Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Should Tookie Receive the Death Penalty?
Governor dreading decision on life or death without clemency, Williams' execution is just weeks away
Williams, 51, the co-founder of the Crips gang and a four-time murderer who has become an anti-gang crusader and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is scheduled to be executed at San Quentin State Prison on Dec. 13. . . .
. . . Prosecutors argue that a man responsible for four shotgun murders who was involved in nearly a dozen violent incidents in his first decade in prison -- before he changed his ways -- deserves the sentence a jury recommended.
Read about the history of the death penalty
More about Tookie and California's stance on the death penalty
Big thanks to Joel Arquillos for this story and the links. Check out his personal bog here.