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Urban Culture News Stanley Tookie Williams Clemency and the Media
Stanley Tookie Williams Clemency and the Media PDF Print E-mail
Written by Robert ID2181   
Friday, 09 December 2005 14:46

As California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger decides wither to grant clemency to Stanley Tookie Williams or not; the mainstream media is going all out.

Some media agencies are reporting that the Crips in LA will ‘act up’ or there will be ‘possible trouble’ if the Crips gang co-founder is put to death; community leaders are asking for peace in the streets.

Some media outlets are also reporting that prisoners will ‘up rise and be violent against guards’ if the execution of Tookie Williams goes forward.

There are celebrities from hip- hip culture, rap artists, actors, grass roots organizers, politicians and religious leaders all speaking out for Stanley Tookie Williams.

There are family members of victims of gang violence, prosecutors, law enforcement personal, and many main stream news analysts speaking out against Tookie Williams; some of who get so emotional it is like they are competing for an Oscar for their acting.

One that had a good phony baloney show was Nancy Grace of CNN Friday evening. With her voice breaking at times and the possibility of tears on demand at any minute, she paraded a few guest who wanted to see Tookie executed.

Jim Moret gave his 2 cents worth of the same old ramblings.

Pat Lalama dropped the names of Jamie Foxx and hip-hop rap artists Snoop Dogg; being sure to mention that Snoop ‘who was, by the way, at one point a member of the Crips’, Then she added ‘Then, of course, you have, you know, Jesse Jackson and various -- and sundry other people.’

‘Everybody I talk to in leading positions in the African-American community in Los Angeles tell me most young gangsters don’t even know who the heck he is. It’s the old guys, the original gangsters, the OGs, you know, the 67-year-old guys who know who he is.’

‘The young guys don’t know. They’re not reading his so-called books. They haven’t learned anything from him. And I can find some other defense attorney to come forward with his client, who probably has done something on death row that’s changed society.’

They had little pictures with arrows pointing to Tookies musckes and saying he apparently has been taking advantage of the exercise ‘room’, even though the picture they showed was years old.

Nancy Grace was commenting on all the things afforded to Tookie as a death row inmate and in one touching moment she said ‘TV in the cell. I don’t even have that at home’, so I am not sure about her home life but maybe for Christmas someone can get her a tv for her cell at home.

They went on to compare Tookie Williams to Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, and Benito Mussolini.

This is from the transcript of Nancy Graces show tonight (Friday December 9th, 2005). Please visit CNN at http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0512/09/ng.01.html if you missed this show and see how this case is being presented by the mainstream press.

It is interesting to see how this is being ‘spun’ by the different news organizations. There were Tookie Supporters there also but did not really get time to talk.

It seems Tookie Williams, no matter what he does, is being blamed for anything any Crip member has done since they were first organized.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has a very hard decision to make, and his office says his decision will come sometime before Monday.

Urban Culture News Stanley Tookie Williams Clemency and the Media

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