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Shots heard after the Stanley "Tookie" Williams memorial service
AP ^ | 12/21/05 | AP

Posted on 12/21/2005 7:02:13 AM PST by Pikamax

Shots heard after the Stanley "Tookie" Williams memorial service

LOS ANGELES Just after the four-hour service for executed murderer, and Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams, mourners dropped to the ground as gunshots went off about a block away.

Security guards told the crowd things were under control. Groups from different gangs had begun taunting each other. No one was hurt.

During the service, speakers ranged from Snoop Dogg and Bianca Jagger to the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Some told the crowd Williams had done good work in prison, writing children's books warning against joining gangs. Others denounced capital punishment.

The 51-year-old Williams was executed December 13th for the 1979 shotgun murders of a convenience store clerk and three motel owners.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 12/21/2005 7:02:14 AM PST by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax
Just after the four-hour service for executed murderer, and Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams, mourners dropped to the ground as gunshots went off about a block away. Groups from different gangs had begun taunting each other. No one was hurt."

Fitting epitath.

2 posted on 12/21/2005 7:03:49 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Pikamax

Was it a 21 gun salute with automatic weapons?


3 posted on 12/21/2005 7:04:31 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Jeff Head

You can't make it up. I hope someone has a video.


4 posted on 12/21/2005 7:04:40 AM PST by bkepley
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To: Pikamax

A proud legacy.


5 posted on 12/21/2005 7:04:55 AM PST by FilthyHands (Live so that you may live forever. (viva ut vivas))
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To: conservativecorner

Sounds like an Arafat moment to me.


6 posted on 12/21/2005 7:05:58 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Pikamax

Is this Scrappleface?


7 posted on 12/21/2005 7:06:28 AM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: Jeff Head

Is it true Tookie was a known to have sexually assaulted other inmates? Radio guy Phil Hendrie said last night this was the case. Others say Tookie didn't really write the books he is given "credit" for, and I think it is a known fact that no one actually read these books anyway. So yes, he really is a hero! Ha ha.


8 posted on 12/21/2005 7:07:59 AM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Howlin

Who cares? Tookie has had his 15 minutes....

Next!


9 posted on 12/21/2005 7:08:13 AM PST by lOKKI (You can ignore reality until it bites you in the ass.)
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To: Pikamax

I guess it was some of those 'children's books' going off.


10 posted on 12/21/2005 7:08:28 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: Pikamax

Was that you Stanley?


11 posted on 12/21/2005 7:08:31 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Is your problem ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.)
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To: Jeff Head

Thought you would be interested. This is a fitting epitath to a merciless, remoseless murderer.


12 posted on 12/21/2005 7:09:13 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: lOKKI

It's just so.........so.......stereotypical.


13 posted on 12/21/2005 7:09:17 AM PST by Howlin (Defeatism may have its partisan uses, but it is not justified by the facts. - GWB, 12/18/05)
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To: doug from upland

Thought you would be interested. This is a fitting epitath to a merciless, remoseless murderer.


14 posted on 12/21/2005 7:09:30 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: lOKKI

Next is right! I nominate Mumia.


15 posted on 12/21/2005 7:11:52 AM PST by VA_Gentleman (Bush's fault pings are tiresome.)
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To: Pikamax

Not possible. Tookie was a man of peace. It's inconceiveable that any of his mourners would be violent.


16 posted on 12/21/2005 7:12:00 AM PST by YourAdHere (Viking kitties taste like chicken.)
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To: Jeff Head

Fitting indeed, Jeff. I heard a new person say that he heard shots, but then everything went back to normal. Unfortunately, the shots there are what is normal.


17 posted on 12/21/2005 7:12:19 AM PST by doug from upland (Hasta la vista, Tookie)
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To: YourAdHere

Where's that /sarcasm tag?


18 posted on 12/21/2005 7:13:39 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Pikamax
Shots heard after the Stanley "Tookie" Williams memorial service.

Well, now, imagine that!

With the nice wholesome crowd this sort of thing attracts, imagine gunfire!

19 posted on 12/21/2005 7:14:38 AM PST by Lazamataz ("Over it is not, until over it is." -- Yoda Berra)
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To: Pikamax

Grassy knoll?


20 posted on 12/21/2005 7:15:29 AM PST by maggief
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To: Pikamax
All the beautiful were there, I wonder how many Black Soldiers or Black Policemen funerals these guys have been to.
21 posted on 12/21/2005 7:18:15 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Mesocons for Rice '08)
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To: Pikamax

Click, Click, Click... Boom!


22 posted on 12/21/2005 7:18:20 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: Pikamax

Bianca Jagger spoke at his funeral?

Famous for being famous...what is her connection?


23 posted on 12/21/2005 7:18:47 AM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Pikamax

Blowing TAPS?

I thought you requested "Busting CAPS".


24 posted on 12/21/2005 7:19:52 AM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: doug from upland
SOunds like they need a Sheriff Joe Arpaio to come in there and route the vipers out. That's a heck of a guy there in Arizona.
25 posted on 12/21/2005 7:19:58 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Pikamax
the Stanley "Tookie" Williams memorial service

Does not remind one of Reagan's.

26 posted on 12/21/2005 7:20:35 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Pikamax

ROFLMAO! Hypocracy on parade...


27 posted on 12/21/2005 7:20:36 AM PST by Liberty Valance ("Can't hide Freedom's song." ~ Starwise)
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To: TNCMAXQ

Since this has all started, you would think that Tookie's supporters would at least point out the book titles and where they are being sold at. Not once have I heard any of this information.


