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(story from Ireland) Large crowd expected at Tookie's funeral
breakingnews.iol.ie ^ | 12-20-05

Posted on 12/20/2005 11:44:27 AM PST by doug from upland

Large crowd expected at Tookie's funeral 20/12/2005 - 14:02:42

Few condemned inmates have generated as much public support as Stanley Tookie Williams, and so much post-execution attention. The final send-off for the former gang leader executed last week promises to be no different.

A funeral normally reserved for a dignitary or religious leader was scheduled for today, almost exactly a week after Williams was executed by lethal injection for murdering four people during a pair of 1979 robberies.

Among those expected to attend the funeral in Los Angeles were the US civil rights leader, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who visited Williams shortly before his death; the leader of the black Muslim organisation Nation of Islam 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.

Williams, who in the 1970s co-founded the Crips gang not far from the church hosting his funeral, later began a career on Death Row writing children’s books warning against the gang life.

Those efforts attracted numerous supporters who lobbied frantically for clemency, arguing Williams had redeemed himself. He became become a symbol for those opposed to the death penalty.

“If they think they succeeded by killing him in getting people to forget about him, they have done just the opposite,” Barbara Becnel, who collaborated with Williams on his books, said last week after his execution.

The service will be held at Bethel AME Church Los Angeles, which holds 1,500 people. An expected overflow crowd will be able to view the funeral on a large video screen outside, Becnel said. The service also will be broadcast on the internet.

In accordance with his will, Williams will not be buried. He will be cremated and his ashes scattered over South Africa in January, Becnel said.

Williams was condemned in 1981 for using a sawn-off shot gun to kill 7-11 clerk Albert Owens, 26, in Whittier. Weeks later, he killed Yen-I Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, 63, and the couple’s daughter Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, at the Los Angeles motel they owned.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2longb4execution; 2longondeathrow; buddhaheads; goodriddance; hollyweird; scumbag; stanleywilliams; tookie

1 posted on 12/20/2005 11:44:30 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland
Really interesting how much sympathy the Political Left shows for murders and other thugs.
2 posted on 12/20/2005 11:45:54 AM PST by MNJohnnie (We do not create terrorism by fighting the terrorists. We invite terrorism by ignoring them.--GWBush)
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To: doug from upland

"“If they think they succeeded by killing him in getting people to forget about him, they have done just the opposite,”

Tookie?
Whozat?


:)


3 posted on 12/20/2005 11:47:33 AM PST by Salamander (Cursed With Second Sight)
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To: doug from upland
You can't really kill too many people in this world to get a hearty send-off if you're a PC approved minority.

(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.")

4 posted on 12/20/2005 11:47:43 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: doug from upland

Just a little poem for Tookie..I did not write it but thought it was so very funny..May he burn in hell..

'Twas the night before Tookie's execution ..

Twas the night before execution and all through San Quentin, the crips were protesting, and liberals were ventin'.

The cyanide hung by the chamber with care, in hopes that the reaper soon would be there.

The inmates were nestled all snug in their bed ; except for Old Tookie, who soon would be dead.

And me with my beer mug, dressed warm in my flannel, had curled up to watch it, on the Fox News Channel.

I set up my TIVO to record the news station, and thoroughly loved the momentous occasion.

It seemed lady justice had gotten her way, and that there would be one less savage today.

When outside the jail there arose such a clatter, the cameras had turned to see what was the matter.

When what to my civilized eyes did appear, but a lineup of actors, all liberal...half queer.

The misguided freaks drew some curious looks, as they proclaimed his innocence; clutching his books.

The tears then flew from Susan Sarandon's eyes, as she nominated him again for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The actors were tethered to an ACLU sleigh, all towing the line of the urban decay.

On Asner, on Penn, on liberal cop-haters, On Sharpton, on Jesse and other race-baiters.

Then at 3:01 all curled up like a beetle, Tookie cried like a bitch, as they gave him the needle.

When up from the actors there arose such a cry, they had failed in their mission, and Tookie DID DIE !!

I heard Bill O'Reilly say, as I turned out my light, Merry Christmas to all ... there was justice tonight !!


