December 12, 2005, - 9:52 am
By Debbie Schlussel
We’ve been writing about the cadre of mindless celebs that are supporting clemency for convicted murderer of four (and probably many more) and extreme prison make-over supermodel, Crips co-founder Stanley “Tookie” Williams. He is set to die at midnight, tonight, unless Arnold Schwarzenegger commutes his death sentence.
Now, we’re sickened to note the support for Tookie by two additional parties, ABC (yes, the broadcast network) and the Muslim hate group, Nation of Islam.
ABC & Tookie
First there’s the un-American Broadcasting Company. For the past few days, as celeb shrieking for Tookie has reached a fever pitch, ABC has started running extended ads for a new show, “In Justice.” Starring “Twin Peaks” has-been Kyle MacLachlan, the show is about the “Justice Project,” which tries to get people falsely accused of crimes out of prison. But the promo ABC is running is not just about any accused criminal. It’s about an innocent Black man on death row sentenced to death for murders he didn’t commit, and about the eleventh hour attempts by attorneys to get his sentence commuted.
Sound familiar? Yup, it’s the same line being towed by Team Tookie. So, is it just a coincidence that this promo–about an innocent Black man on death row–has been running repeatedly on ABC in the last few days? If you believe that, I have a broadcast network property to sell you (one that hasn’t already sold out).
Nation of Islam & Tookie
Then there’s the Nation of Islam. Rumors have run rampant that Tookie Williams has converted to Islam in prison, which would be no surprise. Other well-known Black prisoners have done the same (Mike Tyson, Tawanna Brawley, etc.).
But what’s telling is that the Nation of Islam–whose leader Louis Farrakhan consistently utters the phony “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” and “take responsibility for your immoral actions” claptrap–is calling for the commuting of Tookie’s death sentence. That gives us yet another reason why we are for the carrying out of the well-deserved sentence.
ABC and the Nation of Islam–You can learn a lot about a person by the company he keeps.
Question: If Scott Peterson writes some children’s books, will the cacophony of celeb calls for clemency (plus ABC and NOI) come his way? Don’t bet on it.
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