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  • Liberal Lunacy of the Day ~ Renford Reese lauds Tookie Williams

    01/10/2006 7:45:14 AM PST · by Beckwith · 3 replies · 886+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 1/10/2006 | Beckwith
    Renford Reese is an associate professor of political science at Cal Poly Pomona University, a really big admirer of Crips gang founder and murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams and the author of an essay entitled, "M.L. King Jr., Tookie Williams: kindred spirits?," in which he favorably compares Tookie to the Rev. King. Dr. Reese's paean, featured on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin website, laments about the execution of this cold-blooded racist, because, "in his cell in San Quentin, Williams created a series of children's books titled ‘'Tookie Speaks Out Against Gang Violence,'" written with former journalist and Tookie groupie, Barbara...
  • Calif. lawmakers: No more executions until we rethink the death penalty

    01/10/2006 1:48:40 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 546+ views
    Court TV ^ | 1/10/6 | J.K. Dineen
    SAN FRANCISCO (Court TV) — The debate over the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams may have subsided, but for Californians a period of intense soul-searching over the death penalty may just be starting. A month after the Crips founder was executed by lethal injection, state lawmakers are scheduled to begin hearings Tuesday on a bill which would place a moratorium on all executions until Jan. 1, 2009. The debate comes on the heels of the New Jersey legislature's approval of a similar moratorium Monday. The legislation in California, Assembly Bill 1121, would give a newly created bipartisan body — the...
  • Why Tookie Had to Die (Niman Time Again!)

    01/05/2006 9:56:43 AM PST · by Houmatt · 25 replies · 763+ views
    artvoice.com ^ | 01-05-06 | Michael I. Niman
    Stanley Tookie Williams was the convicted murderer and founder of the notorious Crips street gang. During his 26 years in prison, he transformed himself into a five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee, a prolific author of children’s books, and an anti-gang-violence activist. The State of California executed him last week for a series of homicides he was convicted of committing in 1979. In signing off on the killing of Williams, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger violently silenced one of the world’s most outspoken supporters of nonviolence—all in the name of combating violence. Right up to his death by lethal injection, “Tookie” Williams...
  • Tookie's fan club are fair weather death penalty foes?

    01/05/2006 7:14:39 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 54 replies · 1,264+ views
    01/05/2006 | Former Military Chick
    Stop the presses, the Hollywood elite have just become the new death penalty advocates. As executions approach, it never surprises me that some will come out of the wood work to challenge the death penalty, fighting for the filth who is haunt death row for basically doing the worst that can be done to our fellow Americans. So, the "Tookie Award Ceremony" took things to new heights. They rallied against the death penalty. That it was inhumane, that it was wrong, that it does nothing to stop the murderers. I listened, carefully to their arguments. They feel that each person...
  • Tookie and The Terminator

    01/01/2006 10:35:57 PM PST · by Daralundy · 17 replies · 763+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | January 2, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    What is it about the fate of convicted killer Stanley "Tookie" Williams that so engrossed the Hollyleft and Euroleft? A founder of the Crips – a Los Angeles criminal gang whose record of murder, rape and robbery makes Al Capone's Cicero crowd look like the Lavender Hill Mob – Tookie was convicted in 1979 of the cold-blooded killing of four innocent people in a pair of robberies. Albert Owens, a 26-year-old Whittier, Calif., 7-Eleven employee, was shotgunned to death. Days later, an elderly Asian couple who ran a motel, Yen-I Yang and Thsai-Shai Yang, and their 43-year-old daughter, Yee Chen...
  • Death Penalty Delays - California's voters continue to support the Death Penalty..time to streamline

    12/28/2005 9:53:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 1,267+ views
    CaliforniaRepublic.org ^ | 12/28/05 | Roy Ashburn
    The recent spotlight on the impending execution of multiple-murderer Stanley “Tookie” Williams has once again highlighted the flaws in California’s death penalty law. Williams was put to death at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, after he was denied clemency by Governor Schwarzenegger. Williams was convicted in 1981 of murdering four people and sentenced to death. Yet 26 years after his victims took their final breaths, the killer still lives. His lawyers have continued to maneuver to thwart the sentence duly handed down by a jury of his peers until the very end. Williams’s case demonstrates just how dysfunctional the death penalty...
  • Mayor of Schwarzenegger's hometown begs him not to break ties