28 posted on 12/21/2005 7:24:12 AM PST by kx9088
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To: kx9088

Since this has all started, you would think that Tookie's supporters would at least point out the book titles and where they are being sold at. Not once have I heard any of this information

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Think I saw one the other day. It was right next to some San Fransican's version of Curious George. Aptly titled Bi Curious George.


29 posted on 12/21/2005 7:26:54 AM PST by FearlessFreep
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To: Pikamax
In an equally stunning development, shots were downed after an area bar owner's funeral.

-Eric

30 posted on 12/21/2005 7:27:09 AM PST by E Rocc (Bah Humbug.)
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To: FearlessFreep
LOL! *vomit*
31 posted on 12/21/2005 7:28:00 AM PST by kx9088
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To: kx9088

This morning I opened the rag paper(I get it free at work) and found a 1/2 page spread and a picture of Tookies casket. I was livid. I wrote this to the Editor of the Rag paper. I feel better now.

“Tookie” the Hero.

Once again your newspaper (which I read for free) has me shaking my head. Why would you give a big spread December 21 (AP) to for “Tookie” the killer? Don’t you people have any dignity? Why don’t you erect a statue of your beloved “Tookie” in front of the Standard Speaker building this way you can admire the killer everyday? It is bad enough that you are a Newspaper that gets your articles from a liberal bias AP but doesn’t anyone in charge there know the difference between good and evil.

Do you and your staff know who Robert Dean Stethem is? Why don’t you go Google an AP article on him? I would love to see a half page tribute to Mr. Stethem a real American Hero, who murdered 20 years ago because he was an American Marine. I don’t recall an article or picture in your paper on him during the summer to remember his brutal death by an Islamic Terrorist, but then again I’m not surprised.


32 posted on 12/21/2005 7:28:01 AM PST by angcat
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To: bannie

"Famous for being famous...what is her connection?"

Somwhere between her knees and her waist.


33 posted on 12/21/2005 7:28:17 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

HAHA! But that's just regular equipment.


34 posted on 12/21/2005 7:29:21 AM PST by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: Jeff Head
I've been searching all the book stores in an effort to purchase this wonderful book written by the Nobel Peace Prize Nominee The MSM has repeatedly mentioned this book without really going into details (like does it really exist?)

If anyone knows where I can purchase a few copies of this book, please let me know. I would like to pass them out to some juvenile delinquents in the neighborhood.....it may help straighten them out.
35 posted on 12/21/2005 7:29:57 AM PST by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Jeff Head

A RAP lyric: "Dey went pop, pop, pop 'till dey sees de Crip boss drop..."


36 posted on 12/21/2005 7:30:13 AM PST by meandog (FUDU)
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To: bannie

"what is her connection?"

She is also a famous Democrat libertine and drug-addict.

Probably Tookie's customer, too.

It amazes me who the Democrats celebrate and hold up.


37 posted on 12/21/2005 7:32:33 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: FearlessFreep

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823923460/qid=1135179222/sr=1-2/ref=sr_1_2/103-6578972-8777404?s=books&v=glance&n=283155


38 posted on 12/21/2005 7:35:10 AM PST by kx9088
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To: bannie
Famous for being famous...what is her connection?

Trophy wife.

39 posted on 12/21/2005 7:40:14 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: Pikamax
From www.anklebitingpundits.com:
Next thing that's going to happen is that the sun will rise in the East.

I think I know who did this - roaming gangs of little kids unhappy that they won't get next month's installment of Tookie's childrens book.

Oh how I long for the days when the only thing that happened at the funerals of gang thugs was when their homies would "Tip A 40" to their memory and hope that their departed member would end up in the "Gangsta Lean".


40 posted on 12/21/2005 7:40:38 AM PST by crushkerry (Visit www.anklebitingpundits.com for great original conservative commentary)
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To: Pikamax

I just love a happy ending.


41 posted on 12/21/2005 7:47:21 AM PST by CAP811 (One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place)
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To: bannie

Whenever I want an interpretation of world events, I turn to Bianca Jagger.


42 posted on 12/21/2005 7:52:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Fred911

The best book written was written last week when California executed him. Those gang menbers and potential gang members will understand that better than all the other words he may have written.


43 posted on 12/21/2005 7:58:06 AM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: Liberty Valance
Hypocracy on parade

No kidding, this part really got me Others denounced capital punishment. Yeah...CP is bad, but drive by shootings are good....

44 posted on 12/21/2005 7:58:30 AM PST by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: Pikamax

What's the deal with the Crips and Bloods these days anyway? Aren't they somewhat of a declining force since the 80's and eclipsed by even more ruthless hispanic outfits like MS13?


45 posted on 12/21/2005 8:00:49 AM PST by Killing Time
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"Some told the crowd Williams had done good work in prison, writing children's books warning against joining gangs. Others denounced capital punishment."

I wonder of any of them denounced the shotgun murdering of the innocent?
46 posted on 12/21/2005 8:28:27 AM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Pikamax

Yup - ol' Tookie sure made an impact on the youth.


47 posted on 12/21/2005 8:52:17 AM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: bannie

She was Mick Jagger's wife once upon a time. She's always showing up at these kinds of things.


48 posted on 12/21/2005 8:56:29 AM PST by 3catsanadog (When anything goes, everything does.)
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To: bannie

Bianca Jagger - famous for nothing.


49 posted on 12/21/2005 8:58:06 AM PST by Baraonda (Demographic is destiny. Don't hire 3rd world illegal aliens nor support businesses that hire them.)
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To: Pikamax
four-hour service

Sigh.....

50 posted on 12/21/2005 9:41:52 AM PST by Unknown Pundit
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