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Stanley “Tookie” Williams Watch: Schwarzenegger to Hold Private Clemency Hearing

Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will hold a hearing on clemency for the former gang member turned Nobel Peace prize nominee who now faces execution, a spokeswoman has revealed.

Welcome all Michelle Malkin readers.

The Los Angeles Times and Dog Trainer has Gov. to Consider Clemency for Killer

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will hold a private hearing at his Sacramento office Dec. 8 to consider whether to grant clemency to convicted murderer Stanley Tookie Williams, co-founder of the Crips street gang.

Margita Thompson, the governor’s press secretary, said Schwarzenegger’s decision to hold the private meeting with lawyers representing Williams and the families of his victims did not indicate which way he was leaning on whether to commute Williams’ sentence from death to life in prison without possibility of parole.

“The governor reviewed the material in the case this week,” Thompson said late Friday. “He decided the best route is a private clemency hearing, so he can hear directly from counsel.”

What more does Schwarzeneger need to consider?

Another hearing – and how many years has it been?…….over 24 years!

Read the 57 page brief the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office has prepared here.

Schwarzenegger doesn’t need the “show” of a public or private hearing.

Make the decision, Governor.

You know what is at stake……..YOUR political future.


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Cobb has a piece on Tookie’s son.

For example in 1994 my office prosecuted Stanley 46 Williams’ son, Stanley “Little Tookie” William, Jr., a “Neighborhood Crip” for shooting a twenty year old girl to death in an alley off of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood in a gang retaliation shooting. “Little Tookie” was convicted by a jury of murder.

Now this revelation is just a real stunning gem. I couldn’t invent it. Here’s a guy who is supposed to be spared because he writes children’s books, but his own son is a convicted murderer.

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  • Matt Juba

    It’s about time they put this trash to death. What a evil human being Tookie Williams was to society. He can stay in hell for the rest of his worthless life. I personally knew one of the people he killed. Tookie will never find Jesus. Jesus is always on the righteous path and never strays like Tookie did when he killed people.

  • don

    I think all of Tookie supporters are stepping on the memories of those he killed. I have no sympathy for Tookie nor feel he has redeemed himself enough to atone for what he did, yet I have over the years changed my mind about the death penalty. Other than it is less expensive to execute criminals than to incarcerate them. I don’t feel execution really serve a meaningful purpose. It seems a little barbaric as we move into the 21 first century to still be killing humans as a form of justice, revenge, maybe.
    I know if it was someone close that was murdered I would want the death penalthy but that is for emotional grafitfication.

    I think if we have to have the death penalthy then those tried and convicted should not be allowed to go on for years. Tookie should have been executed no more than a few years after his conviction. I don’t think he would have had very many supporters then. Our system is flawed. Either get rid of the dealth penalthy or speed up the process.

  • Tim Grace

    Why did it take so long to kill that piece of shit? He should have been killed minutes after the guilty verdict. I wonder how all of these liberal bitches would react if it were one of their loved ones killed by him. Obviously these pussy’s are pushing their own political agenda.

  • CJ

    It seems to me that if Tookie had shown or demonstrated some redemption or remorse he might be alive right now. Even until his finality, he was defiant and prideful. This tells me this was a show for his gang and that he had been playing the media and the left like a bunk of punks. Rather sad if you was to truly think about it; it was his hatered for others that led to his downfall. Poor poor Tookie, I can only pray for those you hurt and those who you destroyed. Think about it, his selfish life meant nothing to anyone but himself!

  • guerrilla radio

    Tookie che si professava innocente,
    è stato ammazzato.
    Anche se fosse stato colpevole,
    andava perdonato.
    Solo a Iddio è conferito il drammatico compito
    di poter recidere una vita dalla terra.

    Tookie aveva sposato la filantropia,
    avrebbe donato la sua vita da ergastolano
    a quel che negli ultimi anni si era maggiormente dedicato,
    vale a dire prendersi cura di quei giovani miserabili,
    gli abbandonati, quelli che rispecchiavano LUI quando era giovane, neri, delinquenti, ghettizzanti, senza alcuna identità ne punti di riferimento
    se non riconoscersi nella violenza.

