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Stanley Tookie Williams Vengeance or Justice

by Robert with background by Leslie Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005 at 9:48 PM

On Black Entertainment Television on Friday night, the Bloods, notorious rival to Tookie Williams' Crips gang, offered up their guns in exchange for Tookie's life. The arsenal was impressive, and the gesture unequivocal. Report from a viewer below. Boldface added.

Unless California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger grants clemency, Stanley Tookie Williams will die tonight, a little after 12 midnight, at San Quentin Prison in California. The California Supreme Court has already refused to grant a stay of execution and today the petition signed by thousands goes before the court, but it is really now up to the California Governor.

Main stream press organizations are busy parading their news blurbs about how Stanley Tookie Williams founded the Crips and he needs to ‘pay’ not only for the crimes he allegedly committed but for everything ever done by any Crip member in history.

We are seeing a lot of bias reporting on Tookie’s case and news organizations like CNN and others find grieving parents or relatives of gang violence and of course they want someone to pay for their loss, and they have Stanley Tookie Williams in their cross hairs.

Hip-hop culture grass roots organizers, rap artist, actors, politicians, religious leaders and now the ‘bangers’ and the ‘rydas’ them self are speaking out.

Friday evening I saw a report on BET about how some LA Blood members turned weapons over to a BET reporter for her to turn them into the police. The gesture was one in ‘good faith’, showing that peace is possible and to ask California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to grant clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams.

Now we all know the Bloods and the Crips have always struggled as rivals against each other, and in this show of ‘good faith’ the members of the Bloods told the BET reporter that if they do this to Tookie they can do it to any of us.

This story is important; but not mentioned anywhere – not even on BET’s web site. The Bloods ‘good faith’ action for peace is being overlooked or hidden.

The report showed the BET reporter turning the weapons over to the police and the police said they were glad to get the weapons off the street. And these did not appear to be the kind of weapons usually turned in during police sponsored gun turn ins. No rusty looking 25’s or 38’s. These looked to be powerful street weapons like Mac 10’s and higher quality weapons.

The mainstream press can put headlines out about how the community leaders in LA are asking for calm and that they are afraid of violence when the Governors decision comes down, or headlines about how prison guards are afraid of what is going to happen, just making the point that the Crips put fear into the government.

Why are the other sides of this story not reported, especially the BET and the Bloods story? Why is it not even on BET’s web site or any mention of it anywhere?

Instead we have CNN’s Nancy Grace and many others acting like no matter what Tookie is guilty of something so lets kill him.

There should be the ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ attitude here. There is a big difference in justice and vengeance, and it seems many want to make the death of Tookie the answer for their vengeance not really justice.

Instead of being afraid and speculating on the what if’s, all those concerned should look at the opportunity the continuation of the life of Stanley Tookie Williams affords us all, and remember this is not a game – this is a mans life.

By Tuesday these so called news organizations will move on to the next ‘big headline’ they can use and manipulate for their ratings, but the fate of Tookie will be known and finial by then. And these same news organizations will ‘hope’ for some sort of ‘social uprising’ so they can twist and manipulate Stanley Tookie Williams even if he is murdered by the government.

BET run your report, post it on your web site. That report shows the ‘hope’ we can all have if we overlook our need for vengeance.

Stanley Tookie Williams is not a threat to anyone except those who deem him as such for their own gain.

Visit to read new evidence in the Stanley Tookie Williams case.

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by CJ Laity Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005 at 10:30 AM


One minute into the thirteenth of December
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Thirty-nine witnesses and seventeen reporters
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Behind thick glass only feet from the stage
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Barbara blows a kiss and pumps her fist
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Shackled at the wrists in a San Quentin chamber
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Black straps hold back the winces of pain
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Twelve minutes search for the Terminator
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Twenty-six years and they still can't find it
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein
Loaded surgical gloves preparing to aim
Can't find the vein! Can't find the vein!
Shotgun blast in the form of a padded gurney
Needle in the vein! Needle in the vein!
Torrent of words spits the death warrant
Needle in the vein! Needle in the vein!
Head falls limp and chest stops rising
Needle in the vein! Needle in the vein!
Through a hole in the door comes the white paper
Needle in the vein! Needle in the vein!
To verify the success of the act of murder
Needle in the vein! Needle in the vein!
Two thousand strong outside the prison gates
Needles in the vein! Needles in the vein!

--CJ Laity
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wrong meaning

by Justice Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at 3:14 PM

wrong meaning...
grimreaperchoppingtookie.jpgxdpxtt.jpg, image/jpeg, 220x168

typical liberal reporter missing the whole point of the bloods giving up weapons, if indeed that took place. "if they can do it to tookie, they can do it to any one of us", The death penalty struck a cord with them. Giving up the weapons is a sign of saving their own asses. Keep on fearing because we are coming after to you gang vomits.
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by Tom Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at 3:56 PM

What a waste to spend all that time writing about a murderous thug like Stanley Williams. How about saying something about the victims?
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The Nazi Serial Rapist in the Governors Mansion

by Recall 2006 Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005 at 5:05 PM

gives new meaning to the word gangbanger.
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