    12/20/2005 9:33:17 PM PST · by Hadean · 38 replies · 1,218+ views
    AP Wire ^ | 12.20.2005 | WILLIAM J. KOLE
    VIENNA, Austria - The mayor of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian hometown on Tuesday begged the California governor to reconsider his decision to end ties to the city after locals assailed him for his death penalty stance. Siegfried Nagl, mayor of the southern city of Graz, said he dashed off a letter to Schwarzenegger pleading with him not to return a ring of honor bestowed on him by officials in his birthplace in 1999 and reassuring him that most residents still admire him. "I hope that very soon we'll hear you say, 'I'll be back,'" Nagl told the actor-turned-politician, one of Austria's...
  • Shots heard after the Stanley "Tookie" Williams memorial service

    12/21/2005 7:02:13 AM PST · by Pikamax · 54 replies · 1,435+ views
    AP ^ | 12/21/05 | AP
    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...
  • Snoop Dogg laments Williams' execution

    12/21/2005 3:30:08 AM PST · by beaversmom · 66 replies · 1,788+ views
    Seven News ^ | December 21, 2005 | Peter Prengaman
    US celebrities and rights activists have lamented the execution of Stanley Tookie Williams at his funeral. Hundreds of mourners came to the violence-wracked area of Los Angeles where Williams founded the murderous Crips gang three decades ago. Under heavy police presence, a long line of people entered the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church. Vendors sold T-shirts with Williams' picture, and a large TV set up in the parking lot allowed the overflow crowd to watch the service. Williams was executed on December 13 despite clemency pleas from celebrities and others who said he had rededicated his life to peace. "It's nine-fifteen...
  • 'Twas the Night Before Tookie's Execution

    12/20/2005 6:22:24 AM PST · by nuke rocketeer · 9 replies · 554+ views
    12/16/05 | Unknown
    Twas the night before Tookie's execution ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Twas the night before Christmas and all through San Quentin, the crips were protesting, and liberals were ventin'. The cyanide hung by the chamber wth 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 flannell, 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....
  • Heavy crowd gathers in L.A. for funeral of executed former gang leader

    12/20/2005 4:11:08 PM PST · by Pikamax · 46 replies · 1,159+ views
    940 Montreal News ^ | December 20, 2005
    Heavy crowd gathers in L.A. for funeral of executed former gang leader at 18:39 on December 20, 2005, EST. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Celebrities from hip-hop star Snoop Dogg to motivational speaker Tony Robbins lamented the execution of Stanley Tookie Williams at a funeral Tuesday that drew hundreds to the violence-wracked area where Williams founded the murderous Crips gang three decades ago. Mourners, including gang members flashing hand signs, waited in line to enter the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church. Under heavy police presence, vendors sold T-shirts with Williams' picture, and a large TV set up in the parking lot allowed...
  • Posthumously yours, Stanley Williams*

    12/20/2005 6:35:59 PM PST · by Rabid Dog · 114 replies · 2,248+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 12/20/05 | David Howard
    Posthumously yours, Stanley Williams* By David Howard December 20, 2005 NOTE: David Howard, of Ojai, is a peace activist and writer who held a candle for Williams at the Ventura County Government Center on the night of the execution. Dear Arnold Schwarzenegger, I've been dead for a few days now. You've probably already forgotten about me and moved on to more important matters like condemning gay marriage, helping the Minutemen keep Mexicans out of California, and preparing another diatribe to deny clemency to Clarence Allen, the 75-year-old blind Choctaw Indian you'll execute Jan. 17. Still, I beseech you -- once...
  • Gang-bangers, celebrities mourn Crips founder (barf alert)

    12/20/2005 5:29:12 PM PST · by flixxx · 38 replies · 1,317+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12 20 05 | ap
    LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of people attended a star-studded funeral Tuesday for executed killer Stanley Tookie Williams in the violence-wracked South Los Angeles section where he founded the murderous Crips gang three decades ago. Under heavy police presence, mourners including gang members flashing hand signs waited in line to enter the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church. A big TV screen was set up in a parking lot for an overflow crowd. Vendors sold T-shirts with Williams’ picture.
  • "Have Yourself A Merry Tookie CHristmas...."

