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A Public Goodbye for [Tookie] Williams
Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/20/05 | Louis Sahagun

Posted on 12/20/2005 12:05:40 PM PST by TFFKAMM

About 2,000 people turn out to view the body of the killer and writer executed last week despite a high-profile campaign to save his life.

For many of the mourners filing past the casket Monday, the gray-bearded gentleman in the tailored gray suit and silk tie bore little resemblance to the man they remembered as the muscle-bound, fearsome Crips co-founder, Stanley Tookie Williams.

"When I was a kid, Tookie was the most dangerous man in South-Central Los Angeles," recalled Najee Ali, 42, director of Project Islamic Hope, a Los Angeles-based civil rights group. "Looking at him today, I'm reminded that my childhood has long since passed.

"Many of the people who lined up today for a last look at the man didn't know him; never met him," Ali said. "But they came to pay their respects because they have a Tookie in their family, or identify with his struggle."

Ali was among more than 2,000 people of all ages -- many of them clad in Crips blue -- who gathered at the House of Winston Mortuary on South Vermont Avenue at 95th Street where Williams' body reposed.

Williams, 51, was put to death by lethal injection Dec. 13. He was convicted of murdering four people, but supporters said he deserved clemency because he had spent his last years trying to steer children away from gang violence.

The public viewing of his body attracted a sometimes rowdy crowd that spilled into the street, backing up traffic. Marijuana smoke wafted through the air as sport utility vehicles with 20-inch rims cruised past, rap music blaring at full volume...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2longb4execution; california; crime; deathpenalty; goodriddance; losangeles; najeeali; stanleywilliams; tookie; tookielendmeyourcomb

1 posted on 12/20/2005 12:05:41 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM
"Marijuana smoke wafted through the air as sport utility vehicles with 20-inch rims cruised past, rap music blaring at full volume..."
2 posted on 12/20/2005 12:06:46 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: TFFKAMM
Marijuana smoke wafted through the air as sport utility vehicles with 20-inch rims cruised past, rap music blaring at full volume...

Any questions as to what kind of absolute SLOP turned out for this event? The very scum of the earth that support this animal. I celebrate his death and hope he suffered.

3 posted on 12/20/2005 12:07:29 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: TFFKAMM
Marijuana smoke wafted through the air as sport utility vehicles with 20-inch rims cruised past, rap music blaring at full volume...

How nice. I gues the only thing missing was a few drive by murders by the crips.

4 posted on 12/20/2005 12:07:54 PM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: TFFKAMM
A gentleman, huh? ROFL. I've never heard of a quadruple murderer being blessed with such an honorific description. Its a positively Clintonian experience - I mean Williams' funeral.

(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.")

5 posted on 12/20/2005 12:08:58 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TFFKAMM
killer and writer

More like killer and decomposer.

6 posted on 12/20/2005 12:08:58 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: TFFKAMM
A Public Goodbye for [Tookie] Williams

I thought that was the execution.

7 posted on 12/20/2005 12:09:05 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: TFFKAMM
the gray-bearded gentleman

Aren't professional writers supposed to know the meaning of the words they use?
8 posted on 12/20/2005 12:09:48 PM PST by msnimje (Political Correctness -- An OFFENSIVE attempt not to offend.)
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To: AbeKrieger

I got a kick out of the supporters who say they have a "Tookie" in their family.

Something to be proud of, I guess.


9 posted on 12/20/2005 12:10:29 PM PST by Woman on Caroline Street (Go sell crazy somewhere else. We're all stocked up here.)
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To: AbeKrieger
Did I hear SUVs? Chillin' liberal hypocrites! Don't they KNOW SUVs are eevil?? ;-)

(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 12:10:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TFFKAMM

Disappointed that See Love, an LA teacher, wasn't quoted in this piece.


11 posted on 12/20/2005 12:11:23 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Puppage
Murderer and f*cked up asshole about whom no one in their right mind gives him a damn.

(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.")

12 posted on 12/20/2005 12:12:44 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: TFFKAMM
He was convicted of murdering four people, but supporters said he deserved clemency because he had spent his last years trying to steer children away from gang violence.

You mean like all the ones that showed up to his funeral?!?!?!?!?!?

13 posted on 12/20/2005 12:12:50 PM PST by wallcrawlr (Pray for the troops [all the troops here and abroad]: Success....and nothing less!!)
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To: goldstategop
Did I hear SUVs? Chillin' liberal hypocrites! Don't they KNOW SUVs are eevil??

Dey done takes away our heroes, who done need an Oh Zone layah or an ice cap, sheeet, dog !!!

14 posted on 12/20/2005 12:13:00 PM PST by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: TFFKAMM
he deserved clemency because he had spent his last years trying to steer children away from gang violence, while at the same time directing the criminal enterprise he had created. A regular 'man for all seasons'.
15 posted on 12/20/2005 12:17:45 PM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: goldstategop

Even better.


16 posted on 12/20/2005 12:17:46 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: BenLurkin
Marijuana smoke wafted through the air as sport utility vehicles with 20-inch rims cruised past, rap music blaring at full volume...

Another nice touch:

On a crowded street corner a few yards away, a group of young men wearing blue jerseys and ball caps flashed gang signs at a passing vehicle, then charged into the street and tossed a bottle at it.

18 posted on 12/20/2005 12:25:04 PM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: TFFKAMM
It figures the racist American media would promote and romanticize this killer of young blacks! Those damned white devils, pushing this slime who led so many black men to dead-end lives! Just like New Orleans...

What? Huh? What'd you say, Rev. Jackson? Ohhhh....

It figures the racist American media would distort the life of this savior of young blacks! Those damned white devils, trying to ignore the Nobel-nominated author of great literature meant to lead black men away from criminal lives! Just like New Orleans...

