December 2, 2005, - 9:40 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Last week, we wrote about the cornucopia of celebs who support clemency for convicted murderer Stanley “Tookie” Williams, co-founder of the Crips and murderer of at least four people (probably more). To recap, we reported that Williams was a multiple-time Nobel Prize nominee for writing a kids book and allegedly helping to stop violence (not really).
Today, we have some questions we’d like to raise about Tookie. Questions that were NOT raised by the mainstream media. But, first, we’d like to draw your attention to “their” Tookie versus the REAL Tookie Williams, as encapsulated in the photo the liberal (mainstream) media uses versus the photo of Tookie when he murdered at least four innocent people. We think he was a contestant on “Extreme Make-over: Prison Edition.”
Then, there are the questions:
1) Is Tookie Williams still running the Crips from jail? Sources say yes.
2) Did Tookie Williams really write the children’s book for which he was a repeated Nobel nominee? Sources say no–that it was all part of his image “make-over” and that the book was actually written by his lawyers.
3) Are the four murders he admittedly did the ONLY murders? Sources say no–that Tookie is linked to at least 20 murders, going back to his first case. The four murders are the only ones he was caught committing. Then there are the hundreds of murders his Crips gang committed, at his direction and/or approval.
We hope Gov. Schwarzenegger will also raise these questions and not grant clemency. We’re for the death penalty only in the most iron-clad (in terms of evidence) cases, but this is one of them.
See today’s absurd New York Times “apologist” Tookie op-ed piece by Michael Essig. Sneering elitist Essig actually has the nerve to conclude this is not about lives, but political fall-out: “If Governor Schwarzenegger were to allow this prisoner to go to his death, he would suffer little political damage.” To Essig and company, the lives of a 7-Eleven clerk and a family at a motel are simply not important enough versus the worthless life of a liberal cause celebre cold-blooded killer who “helps” kids.
But he’s dead wrong. “Extreme Makeover” was cancelled, and Tookie’s life should be, too.
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