An Innocent Man? Not Hardly...
“The state of California just killed an innocent man.”
That's what Tookie Williams' collaborator, Barbara Becnel, declared when he was pronounced dead. This despite the fact that he was found guilty of four counts of murder by a jury of his peers.
According to Becnel, “[Williams] suffered. He was writhing, lifting his head up ... It was horrible. To me, it was torture. It took 35 minutes to kill him.”
I'll admit, Williams could have been dispatched much more quickly and humanely. A shotgun blast would have done the trick. That's the method he used to snuff out the lives of his victims. I say, let the punishment fit the crime.
The nuts on the Left argue that Williams redeemed himself in prison. First, Williams founded the blood-thirsty Crips street gang. He committed armed robberies. Then he gunned down four innocent people so as to leave no witnesses to his crimes. Quite a debt to overcome in anybody's book. So, how did Tookie redeem himself for his heinous crimes. Well, he wrote some anti-gang books for children. Books that, by the way, very few bought and probably even less read. Books that would never have been published if not for their author's infamy.
Those books aren't Tookie's legacy. This is: "Boys, 14 and 17, Killed in Separate Gang Shootings."
And this: "Stanley "Little Tookie" Williams, Jr., a Crips member, was found guilty of shooting a twenty year-old woman to death in an alley off Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. He was sentenced to sixteen years in prison for second-degree murder."
Quite a legacy.
By the way, here are a few things the bleeding-heart Lefties DON'T want you to know about. While in prison Tookie refused to aid police investigations with any information against his gang, and was involved in multiple escape plots. Williams spent 6 1/2 years in solitary in the late 1980s for multiple assaults on guards and fellow inmates.
Tellingly, one of Tookie's supporters, the "reverend" Jesse Jackson, couldn't name one of Williams' four victims when asked. By the way, they were Albert Owens, 26, shot twice in the back with a shotgun at point-blank range, Yen-Yi Yang, 76, Tsai-Shai Yang,63, and Yee-Chen Lin, 42. Poor, noble Tookie Williams slaughtered these innocent people for the grand total of $220 cash.
The state of California delivered justice to a ruthless killer. Period.