    12/20/2005 6:20:17 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 16 replies · 630+ views
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    Twas the night before Tookie's Execution and all through San Quentin, the crips were protesting, and liberals were ventin'. The needles were 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 flannell, 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...
  • Throng mourns executed former gang leader at LA funeral [Tookie Williams]

    12/20/2005 3:08:07 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 71 replies · 1,976+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/20/05 | PETER PRENGAMAN
    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...
  • (story from Ireland) Large crowd expected at Tookie's funeral

    12/20/2005 11:44:27 AM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 878+ views
    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...
  • Heavy crowd, celebrities expected at Williams funeral service

    12/20/2005 11:27:20 AM PST · by LouAvul · 64 replies · 1,322+ views
    sacbee ^ | 12-20-05
    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...
  • A Public Goodbye for [Tookie] Williams

    12/20/2005 12:05:40 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 39 replies · 1,526+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/20/05 | Louis Sahagun
    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...
  • Toot, toot, tookie, goodbye

    12/19/2005 8:21:46 PM PST · by Critical Bill · 2 replies · 500+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 17 dec | Burt Prelutsky
    Let me begin by stating that I am in favor of capital punishment. I don’t view it as a deterrent, understand, I consider it the only appropriate punishment for cold-blooded murder. Actually, I have only two objections to it. The first is that the killer with more than one murder to his credit can only be executed the one time. Next, I resent the fact that no matter how much he may have tortured his victims, society has seen fit to send him off as painlessly as possible. I find it bizarre that in a country where mercy killings are...
  • Hollywood receives a lethal rejection

    12/19/2005 10:34:16 AM PST · by RightWingReader · 52 replies · 3,005+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 19, 2005 | Doug Powers
    Celebrated author of children's books (and alleged quadruple murderer and co-founder of the Crips gang) Stanley "Tookie" Williams, was executed last week. Many Hollywood activists wept as the Shel Silverstein of San Quentin was denied clemency and given a lethal injection. There's no getting around it – the Hollywood Left is losing what's left of their whiffle-brained sanity. Virtually every single one of Hollywood's recent pet causes, from political candidates to environmental issues to unjust convictions, have had the same effect on public opinion that "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" had on theater popcorn sales. Couple this with falling box...
  • Hundreds Pay Respects to Tookie Williams

    12/19/2005 7:33:26 PM PST · by SmoothTalker · 115 replies · 3,341+ views
    AP ^ | 12-19-05
    Hundreds of people converged Monday on the South Los Angeles neighborhood where Stanley Tookie Williams co-founded the Crips to say goodbye to a "homeboy" executed last week over the objections of supporters who said he had turned his life around. Williams, clad in a gray suit, lay in an open coffin at the House of Winston Mortuary as people quietly filed by with their heads bowed. "Mostly everyone is out here because of his reputation," said Robert Collins, 27, who said he was a former Crips gang member. "Everyone knew Tookie was no angel. Everyone's just paying their respects to...
  • The Tookie Vigil: What the Mainstream Media Missed

    12/18/2005 10:15:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 423+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 12/18/5 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    The execution of Crips Gang founder and convicted murderer Stanley “Tookie” Williams on December 12th generated an inordinate amount of hysteria from anti-death penalty forces, not to mention the mainstream media coverage, which, as always, skewed leftward. The vigil that took place outside San Quentin on the night of Williams’ execution was attended by such ubiquitous liberal celebrities as actor Mike Farrell, folksinger Joan Baez, and professional race-baiter Jesse Jackson. Brows were beaten, tears were shed, and Governor Schwarzenegger was lambasted for denying Williams clemency. Apparently, all it takes is writing (or more likely having ghost-written) several children’s books and...
  • The wretched excess of the "Save Tookie" campaign

    12/19/2005 10:49:23 AM PST · by doug from upland · 23 replies · 1,317+ views
    seattletimes.nwsource.com ^ | 12-19-05 | John Leo
    The wretched excess of the "Save Tookie" campaign By John Leo AP Rapper Snoop Dogg during a rally for death-row inmate Stanley "Tookie" Williams last month. "Tookie" Williams, put to death by lethal injection last week in California, was a "legend" who underwent "a meaningful martyrdom that sent a lasting message to the world," according to old-time leftist Tom Hayden, formerly Mr. Jane Fonda. "Meaningful martyrdom"? What can Hayden be talking about? Martyrs die for a cause. Williams died for executing four unarmed people during two 1979 robberies, shooting a woman in the face, and laughing uncontrollably at the gurgling...
  • Martyrdom? (Tookie Williams)

