Tookie: Should He Stay or Should He Go Now?

Posted: Dec 04, 2005 4:05 AM

Y’know, I bet Snoop Dog and Jamie Foxx wouldn’t be screaming, “free Tookie!” if Stanley Williams had splattered the brains of one of their innocent kids in a 7-Eleven or in a motel lobby with his 12 gauge. 

I’m guessing that if any of their children had been iced by this dung beetle they would be vying for switch throwing privileges during his execution and not begging clemency for this clown.  And I’m pretty certain that would be the same sentiment manifested by every doe-eyed, crocodile tear emitting stooge if death via Tookie were to land on one of their doorsteps.

Watching the bong-resin-brained Snoop Dogg, a convicted felon who sings on a regular basis about “b*tches and ho’s,” plead for pity for this convicted killer kind of warms the cockles of your heart, now doesn’t it? 

It doesn’t? 

Well then, you’re just not Hollywood.

Let me see if I have Hollywood pegged right:  You’re supposed to have pity for convicted killers but not have pity for unborn babies being killed.  Correct?  Ah, Tinsletown . . . where up is down and down is up, where water runs uphill and two plus two equals five.  Fo’ Shizzle my nizzle.  Pass the crack.

Back to Tookie.

Stanley “Tookie” Williams, founder of the Crips (one of the most sadistic gangs that’s ever stained this planet), was convicted of murdering Albert Owens, Yen-I & Thsai-Shaic Yang and their daughter, Yee Chin Lee, during robberies—and now he wants mercy.  That’s rich. 

Tookie, who still insists he’s innocent (and I’m sure he is . . . I mean, what person in prison is actually guilty?) would now like to have sympathy shown to him so that he can help the children through his remorseful musings.  Why, thank you, Tookie.  I’d say that token offer pretty much assuages your reign of terror, solidly tosses you into the positive column and deletes your former dirty deeds.

If Tookie were to be kept alive, thus saith his advocates, he could keep the message that “gangs are bad” afloat to the children.  What?  Gangs are bad?  Garsh, thank you, Mr. Williams.  We didn’t know that.  Just think about it . . . he could also tell the children that jail is no place they want to be.  Gee willickers, Stanley, I thought that prison was a kibbutz until you dropped that revelation on me.  Thank you for helping the children (and me), as we’d still be in the dark without your eye salve, Tookie. 

On the other hand, there are some people out there in non-progressive Hollywood-land who think that Williams would help the children more if he:
1 Didn’t have a webpage
2 Didn’t have a publicist
3 Didn’t write books
4 Didn’t get a Nobel peace prize nomination
5 Disallowed people to prop him up as a hero
6 Didn’t have a movie made about him
7 Distanced himself from blaming his neighborhood for his nefarious actions and
8 Didn’t get the chance to live past December 13, 2005.

Yeah, some think that if Tookie has really reformed the most positive message he could send to the young’uns is to go ahead and be executed—to accept due punishment for his actions—both for what he has spawned:  the Crips, and for what he has done:  murdered four people.  Certain folks feel this would be a powerful and dissuasive example to would-be degenerates who might want to emulate his bad choices and that he should, in his new found largesse, take one for the team. 

And certain people wouldn’t feel that such a responsible act on his part would be a waste, because if he’s truly been redeemed, he’s got nothing to lose . . . he’ll be in heaven (unless his "redemption" has been a sham)... and we’ll still have his ghost written books—now punctuated by his death—from which to read and thereby to “learn.”

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