Monday, December 12, 2005

Tookie Watch

Arnold denies clemency. Way to go Arnie! Looks like we'll be staying up late tonight to see if LA goes up in smoke again. Hopefully, it's quiet, but Arnold keeps the Guard on call. We'd suggest a "shoot to kill arsonists, shoot to maim looters" type response. It'd be in the finest traditions of big city mayors and the California governor might boost his standing among the bleeding hearts if he acted more like a democrat.

72 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

if in fact there are looters, etc., then.... let's go....9mm, 40 cal., 50 cal machine guns.... killing some/many may send a message...

12/12/2005 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0201 CDT I hope the bars stay open a little late tonight so I can have a drink of hennesey while tookie gasps for air

12/12/2005 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Gov. Schwarzenegger said...

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has just DENIED clemency for Stanley "Tookie" Williams, the convicted murderer of four innocent robbery victims..

Execution by lethal injection will occur at 2:01 am Chicago time.

ATTN: Warden, San Quentin:
Please use an unlubricated XXXL anal plug on that mothafucker.

12/12/2005 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for you Arnold, stand up to all the celebrities in your state. I hope they riot, it will just go to show what a piece of shit this guy is/was that that is how they honor his memory. Call CPD once they riot, I'll go.

12/12/2005 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll be celebrating big time tonight!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm staying up all night. I don't think I'd be able to sleep well until I know for sure that motherfucker is dead.

12/12/2005 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

arnold your the man!!!

12/12/2005 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to Arnold! The hell with all the Hollywood B.S. I'd love to see the reaction of the celebrities if it was their son/daughter, mother/father this piece of shit executed. It's about time these jackasses are held accoutable for their actions! May the victims now rest in peace...

12/12/2005 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Okay, M you knew I was coming, so here goes...

Tookie should remain behind bars for the rest of his life. A life sentence would be much more of a penalty instead of making him a hero to the misguided.

Capital punishment is wrong in ANY case. I'll repeat, ANY case. Do you actual believe the death penalty deters crime? Come on! Any officer who has served in a high crime area realizes that is not so. Think a gang member will think twice before there is a drive-by in a narcotics dispute?

I won't even raise the race question about the death penalty. At 0200 I'll save a prayer for the repose of Tookie's soul. May God forgive him.

12/12/2005 06:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Kill 'em_all said...

Leftisbest said, "Capital punishment is wrong in ANY case. I'll repeat, ANY case. Do you actual believe the death penalty deters crime?"

I don't care if it deters Anyone ELSE! It certainly insures THAT guy won't commit anymore crime, eh?

I'm all about revenge and punishment! "Rehabilitation" is a sick, politcally correct joke! Take a life, give your life.

Burn in the very fires of Hell, Tookie, and everyone like you!

12/12/2005 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I won't celebrate Tookie's demise, but I'll sleep better knowing he's gone. What you sow is what you reap....Tookie's reaper is grim!!

12/12/2005 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Westcide Dog said...

ShLeMaY,

We don't send people to jail to make them become better people. We send them there to be punished for crimes against society. Do you firmly believe that prison can "rehabilitate" the people that are there? You obviously believe in the "time out" passivism of today's liberal elite. I bet you believe he just made a "mistake". Sorry, mistake or not, he needs to be punished. The punishment he'll get tonight will pale in comparison to the punishment that awaits him.

Ain't karma a bitch?

12/12/2005 07:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took Took Tookie dont cry. Took Took Tookie wont fry. He gunna gets ejectionated. TTMF Tookie.

12/12/2005 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Westcide Dog said...

Oh and by the way....

Malcolm Y = Lefty = Shady

Just a poor excuse of a white man pretending to be a brother to stir up the racial pot. Pay him no mind and eventually he'll change his profile to a Lesbian Hindu working on Cicero to support her curry habit.

12/12/2005 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous "enjoy" said...

Check out:

www.SaveTookie.org

Less than six hours...

12/12/2005 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous mr. silverback said...

FREE TOOKIE!

12/12/2005 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What...Jesse Jackson could not pull off his typical razzal-dazzle verbal bullshit on Arnold?

2 points for Arnold

0 points for the Rev.

