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  • Snoop was a crip. No wonder he was rootin for Tookie

    12/14/2005 4:30:15 PM PST · by xmission · 30 replies · 3,040+ views ^ |
    "Funny his gang membership doesn't seem to have made the news this past week" Snoop Dogg was arrested for drug possession shortly after leaving high school and spent subsequent years in and out of jail. He was a member of the notorious Crips gang and in 1993 was charged with murder in connection with a drive-by shooting. In 1995, Snoop Dogg, leaning on the legal arm of renowned O.J. Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran, stood trial for accessory to manslaughter in the case of a rival gang member who was allegedly shot by Snoop's bodyguard, McKinley Lee. A year later, Snoop...
  • Tookie's Christmas Carol

    12/14/2005 3:59:50 PM PST · by FFforFreedom · 34 replies · 2,559+ views
    Internet | Unknown
    Credit for this goes to a New York City Police Officer who shall remain anonymous... 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 flannel, had curled up to watch it, on the Fox News Channel. I...
  • Big push to halt death penalty ((Williams') execution marks the beginning of the end of the D/P)

    12/14/2005 5:14:22 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 42 replies · 1,166+ views
    The Argus ^ | : 12/14/2005 02:58:58 AM | Josh Richman
    Even before convicted murderer, Crips gang co-founder and anti-gang activist Stanley Tookie Williams was executed early Tuesday, death-penalty opponents had begun looking ahead to their battle's next phase. Statements issued Monday by groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, Death Penalty Focus and Amnesty International excoriated Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for denying Williams clemency, but also urged support for a bill to halt California's executions at least until a bipartisan commission reports at 2007's end on the death penalty's fairness. The Assembly Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear that bill, AB 1121, on Jan. 10 — exactly one week...
  • No Crip Tonight (Which murders was Tookie Williams executed for?)

    12/13/2005 10:20:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,463+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/14/2005 | Jay D. Homnick
    The senior partner of the law firm has to leave town, so he entrusts a difficult criminal defense to the young associate. The kid is thrilled to have this chance to prove himself and sure enough, he gets their man acquitted. In his excitement, he fires off a telegram to the senior partner at his hotel: JUSTICE HAS TRIUMPHED. The next morning, he finds a telegram from the old man at the top of his In box: APPEAL AT ONCE. This story comes back to me in pondering the fate of Tookie Williams. Williams, a co-founder of the notorious Crips...
  • The Stanley "Tookie" Williams Vigil at San Quentin, Monday, December 12, 2005

    12/13/2005 6:24:20 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 32 replies · 2,147+ views ^ | 12/13/05 | Zombie
    These photographs and videos were taken outside the gates of San Quentin Prison on the evening of December 12, 2005 during a vigil marking the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, which happened shortly after midnight. Before arriving at San Quentin, I had been under the naive impression that the crowd in front would be evenly split between anti-death penalty protesters and pro-death penalty protesters. I was sorely mistaken. I quickly learned that the crowd was 99% anti-death penalty. And a substantial proportion of them were avowed socialists, since several radical groups showed up en masse…. Full collection of photos &...
  • Reflection On The Execution of Tookie Williams, The Coming Excommunication of the Episcopal...

    12/13/2005 12:48:16 PM PST · by sionnsar · 47 replies · 1,003+ views
    Drell's Descants ^ | 12/13/2005 | Brad Drell
    [Please read through before commenting. --sionnsar] Early today, Stanley “Tookie” Williams was executed by the State of California. Seeing his picture on television and on the internet, I see the faces of hundreds of men to whom I have ministered over the years in prisons in Louisiana. I remain convinced that, because God could redeem me, through his Son, Jesus Christ, that Tookie and men like him can also be redeemed. It is why I oppose the death penalty - Jesus paid that price for us all.Hollywood and the liberal Christian left have decried this execution, but not for the...
  • Iowahawk: Tookie the Ducky Beats The Rap