    12/19/2005 5:19:06 PM PST · by WJHII · 17 replies · 923+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 12/19/2005 | John Leo
    Martyrdom? By John Leo Dec 19, 2005 “Tookie” Williams, put to death by lethal injection last week in California, was a “legend” who underwent “a meaningful martyrdom that sent a lasting message to the world,” according to old-time leftist Tom Hayden, formerly Mr. Jane Fonda.” Meaningful martyrdom”? What can Hayden be talking about? Martyrs die for a cause. Williams died for executing four unarmed people during two 1979 robberies, shooting a woman in the face, and laughing uncontrollably at the gurgling sounds a male victim made as he died in agony. Opposing the death penalty, of course, means speaking out...
  • Seeing the humanity in the man-When lights went out during Tookie interview,reporter was illuminated

    12/18/2005 8:24:14 AM PST · by SmithL · 28 replies · 1,357+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/5 | Leslie Fulbright
    One of the most frightening places I've been in the middle of a power outage is a tiny room inside the walls of San Quentin State Prison. I was padlocked inside the small room with a man I had never met before, a man who was to be executed within days for the brutal murders of four people. I was there to interview Stanley Tookie Williams. He shook my hand, introduced himself and we began to talk. An hour later, a heavy storm felled a power line and the lights in the visiting area suddenly went off. My first reaction...
  • Stanley Tookie Williams’ Public Viewing

    12/18/2005 10:24:13 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 88 replies · 4,612+ views
    Save Tookie ^ | Dec. 18, 2005 | Staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, December 18, 2005 PRESS CONTACT: Jasmyne Cannick (Local Media) (323) 839-0216 jasmynecannick@hotmail.com LaNiece Jones (Int’l and Nat’l Media) (510) 568-5899 lajpr@aol.com Viewing to Take Place on Monday, Memorial Service Slated for Tuesday LOS ANGELES - There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for peacemaker Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel...
  • Death penalty debate lifeless in Sacramento (lawmakers left cold by Williams protesters)

    12/18/2005 7:50:57 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 19 replies · 844+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, December 18, 2005 | Mark Martin
    Sacramento -- Amid the uproar over last week's execution of Stanley Tookie Williams, state lawmakers for the most part were notably silent. California politicians largely avoided the death penalty debate as advocates and opponents argued in newspapers and on television over whether the Crips co-founder and eventual anti-gang crusader deserved to live or die, and whether capital punishment was justice or barbarism. A petition asking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to spare Williams by granting him clemency was circulated among legislative Democrats, but only nine -- out of 73 in the Assembly and Senate -- signed it. As five Democrats prepare to...
  • Liberals Lose Their Jesus (TOOKIE)

    12/17/2005 4:52:54 PM PST · by WatchYourself · 22 replies · 907+ views
    Capitol Hill Journal ^ | Dec. 17, 2005 | Dustin Hawkins
    In what would turn out to be a horrible blow to the children’s book industry, a murdering gang-founder exhausted all options and was put to death early this week. Judging by the accounts of this murderer’s supporters, you might have been led to believe that Jesus had been accidentally given thelethal injection instead of Stanley “Tookie” Williams. Not even the murders of four innocent people, which he later laughed about, and a co-founding of the most deadly gang in US history would decelerate glowing testimonials from celebrities, a glorifying documentary about his life, and a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Despite...
  • Tookie Williams - He Showed Remorse (Barf Alert!)

    12/17/2005 11:49:20 AM PST · by MplsSteve · 45 replies · 980+ views
    Stanley Tookie Williams did take responsibility for his actions and showed remorse for the harm he had caused, contrary to what Syl Jones (Opinion Exchange, Dec. 13) and a recent letter writer say. I see remorse and the taking of responsibility for his actions in the tremendous work he did reaching out to bring peace to the gangs, writing children's books, and his mentoring of his former neighborhood's youth who were heading down the path he had gone.
  • (adios, Tookie) - Williams Memorial Service Scheduled For Tuesday In Los Angeles

    12/16/2005 5:33:07 PM PST · by doug from upland · 66 replies · 1,223+ views
    nbc11 ^ | 12-16-05
    Williams Memorial Service Scheduled For Tuesday In Los Angeles POSTED: 4:02 pm PST December 14, 2005 UPDATED: 5:25 pm PST December 16, 2005 LOS ANGELES -- A memorial service for Stanley Tookie Williams, the convicted killer who was executed on Dec. 13 at San Quentin Prison, has been scheduled for Tuesday in Los Angeles. The noon service will be held at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and will include large TV screens outside. A statement by Williams' supporters says the guests invited to attend the public service include the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and rapper...
  • NOT OVER YET: Still Angry Over Tookie, Plus: 'FU-v' Host Firing?

