Tookie Williams' life may be forfeit on Dec. 13th. The Governator is hearing testimony for and against granting clemency to Tookie as debate on the matter continues to rage in the media. The clock is ticking;the sands of time are running out; a day of reckonin' is a comin'--pick your metaphor then consider the position stated by this article.
Throw Away The Key claims at the end of this news release that they are nonpartisan and nonprofit, but the tone of this article and their website begs a question. When does justice become little more than vengeance?
Throw Away The Key: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Urged to Deny Clemency for Unrepentant Killer Stanley 'Tookie' Williams
12/7/2005 9:30:00 AM
To: State Desk
Contact: Michael Paranzino of Throw Away The Key, 202-253-4863 or http://releases.usnewswire.com/redir.asp?ReleaseID=57732&Link=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
KENSINGTON, Md., Dec. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Throw Away The Key, an education and advocacy group that works to reduce crime rates, today urged California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to deny clemency for Stanley 'Tookie' Williams, a four-time, convicted, unrepentant killer who founded the violent Crips gang. Rich Hollywood stars have rallied to Williams' side, while his victims are nearly forgotten. A multiracial jury convicted Williams of killing four people in cold blood. The most liberal courts in the nation have all upheld the convictions. Now, after 25 years of frivolous appeals, Williams is finally scheduled to face justice for his four cruel murders of honest, hard-working people....