that paid their respects. Guess these 200 were from his "'hood".


32 posted on 12/20/2005 11:42:22 AM PST by lilylangtree
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To: LouAvul

Jonathan Stack: the perfect anti-American jackass. I am sure he will make another of his victimogrify film inditing America, once again, for being cruel, racist, brutal, etc. etc.


33 posted on 12/20/2005 11:42:25 AM PST by robowombat
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To: CaptRon

I was gonna go but I figured the traffic'll be murder


34 posted on 12/20/2005 11:42:46 AM PST by Republicus2001
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To: LouAvul

I read in the paper that his viewing was just down the street from where he murdered the family in the motel.


35 posted on 12/20/2005 11:42:52 AM PST by BurbankKarl
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To: LouAvul

"Tookie" hated gang life...after he was put in the joint for the rest of his days. Gee, what a surprise.


36 posted on 12/20/2005 11:43:02 AM PST by RexBeach ("The rest of the world is three drinks behind." -Humphrey Bogart)
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To: ktvaughn

You know what would be cool? If a gang fight broke out...


37 posted on 12/20/2005 11:43:11 AM PST by gman992
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To: CaptRon

Shhh, they might make that the new iniation requirement: Blam! One for my peeps. Blam! One for the Honorable Elijah Mohommed. Blam! One for Brotha Tookie.


38 posted on 12/20/2005 11:43:36 AM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: wvobiwan

He is going to be cremated after the viewing and ashes spread in Africa!!! These loons in Los Angeles lined up to "view" the Killer's body. I am surprised the Media isn't broadcasting live, this is their kind of crap.


39 posted on 12/20/2005 11:43:45 AM PST by newfrpr04
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To: LouAvul

Tookie writing children's books against gangs is like Phillip Morris denouncing cigarette smoking.


40 posted on 12/20/2005 11:44:22 AM PST by Pantera
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To: Churchillspirit
The murderer loving crowd seems to believe in da thang da black man does. Except where their precious skins are concerned of course. If conservatives held a quadruple murderer up as an inner city role model, the cries of outrage from liberals would be deafening. The latter's racism is as blatant as their hypocrisy is shameless.

(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.")

41 posted on 12/20/2005 11:45:14 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: LouAvul

Will they be bringing shotguns?


42 posted on 12/20/2005 11:45:26 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: neodad
No Bill Clinton on the guest list?

He wouldn't miss it.


43 posted on 12/20/2005 11:45:30 AM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: DoughtyOne

after his books came out, gang murders increased. good job Tookie


44 posted on 12/20/2005 11:47:13 AM PST by Republicus2001
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To: ktvaughn

:>D

Certainly WOULD have been a 'lonely death'...


45 posted on 12/20/2005 11:47:28 AM PST by wvobiwan (It's OUR Net! If you don't like it keep your stanky routers off it!)
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To: LouAvul

A "Heavy Crowd" will be attending because they will all be packing heat.


47 posted on 12/20/2005 11:49:14 AM PST by NorseWood
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To: Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
I just want Revvverund Jackasses frequent flyer miles. First I see his mug in LA chanting slogans outside the prison, less than 12 hours later I see the ghoul standing next to the union boss of the NY transit workers who just shut down NY and now today he's back in LA.

But think of all the good he accomplished for his peeps, Tokkie's dead and the transit workers are out of work and will be getting fined daily. Oh and all the poor that he cares so much for will not be able to ride mass transit and as we all found out in Nawlins if you don't give them a ride they are stuck.

All in all rev I'd say you had yourself a hellava successful week.

48 posted on 12/20/2005 11:49:15 AM PST by marlon
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To: LouAvul

You wanna talk about Americans that we need to be keeping under surveilance? Here they are ...

Hope there is a lot of monitoring of these people. Those who would support Tookie are the equivalent of those who having dealing with terrorist organizations. The only difference is Tookie was a domestic terrorist, not a foreign one.


49 posted on 12/20/2005 11:51:17 AM PST by Siegfried The Red (Subgeniuses are the last TRUE Americans!)
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To: Semper Paratus

It will be a true debacle..


50 posted on 12/20/2005 11:51:33 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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