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Mon, 12.12.2005

Clemency for Tookie Williams is Denied

On this date in 2005, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams.

Jesse Jackson and others marched in protest across the Golden Gate Bridge into the San Francisco area. Williams, the founder of the Crips street gang, was executed one minute after midnight.

Just before the governor announced his decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals denied Williams' request for a reprieve.

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Poetry Corner

The instructor said,       Go home and write       a page tonight.       And let that page come out of you—       Then, it will be true. I wonder if it’s that simple?... Theme For English by Langston Hughes
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