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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Victims of Tookie Williams

As I have been watching the CNN news coverage of Tookie Williams, I am amazed at how little talk there is of the victims of his four murders. A jury sat and and considered his case, our court system decided he deserved the death penalty.

The advocates for commuting his sentence to life speak of how Tookie Williams has a message of peace. The NAACP has supported the bid for mercy for his life. The clock is ticking and with less than 36 hours to his execution only the Governor or the Supreme Court can intervene.

Should this man be executed? Should he be held responsible for the deaths of innocent people?

If you are on the side of the argument that his life should be spared. If you think that no one has the right to take another life, as I have heard some say who are fighting to spare his life. There is a site where you can see what this man did.

WARNING: This site should not be viewed by children. In fact, these are very graphic terrible pictures. They show what Tookie Williams did, but they do offer the best reason why this man should be removed from the face of the earth. No amount of redemption can erase what Tookie Williams did to these people.

Link to Tookie Williams Victims.

photo: Albert Owens one of the victims of Tookie Williams


At 7:36 PM, Blogger D L Ennis said...

Bob, this guy needs to fry but it is a political thing now and nothing political is ever done for the right reasons; if popular opinion is that he should live then Arnolds career would be jeopardized by doing what should be done and it is doubtful that the right decision will be made.

I can only imagine the horror that a victim endures while being murdered and I can only believe that a murderer should face the same fate.


At 7:50 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thank you for your comment. I was reading earlier today that the crips were responsible for thousands of murders. This is also a product of Tookie Williams. Some think that because he has written children books about the dangers of gangs that now his life is worthwhile.

The best example I think he could serve is as a person that started one of the most notorious gangs in the U.S. responsible for countless murders, is the implementation of the death penalty. As things stand right now he may get a reprieve, it is a shame that none of his victims could of have a reprieve for the unfortunate encounter they had with him.

At 12:37 AM, Blogger thebluestbutterfly said...

I will look at this site.

At 12:44 AM, Blogger thebluestbutterfly said...

Well you have to sign up for it...I generally don't as I never have the time to remember passwords and involvement on things like this. Anyway, I am sure that whatever was shown was grotesque...I always seem to believe that mistakes can be made in the justice system though. It is not that I don't believe in the death penalty because I do it is just that I see it as a preventive measure and would like to make absolutely postively certain that the person is innocent and that they have not redeemed themselves. In Biblical times, some people redeemed themselves and I do think that their good contribution eventually outweighed their bad (even when they later was not the same kind of moral failure).

Anyway this is just how I feel...I think that their would not be such debates if we started overhauling our political & justice systems with the true good of humanity in mind.

At 8:53 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Thank you for your comment Bluesbutterfly. In a way I am glad you had second thoughts about looking at those pictures. I have looked at them and they are some of the most horrendous murder pictures that you would ever want to see.

While we take different view points on the value of the death sentence. We both have a commonality for the reason why.

Life is precious. As we go through life many times we are the guardians of the lives of others. It can be in a small way, visiting a sick friend in the hospital, baby sitting for a friend, or doing what we can to help someone in need.

In larger ways some has risked their lives to save others.

The point is that there are people in this world who have never discovered that life is precious, but perhaps their own. They will rob you and blow your face off at close range with a sawed off shotgun, like Tookie Williams did. All for the temporary gratification of 250 dollars.

Now, what should we do when we realize that someone has no respect for life. A flaw, that shows a vacant appreciation for the life of others. We can remove him from our society for life, but he enters another society, and he does pose a danger to others, even there.

I was once robbed by someone who tried to kill me in the process. He used an almost mechanical means to extract what money I had on me. His eyes were vacant of hate, or any other emotion. He had no regard for me as a living human. He was caught, and faces 26 years in jail. In jail he hit a correction officer so hard he broke his jaw. This man continues to pose a risk. If you meet him in the jail system He appears meek and mild, quiet and well spoken.

But he has deceived many, by what he is capable of.

He has most likely killed others before and gotten away with it. And when he does get out of jail he most likely will end up killing someone who is totally innocent.

He has never understood, and doubtfully ever will know that life is precious.

At 12:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murder is an offense that effects many people...Tookie is responsible for every life he has taken....for that he should be punished....but the williams that was executed was not the person who killed in the past.....the execution took so long that the man had time to change his views and lifestyle...while he took lives.....he was responsible for saving countless lives...he called a truce between gangs(crips and bloods), wrote children books, was even nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize....make no mistake about it.... he should have remained in jail for the rest of his life, but i disagree with the death penalty... charles manson is still alive and well in jail....jeffery dalhmar would still be alive....what i am tryin to get at is many of cold blooded calcualted killers are in jail living out their lives, and are not making any attempt to be productive in life....Tookie i say if your going to execute every killer, than execute everyone....not just the people you are afraid of(people of color).


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