    12/13/2005 5:05:58 PM PST · by IowaHawk · 7 replies · 1,060+ views
    iowahawk | 12/12/05 | Dave Burge
    A Golden Book ClassicBy Stanley "Tookie" Williams Once upon a time, down a bright sunny alley behind a magical cottage in a faraway kingdom called Compton, lived a little quacky ducky named Tookie. Tookie was brave and strong and all of the other duckies knew to respect him, because otherwise Tookie and his friend Sammy Sawed-Off would mess you up bad, understand? One day, Tookie was feeling very, very sad, because he had run out of Kools. "Who will help me get my Kools?" he said. "I will help you get your Kools!" said Blackie. So Tookie and Blackie drove...
  • Tookie Williams' Execution Coincides Nicely With Need for New Plasma TV

    12/13/2005 12:44:23 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 20 replies · 1,571+ views
    >>Tuesday December 13, 2005 Tookie Williams' Execution Coincides Nicely With Need for New Plasma TV SACRAMENTO, CA- When California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency for condemned prisoner Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, he re-opened deep, painful racial wounds. Unless leaders in the African American community can somehow find a way to maintain peace in the aftermath of Tuesday's execution, law enforcement sources say widespread violence is a very likely outcome. In just a matter of hours, low-income neighborhoods will burn to the ground, and dozens of young men will die needlessly in clashes with police. On the bright side, however,...
  • *Pleas for Tookie...none for 1500 Aborted Black Babies Everyday* Tue 12-13 on!

    12/13/2005 10:12:29 AM PST · by Bob J · 16 replies · 1,309+ views ^ | 12-13-05 | Bob J
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  • More sadness than anger greets the decision against clemency [Whine]

    12/13/2005 9:18:31 AM PST · by ncountylee · 35 replies · 654+ views
    Mercury News ^ | Dec. 13, 2005 | Patrick May
    LOS ANGELES - As dusk Monday consumed this city, and street lamps cast a jaundiced film over his Christmas tree lot at the corner of Florence and Vermont, Kenneth Smith was thinking about how much he owed the man they were about to execute at San Quentin. It felt strange, knowing Stanley Tookie Williams was going to die, hearing the ghoulish hourly countdown on the news-radio stations. Because in some ways, Smith felt as if he owed his own life to the man who had co-founded the Crips gang 35 years ago. ``Growing up, I read the books he wrote...
  • From rappers, only silence: Hip-hop world ignored ex-Crip founder's cause

    12/13/2005 2:03:24 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies · 439+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/13/05 | Renee Graham
    (snip)In recent weeks, celebrities such as Jamie Foxx and Danny Glover argued that Williams, on death row for 24 years, deserved clemency for his antigang activism, which has included several books aimed at children and teenagers denouncing gang violence. Among the most prominent voices has been rapper Snoop Dogg, himself a former Crip. ''He inspired me to want to do something positive with my life and to go and touch the kids," the platinum-selling rap star said at a pro-Williams rally outside San Quentin last month. (snip) Still, Snoop has been the only rapper to speak out on Williams's behalf....
  • European Outrage at US Execution (Arnold's Home Town Outraged)

    12/13/2005 7:11:35 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 62 replies · 1,523+ views
    California’s execution of a murderer this morning outraged many in Europe who regard the practice as barbaric, and feelings ran particularly deep in state Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s native Austria. At the Vatican, Pope Benedict XVI’s top official for justice matters denounced the death penalty for going against redemption and human dignity. “We know the death penalty doesn’t resolve anything,” Cardinal Renato Martino said. “Even a criminal is worthy of respect because he is a human being. The death penalty is a negation of human dignity.” Capital punishment is illegal throughout the European Union, and many Europeans consider state-sponsored executions...
  • Crime and Punishment

    12/13/2005 6:36:19 AM PST · by John Conlin · 35 replies · 785+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/13/05 | Henry Weinstein and Peter Nicholas
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger did not just reject Stanley Tookie Williams' request for clemency, he aggressively attacked the central element of the former gang leader's case: Williams, he said, had never really reformed.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Inside the Execution Chamber