    12/16/2005 4:36:44 PM PST · by chuckpez · 2 replies · 398+ views
    The Radio Equalizer- Brian Maloney ^ | December 19th, 2005 | Brian Maloney
    Think the debate over Tookie Williams ended with his execution? Guess again. Issuing a public challenge, The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable’s Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Jasmyne Cannick have accused KFI's John and Ken of racism. They insist proof is found in the pair's supposed reluctance to insist a white man on death row be quickly put to death: The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable’s Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Jasmyne Cannick have issued a public challenge to controversial radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of the John and Ken Show of AM 640 KFI (Los Angeles) to prove that...
  • Groups seek to remove Schwarzenegger's name from stadium

    12/16/2005 1:04:11 AM PST · by LouAvul · 19 replies · 528+ views
    modbee ^ | 12-16-05
    VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Political parties in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's hometown have started a petition drive to remove his name from a sports stadium. The dispute stems from the governor's decision this week to deny clemency to Stanley Tookie Williams. The co-founder of the Crips gang was executed early Tuesday in San Quentin State Prison for four 1979 murders. Opposition to the death penalty is strong in Austria, and the once-popular Schwarzenegger has lost much of his shine since becoming California governor for refusing to spare convicted murderers on death row. The outcry was especially sharp this week after the...
  • How many books did Tookie sell

    12/15/2005 10:10:39 PM PST · by airedale · 68 replies · 1,996+ views
    I know this is a dead issue and I don't want to flog a dead horse, but I was wondering how many of the children's books that Tookie wrote were actually sold? I know there were 9 of them but not one media source ever said how many of them were sold.
  • Stadium Renamed after Tookie's Execution

    The Arnold Schwarzenegger Football Stadium in Austria's second-largest city Graz is to be renamed as a sign of displeasure with the city's most famous son,. A majority of members on Graz City Council voted to rename the stadium after the Austrian-born governor of California approved the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, according to newspaper Kleine Zeitung. The Terminator-turned-governor was born six kilometres outside Graz in the community of Thal. http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/arnies-terminated/2005/12/16/1134676432847.html
  • HOW MUMIA HELPED WITH TOOKIE'S SEND-OFF

    12/16/2005 5:47:13 AM PST · by Fintan · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | Michael Smerconish
    THE GOVERNOR of Maureen Faulkner's home state has just shown appropriate support for the memory of her deceased Philadelphia police officer husband, murdered 24 years ago last Friday by Mumia Abu-Jamal.I refer not to Pennsylvania Gov. Rendell, but to California's Arnold Schwarzenegger.In denying clemency to Stanley Tookie Williams, Schwarzenegger cited Williams' support of convicted cop-killer Mumia (among others), as an indication of his lack of repentance.Three hours after Williams' death by lethal injection, I broke that news to Maureen Faulkner, who was grateful that Schwarzenegger had acknowledged Williams' support for the man who killed her husband on a cold...
  • Red card for Arnie (Tookie fallout)

    12/16/2005 2:16:35 PM PST · by newzjunkey · 20 replies · 746+ views
    This Is London ^ | 16 December 2005 | Oliver Stallwood
    Furious politicians from Arnold Schwarzenegger's home city have turned on him over his refusal to stop the execution of a reformed gangster. Councillors in the Austrian city of Graz yesterday voted to remove the California governor's name from the local football stadium. The move comes after the Terminator star denied clemency to convicted murderer Stanley 'Tookie'Williams, 51, the co-founder of Los Angeles' notorious Crips gang. Graz deputy mayor Walter Ferk said: said: 'It is annoying that we are being criticised because of Schwarzenegger's actions in California. 'It is not exactly admirable for us to be connected with the death penalty....
  • How a lesbian, liberal Democrat turned Tookie's lights out [Melanie Morgan column]

    12/16/2005 10:11:35 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 47 replies · 3,533+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 12/16/2005 | Melanie Morgan
    How a lesbian, liberal Democrat turned Tookie's lights out Posted: December 16, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com It was a little after midnight as scores of pro-gang activists gathered in a vigil to honor their hero "Tookie" Williams. I was at this media group-grope at San Quentin prison. As reporters interviewed reporters, I stood watching and waiting for the inevitable nuttiness I knew was going to follow. Aware of the growing passion amongst those in the pro-Crips contingent, I decided to leave before any unruly mobs could materialize with their threats to run down anyone who didn't...
  • BLACK LEADERS PUT KFI RADIO ON BLAST: Station's John & Ken Accused of Death Penalty Double Standard.

