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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

the death of Stanley Tookie Williams

Check out this vivid and disturbing account from the San Francisco Chronicle of the execution of Williams last night by the State of California.

4 Comments:

At 8:27 PM, Blogger Shai Davis said...

Andrew-
Can you please comment on why you decided to post the link to that article? You were right, it was vivid and disturbing, but I'm still not sure what I've gained from having read it. Before responding to the article itself, I'd be curious to hear what your intentions were.
-shai

 
At 10:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While there are clearly problems with the death penalty, and I personally lean against it, I don't understand the claim made in this article that Williams is "innocent." Was this made with any proof?

This may also be instructive (WARNING VERY GRAPHIC):
http://www.ogrish.com/archives/three_victims_of_murderer_stanley_tookie_williams_Dec_13_2005.html

 
At 12:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i found this article so powerful. good pick, andrew.

even in a setting that tried to make the execution as "humane" as possible, the event demonstrated the unavoidable inhumanity of killing a fellow human. no matter how awful the criminal (i don't even know if Tookie was guilty) we do not ever improve our world through an execution. it is not justice. it is merely more injustice--falsely justified, falsely legitimated.

 
At 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah? Really? Wow, glad to know that now. I can check that one off my list. Please. Your mushy rhetoric doesn't impress anyone. You might be right but give reasons, not sound bites.

 

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