12/12/2005 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mearday!!!! Arrested by Glendale Heights P.D For selling crack... Tookie and Mearday in the same day ...there is a Santa

12/12/2005 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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12/12/2005 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

Yo-Yo Incesticide Doggy-Style:

If Tookie is gonna BURRRNNNN for killing four, (and many more via Crip-creatin')... just imagine what Daddy and Junior Bush's cabal and their BODY COUNT are going to experience... Talk about some BURNING BUSH! Throw another "holiday mule log" on the fire, My Sweet Satan... who wouldja like to start with? OK: Tookie, Cheney, Rumsfeld, John Wayne Gacy, Wolfowitz, PolPot, Hitler, Stalin, Clinton, Nixon, Kennedys, Condoleeza... pfiffle... I bet they all sleep quite well, thank you very much- some are never held to account for their misdeeds, others are- sometimes the wrong ones are as well. If this fire and brimstone retribution thing make you feel good- fine, but know that it's merely a balm- we have become what we beheld: two wrongs don't make a right... "Onward Christian Soldiers" my ass... "Thou Shalt Not Kill"... I thought the A-rabs were the uncivilized ones... Looks like a good stoning brings out a crowd and lets folk just unwind now and again... "Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth- Vote for Me and I'll Set You Free!" ("Ball of Confusion, That's What the World is Today... Hey Hey...")

12/12/2005 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Shadow, if Tookie had killed your kin, would you still be speaking the same tune?

12/12/2005 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind the Lesbian Hindu, ShLeMaY is now the Angry white man without a clue. At least now he has a profile that matches his true persona!

12/12/2005 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shadow, you are a goof, I hope you are not the police

12/12/2005 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remeber an EYE FOR AN EYE. Maybe we should take three of TOOKIES relatives with him tonight.

Less than two hours to go!

12/12/2005 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Arnold said said...

Hey Tookie, what would ya like on your tombstone???

12/12/2005 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous arnold said...

Arnold said:

Merry Christmas to all and to Tookie, good night BITCH!

12/12/2005 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did MEARDAY get arrestted today?

12/12/2005 10:44:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

Innocence:
List of Those Freed From Death Row


DPIC uses the traditional objective criteria that have determined innocence since the founding of this country. In order to be included on the list, defendants must have been convicted and sentenced to death, and subsequently either:

a) their conviction was overturned and they were acquitted at a re-trial, or all charges were dismissed; or

b) they were given an absolute pardon by the governor based on new evidence of innocence.

The list includes cases in which the release occurred in 1973 or later.

The Current Count:

ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY TWO people freed from Death Row...
1-2-2

12/12/2005 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Shadi said...

Yo 12/12/2005 04:28:19 PM... By the way- your precious fantasy man homo-erotic sub-textual hero movie star AHNOLDT IS another dime-a-dozen vacuous Hollywood CELEBRITY too! Just like all the other schmucks you revile there (he likes to wear a different color tie; big deal!) Don't think he hasn't calculated every angle in this clemency "decision" to benefit his egotistical ass like any other Clinton or Son of a Bush... the hypocrite "reigns" so regally here- but his own home country of Austria did away with capital punishment in 1950 and they see him for what he is- an opportunist currying favor with lunkheads on the right here; why? because it's EAAAASSSSSYYYY, that's why!

12/12/2005 11:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont kill and you wont be killed! Good night forever Tookie, you wont see the sunrise just like your victims1!!!

12/12/2005 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason nobody here is scared of the death penalty is because it takes so long to execute and they know it, there are the million appeals to go through, the requests for new trials etc. and last but not least there are the liberals who will go to bat for anyone on death row regardless of the crime. If this country was more like Texas and Florida in regards to the death penalty we would be better off.

12/12/2005 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two hours and counting, muthafucker!

12/13/2005 12:01:00 AM  
Anonymous pert near 29 and a day said...

The penal systems first job is to remove sociopaths from the rest of us, so we will be safe
Next its to punish.
Finally if rehabilitation occurs thats icing on the cake
My only caveat about the death penalty is if there is a wrongful conviction
Otherwise FUCK THEM

Id like to see if the community faces civil unrest in Los Angeles
if so its a sad commentary about the deterioration of our society.

