Stanley “Tookie” Williams, founder of the Crips gang, convicted murderer of four, became another cause celebre of the anti-capital punishment movement due to his apparent prison “redemption.” He authored a memoir and several children’s books while in jail and was nominated seven times for the Nobel Prize due to his writing and work on anti-gang education.
Regardless, he was denied clemency by California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and executed last night by lethal injection at San Quentin, having never admitted to the killings. Is “redemption” possible without confession? Are good works enough to change the course of “justice”? Does the system work?
News and thoughts:
Tookie Williams Almost Fooled Us
Could the Hollywood Moonbats have picked a worse death row candidate to champion? What were their motives?
Posted to Culture by Patfish on December 13, 2005 08:06 PM
Stanley “Tookie” Williams – Justice Delayed No Longer
On Monday Governor Schwarzenegger surprised no one when he denied the clemency request of Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams self-admitted founder of the Crips gang and convicted quadruple murderer. As I write this, Williams is scheduled…
Posted to Politics by Dave Nalle on December 13, 2005 04:11 AM
True Crime Update 12/13/05
Intriguing crimes across the nation, notable for the type of crime, the celebrity of the criminal, or both. Claimed to Have a Bomb-He’s Now Dead There’s still much unknown about this story. Soon enough the wife will be on Greta telling…
Posted to Culture by Patfish on December 13, 2005 04:09 AM
Time for Tookie to Pay the Piper
In theory, I’m somewhat inclined to oppose the death penalty. Now, people who go around killing innocent folk have it coming to them, but I don’t know how much good it really does. More importantly, I don’t much…
Posted to Culture by Al Barger on December 13, 2005 01:05 AM
Quotes of Note that reflect what conservatives think. Or are up against. on “Enemies” From various and sundry. Some plainly true, some unclear, some make no sense at all. ‘You can discover what your enemy fears most…
Posted to Politics by Patfish on December 12, 2005 05:35 AM
Should Tookie be Spared?
The prevailing controversy surrounding Stanley “Tookie” Williams’ impending execution on December 13 is a good example of why the death penalty should be eliminated in states like California. Williams has been on death row for over 20 years. He can…
Posted to Culture by Loretta Dillon on December 12, 2005 12:19 AM
The Plight of Stanley “Tookie” Williams
It would be better if Stanley “Tookie” Williams, co-founder of the Crips, were not put to death for the murders he was convicted of because martyrdom is no place for someone who has done the things he’s done. It’s just…
Posted to Culture by diana hartman on December 11, 2005 12:51 AM
True Crime Update 12/6/05
Intriguing crimes across the nation, notable for the type of crime, the celebrity of the criminal, or both. Manuel Gehring Saved Taxpayers a Lot of Money For they found his murdered children. Murdered by his own hand. Thanks to Manuel for…
Posted to Culture by Patfish on December 6, 2005 06:01 AM