Monday, December 12, 2005

Tookie Williams: A Lose/Lose Solution

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today rejected clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams, convicted murderer and one of the founders of the Crips. The decision was announced moments after a federal appeals court in San Francisco turned down Williams's request for a stay of execution.

Jesus. Both sides screwed up.
Tookie should have confessed to whatever he did and stop denying he did anything. He was the founder of the fuckin' Crips-- of course he did something to someone.
Ahnold should have commuted his sentence to life w/o parole with the proviso he (a) admit and show remorse for his crimes and (b) continue to educate kids against gangs.

Executing him will do nothing to soothe the bubbling cauldron of racism exchanged between black, brown, yellow and white in Colliefornia.

Way to go, Herr Governor.


larkohio said...

Karen, I agree with you on this one. You are absolutely correct. Your suggestion makes sense.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Why, thank you.

dusty said...

I also think it should of been commuted to life..but only because there was NO evidence or eyewitness accounts. This trial was by an all white jury who railroaded him simply because of who he was, not what he was charged with. I did a post on this very subject and got more comments than usual on my fluff blog...which freaked me the hell out.

DId you know he was nominated six times for a Nobel Prize? He was a very intelligent man who never did anything with his life until it was too late.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Tookie, as head of the Crips, okayed a lot of murder and mayhem, even if his trial was a sham.
Nominating him for a Nobel Peace Prize was like nominating Arafat for one.
They should start a new category for a Nobel Prize.
It could be called, "the dirty murdering bastard who mended his mofo ways" prize.

larkohio said...

Love your sense of humor.