5 posted on 12/20/2005 11:50:18 AM PST by Beth528
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To: doug from upland
In accordance with his will, Williams will not be buried. He will be cremated and his ashes scattered over South Africa in January, Becnel said.

Hmm, didn't his ex-wife state she didn't know where he wanted his ashes scattered? I believe Becnel said the same, only that took it upon herself to take them to his African home. Of course never mind he'd never been to Africa and how the heck does she presume to know which tribe his African ancestors were from.

6 posted on 12/20/2005 11:52:52 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: MNJohnnie

I just like how this "reformed" man refused to give information about the muderous Crips gang of which he was the founder.

Some anti-gang leader. He literally knew where the bodies were buried, but he wounldn't give them up.

I have very mixed emotions about the death penalty (for religious reasons), but he was a poster boy for it.


7 posted on 12/20/2005 11:53:20 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Beth528
I sold this on eBay ---

NOTE:  you are bidding on a framed and signed original limerick created by FreeRepublic contributor Doug from Upland.  Yes, that FreeRepublic; the one that took down Dan "What's the Frequency, Kenneth" Rather and partisan Democrat hack producer Mary Mapes for the phony George Bush documents they used to try to affect the 2004 election.

 DFU is the author of "The Official Clinton Bashing Limerick Book,"  "Willie's White House Limerick Book," and "A Child's Eye View of John Kerry."  The Kerry child's book mocked the Ketchup Boy gigolo without mercy and actually was given a positive book review by John McCaslin of the Washington Times.

This limerick was created to memorialize what is to happen to convicted quadruple murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams at San Quentin as justice is finally served.  The auction is scheduled to end at 12:15am on Dec. 13.  To increase the potential historical value of the limerick, I tried to make the end of the auction coincide with the end of Tookie.  Since I have no control of the procedure, however, don't blame me if it lasts longer.  It takes the cooperation of the guys strapping him down and wheeling in the gurney, the person administering the injection of chemicals, and, of course, Tookie himself.  Hey, if there is a power failure, prison riot, or earthquake, it is not my fault.

"Journey on the Gurney"

For Tookie, it's his final journey

They'll wheel him in on the gurney

He'll be screaming "Oh, no!"

'Cause he knows where he'll go

In hades he's going to burn-ey

The limerick will be signed and dedicated as you wish.  If you would like it dedicated to Mike Farrell, Snoop Dogg, Bianca Jagger, Barbara Becnel, Rita Cosby, Danny Glover, Jamie Foxx, Harry Belafonte, or Jesse Jackson, that would be fine.  If you want to make copies to send to those people, you have my authority to do so.

Lethal injection is the prescribed method of execution in California, however, the inmate has the right to choose the gas chamber if he so wishes.  If there is a last-minute change and he chooses the gas chamber, I will write a gas chamber limerick to your approval or you may withdraw your bid.

If Tookie really does care about the kids, he will confess to the murders and ask for forgiveness.  The best lesson he can teach to kids is that, if you choose to murder an innocent human being, this will be your fate.

 

 


8 posted on 12/20/2005 11:56:01 AM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: doug from upland
“If they think they succeeded by killing him in getting people to forget about him, they have done just the opposite,”

Good! His execution will send a more dramatic message to current and future gang members than will his children's books.

9 posted on 12/20/2005 11:57:51 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (Have you visited http://c-pol.blogspot.com?)
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To: mtbopfuyn
The good news is his ashes will never pollute our shores. I guess there's some comfort in knowing its too expensive for the murderer loving crowd to make an annual pilgrimmage to the Williams Shrine in South Africa.

(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.")

10 posted on 12/20/2005 11:58:27 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Constitutionalist Conservative
He's good as forgotten already. Name me one murderer executed in the past decade whom most people can recall top of their heads? Case closed.

(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.")

11 posted on 12/20/2005 12:00:28 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: All

I just heard on the news that there is a big gang presence there in their gang colors. They are flashing gang signs. Some had shirts that included the F word and the Gov's name.


12 posted on 12/20/2005 12:03:41 PM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: doug from upland

We need some photos of Tookie's Victims.. and other indirect victims of the gang violence he helped create... and Protest the Hell out of this thing! In front of the cameras.... shouting at these "stars" for their inhumanity.


13 posted on 12/20/2005 12:04:43 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

I'm not going to South Central.


14 posted on 12/20/2005 12:07:37 PM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: doug from upland

Wimp.


15 posted on 12/20/2005 12:08:51 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Jesus is the Reason for the Season!!!)
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To: doug from upland

This is great doug..I wish I had your talent..


16 posted on 12/20/2005 12:11:31 PM PST by Beth528
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To: doug from upland
Among those expected to attend the funeral in Los Angeles were the US civil rights leader, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, who visited Williams shortly before his death; the leader of the black Muslim organisation Nation of Islam Louis Farrakhan and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg.

Among those expected to attend the funeral in Los Angeles were the US racial scab-picker, the Pretentious Jesse Jackson, who saw an opportunity to get some camera time by championing yet another thug; saucer-seeking prophet of lunacy Louis Farrakhan; and burnout Snoop Dogg, who has spent the last 20 years swirling around a bong.

17 posted on 12/20/2005 12:11:42 PM PST by IronJack
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To: doug from upland

Its times like these that I regret DDT was banned.


18 posted on 12/20/2005 12:15:30 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: doug from upland
Here's a pic of the large crowd....


19 posted on 12/20/2005 12:17:41 PM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: Beth528
CLICK AND SING.... :)
20 posted on 12/20/2005 12:18:33 PM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: doug from upland
No one in their right minds would go to South Central L.A any time day or night if they valued their own lives. Yeah, celebrities can go there with their bodyguards and armored plated SUV's for a funeral send-off but for sure they'll never live there. Even they aren't THAT dense to sacrifice their own lives for the sake of political correctness.

(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.")

21 posted on 12/20/2005 12:18:55 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: doug from upland

Reminds me of the fanatic suicide bombers families celebrating the death of their sons. Tookie was just as big a killer he just wasnt motivated by a crazy religion, He was motivated by greed and a lust for killing. I spit on Tookie and I spit on anyone who would attend this farce.

Farrakhan , Jackson, Snoop Dogg, what a list of trash. Too bad Charlie Manson couldnt get a pass so he could attend.


22 posted on 12/20/2005 12:21:57 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The alphabet channels --spying for the enemy.)
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To: doug from upland
WEBCAST FUNERAL ON WWW.SAVETOOKIE.COM
23 posted on 12/20/2005 12:23:25 PM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: doug from upland

Whoops --- savetookie.org for webcast


24 posted on 12/20/2005 12:24:01 PM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: add925


Is that Ward Churchill?
25 posted on 12/20/2005 12:24:43 PM PST by TheForceOfOne
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To: doug from upland

tookwanza


26 posted on 12/20/2005 12:25:40 PM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: TheForceOfOne
Yes, Uncle Ward has ditched his fake Indian past and has taken up protesting for Tookie. This was a Denver post pic a couple of days before the execution.

Rumor has it, Churchill is now telling everyone he is African American. /s

27 posted on 12/20/2005 12:27:45 PM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: doug from upland

"Reverend Jesse Jackson"

I still want to know what's "reverend" about him.


28 posted on 12/20/2005 1:51:54 PM PST by RoadTest (Religion never saved a soul - that's Jesus' job.)
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To: goldstategop
Name me one murderer executed in the past decade whom most people can recall top of their heads?

James James Demouchette and Karla Faye Tucker. Too bad we can't add Henry Lee Lucas to the list, but all's well that ends...

29 posted on 12/20/2005 1:52:32 PM PST by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: HamiltonJay
I hope "America's Most Wanted" is in on the event.

This could get interesting...... :>

30 posted on 12/20/2005 2:38:46 PM PST by IntheHillsGolden (You pass through places ...and places pass through you.........)
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To: IntheHillsGolden

I phoned the field office of the FBI in Los Angeles last week and told them they should be at the funeral. I would bet that at least 10% of the crowd has outstanding warrants.


31 posted on 12/20/2005 2:52:45 PM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: doug from upland

I did!LOL!:)


32 posted on 12/21/2005 4:15:14 AM PST by Beth528
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