Monday's column: The Crips, the Bloods, and the celebrity activists — which gang is the most dangerous?
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Williams is scheduled to die by lethal injection in early December for the murder of four people in a pair of robberies back in 1979.
Williams has waded through almost all his appeals, a process that is so lengthy it makes the death penalty almost silly, since the sentence is often carried out first by God via old age. Williams’ final hope is a clemency hearing with his lawyers and Cal. Governor Schwarzenegger, which Arnold has granted.
This is all part of the “process”. No problem. What is amazing is how many celebrity activists are crawling from the woodwork claiming that either Williams was railroaded by cops, or he’s redeemed himself through his anti-gang activities since being jailed.
Bianca Jagger, Snoop Dogg, and the other cast of anti-death penalty characters, including Mike Farrell, Tim Robbins, Jesse Jackson, Noah Wylie, Danny “let me light that for ya, Fidel” Glover, Susan Sarandon, and the rest, are calling on the Governator to give Williams a stay of execution. Read their reasoning, or lack thereof, along with a petition, at SaveTookie.org.
Why is this case, and others like Leonard Peltier and Mumia Abu-Jamal, pet causes for the Hollywood left? Read today’s column, “Celebrities lose their Crip on reality“, to find out.
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