    Tookie stava riuscendo nelsuo intento,
    le sue parole, quasi come parabole,
    riscattavano le esistenze di questi adolescenti diseredati.

    Stanley Tookie Williams
    era innocente dall’accusa di omicidio.

    è colpevole di assassinio.

    Ma il primo è morto
    e il secondo sarà prossimamente l’erede di bush,

    l’uomo più potente su questa terra,
    e allora tutti noi avremo un cappio intorno al collo

    vik from italy

  • Taylor

    I do not know the entire story, I do not know all the facts, but what I do know is that it would have been more cheaper to give a shot gun to the victims’ families on the day he was found guilty and let them pull the trigger the same way he pulled the trigger on their loved ones than to allow this man to stay alive for over 20 years. I am 26 years old, I never seen his movie and I never read his books, as a matter of fact I didn’t even know his name until today, but I will say that it is absolutely stupid to allow him to stay alive so long. Now I don’t know if he did it or not, research on the internet has informed me that the ballistics pointed to him so maybe he did do it although up until his death he still pleaded his innocence, but I read where so many different people was pleading for clemency on his behalf, and I read somewhere that someone even stated that keeping him alive was would benefit America as a whole because he could continue to speak to children to gear them towards not joining a gang, but here’s a revelation, since America is a country that believes in capital punishment, how about killing these murderers as soon as they get convicted, I think that the message would get across 100 percent more than any speech he could ever give. Stop waiting so long to get the point across. I don’t know whether not or if he really did repent for his sins but I say that after over 20 years I would have repented if I ever did somethihg like that and I would want my life spared until God was ready for me to leave this earth. Even though he is partially responsible for the creations of the crips, he is not responsible for gangs as a whole because gang violence has been going on way before he was even thought of being born. I just purchased a video game called “Guns” and to me, in it’s own way, that game deplicts gang violence because the “cowboys and indians” days were in fact gang violence too. America is a country that was built on blood sometimes innocent blood regardless of the race. Some people are blaming his chosen path on the fact that he was brought up in proverty, but it’s up people as an individual whether to rise from that type of an evironment or to succumb to it. Going to proverty stricken areas would scare the shit out of anybody, black, white or any other color, unless you are a product of that evironment, but even then there has got to be some kind of fear, So I say to my fellow American citizens stop playing the race card with these type of situations. No humane person wants to live in a world where you are scared to go to certain communities because of it’s violence, and that’s including white neighborhoods where minorities are scared to enter also. See this situation is actually more than just Stanley “Tookie” Williams killing 4 innocent people. This situation as a whole is about the fact that Americans needs to find a way to get along with one another better than we have been doing. Black-Americans, White-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and who ever else I left out WE need to get along better. When 9/11 happened, WE as a nation, formed a unity because we had been attacked by people that was not of our country, if we can come together for that I think we can come together for anything. And to the racist people who continue to call him the n-word, that just shows how ignorant you are, your anger shouldn’t be because he’s black, it should be because he’s guilty. When Jeffery Dahmer was convicted, were you happy, when John Wayne Gacy was convicted were you as happy, and did you call either one of those men any racists names at all. STOP THE VIOLENCE, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AND IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE. SPREAD LOVE NOT HATE.

  • james s

    I was born black, and i faced racsism, none of those things gives me the right to take a life in cold blood like this animal did, I also was sent to prison, which is exactly where i should have gone, and i was not their long before i found out two things, in prison everyone is innocent, and the other is, if you want to get out someday, you better play the
    ” I got with god game” I care not onr bit how many children’s books he co authored, or how many times he was nominated for a peace prize, the ugliest crime post murders was that it took so long for him to pay for his brutal crimes. In the end it all come down to choices, he made his, and got to make millioms more than his victims did. just think about that for a minute, killed without mercy, and has the nerve to think he should recieve some now, PLEASE
    for anyone who can read theese words, before you feel sorry for this lethal thug, go and read the transcripts of the trial, and then see how much mercy you think he should get.

  • bay_angel

    hello all. i just want to say that if you actually have done research on this issue, and are not simply posting racist comments that you know you wouldnt dare say in front of the proper audience, i appreciate your insight in this matter. as is evident here, a lot of people in fact havent done their research on this issue. still, regardless of how informed you are, i dont think its respectable to poke fun at this man who was just condemned to death by other human beings. he was condemned to death, not by our creator (if in fact there is one), but other human beings living on this earth. i personally think that it is no man’s right to deal death and isnt it quite (un)godly of you to judge? im sorry, were you present when tookie pulled the trigger? the media coverage, and that damn actor/governor’s statement has led everyone to believe that the trial was completely fair, conclusive, and not racially determined. tookie didn’t refuse to apologize, he proclaimed his innocence, until his death. for any of you with street smarts, you know that being a snitch is the lowest you can get as far as credibility. did tookie attempt to negotiate names for repreival? no, he had just that much honor. you may think you’re being humorous in making a mockery of this man’s life and death, but i think its just ignorant. shame on you.

    furthermore, the issue of concern shouldnt be the credibility of his redemption (although let me say, i believe he was sincere), but the implications of subjecting a man to the death penalty. its perpetuating the message that violence is the answer to any problems, that vindication and revenge are synonymous with justice. you all speak of justice being served, but do you know what it means for there to be peace? do you think you know what it means for there to be justice if you’re egging on the executioners? perhaps your internet endeavors would better be suited in a study of morality. i will continue to pray for this country, and you all.

    PEACE O; )
    the bayangel

  • wn

    To all you bleeding heart, crying liberals and the do gooders like Danny Glover,who is one of the afore mentioned liberals.You really disgust me by your self serving concern for someone who is to be put to death,like the murderer Tookie Williams.Where is the outcry and concern for the truly innocent who are beind killed to the tune of 4 million a year.What have they done to deserve the death penalty?You are total hypocrites to rally to the aid of a convicted murderer and turn a blind eye and ear to aborted unborn innocents.Any clear thinking individual knows full well, that they are human beings and not a piece of tissue,that is not even an issue that is open to debate.I suggest you rethink your priorities of who deserves death and who does not…..

  • Renee

    Yesterday, was a sad day. An innocent man endured racist and calculated manipulations beyond his control. You all stand in judgement. I laugh at all you weak people. I doubt 2% of you naysayers could even stand in Tookie’s shoes. He was set up from the beginning. Do you people not pay attention to details or do you trust your president and media far too much. The so called witnesses all had criminal records, and they were all given deals, to essentially lie. In the end the government won…and the real killer is amongst you! If anything that should scare the hell out of you all!


  • get your facts

    bay angel and renee…high five to you!
    For those of you saying that he deserves it because what he’s done and esp since he made the Crips gang, here are the facts…The Crips ORIGINAL founder was Raymond Lee Washington. He founded the Crips in 1969 in order to protect his neighborhood from ACTUAL gangs who were trying to “infiltrate” and rob and commit crimes in and around his neighborhood. So, he and a bunch of his friends formed a gang called the CRIBS. Two years later, in 1971, Raymond meets Stan as Stan and his friends had done the same thing to protect their neighborhood, so they decided to join forces and form one big gang (the CRIPS, with a “p”, just eventually evolved). In the beginning, there were NO GUNS!!! There were not very nice things used for weapons, but it was a rival gang which first introduced guns into their constant neighborhood battles, and soon after the Crips shot back!
    AND…the witnesses who tried against him came forward saying they were bribed and threatened to try against him!!
    You guys are ignorant. And I feel sorry for you because you think youre putting out what you think is right and funny by mocking him, but you look like fools. He saved people!!
    maybe God needed him more in heaven, but i think he could have saved more lives if he was kept here. Arnold took away a hero.
    People on here are hating on eachother and its pathetic! people will never truly respect our opinions, because we don’t respect each others.
    God Bless

  • nc

    The death penalty is a barbaric act in a civilization. The USA are acting in the same league as Iran, China, Saudi Arabia and some other medival countries. CNN reports, Pope Benedict XVI’s top official for justice matters denounced the death penalty for going against redemption and human dignity. “We know the death penalty doesn’t resolve anything,” Cardinal Renato Martino told Associated Press Television News.

  • shanna aka shay

    well I Think no bodies to judge cause when it all comes down & you’re the one standing behind a gun and a dead body I you’re not gonna want to die or go to prison you may also say o’ i’m sorry i didnt mean it plus look at where this guy came from it was a terrible place to be brought up ever body wanted to be big and bad and most of all respected no body cared about the kids there was still rascism going on so the blacks didnt get much of a education they weren’t intrested cause nobody pulled them by the waist side and said i’m gonna help you make something out of yourself there was really no father figure it was hard. and it took prison to get his mind away from all that distraction for him to sit down and look at stuff in a better view it took prison to let God open his eyes and see what he was doing.So before critisizing look at it from those other view points and tink about it, and what you really should do is sit down and watch “redemption”, see the truth look up his life you should never speak without the facts. yes it was wrong for him to kill those for people but consider who tried to steer him the right way ammerica always tries to condem the wrong but never tries to stop the wrongs. Tookie death did really open up peoples eyes cause if he were to stay in prison some people wouldnt even know about him till this day, he even said; “if it takes my death to get people to stop then so shall it be” and if he ‘s really redemmed himself he’s going to heaven any way. but tookie will be remember no matter what for good or for bad his death caught alot of attention but no one should be able to judge cause when you point out theres three pointing right back at you! and yes i’m black for all you who want to know and i’m a 14 year old highly brigtht and intelligent high school student.

  • Mickey

    To all you Tookie lovers,
    God makes all decisions in this world- who needs to go, who needs to stay! Tookie needed to go!!!!!!

  • leta

    No matter how you look at it. Killing is wrong! Absolutely Wrong!!!!!
    But The State of California is just as wrong as Tookie. No man has the write to decide the fate of anyones life. And as religous as our politicans claim to be the bible says this. If Tookie really committed these crimes we will never truley know. Only he & God know for sure. And as we know he made peace with his maker for the crimes he may have committed. But the people that ordered his execution have to answer for the life that they took. Vengance is mine sayeth the Lord. I am not a preacher or anything like that but I know that the Death Penalty is soooo wrong. To the familys of the victims I do not mean any harm but his life was just as precious as the one you lost. I pray for peace umong everyone black white whatever. You can not judge a man until you take a long walk in his shoes not everyone has had an easy walk. I hope his innocence is proven so that we as people can re-evaluate our whole death penalty process. To Mrs Owens do you truley know that he did????

  • Rhonda

    #45……..There us no bigger loser then one who drinks beer to celebrate death. Because of people like you, hatred between races remains alive.

  • kevvgotti

    Before I start, I would like to urge everyone to please form intelligent arguments before you click to submit. As a young Black man, I do not appreciate my race being disrespected, or fellow blacks sending messages that make us appear as the ignorant “kaffirs” most whites perceive us to be.
    Over the last few weeks, I have read a barrage of media articles and other publications regarding Mr. Williams and other things. I, along with several others have had time to form OPINIONS and SPECULATIONS, biased or otherwise, about what they think happened that night in 1979. First, Mr. Williams said that to give inside information about the Crips organization would be “snitching”. Well, you have to understand that at first, the purpose of the Crips was to feel safe in their own neighborhood. A lot of what occurs now is a result of the younger guys. As far as snitching goes, in Mr. Williams’ neighborhood, they live by a strict code, and tattling, or “snitching” is a heinous crime in the Black ‘hoods, mostly punishable by death. So, why save your life to have it taken by one of your own. As good as prisoner segregation may be, I bet someone would take you out over time. NONE of you know if Mr. Williams personally killed all four people, so stop trashing the man. All you know is what you have been fed. Only those people killed, Mr. Williams, and God Almighty know what happened at those places. If he did, in fact, murder those people, then it is a slap in the face to the Black race, and his supporters; as well, it goes to show MAINSTREAM White America (that means to subtract the White people that want to be and try to act Black) how ignorant the African-American race is. If he did commit those robberies, he only made enough to get by for a few days. Maybe it was a lot of money in ’79, but today, you could make that amount of money in one paycheck at a fast-food restaurant.
    However, America has gave so much focus to Mr. Williams’ fate that it has lost sight of what is going on in society. Homosexuality is gradually taking over, and that will be the beginning of the end. Sexually-transmitted disease are at an all-time high, mainly because of these queers, as well as undercover queers, who pretend to love women, but will either bend a man over, or will “drop the soap” more than some inmates do. There are countries waiting for the chance to blow us off the face of the earth. People are murdered every day, and now, the founder of an anti-social black organiztion “kills” someone and he is rushed to death, no matter how long it took to actually carry out the sentence.Many of our young men are doomed to die young because they are going to fight so you can have this very right to be fighting over such trivial matters as this.You people disrespect him, and then he is immortalized. What is he is posthumously found innocent? Uh-Oh. Not to compare him to Jesus, but you crucified him, AND THEN YOU LIFTED HIM UP. It may take a while for those of you with two-digit IQ’s to comprehend that.
    In closing, you do know what happened, let the ultimate judge handle this case. Other races, do not disrespect my race anymore than they disrespect themselves daily. This is not slavery or the days of the Klan. A lot of you people claim to be Christians, but then you curse more than drunken sailors, and you seek to shed more blood than some of the gangs you despise.

  • wn

    My remarks are directed to kevvgotti,as I would like to make a couple of points.First being, your remark about we only know what we are being fed.Does that go for you also or are you so above people with 2 digit IQ,s,that you have an inside track on what really happened.You left out a real crucial point on who really knows what happened when a crime is committed,what about eyewitnesses and others who were committing the crimes with the perpetrator,is their testimony not reliable.My second point is,you should try reading the actual court transcripts, once you do that you will not have to worry about Tookie being found innocent after the fact.This was just the tip of the iceberg of what this man has done during his violent ridden life.I do really hope Tookie let God change his life while he was alive,either way it has really change at this point. Lighten up a little kevvgotti,your really do not come across as being any more intelligent than the average person,anyway we are all ignorant in different areas of our life.

  • Gloria

    Stanley should not be executed. If God forgive why we can not forgive. Whatever justice is due, he will receive it. If he was convicted on circumtance evidenice, he should be given life in prison without parole. We can not continue in this country to play God. The bible said “thou shalt not kill”.

  • wn

    Gloria ..We can forgive but that does not mean there are not still consequences for his actions.The justice that was due according to his sentence was death and that is what he received.Also he definitely not convicted on circumstantual evidence,read the court transcripts.The bible also says “those who live by the sword,will die by the sword”

  • 870WingmasterPumpShotgun

    Fu#k TOOKIE … he ain’t nuthin but a worthless piece of S____! And the state of Kaifornia finally scraped him off of the heels of it’s shoe. He had it comming big-time for what the blood sucking leach did to them people. He deserved to die even slower just for forming one of the most good for nothing destructive street gangs that rob our society. A bunch of good for nuthin drug dealing paroles.

  • jason


  • Rick C.

    Ode To Tookie

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through San Quentin,
    the crips were protesting, and liberals were ventin’.

    The cyanide hung by the chamber with care, in hopes that the reaper soon would be there.

    The inmates were nestled all snug in their bed ;
    except for Old Tookie, who soon would be dead.

    And me with my beer mug, dressed warm in my flannel, had curled up to watch it, on the Fox News Channel.

    I set up my TIVO to record the news station, and thoroughly loved the momentous occasion.

    It seemed lady justice had gotten her way, and that there would be one less savage today.

    When outside the jail there arose such a clatter, the cameras had turned to see what was the matter.

    When what to my civilized eyes did appear, but a lineup of actors, all liberal, half queer.

    The misguided freaks drew some curious looks, as they proclaimed his innocence; clutching his books.

    The tears then flew out from Sarandon’s eyes, as she nominated him again for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    The actors were tethered to an ACLU sleigh, all towing the line of urban decay.

    On Asner, on Penn, on liberal cop-haters,
    On Sharpton, on Jesse and other race-baiters.

    Then at 3:01 all curled up like a beetle, Tookie cried like a bitch as they gave him the needle.

    When up from the actors there arose such a cry, they had failed in their mission, and Tookie DID DIE !!

    I heard Bill O’Reilly say, as I turned out my light, Merry Christmas to all … there was justice tonight !!