And to the Shadow Dont let Tookie bullshit you. Like Mummia hes a SHADY character, strictly evil

And he aint like bush and Cheney etc etc

12/13/2005 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Alice said...

My only regret about tookie is that I can't get the execution on pay-pre-view.
And I'm out of popcorn!

Fuck you, kryp gang banger piece of shit! Our gang is still bigger and better. Can't wait to tag your headstone.

Verbal Judo translation - "have a nice day"

12/13/2005 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Alice said...

Lefty,
He deserves to die. He founded a gang that is responsible for who knows how many deaths and hardships. Your side won when they decided to give him lethal injection. Most of us would just assume stick a glass rod down his penis and shatter it, watching joyfully as tookie writhes in pain until he dies from infection.
That would be paultry compared to what he really deserves.

12/13/2005 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous SIR DONKEY said...

Time for me to meet 3:58:51 at Teasers for that drink while Tookie gets his cock-tail.
Then I'll blow all the lights in 016 on my way home...

Heee Haawww!!!!

12/13/2005 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Usurper Dickhead Donkey.....you're going out drinking and blowing all the lights on your way home? typical 025 nonsense....don't run into any old ladies on your way home. Reckless homicide knows no favorites

12/13/2005 01:10:00 AM  
Anonymous tookie monster said...

Williams' case stirs death penalty debate, but for how long?

By Maurice Possley and Steve Mills
Tribune staff reports

December 12, 2005, 9:01 PM CST

LOS ANGELES -- Of the more than 1,000 people executed in this country since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, the case of Stanley Tookie Williams is one of only a few that have emerged as touchstones in the national debate over the ultimate punishment.

On Monday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected Williams' bid for clemency, saying his failure to express remorse for four 1979 murders showed he was not rehabilitated.

Death penalty opponents gathered at California's San Quentin prison for the execution set for early Tuesday.

Whether the outcome of Williams' case ultimately moves the death penalty debate is a matter of debate itself.

There is no question that public support for the death penalty has dropped in the past 25 years as 122 inmates have been exonerated and set free from Death Rows. At the same time, the machinery of death has slowed.

In these most public of cases, questions are posed in varying ways: Is this case a question of actual innocence? Is it a matter of rehabilitation and, consequently, mercy? Or is it the continuing question of the propriety of capital punishment?

Think of Gary Graham and Karla Faye Tucker (both executed in Texas), Mumia Abu-Jamal (who obtained a new sentencing hearing this year in Pennsylvania) and more recently, Robin Lovitt (commuted to life in prison in Virginia last month).

Assessing the legacy of these cases is difficult, particularly when they seem to have a relatively short public shelf life.

The most recent Gallup poll, taken in October, shows that support nationally for the death penalty has dropped from as high as 80 percent in 1994 to 64 percent, though it has remained steady for the past three years.

According to the poll, that support dips to 56 percent if the alternative is life in prison without parole.

Death sentences have dropped, too. The Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C., reports the number of death sentences imposed has fallen from a high of more than 300 annually in the 1990s to 144 in 2003.

At the same time, the number of executions has fallen from a high of 98 in 1999 to 59 in 2004. Williams was scheduled to be the 59th this year.

And in the past year, the spectre of wrongful executions was raised by the Tribune and the Houston Chronicle, whose investigations strongly suggested that Texas executed innocent men--Cameron Todd Willingham and Ruben Cantu.

Williams' case is the latest in a series of recent capital cases that have captured the attention of the public and the media. His case focused primarily on his rehabilitation, though his attorneys contended at the 11th hour that they had found three jailhouse witnesses who claimed that Williams was framed.

In the end, death penalty advocates and opponents alike will likely point to his case as supporting their positions. As a former leader of the notorious Crips street gang, he was convicted of four murders. During his imprisonment, he wrote children's books with anti-gang themes and denounced violence.

A commutation would likely have fueled the anti-death penalty movement more than his execution will bolster those who support the death penalty, said Joshua Marquis, the district attorney in Clatsop County, Ore., and vice president of the National District Attorneys Association.

