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Throng mourns executed former gang leader at LA funeral [Tookie Williams]
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/05 | PETER PRENGAMAN

Posted on 12/20/2005 3:08:07 PM PST by TFFKAMM

Mourners overflowed a church Tuesday for the funeral of executed murderer and Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams, listening to eulogies by hip-hop star Snoop Dogg and Rev. Jesse Jackson and a recording of Williams urging peace.

As police watched, mourners including gang members flashing hand signs gathered at the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church in South Los Angeles and in a parking lot where a TV showed the funeral for Williams, who was executed Dec. 13 despite a celebrity-studded campaign for clemency.

Snoop Dogg recited a poem, "Until We Meet Again," in which he referred to the execution.

"It's nine-fifteen on twelve-thirteen and another black king will be taken from the scene," he said. A stanza that stated, "I don't believe Stan did it," drew wild applause in the parking lot.

Jackson said that at the end Williams saw himself as a "healer, not a predator," and a message recorded by the condemned man in prison was played for the mourners.

"The war within me is over. I battled my demons and I was triumphant," Williams said on the tape, in which he asked listeners to spread a message to loved ones.

"Teach them how to avoid our destructive footsteps. Teach them to strive for higher education. Teach them to promote peace and teach them to focus on rebuilding the neighborhoods that you, others and I helped to destroy," he said...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: amechurch; circus; clown; clownshow; crime; cripsfounder; deathpenalty; dirtbag; gangbangers; gangs; goodriddance; homey; homie; idiotarian; jessejackson; losangeles; loser; losers; murderer; prison; racecard; rotinhelltookie; scumbag; stanleywilliams; tookie; tookielendmeyourcomb
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1 posted on 12/20/2005 3:08:09 PM PST by TFFKAMM
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To: TFFKAMM
Snoop Dogg recited a poem, "Until We Meet Again,"

Don't worry, I'm sure they'll see each other again.

2 posted on 12/20/2005 3:09:50 PM PST by neodad (Rule Number 1: Be Armed)
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To: TFFKAMM

Hard to beat a good gangland funeral...should be more of them, really.


3 posted on 12/20/2005 3:09:50 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: TFFKAMM

"Until We Meet Again,"

I hope to take a different direction.


4 posted on 12/20/2005 3:09:53 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: TFFKAMM


Bottom line...one less murderer to feed.


5 posted on 12/20/2005 3:10:18 PM PST by SouthernFreebird
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To: TFFKAMM
"I'm here to pay my respects to humanity, and that goes to Tookie and everyone else they do in. ... What if it was your son?" Birdsong said. "He's no different from any other human being. We all made mistakes."

Shotgunning four innocent people in cold blood is a "MISTAKE"?

6 posted on 12/20/2005 3:10:21 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: TFFKAMM

So The AME church has a gang connection.


7 posted on 12/20/2005 3:10:28 PM PST by zipp_city
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To: TFFKAMM
As police watched, mourners including gang members flashing hand signs gathered at the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church in South Los Angeles...

So the church can hold 1,500. Yet no mention of how many punk-ass gangbangers showed up...including Snoop Dogg.

"It's nine-fifteen on twelve-thirteen and another black king will be taken from the scene," he said.

The black community needs to be more selecting about their "kings." If they think Tookie was any kind of "king," then they are truly lost.

8 posted on 12/20/2005 3:10:55 PM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: TFFKAMM
"mourners including gang members flashing hand signs gathered at the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church in South Central"
9 posted on 12/20/2005 3:11:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: TFFKAMM
When Cornwallis surrendered to Washington at Yorktown the British Army band played a well known tune of the day called The world turned upside down

That tune would be an appropriate dirge for this funeral
10 posted on 12/20/2005 3:12:08 PM PST by The Lumster
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To: BenLurkin
Shotgunning four innocent people in cold blood is a "MISTAKE"?

Yep...he intended to kill 5.

11 posted on 12/20/2005 3:13:40 PM PST by evad
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To: TFFKAMM
Dear Idiotic Leftists,

Just look on Tookie's execution as a Late-Late-LATE-term "abortion." Then it'll all be okay with you idiot punks.

Sincerely,

Joe American
"Just shut up and take that filthy murderer's ashes out of the country already!"

12 posted on 12/20/2005 3:14:45 PM PST by Prime Choice (We are RepubliCANs, not RepubliCAN'Ts.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

You're right.

Old Ray Patriarca's funeral was one of the best ever seen in RI.


