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December 13, 2005

Tookie Williams executed

As detailed in this San Francisco Chronicle story, "Stanley Tookie Williams, a gangster who became an anti-gang crusader in prison and the focus of a furious clash between advocates of punishment and redemption, was executed by lethal injection early today."  Howard Bashman, as he does so well, collects a lot of the news stories about the execution and Schwarzenegger denial of clemency here.

Notably, as you can see from this page at DPIC, Williams' execution marks the 59th in the US this year, which is the same number executed in the US in 2004.  As noted here, Mississippi has an execution scheduled for Wednesday.  TalkLeft has commentary on Tookie here and here; Crime and Federalism adds more thoughts here.

December 13, 2005 at 07:58 AM | Permalink

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