Marquis, a noted death penalty supporter, said that individual cases rarely lead to significant change. Virginia Gov. Mark Warner's recent commutation of Lovitt came and went with little controversy.

At the same time, though, Lawrence Marshall, founder of Northwestern University Law School's Center on Wrongful Convictions and now a professor at Stanford Law School in California, said, "Clearly, here in California, this [Williams] case has engendered a tremendous amount of passion and has created an anti-death penalty movement that is more vocal than ever."

"The question is what's going to happen to that," he said. "Will this be part of a series of events that triggers more scrutiny and questions, or will it be perceived as a defeat with people going back to their homes to forget about it? It is too soon to tell."

Much like Williams' case, the lead-up to the executions in Texas of Tucker and Graham stirred great controversy.

Marquis compared Williams' case to that of Abu-Jamal, the Pennsylvania Death Row inmate who attracted celebrity supporters. After a court granted Abu-Jamal a new sentencing hearing, the case "fell off the radar" almost immediately, he said.

If the Williams case has any impact, Marquis said, it will be that, for a short time at least, the death penalty became a topic of discussion.

"The Tookie Williams execution is being used as a vehicle to discuss the death penalty, which is not an altogether bad thing," said Marquis. "Through the fog of all the rhetoric, some good issues are being discussed."

To Richard Dieter, head of the Death Penalty Information Center, Williams' bid for clemency was a test case in an effort to determine which way the death penalty debate is now headed--though reading the trend is far from simple.

For example, Congress is threatening to break up the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has long been seen as one of the most liberal federal appeals courts in the nation. In addition, lawmakers are considering the Streamlined Procedures Act, which would limit convicted inmates' ability to take their appeals to federal court.

At the same time, the California Senate created a commission to study the death penalty system there and deliver a report by the end of 2007.

"It used to be that the way Texas goes, there goes the death penalty," said Dieter. "But maybe now it will be California. This could signal California having quite a few executions."

David Dow, a Texas death penalty lawyer who runs the Texas Innocence Network, offered another view, predicting the spike in the death penalty debate would subside until another high-profile case comes into focus.

He noted that just two weeks ago, the nation's 1,000th execution made headlines. "But in the two weeks after number 1,000, there were two more executions that nobody paid attention to," he said.

Had Schwarzenegger spared Williams, it might have provided cover for other governors--especially Republicans who traditionally have been outspoken supporters of the death penalty--to grant clemency.

But, sometimes a governor's decision has little long-lasting impact. In 1996, then-Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar commuted the death sentence of Guinevere Garcia, even though Garcia demanded to be put to death, in what was largely perceived as Edgar's reluctance to sign a death warrant for a woman.

Edgar's action was only a footnote when Ryan imposed a moratorium on the death penalty in Illinois in 2000 and emptied Death Row with a mass commutation in 2003.

"Sure, the level of attention [the Williams' case] is receiving is not going to last," said Dieter. "But it will have an affect. You may not remember the name, but it may give a hint on the death penalty's direction from here on out."

Steve Mills reported from Los Angeles and Maurice Possley from Chicago.

mpossley@tribune.com smmills@tribune.com
Copyright © 2005, Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-051212impact,1,4563509.story?page=2&cset=true&ctrack=1&coll=chi-news-hed

12/13/2005 01:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry...could you repeat that last post?

12/13/2005 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know it ain't the electric chair, but I can't resist: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12/13/2005 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....sorry....ZAP MUTHERFUCKER

12/13/2005 01:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick.... can you hear it, Tookie?

12/13/2005 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous "tookie" said...

gasp.

Go to Hell, muthafucker!

12/13/2005 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BURN IN HELL, tookie.

now I must be on my way to LA, and get in on some looting. I'm thinking about 30 pairs of Nike's. "It not stealing, it's survivin'!!!"

12/13/2005 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He Gone!

12/13/2005 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous owens-yang families said...

Convicted quadruple murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams was pronounced dead by lethal injection at San Quentin at 2:35 AM (CST).

12/13/2005 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

killed by the state of California

12/13/2005 02:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Tookie is dead!! Thank God Justice has been done!! The fucking media only talking about his feelings and his supporters! Fuck that how about the victim's families? Burn in hell shit bag!!

