It's about 11:34 pm. Today Gov Schwarzenegger denied clemency for Tookie Williams, and he is set to be executed by lethal injection in less than 1/2 hour...a moment of silence and reflection for another man killed by the State. Capital punishment is state terrorism.
Scheduled Execution Date and Time of Brother Stanley 'Tookie' Williams
December 13, 2005 @ 12:01 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court, on October 11, 2005, ruled against Tookie on his final appeal and
set his execution date for December 13. Thus they disregarded 9 of the 24 Ninth Circuit
Court judges' assertion that the District Attorney at Tookie's trial employed "reprehensible and unconstitutional" racist tactics, using animal-in-a-jungle metaphors to refer to Tookie and to the South Central environment in which he lived. This landmark ruling means that minorities can now legally be rejected from juries based on race. This is now the law of the land.
The Tookie Protocol for Peace / A Local Street Peace Initiative ~online version
The Tookie Protocol for Peace / A Local Street Peace Initiative ~pdf
Book Club: These books were written by Stanley "Tookie" Williams and Barbara Cottman
Becnel with the hope of teaching children about the dangers of being involved with gangs.
The Tookie Speaks Out books are published by Power Kids Press. You may contact Power Kids
Press, a division of Rosen Publishing, at 1-800-237-9932.
The Apology: "Twenty-five years ago when I created the Crips youth gang with Raymond Lee
Washington in South Central Los Angeles, I never imagined Crips membership would one day
spread throughout California, would spread to much of the rest of the nation and to
cities in South Africa, where Crips copycat gangs have formed. I also didn't expect the
Crips to end up ruining the lives of so many young people, especially young black men who
have hurt other young black men." -Stanley "Tookie" Williams