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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Tookie is dead

Schwarzenegger denied him celemncy and now Tookie has been executed. Despite the media hoopla, the nobel prize nomination and the Jamie Foxx film, I find it hard to feel bad for the person who co-founded the crips and killed 4 people in person in cold blood and then laughed about the dying sounds one of the victims made in court. However, some people seem to have a different opinion: About 1,000 death penalty supporters and opponents gathered outside the prison to await the execution. Singer Joan Baez, actor Mike Farrell and the Rev. Jesse Jackson were among the celebrities who protested the execution. "Tonight is planned, efficient, calculated, antiseptic, cold-blooded murder and I think everyone who is here is here to try to enlist the morality and soul of this country," said Baez who sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" on a small plywood stage set up just outside the gates. Wow. So what about the 4 people he killed and all the lives destroyed because of the crips? Those factors don't enlist in the morality and soul of the country? What are those people smoking? Whatever..


At 12/13/2005 02:24:00 AM, Anonymous Greg from Lawrenceville said...

Murderers take note : You won't be able to write a book saying what you did was wrong and avoid the death penalty. I think granting Tookie clemency would have set a poor precedent.

I believe the book and his work with kids, if genuine, was good for his soul and may find him redemption after death. But he still owed his debt to society. Nothing he could do would have paid for the four lives he took.

I have to side with Ahhnald on this.

At 12/13/2005 02:33:00 AM, Anonymous J.Doe said...

I agree!
In all the talk about whether Tookie should have gotten clemency people argued how he changed his life and was a good person, but the fact is that he killed 4 people in cold blood and then laughed about it. They don't have a chance to change their lives around.
He has to pay for his crimes.

At 12/13/2005 07:21:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

I saw ABC Nightline last night, on late due to Monday Night Football. And they actually had on an excellent report. They interviewed a black mom from downtown LA who lost all her kids due to gang violence, 2 in gangs, her 14 year old daughter in a car mistaken for a gang members. She went off on Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dog and said -
"I've never seen Jamie Foxx in downtown LA trying to get the next Tookie out of the gangs talking to kids..."
They then interviewed the mother of the 7-11 worker whom Tookie killed in cold blood after he had him lie face down on the ground. Not only did Tookie never acknowledge her but Jamie Foxx, Mike Farrel (a total fin clown at this point), nor Jesse Jackson never called her, asked her how her grandkids are doing etc... not once.

However, they'll gather and get media attention for the killer of her son.

At 12/13/2005 07:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Noble Peace prize stuff was a calculated bunch of bull. If you can get a Professor in the field you want nominated in to write a letter to the board on your behalf, you are a nominee. How many people did he help? Let's see out of 6 books the biggest seller sold 300 copies. Others sold in the double digitis. It was a hoax folks so that the usual lefty kooks could have something to crow about.

Somehow I don't think it was God Tookie was meeting last night. If he redemed himself really, then he was judged justly if not then I'm sure justice is finally being served.

At 12/13/2005 10:46:00 AM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

The Death Penalty debate is a fair debate to have. However, when fing clowns like Jackson, Mike Farrel, Joan Baez (Snoop Dog and Jamie Fox) gather for the cold blooded murderer of 4 people and not 1 (I am sure) made a phone call, paid a respect or visited the victim's mother, kids or family to ask what they thought.... then you have nothing but contempt.

At 12/13/2005 06:20:00 PM, Blogger Neonknight said...

I saw Jesse Jackson being interviewed, and he could not even name the victims.


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