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November 26, 2005

Still more buzz about executing Tookie

Thanks to this informative post at TalkLeft, I see important articles in the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post about the scheduled execution of California death row inmate Stanley "Tookie" Williams and the competing arguments being made to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as he considers whether to grant clemency to Williams. 

The Chronicle article details that Schwarzenegger will meet with Williams' lawyers days before his scheduled execution, and the Post article notes that Williams' "death date has prompted one of the most high-profile debates on capital punishment in years."  Also, this AP article thoughtfully discusses the "star support" that Williams is garnering.

Related posts (which include links to clemency papers):

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I am a student here at Mississippi State University and from this case on Tookie Williams is crazy. Who in there right minds would decide something so crucial on a person that have helped so many people. The Governor need to understand that a person can't confess to doing something that they didn't really do. If he confessed to something that he didn't do, he would be lying. I say that Tookie just be put on hold as researchers do more research on this case. SOMETHING THAT HAPPEN ABOUT 26 YEARS AGO BY THIS MAN SHOULDN'T BE DECIDED SO QUICKLY. Do the governor even have a Godly mind?

Posted by: Alan Whitfield | Dec 12, 2005 10:41:55 PM

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