Carol Platt Liebau: "Tookie"'s Non-Apology Apology

Thursday, December 08, 2005

"Tookie"'s Non-Apology Apology

Here is Stanley "Tookie" Williams' apology -- for having started the bloody Crips street gang. Note that he nowhere expresses regret for the four innocent lives he personally took, 29 years ago.

Stanley Crouch lays it on the line:

The hard fact is that since 1980, street gangs have killed 10,000 people in Los Angeles, which is three times the number of black people lynched throughout the United States between 1877 and 1900, the highest tide of racial murder in the history of the nation.

Wonder if the same group calling for commutation of "Tookie"'s sentence would feel the same way about the leader of a white lynch mob? Especially the founder of a "lynch mob" that caused the death of 10,000 over a 25 year period?

I'd have no problem seeing a monster like that executed. And I have no problem with the execution of "Tookie" Williams.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

I too have no problem with the execution of "Tookie" Williams. He will not kill again if executed. If commuted then one day he may be released and one day may kill again.

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