13 posted on 12/20/2005 3:15:06 PM PST by Mears (The Killer Queen)
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To: TFFKAMM

Snoop Dogg and Tony Robbins? What happened to all his Hollywierd Gliberal pals? They didn't want to lower themselves to associate with the fellow-thugs that attended Tookie's long overdue funeral?


14 posted on 12/20/2005 3:15:44 PM PST by No Longer Free State (No event has just one cause, no person has just one motive, no action has just the intended effect)
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To: TFFKAMM
When have this many Black "luminaries" ever attended the funeral of a Black Soldier or a Black Police Officer?
15 posted on 12/20/2005 3:16:03 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: TFFKAMM

Just how many morons are there in a throng?


16 posted on 12/20/2005 3:16:35 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: TFFKAMM
Snoop Dogg recited a poem, "Until We Meet Again,"

The sooner that meeting can be arranged, the better.

"It's nine-fifteen on twelve-thirteen and another black king will be taken from the scene,"

"It's 9:20, the cocktail was plenty; don't care what he said cuz' now he's just dead."

Jackson said that at the end Williams saw himself as a "healer, not a predator,"

I'm sure he did. I knew a gal once who saw herself as the Empress Anastasia.

"The war within me is over.

"However, the maggots within me are tickling my innards."

I battled my demons and I was triumphant,"

"That's why I'm delivering this message to you from across the Great Divide." You misread the box score, Stan: Tookie 0, Needle 1.

18 posted on 12/20/2005 3:17:15 PM PST by IronJack
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To: TFFKAMM

Kinda like the Starwars scene where Jabba the Hut's monster was killed by Luke. Jabba's thugs cried when the monster was killed.


19 posted on 12/20/2005 3:18:08 PM PST by Enterprise
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To: TFFKAMM

"Until We Meet Again"

aka

"Tookie, Tookie, Lend Me Your Tomb"...


20 posted on 12/20/2005 3:18:14 PM PST by LRS
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To: evad
Yep...he intended to kill 5.

Perfect!

21 posted on 12/20/2005 3:18:32 PM PST by madprof98
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To: BenLurkin
Shotgunning four innocent people in cold blood is a "MISTAKE"?

Nope. Getting caught was the mistake.

We're all stakeholders here. So who's got the mallet?

22 posted on 12/20/2005 3:18:57 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Mike Darancette
When have this many Black "luminaries" ever attended the funeral of a Black Soldier or a Black Police Officer?

Excellent question.

23 posted on 12/20/2005 3:19:50 PM PST by BipolarBob (Yes I backed over the vampire, but I swear I looked in my rearview mirror.)
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To: TFFKAMM
One, who identified himself as "Killowatt the Third," age 33, estimated there were 20 to 30 Crips "sets" there to honor Williams. "That's my role model, man. That's the CEO of the Crips," he said.

Sounds like a skit on SNL

24 posted on 12/20/2005 3:20:32 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: BipolarBob
Took-Took-Tookie Good-bye
25 posted on 12/20/2005 3:20:55 PM PST by Capn TrVth
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To: TFFKAMM
Snoop Dogg recited a poem, "Until We Meet Again,"

Didn't anybody read selections from Tookie's published writings?

26 posted on 12/20/2005 3:21:20 PM PST by C210N (While DOGS Have MASTERS, CATS Have STAFF!)
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To: TFFKAMM
… mourners including gang members flashing hand signs…

"Teach them how to avoid our destructive footsteps. Teach them to strive for higher education. Teach them to promote peace and teach them to focus on rebuilding the neighborhoods that you, others and I helped to destroy," he said...

But…but…I thought Tookie was anti-gang! What happened to his message? The gangbangers didn’t listen?
27 posted on 12/20/2005 3:21:58 PM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: BipolarBob
Excellent question.

I would add white "luminaries" as well.

28 posted on 12/20/2005 3:22:46 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah thats one mistake most people never make.

AMF Tookie. I sure am glad to hear they will spread his ashes in Africa. I wouldnt want that bag of crap dumped over where I live.


29 posted on 12/20/2005 3:25:10 PM PST by sgtbono2002 (The alphabet channels --spying for the enemy.)
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To: TFFKAMM

I am STUNED that Bill Clinton didn't give a eulogy speech.


30 posted on 12/20/2005 3:25:30 PM PST by hattend (Dang, it's cold up here.)
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...including gang members flashing hand signs

because? are they too stupid to remember who else is in their gang?