    12/15/2005 4:53:54 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 32 replies · 1,813+ views
    THE ELECTRONIC URBAN REPORT ^ | December 15, 2005 | Jasmyne Cannick
    LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable’s Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Jasmyne Cannick have issued a public challenge to controversial radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou of the John and Ken Show of AM 640 KFI (Los Angeles) to prove that they are not promoting racial double standards when it comes to the death penalty. The John and Ken Show dedicated the hour of 5 p.m. as “Kill Tookie/Tookie Must Die Hour” for over a month. During this time, KFI purposely followed around Black community activists, religious and civil rights leaders who were in support of clemency...
  • The Redemption of Tookie Williams

    12/15/2005 8:09:40 AM PST · by WatchYourself · 23 replies · 864+ views
    Townhall ^ | Larry Elder
    Stanley "Tookie" Williams, convicted multiple murderer and co-founder of the notorious street gang the "Crips," died via lethal injection at 12:35 a.m. on Dec. 13, 2005, in San Quentin State Prison. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, only hours before Williams' scheduled execution, refused to grant clemency. Who was Stanley "Tookie" Williams, and why did so many people want his life spared? The Crips, co-founded by Williams in 1971, became a national -- indeed, international -- gang responsible for thousands of deaths. In 1981, a jury convicted Williams of murdering four people, and he was sentenced to death. Williams claimed he was...
  • Stars to Attend Stanley 'Tookie' Williams' Funeral - ashes to be scattered in South Africa

    12/15/2005 10:48:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 126 replies · 7,199+ views
    Fox23News ^ | December 15, 2005
    Sean Penn, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx and Danny Glover are among the thousands of mourners expected to turn out for the funeral of executed former gang leader Stanley 'Tookie' Williams early next week.
  • A Tale of Two Executions

    12/15/2005 6:33:31 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 35 replies · 1,374+ views
    Intellectual Conservative.com ^ | 15 December 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    One day after notorious gang leader and vicious killer Tookie Williams was executed in California -- despite weeks of very vocal, vociferous, protests by Hollywood stars, political and civil rights leaders -- another man was executed in Mississippi. John B. Nixon, Sr. was 77 years old when he was executed December 14, 2005. He was the oldest man to be executed since the death penalty was reestablished in 1976 and the oldest to be executed since 1916. Unlike the Tookie Williams execution, there were no protests about this execution. There were no claims about discrimination when imposing the death penalty...
  • From Tookie to Toronto: lessons in black on black crime

    12/13/2005 11:45:01 PM PST · by restornu · 19 replies · 408+ views
    PROUD TO BE CANADIAN ^ | Wednesday, December 07, 2005 | Written by Anthony Oluwatoyin
    Canadians were shocked when Toronto’s ever-expanding gang warfare culminated in the recent brazen, daylight murder of one black youth mourner at the very funeral of another black youth victim. White liberalism was never more impotent to explain such a dramatic turn in the particular field of its vaunted expertise. But as always in these matters there is much to learn from that great laboratory of ethnic experimentation. Black America. Take the case of Stanley Tookie Williams. The 51 year-old African American is the cold-blooded coward on death row in California whose death, set for Dec. 13, has global white liberalism...
  • Took-Took-Tookie Good-bye..

    12/14/2005 10:29:42 AM PST · by Capn TrVth · 8 replies · 391+ views
    This is a classic cut from yesterday's Howie Carr show chumpline. Classic, classic, classic... Thanks to Pookie for finding a place to host it. Chumpline Caller
  • South Africa: Winnie to keep vow to 'Tookie ' (have barf-bag ready when reading this one)

    12/13/2005 7:50:42 PM PST · by Stoat · 23 replies · 1,964+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | December 13, 2005 | Eduan Roos
    Winnie to keep vow to 'Tookie ' 13/12/2005 22:20  - (SA)     Related Articles Arnie 'a cold-blooded murderer' Execution team struggled How 'Tookie' died 'Tookie' Williams executed Winnie lambastes Arnie Health24:Witnessing an execution   Eduan Roos and Sapa , Beeld  Johannesburg - If it was still his family's wish for him to be buried in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would do everything in her power to ensure that Stanley "Tookie" Williams's body was brought back here. A spokesperson for the ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela, told Beeld this on Tuesday. Convicted murderer Williams, 51, was executed on Tuesday in San...
  • Terminating Tookie (Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Death penalty)

