Boo-Hoo!! A mass murderer was just executed. Let's all gather around with candles and pay homage to cold-blooded murderer. Now I see why all the nut jobs out there call us "Knee Jerk." I just don't like "getting it."
Two of my favorite people ( here and here) had to go out there and profess their love for a sadistic, evil creep who was is responsible for hundreds of deaths and worse the loss of thousands of souls to the gangsta lifestyle.
Foxxylove excerpts from Trey Ellis' post article the improbable story that "All the evidence in the case against Mr. Williams is circumstantial and all of the witnesses against him suspect (and felons themselves, the key witness currently in jail in Canada for armed robbery). Even if Mr. Williams had not turned his life around in prison there is still enough reasonable doubt surrounding his case to lock him up forever instead of killing him."
Hell, O.J. had blood all over him and he got off, right? He is the admitted head of the leading gang of L.A. ( the world basically.) WE know he killed people. Since when is circumstantial evidence not enough to convict? Circumstantial sure got my boy Scott Peterson(I know that guy is innocent!) Not only that, but this gangsta thug inculcated his macho, anti-social world view on the developing minds of hundreds if not thousands of young people. No amount of remorse or high school prison visits can equal the score now. The Weltanschauung of our youth today can be traced back to Stanley "Tookie" Williams. War crimes against humanity. That's a legacy no one can support.
My other good friend Jeezebel concluded she might have missed something because the "contradictory justice system claims as its primary goal is to reform the prisoners productive [and make them] contributors to a civilized society and not [for] retribution or revenge for the crimes that they have committed."
Sorry, but WTF are you talking about here sweetie? One of stated goals of "the justice system" in the United States is REVENGE. It might be nice if we lived in a country that tried "rehabilitation," but we don't. People want revenge, when their car is keyed, they would like to see the guy who did it have his balls cut off. Our justice system mirrors this attitude.
Why do so many liberals feel sorry for this guy? Because they have no systematic view of justice or of society. Look there are plenty of good examples when the criminal justice system is out of control. I am not for the death penalty but killing murderers is hardly one of 'em. Liberals should be just as outraged by serial killer or an exploiter of the disadvantaged as republicans. Don't we (also) believe that the first right people have is to live?
This A-hole "Tookie" Williams violated the basic civil rights of thousands. He killed many himself, or by example, by his order, or by his general method of business. Wanna know how should feel about this guy? Imagine he is the Patriot Act and you a re a pile of library records, Tookie liked to burn the shit out of library records, getting angry yet? If I was the parent of one of the boys he indoctrinated into criminality or one of his victims, I wouldn't give a shit that he turned his life around. He owed that to society by that point. It gets him no free pass or brownie points, or even an extension on his forfeited life.