31 posted on 12/20/2005 3:25:43 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: hattend

It's a good thing Terrell Owens didnt throw another B-day bash.


32 posted on 12/20/2005 3:26:18 PM PST by WatchYourself
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To: TFFKAMM
estimated there were 20 to 30 Crips

What a joke. They could barely fill a church and 20 gang members show up.

Sad......

33 posted on 12/20/2005 3:28:24 PM PST by Jigsaw John
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To: TFFKAMM

The gates to eternal pain are awaiting for thee, tookie.


34 posted on 12/20/2005 3:28:35 PM PST by Baraonda (Demographic is destiny. Don't hire 3rd world illegal aliens nor support businesses that hire them.)
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To: neodad

Chrysler execs must be bummin - fo sho.


35 posted on 12/20/2005 3:28:47 PM PST by Mr. Rational (God gave me a brain and expects me to use it)
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To: hattend
I am STUNED that Bill Clinton didn't give a eulogy speech.

He was too busy congratulating Elton John and David Furnish on their nuptials.

36 posted on 12/20/2005 3:30:58 PM PST by steelcurtain
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To: hattend

Clinton wasnt there biting his lip and fooling the masses by preaching how racist Bush and the Republicans are? Surprising.

As far as the dead guy goes, it's pretty sad that he was only put to death because he was black! What an awful place America is!

Ha ha.


37 posted on 12/20/2005 3:32:16 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: steelcurtain

I know, but that was a video. He couldn't have made one for Tookie, too? He was our first black president, after all.


38 posted on 12/20/2005 3:33:33 PM PST by hattend (Dang, it's cold up here.)
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To: TFFKAMM
Tookie dookie.

And again and again.

To hell with the POS and all who worship and supported him.

39 posted on 12/20/2005 3:38:18 PM PST by OldSmaj (Hey Islam...I flushed a koran today and I let my dog pp on it first. Come get me, moon bats!)
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To: hattend; steelcurtain

40 posted on 12/20/2005 3:48:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: TFFKAMM
"The war within me is over. I battled my demons and I was triumphant," Williams said on the tape, in which he asked listeners to spread a message to loved ones. "Teach them how to avoid our destructive footsteps. Teach them to strive for higher education. Teach them to promote peace and teach them to focus on rebuilding the neighborhoods that you, others and I helped to destroy," he said..

His execution, and that of many more on death row, will probably do more to avoid his destructive ways than anything else he did.

41 posted on 12/20/2005 3:55:52 PM PST by DeweyCA
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To: BenLurkin

That is beautiful. What an excellent example of hypocrisy taken to the extreme. Clinton the master.


42 posted on 12/20/2005 3:57:12 PM PST by Honor above all (I'm only here to help.)
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To: BenLurkin

THAT, for sure, is the Klintoon Legacy .... phoney, phoney, phoney....


43 posted on 12/20/2005 3:57:27 PM PST by traditional1
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To: TFFKAMM
Jackson said that at the end Williams saw himself as a "healer, not a predator,"

Well, I guess that means that we shouldn't have executed him, since his own self-perception had changed. /sarc

Never mind, that the 4 people he killed are still dead. Hey Jesse, President Bush perceives himself as defending the USA. Are you going to now become a supporter of him?

44 posted on 12/20/2005 3:59:01 PM PST by DeweyCA
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To: hattend
I am STUNED that Bill Clinton didn't give a eulogy speech.

Something to top the gay video greeting at Elton's wedding.

45 posted on 12/20/2005 3:59:22 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: C210N
Didn't anybody read selections from Tookie's published writings?

No, Tookie had help writing it and used some two syllable words. No one was there to help them read.

46 posted on 12/20/2005 3:59:59 PM PST by ken in texas (Can't afford a tagline... please send money.)
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To: IronJack
"However, the maggots within me are tickling my innards."

Callous.... but very, VERY FUNNY!

47 posted on 12/20/2005 4:04:21 PM PST by infidel29 ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." --Benjamin Franklin)
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To: No Longer Free State

They were afraid they'd be robbed and shot afterwards.


48 posted on 12/20/2005 4:08:26 PM PST by bigj00
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To: TFFKAMM

Jerks.


49 posted on 12/20/2005 4:12:30 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: BenLurkin

Unfortunately, people like them consider the only 'mistake' to be leaving any witnesses alive to testify, and that includes fellow gang-banger thug killers. Tookie wished he'd left no one around him alive, I'm sure......


50 posted on 12/20/2005 4:15:30 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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