    12/14/2005 7:34:58 AM PST · by WJHII · 18 replies · 1,100+ views
    CPF ^ | 12/14/2005 | William John Hagan
    Terminating Tookie By William John Hagan Wednesday, December 14, 2005 The recent execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams in California serves as a perfect case study for when the death penalty is acceptable, even under the stringent standards of the Catholic Church. In almost no circumstance will the Vatican find the death penalty acceptable, however, there is an exception: The circumstances of the life and crimes of Stanley Williams is one of them. The Church’s current teachings on the Death Penalty and its use stem from Pope John Paul II’s 1995 encyclical "Evangelium Vitae". In this papal letter addressed to the...
  • Supporters, detractors clash over what Williams' legacy will be

    12/14/2005 7:58:27 AM PST · by SmithL · 30 replies · 565+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 12/14/5 | Kiley Russell
    Even before the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the struggle to define his life -- and shape his legacy -- had already begun. In the convicted killer's failed pleas for clemency, in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's denials, from the mouths of his supporters and detractors, there emerged contrasting portraits of a peace activist and a jailhouse con man. It is a paradox that will follow him to his grave. On one side are those who believe in Williams' redemption and the good he did through his anti-gang speeches and children's books. Fresh from the San Quentin Prison chamber where she had...
  • 'Tookie' offered South Africa burial (Winnie Mandela offers to fulfil Tookie's final wish)

    12/14/2005 8:01:58 AM PST · by yankeedame · 44 replies · 2,216+ views
    News.Com.AU ^ | December 15, 2005 | staff
    'Tookie' offered South Africa burialFrom: Agence France-Presse From correspondents in Johannesburg December 15, 2005 WINNIE Madikizela-Mandela has offered to help fulfil the final wish of executed former Los Angeles gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams and hold his burial in South Africa. A spokesman for the flamboyant former wife of Nelson Mandela told the Afrikaans daily newspaper Beeld that Madikizela-Mandela will "honour her promise to see that Williams is buried in South Africa." Williams, who was found guilty of four killings but became an anti-violence crusader on death row and an author of several books, was executed in California yesterday by...
  • (Tookie) Supporters of executed man want ‘statesman’s’ funeral

    12/14/2005 9:48:21 AM PST · by doug from upland · 80 replies · 2,067+ views
    World News Supporters of executed man want ‘statesman’s’ funeral By The Associated Press Dec 14, 2005, 00:07 SAN FRANCISCO — The argument over whether convicted killer Stanley (Tookie) Williams was a man of peace or a death-row con artist raged on after his execution Tuesday, with supporters announcing they would give him a funeral “befitting a statesman.” The 51-year-old founder of the bloody Crips gang died by injection at San Quentin Prison just after midnight for the murders of four people in two 1979 holdups, professing his innocence to the very end, even when an admission of guilt might have...
  • Clemency unlikely for pair facing execution, experts say

    12/14/2005 11:56:13 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies · 484+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/14/05 | Brandon Bailey and Dan Reed
    With the failure of a high-profile clemency bid for Stanley Tookie Williams, legal observers say a reprieve seems even less likely for two more death row inmates who are facing execution in coming months -- and the pace of capital punishment could increase in California over the next two years.Hours after Williams was put to death on Tuesday, death penalty opponents vowed to renew their efforts against the execution of 75-year-old Clarence Ray Allen of Fresno, scheduled for Jan. 17, by arguing that no civilized society should kill a prisoner who is elderly, partially blind and confined to a wheelchair.
  • Time for N.Y. to restore the death penalty

    12/14/2005 12:35:03 PM PST · by knighthawk · 18 replies · 771+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 14 2005 | Michael Goodwin
    Folks in California have the best of all possible worlds: warm weather ... and the death penalty, too. As a frigid New York pays its final respects today to Police Officer Daniel Enchautegui, Californians know their most famous killer got his just deserts. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected clemency for Stanley (Tookie) Williams, and the convicted murderer was executed by lethal injection in San Quentin prison early yesterday. Please, spare me the tears for Williams. A founder of the brutal Crips crime gang, he killed four people in cold blood during robberies that got him $200, then laughed about it, according...