12/13/2005 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capital punishment is wrong in ANY case. I'll repeat, ANY case. Do you actual believe the death penalty deters crime? Come on! Any officer who has served in a high crime area realizes that is not so. Think a gang member will think twice before there is a drive-by in a narcotics dispute?



Lefty, the only reason it doesn't scare people is because they don't kill enough people. Kill every murderer, rapist, etc a year after hes convicted. Crime would slow down then.

12/13/2005 04:01:00 AM  
Blogger Shadi said...

The Tooker's soul was taken yonder for an Up or Down Vote... hopefully Saint June-Bug, the Patron Saint of Lost Homies Who Cain't No Longer Be Here will hizz-ook him up in da Afta-Thug-Lyfe... briefly lived dat Butt-Plug Life... Governator Lethalator Ahnold told him:

"Tooh-kie, dat was some zuper Arbeit Mach Frei mit das KinderSpielenBuchen, but you know you kan't bullsheisse a bullshitter- so listen to me now and hear me later in da afterlife- I'm no actor, nor governor for dat matter- but Tooh-kie, I know Maria Shriver Kennedy, I married her for Gott's sake, and you're no Kennedy, so you can't get away mit murder, I'm sorry! Come back in the next life and drive your four viktim's off the the pier in beayouteeful Santa Monica, THEN I think Maria and Teddy can get you off the hook! I want to understandt you, TookenFuehrer, but maybe because mein namen in German mean "Blackneck"; If it were SchwarzenKatze, "Black Cat", maybe I couldhave fizz-elt your pain, mein schmerzilla-dilla-killa...but I must protest Tookus- you're no writer, no negotiator, no peacinator, no eggzahmple fur da cheeldren- so I must wish you much props, wordt tu yer mudder, those are some mighty big "guns" you've got there, too bad we couldn't never pump de muscles together in this life, and all dat good stuff- but now I'm goink to havf to POMP YOU UP mit some really strong steroids, just think of it that way- and after you get some sleep you'll be more powerful than ever, in a stiff kind of way! I promise you! So mein Tooken-lipschen, HASTA LA VISTA baybee, aufweidersen, you've been erased, I'll be back, fuck you asshole, c'mon- do eet!, It's not a tumor, it's a bicep, I'm looking for Sarah Connor (or a least a bump in the polls)... I think you qualified as a Weapon of Mass Destruction, so can I get a witness for discovering those here in the Father, I mean Homelandt... I'm sorry Too-kie, maybe it's because you are Doo-kie, but maybe if your particular appelation was Poo-kie, or Moo-kie... I couldn't afford to disgrace my "base"... I'm starting to sound like Warren Beatty in "Bulworth", Gott-in-Himmel!" Maria, is this making me look Goober-natorial enough?

12/13/2005 04:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Schwarzenegger Declines to Halt Execution of Gang Founder
By Evelyn Nieves
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 13, 2005; A01

SAN QUENTIN, Calif., Dec. 12 -- Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a gang leader-turned-peace advocate whose cause drew worldwide attention, was set to be executed in San Quentin's death chamber Tuesday morning after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied his last-ditch plea for clemency and the Supreme Court refused to block the execution.

Having virtually exhausted his appeals, Williams, 51, who co-founded the notorious Crips gang, was scheduled to be killed via injection at one minute past midnight Pacific time for four murders committed during two separate robberies in Southern California in 1979.

The burly Williams, who had maintained his innocence since his arrest, gained prominence speaking out against gang violence in a series of children's books and through writings appealing directly to gangs. His supporters have said that the evidence against him was weak, that his lawyers botched his trial, and that during his years on death row his conversion to an anti-gang advocate made him a strong candidate for mercy.

Williams was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times, and appeals from winners of the prize, religious leaders and Hollywood celebrities neared a fever pitch in the past several weeks, leading to one of the most fervent debates on the death penalty in the United States in years.

"The first thing you learn from the Bible is about forgiveness," actor Jamie Foxx told CNN in criticizing Schwarzenegger's decision. Foxx portrayed Williams in "Redemption," a made-for-television movie.