19 posted on 12/20/2005 12:25:51 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Warning: Adult language, but great Christmas message: http://foamy.libertech.net/noxmas.swf)
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To: TFFKAMM

Tookie Tookie lend me your tomb.


20 posted on 12/20/2005 12:26:32 PM PST by fizziwig
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To: TFFKAMM
About 2,000 people turn out to view the body of the killer.....

What body? I thought that bastard was cremated.

21 posted on 12/20/2005 12:30:12 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Luke 2 : 8-14)
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To: TFFKAMM

Tookie who?


22 posted on 12/20/2005 12:36:38 PM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: TFFKAMM

Others handed out posters of Williams behind bars. One boasted out loud to no one in particular: "Tookie my friend. I got a booger with a eyeball in it! Tookie my friend. Just last week, Tookie saw me on the street and gave me a eight-ball. Tookie was good for that. Lemme park your car for five dollars. Gimme five dollars or I'll throw up on your tie".

Throwing bottles at cars. That's one strange viewing.


23 posted on 12/20/2005 12:39:23 PM 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: TFFKAMM
Image hosted by Photobucket.com only 1000 came to TookyFest??? i guess they didn't need the jumbotrons after all...
24 posted on 12/20/2005 12:47:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: TFFKAMM
among more than 2,000 people of all ages -- many of them clad in Crips blue

Testiment to Tookie's lack of effectiveness in getting youth to denounce gang membership
(if he tried at all).

25 posted on 12/20/2005 12:50:22 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: fizziwig
How many children will be born with the name Tookie in South-Central LA in 2006 ?
100 ?
26 posted on 12/20/2005 12:58:11 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Bavarian Leprechaun
NSA, better keep an eye on this clown. Only someone up to no good would be the director of an organization with such an innocent sounding name.

You're right. Najee Ali is part of the Nation of Islam. He is one of the outspoken "civil rights" activists in Los Angeles. He is the son-in-law of Imam W. Deem Mohammed (son of Elijah Mohammed, founder of the Black Muslim sect), previously with the Chicago-based American Society of Muslims.

27 posted on 12/20/2005 1:04:09 PM PST by calcowgirl
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To: TFFKAMM

Tookie, tookie lend me your comb.


28 posted on 12/20/2005 1:14:18 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: AppyPappy
Throwing bottles at cars. That's one strange viewing.

Must be a gang thing...
29 posted on 12/20/2005 1:15:21 PM PST by P-40 (http://www.590klbj.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=1854)
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Not only are they evil, but apparently SUV's smoke joints as well, and like to deck themselves out in the "bling bling".





30 posted on 12/20/2005 1:17:10 PM PST by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: TFFKAMM
This is the biggest bunch of barf I've ever read!
It's called "aging"! It doesn't stop the fact that he callously murdered several innocent people and destroyed many lives!
31 posted on 12/20/2005 1:17:20 PM PST by ladiesview61
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To: TFFKAMM
A Public Goodbye for [Tookie] Williams

We already had it:


32 posted on 12/20/2005 1:19:50 PM PST by Lazamataz ("Over it is not, until over it is." -- Yoda Berra)
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To: TFFKAMM

I just wonder how many people showed up for this monster's victims funeral? Justice was served in my eyes! as for the pot smoke...........well, that's why they call it dope folks!

cya Tookie, say hello to that bastard Jefry Dalmer and his buddies that are smokin in hell!!!!!!!!!!


buh-bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


33 posted on 12/20/2005 1:19:57 PM PST by Harley_gal
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To: TFFKAMM

It's no wonder why the Culture that Lionizes this guy never progresses.


34 posted on 12/20/2005 1:21:44 PM PST by Sometimes A River (Your hands and feet are mangoes, but you're gonna be a genius anyway)
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To: Semper Paratus

Be prepared for a loooong goodbye...and then an elevation of this criminal to martyrdom...kinda like what the left has done for the monster Ernesto Guevara.


35 posted on 12/20/2005 1:24:32 PM PST by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: TFFKAMM
"When I was a kid, Tookie was the most dangerous man in South-Central Los Angeles," recalled Najee Ali, 42, director of Project Islamic Hope, a Los Angeles-based civil rights group. "Looking at him today, I'm reminded that my childhood has long since passed.

"I'm also reminded that Death is the great equalizer. The Tookster looks no more threatening lying there like a dreadlocked log than my puppy Buster did after he'd been hit by a cement truck."

36 posted on 12/20/2005 1:35:57 PM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack

When will this story die? Haven't even the liberal media had enough of this nonsense? Only a complete idiot can make a martyr of a mass murdering thug who is responsible for bringing gangs and crack to central LA, creating misery for thousands.

And exactly who is "relating to his struggle?" Scott Peterson and the other 600+ death row inmates who claim to be innocent?

Only the schoolteacher got it: Look at Tookie, if you follow the path of evil, this is how you will end.


37 posted on 12/20/2005 3:17:43 PM PST by KingofZion
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To: KingofZion
I say let them rant. The public will tire of this blather quickly, and the media's feeble attempts to lionize this turd will become the butt of countless jokes.

The Left's embarrassing hero worship will do more to disgrace Tookster than even he himself managed.

38 posted on 12/20/2005 3:29:26 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Lazamataz
This has been on my mind in the past day or two, especially after I heard George Carlin refer to this situation in one of his routines. The question is: Did they do an alcohol swab of Tookie's arm before they inserted the IV? If so, Why?
39 posted on 12/20/2005 4:38:36 PM PST by joem15
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MLK, Gandhi, Tookie. Three men of peace.


40 posted on 12/20/2005 8:27:10 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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