    12/13/2005 4:25:09 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 38 replies · 1,793+ views ^ | 14 December 2005 | Adam Housley
    SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — FOX News correspondent Adam Housley was one of 39 people who witnessed the Tuesday morning execution of Stanley Tookie Williams. Williams was convicted in 1981 for gunning down convenience store clerk Albert Owens, 26, at a 7-Eleven in Whittier, Calif., and killing Yen-I Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Chen Yang, 63, as well as the couple's daughter Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, at the Los Angeles motel they owned. Williams claimed he was innocent, but witnesses at the trial said he boasted about the killings, saying, "You should have heard the way he sounded when I shot him." This...
  • 'Reformed' US gang leader is executed

    12/13/2005 5:53:52 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 51 replies · 1,930+ views
    Times (London) ^ | 12/13/2005 | Sam Knight, and Chris Ayres
    (Demonstrators outside the gates of San Quentin State Prison protest at the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams.) (John G Mabanglo/EPA) Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the co-founder of the notorious Crips street gang, whose apparent rehabilitation in prison opened a bitter debate over the death penalty in America, was executed this morning in California. The 51-year-old died by lethal injection at 12.35am local time (8.35GMT) at San Quentin prison in front of about 50 witnesses, including relatives of the four people he killed in 1979. He asked his own family not to attend. Williams was denied a stay of execution by...
  • Republicans split over whether clemency decision helps governor

    12/13/2005 5:02:15 AM PST · by LouAvul · 14 replies · 296+ views
    sacbee ^ | 12-13-05
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - California Republicans are divided over whether Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to deny clemency to a death row inmate would help him repair his standing with the party's grassroots, which continues to simmer over his appointment of a Democratic activist to head his staff. Schwarzenegger's decision to allow the execution of Crips co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams to proceed "will definitely help him with the Republican base," said Senate Republican leader Dick Ackerman of Tustin. He was among those upset late last month when an embattled Schwarzenegger picked Public Utilities Commissioner Susan Kennedy, an aide to former Gov. Gray...
  • The Last Hours of Tookie Williams

    12/13/2005 3:51:47 AM PST · by saveliberty · 78 replies · 2,579+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 12/13/2005 | Captain Ed
      The Last Hours Of Tookie Stanley "Tookie" Williams has run out of options for avoiding his long-delayed execution, having lost both his bid for clemency and his final appeal to the US Supreme Court this evening. Retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor likely got the call, as the 9th Circuit comes under her jurisdiction, which might cool the ardor for her from the Judiciary Committee Democrats at the Alito hearings next month, but really means nothing much at all. Since no one had any significant new arguments to present on Williams' behalf -- supposedly one witness surfaced after over...
  • Have there been any threats of rioting in LA tonight? (Vanity)

    12/13/2005 3:39:06 PM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 36 replies · 1,533+ views
    Just wondering, have there been any indications or threats of riots tonight in LA and other areas in response to the tookie execution. I'm sure Al Sharpton can explain how they plan to react peacefully.
  • Executed gang leader's supporters say he deserves a statesman's funeral

    12/13/2005 3:07:05 PM PST · by SmithL · 107 replies · 2,712+ views
    AP ^ | 12/13/5 | KIM CURTIS
    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 helped save his life. His last, best hope was an act of mercy by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger....
  • Gang Founder Claimed Innocence Until the End (Alternate Title- "Tookie Refused to Confess")

    12/13/2005 12:39:29 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 41 replies · 1,344+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/13/05
    Gang Founder Claimed Innocence Until the End By KIM CURTIS, Associated Press Writer Tue Dec 13,11:26 AM ET SAN QUENTIN, Calif. - Stanley Tookie Williams maintained his innocence right up until his death, even when an admission of guilt may have spared him execution. ADVERTISEMENT Even after the courts and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected a flurry of Williams' last-ditch appeals before his execution early Tuesday, his supporters vowed to prove his innocence. Williams, the Crips gang co-founder whose case stirred a national debate about capital punishment versus the possibility of redemption, was executed Tuesday morning for killing four people in...