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  • Activists to protest 'Kill Tookie' show (protest against KFI's John and Ken Show)

    11/23/2005 4:18:54 PM PST · by Watershed · 64 replies · 3,161+ views ^ | November 23, 2005 | Martin Miller
    Community activists plan to hold a protest today against KFI-AM (640) for what they contend is the local station's race-baiting in airing a popular afternoon talk radio show that has turned the execution of former gang leader Stanley Tookie Williams into entertainment. A multiracial coalition, spearheaded by the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, hopes that by staging peaceful protests and by filing a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission it can pressure the Clear Channel-owned station into canceling "The John and Ken Show's" daily 5 p.m. observance of the "Tookie Must Die/Kill Tookie" hour. The producers of the show...
  • Should Tookie Get Clemency? (Poll)

    11/23/2005 4:31:38 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 61 replies · 1,677+ views
    Convicted murderer and Crips founder, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, set to be executed Dec. 13, has used his prison time to write books urging children to stay out of gangs, among other peace-preaching efforts. Should clemency be given to deathrow inmates who pursue such activities?
  • Governor dreading decision on life or death [Tookie Williams]

    11/21/2005 8:04:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 49 replies · 1,472+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/21/5 | Mark Martin
    Without clemency, Williams' execution is just weeks away - Sacramento -- It was 1976, according to Stanley Tookie Williams, when he met a young Austrian bodybuilder along the Venice Beach boardwalk, then the epicenter of the Southern California muscle culture. Williams, who was a hard-bodied weight lifter as well as a notorious gang member, recounted the brief encounter in a book published last year: Arnold Schwarzenegger was so impressed with Williams' physique, he noted that Williams' biceps were as big as thighs. Nearly 30 years later, the two men are again crossing paths. With the world watching, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • Images complicate clemency clash [Tookie Williams]

    11/20/2005 8:43:02 AM PST · by SmithL · 39 replies · 6,773+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/20/5 | John Simerman
    The crime photos tell a tale of shotgun brutality: the bloody torso of 7-Eleven clerk Albert Owens, shot twice in the back from close range; the blasted left side of Yee-Chen Lin's face; holes in Tsai-Shai's back and stomach; Yen-I Yang's mangled left arm, his spilling abdomen. Testimonials from parents, teachers and educators tell a different story: redemption; atonement; untold young lives saved from virulent gang life through the words of a man sentenced to die for those four 1979 murders, a man who now waits to die by lethal injection in 23 days. The competing portraits of Stanley "Tookie"...
  • Schwarzenegger unsure on Williams clemency

    11/19/2005 4:32:13 PM PST · by Watershed · 15 replies · 779+ views
    Science Daily ^ | November 18
    LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is undecided on whether to grant clemency in the high-profile case of condemned killer Stanley Tookie Williams. Williams, co-founder of the Crips gang, is scheduled to be executed Dec. 13 for the killings of four people. Law enforcement officials have launched an unusually fierce campaign to block clemency, The Los Angeles Times said Friday. Officials are asking the governor to reject pleas from clergy, legislators and entertainers that Williams has redeemed himself by his work on death row to dissuade young people from joining gangs. Speaking to reporters...
  • Prosecutors say Death Row inmate deserves execution [Tookie Williams]

    11/18/2005 1:02:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 53 replies · 4,305+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/18/5 | Bob Egelko
    Condemned murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, an ex-gang leader who became an anti-gang crusader in prison, is a "cold-blooded killer'' who disavows "any responsibility for the brutal, destructive and murderous acts he committed'' and deserves to be executed Dec. 13, Los Angeles prosecutors said Thursday. Williams and his defenders say he is not the man he was when he was arrested for four killings in the Los Angeles area in 1979, and they are hoping that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will commute his sentence to life without parole. Williams has written nine books for children and youths since 1993, has taped anti-violence...
  • CA: Prison officials launch unusual attack on death row inmate (Tookie Williams)

    11/16/2005 7:01:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,570+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/16/05 | Kim Curtis - ap
    SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) - As the battle over whether to spare the life of Crips co-founder and convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams grows, prison officials have initiated an unusual counterattack against a man who supporters believe has turned his life around behind bars. Before a celebrity-led effort begins to save him from a Dec. 13 execution, the people who have watched over Williams for two dozen years have questioned whether he's truly redeemed, claiming he's still calling the shots from death row for the Crips, one of the nation's most notorious gangs. The Corrections Department earlier this month posted...
  • Death Row inmate's son sought in molestation case [Tookie Williams]

    11/16/2005 12:54:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 15 replies · 997+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/16/5 | Suzanne Herel
    FONTANA (SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY) -- A son of convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, who is scheduled to be executed next month at San Quentin state prison, is being sought on suspicion of sexually molesting a 13-year-old girl in San Bernardino County, authorities said today. Lafayette Jones, 36, a convicted sex offender, is wanted on a $600,000 warrant that a Superior Court judge issued Tuesday, Fontana police spokesman Sgt. Bill Megenney said. "We believe he is either hiding in the area of Los Angeles or may possibly have left the state," Megenney said. Jones faces charges of lewd and lascivious acts...
  • SAUNDERS: No clemency for 'Tookie'

    11/06/2005 7:53:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 996+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/6/5 | Debra J. Saunders
    THERE MUST be a guidebook in the country's death rows about how to dodge the lethal-injection needle: In Texas, you find God and plead mercy; in the Bay Area and other havens for people who think they are enlightened liberals, you find a publisher. If you write books or poetry, all manner of journalists, authors and do-gooders will turn you into a saint who is doing some good for society. So, having been sent to San Quentin Prison's Death Row for the brutal slaying of four innocent people during two 1979 robberies, Stanley "Tookie" Williams has no shortage of champions...
  • A Case for Clemency…Should Tookie Live?

    08/03/2005 2:04:28 PM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 703+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 08/03/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Story of Stanley Williams, I encourage you to view the movie made about his life called Redemption and to visit his“”. Stanley is currently awaiting execution on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison. Let me first say that I am a firm supporter of the Death Penalty. But one cannot read the story of Stanley Williams and not question whether or not it would be better for him to continue his work in prison rather than be put to death. Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon...