MSNBC has an exclusive interview with Stanley Tookey Williams: Death Row inmate and founder of Crips street gang talks with Rita Cosby.
Stanley “Tookie” Williams founded the Crips street gang in 1971 with a high school friend, and soon the gang and its main rivals, the Bloods, were terrorizing Los Angeles. In 1974 alone, the gang wars claimed 70 lives, and by the end of the decade, it’s believed LA had 30,000 active gang members.
In 1979, Williams was arrested for killing four people, a convenience store owner and the owners of a family-run motel. To this day, Williams claims he is not responsible for the murders, but he was found guilty and sentenced to death.
â€¢ Death row interview
Nov 28: Rita Cosby has an exclusive death row interview with Stanley Tookie Williams, the founder of the “Crips” gang, who is slated to die December 13th for a Murder conviction. He maintains he is innocent.
In this interview Tookie refuses to express ANY REMORSE for his victims. He maintains he is NOT GUILTY.
Counsel for Williams claims in the â€œPetition for Executive Clemencyâ€ that:
“What the District Attorney may not acknowledge is the nature of the evidence against Stanley Williams, who has always asserted his innocence . . .[t]he case rested on the testimony of claimed
accomplices and admitted informants, including a notorious jailhouse informant, all of whom were facing substantial prison time and even death for various offenses, and all of whom received
either freedom or vastly reduced sentences for their testimony. (Petition for Executive Clemency, Dated November 8, 2005, 9).”
This statement is factually inaccurate. The Peopleâ€™s case rested on strong physical evidence, eyewitnesses, and a series of incriminating admissions made by Williams himself.
The following is a summary of some of the evidence in this case, as well as the witnesses that
testified against Williams. It was this evidence that led the trial judge to deny the defensemotion to dismiss, to deny the defense motion for a new trial, to affirm the juryâ€™s verdict of death, and to finally conclude that the evidence:
“Established highly aggravating circumstances in that the defendant (Williams) shot gunned and killed three people in one robbery, and a fourth person at the other robbery. The victims, who were
defenseless, and offered no resistance, were killed with blasts from defendantâ€™s shotgun for the purpose of preventing the victims from ever being witnesses against the defendant These
four killings were deliberate, premeditated, and with malice aforethought, as well as being robbery murdersâ€¦the defendantused force and violence against the four victims for its own
sake. (TT 3088-3089). [Emphasis added].
Does it sound to the reader like a psych or sociopath conning someone?
Does it sound like a redeemed individual who is truely sorry for the heinous crimes he committed?
No, Tookie says he is innocent – after 24 years of legal appeals.
Sorry – Tookie deserves the BIG JAB on December the 13th.
If Governor Schwarzenegger doesn’t feel remorse………