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.