But Schwarzenegger, in a five-page statement, said: "Williams' case has been thoroughly reviewed in the 24 years since his convictions and death sentence. In all, Williams' case has been the subject of at least eight substantive judicial opinions." The governor added that he saw "no reason to disturb the judicial decisions that uphold the jury's decisions that he is guilty of these four murders and should pay with his life."

No prisoner has been granted clemency in California since Gov. Ronald Reagan commuted the death sentence of a mentally retarded man in 1967. Williams will be the 12th person executed in the state since capital punishment was reinstated in 1977. He will also be the third death row inmate for whom Schwarzenegger has refused to grant a reprieve.

Williams's attorneys have issued a furious series of petitions in recent weeks. On Sunday, they had asked the California Supreme Court to call off the execution. Just before the governor announced his decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied Williams's request for a reprieve. The court said that there was no "clear and convincing evidence of actual innocence." Late Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court also refused to block the execution.

Those who asked Schwarzenegger to spare Williams's life include Archbishop Desmond Tutu; NAACP President Bruce S. Gordon; Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking"; and rap singer Snoop Dogg, who said Williams had inspired him to leave the Crips and reform his life. Civil rights activist Jesse L. Jackson led a march across the Golden Gate Bridge on Monday night in support of Williams.

State law enforcement officials, including the Correctional Peace Officers Association, one of the most powerful unions in the state, have been united in their condemnation of Williams and fervently appealed to Schwarzenegger to let the execution proceed.

Williams was arrested in connection with four homicides committed on Feb. 28 and March 11, 1979, in Southern California. On Feb. 28, Albert L. Owens, 26, a clerk at a 7-Eleven store in Pico Rivera, was shot in the head while lying facedown on the floor during a robbery. On the second date, Tsai-Shai Yang, 63, and her husband, Yen-I Yang, 76, were executed in similar fashion with their daughter, Yee-Chen Lin, 43, during a holdup at their motel in south Los Angeles.

Among the evidence against Williams was a shotgun shell discovered at the crime scene that was linked to a gun he had bought five years earlier. That weapon was found under the bed of two associates accused of killing their business partner. The murder charges against them were dropped after they testified that Williams had confessed to them.

In his statement, Schwarzenegger said: "The evidence demonstrating Williams is guilty of these murders is strong and compelling. Based on the cumulative weight of the evidence, there is no reason to second guess the jury's decision of guilt or raise significant doubts or serious reservations about Williams's conviction and death sentence."

Critics branded Schwarzenegger's decision as a safe political move that did not consider the possibility that California could impose a moratorium on state executions in the next few months.

"Schwarzenegger could have called for a moratorium today," said Assemblyman Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), who is co-sponsoring a bill that would impose a moratorium on executions until January 2009 to review the fairness of how the state imposes the death penalty. The bill was introduced in August and is scheduled to be heard in committee next month.

"It would be refreshing to see the state articulate the values of grace, mercy and redemption," Leno said. "Unfortunately, the governor has missed an opportunity to do just that."

Polls consistently show that a majority of Californians support the death penalty, and Schwarzenegger, who faces reelection next year, has been trying to recover from a disastrous special election in which the four measures he was pushing were defeated. He also has been under fire for the past several weeks from conservatives and others in the Republican Party for appointing a Democrat as his chief of staff.

© 2005 The Washington Post Company

12/13/2005 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rest in Piss Tookie

12/13/2005 04:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's little brother said...

Another African-American male taken in a state-mandated homicide. Tookie had as much chance from the governor as a snowball in summer.

I see the only person here opposed to this travesty was "lefty," of "Shady," I am not sure. That is no surprise though. I expected as much.

12/13/2005 04:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess he didn't murder any of is own, so it's okay. Wasn't Malcolm the Tenth a pimp who fucked white women? An other fine African-Aboriginal-American-wit bit a whitee role model.

12/13/2005 07:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tookie died over 25 years after his victims did. I'm sure his victims would have liked an additional 25 years.

All this talk of redemption, but what does it do the people who died at his hands? Actually, I'm against capital punishment, but I really hate all the fawning over a piece of shit like Tookie. If anyone should be put down, it's a guy like him. Aside from the victim's of his own hands, what about all the victims from the Crips?

