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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 across the Golden Gate Bridge into the San Francisco area in protest. 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.

New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

White men's children spread over the earth- A rainbow suspending the drawn swords of birth, Uniting and blending the races in one The world man-cosmopolite-everyman's son! He channels the streams of the red... THE RIDDLE by Geogia Douglas Johnson.
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