Too bad it took so long to decide what to do with him, but he won't be missed.

12/13/2005 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Tookie-free Tuesday y'all!!!

12/13/2005 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was sooo wrong! You killed tookie,when you have killer cops out of prison.(drunk po's from 025)

12/13/2005 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Westcide Dog said...

ShLeMaY,(Shady,Shadow,Lefty,Malcolm; whoever you are today)

Want some of my 40 to wash away your tears? Least they could do for Tookie was to give him a blunt and a reach-around.

12/13/2005 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watching the news reports almost made me feel sorry for the monster. Then I puked a littel bit in my throat. And that brought be back to reality. What the fuck is wrong with the madia???? If this was a white man executed, they'd be interviewing the victims' family and be talking about "closure" and "justice". Instead, they talk about what a great person Tookie is and how he was reformed and nominated six times for some obviously bullshit award. I'm never watching the news again. I'll get all my info from news radio. Just the facts. No fluff.

12/13/2005 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tookie was just another no good useless Ger

12/13/2005 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

Yes, before he found religion, Brother Malcolm was a criminal. He served his time in prison, he paid his debt to society for having intercourse with rich, European-American women. Prior to his being murdered Malcolm welcomed all people.

12/13/2005 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey I wonder if they will make Tookie day a holiday.

12/13/2005 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think a gang member will think twice before there is a drive-by in a narcotics dispute?

One thing I know is that Tookie wont have that problem anymore.

12/13/2005 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TOOK TOOK TOOKIE, GOODBYE!
TOOK TOOK TOOKIE, DON'T CRY!
BECAUSE YOU'LL NEED ALL THOSE TEARS IN HELL, MOTHERFUCKER!!

12/13/2005 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous malcom x's little brother said...

All this talk about black people killing and dealing drugs has me questioning my own black heritage. I'm starting to understand all of you white peoples points. I'm truley feeling embarassed to be of African-American descent.

12/13/2005 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Malcolm X's liitle brother said...

The above post was written by an imposter. Obviusly, as he mispelled my name. Stupid a** European American. Bet your folks fought on the side of The South too!

12/13/2005 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous malcolm x was a bitch said...

you got me dude.......
but you're wrong, my parents didn't fight for the south. they're westsiders who watched their neighborhood turn to shit because of mutts like you.

but hey, what goes around comes around, right?

12/13/2005 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

No open thread dear, M. so here is a link about the 100,000 Iraqi citizens killed in the invasion of their country and not the 30,000 YOUR president stated.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article7170.htm

12/13/2005 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest(again) said...

To 4:20 poster:

That's right, blame the black guy. I don't think a gun was put to the head of your parents to sell their residence. Unscruplous realtors (white no doubt) started the change and a white homeowner(s) that wanted more money for a residence whom did not care about their neighbors.

12/13/2005 06:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

INTRUDER ALERT INTRUDER ALERT INTRU

SHADOW = O'GRADY
LEFTISTHEBEST= O'GRADY
SHADY= O'GRADY
SHADENFRUEDEN= O'GRADY

THIS SELF LOATHING CLOSET HOMOSEXUAL HATES, AND I MEAN HATES ANY THING AMERICAN, ANYTHING GOOD ANDYTHING THAT IS NORMAL. O'GRADY DO YOU STILL CONSIDER THE TERRORIST INSURGENTS WHO ARE KILLING OUR TROOPS " PATRIOTS EQUAL TO THAT OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS?". YOU ARE ONE FUCKED UP JAGOFF. YOU MAKE YOUR PARENTS PROUDER AND PROUDER EVERY DAY.

12/13/2005 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

How many times I have to say this? I ain't Shady! Methinks you do this to get me going. Plus, Shady is a better comic than I and is better-versed. During our cell meetings for the Communist Party on Halsted st. we are sometimes mistaken as being the same person.

12/14/2005 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give up the denials O'Grady

12/14/2005 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

To 1:37 post:

You got me, in fact I am the Superintendent. "Shady," is really Dana. I knew it wouldn't be long before one of you "anonymous" guys got me to flip.

12/14/2005 08:20:00 AM  

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