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Should Stanley “Tookie” Williams …

Image hosted by Photobucket.comFormer gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been executed by lethal injection, 24 years after he was convicted of killing four people (12/13/2005).  Yesterday (12/12) the governor of Calfiornia, Arnold Schwarzenegger, denied chemency to this former Crips gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Willians.
He denied the murders and, while in jail, campaigned against gang violence.  Many people strongly believe he should be given clemency because during his 24 years in jail, Williams denounced gang violence and won praise for his anti-gang books, earning Nobel Peace Prize nominations for his teachings. News Source: BBC.

Assume he is guilty. (If not, he should NOT even be on the death roll and be executed.) My question for you is: Given the facts above, should he be spared and receive clemency? Why? Or, Why not?

I personally feel that it can go either way.  If he received clemency, he could continue voicing his anti-gang and anti-gant violence campaign.  However, if he was executed, he completed his anti-gang message perfectly showing people, mostly teens, that his end could be theirs also if teens joined gangs and commited violence crimes.  What do you think?

At the end, it is still always sad because laws and justice do not and can not restore what has been lost, damaged — lives, hurts, trauma of people physically, mentally, financially.  Victims are still victims.  I know we can even question the idea of "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, or even a live for a live" – the "Old Testament" ways of justice in this "New Testament" era.

  Sleep Tight, Stanley "Tookie" Williams.  
It is time to rest after doing all you could in the period time given from 1993.

~KKai

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19 responses to “Should Stanley “Tookie” Williams …

  1. KKai December 23, 2005 at 07:56

    Joen:Read my last word carefully. XD

  2. Joen December 23, 2005 at 07:11

    Friend Please read your bible clearly……You may found the answer from there.

  3. KKai December 22, 2005 at 10:09

    I was not really against either side.Just a thought.Can you prove that killing is wrong by killing?

  4. Joen December 22, 2005 at 03:50

    Kkai:本来我也有一个关于死刑的短文会在我的空间里分享,我想已经没有必要在我的空间里分享了。虽然你叙述的案子和我的并不一样,但是探讨的问题还是不谋而合。我觉得不应该被宽恕,不是我残忍,而是觉得他谋害了四条人命,是应该得法律的制裁。虽然在24年的牢房生活他已经改过自新,但是那已经无法挽回那四条人命。他的案例也会成为现代年轻人的一个典范,就是千万别踏错人生的第一步,生命犯了这严重的错之后是没有机会从头来过。

  5. KKai December 19, 2005 at 10:33

    Btw, Elven:I forgot to tell you that I always remember you. :D

  6. KKai December 19, 2005 at 10:31

    Hi, Jenny:I thought you were in Austria (from China Originally).How are you recently? :)

  7. KKai December 19, 2005 at 10:14

    Elven:It is so good to see you again. :)How is everything going?

  8. KKai December 19, 2005 at 10:14

    Joyce:It is okay.I think very few people actually read this blog.And you are certainly not alone. XD(That rises the question why I am doing the blog. XD Oh heck, it is just a record of my thoughts and things I have learn.)

  9. j December 19, 2005 at 08:32

    hey i’m jenny ,remember me?well hope u do.i just come here and say Merry Christmas and happy new year.

  10. Unknown December 19, 2005 at 03:43

    This has nothing to do with the topic, but hello KKai. It’s me, Elven. Remember? I missed you. *glomp* :D

  11. Joyce December 16, 2005 at 07:41

    cant be bother to readitz just too long

  12. KATIA December 15, 2005 at 15:23

    тσ∂αу ιѕ тнє нσℓι∂αу нυgfєѕтι нανє ѕтσρρє∂ ву тσ ℓєανє уσυ нυgѕ :)((((( BRAZILLIAN TROPICAL HUGS )))))My message to you, today…☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★When you run so fast to get somewhereYou miss half the fun of getting there.When you worry and hurry through your day,It is like an unopened gift….Thrown away.Life is not a race.Do take it slowerHear the musicBefore the song is over.☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★ ☆ ★Have a fantastic day, every day!Live the present you were given.Heart KissesK

  13. ROSE December 15, 2005 at 14:21

    反正自己開心比較重要不用太在意別人說什麼囉只是有時心情多少會有點…..xxoo

  14. ROSE December 15, 2005 at 14:19

    就同年紀來說–女生受到的關愛,應該比男生多吧!?當然跟家庭還有周圍的人也有關係。我們家的人是都不會急我因為反正上有哥哥還未婚(不過他被催婚催的蠻慘就是了)主要是我周圍的同事跟朋友會投以"關愛"的眼神 ~><"

  15. 雅芳 December 15, 2005 at 04:31

    或許你「接受到的關愛」多到屬不清吧雖然我23歲而已但不知怎麼地身邊的朋友、以前的同學好像就一個接著一個嫁人所以囉自然就會有人問:什麼時候輪到妳但我是不急啦……..不想那麼早就被婚姻約束就祝福你找到真愛 得到快樂的「關愛」!! (^_^)

  16. ROSE December 15, 2005 at 03:53

    ☆╭┐┌╮☆°.﹒ ╭┘└┘└╮∴°☆° └┐..┌┘─╮∴° ╭┴──┤灌水├╮ │o o│  │●° ╰┬──╯  │ ∴°﹒ ☆ \ˍ|ˍ/ˍˍ/∴☆. ☆╭┐┌╮☆°.﹒ Rose來灌水啦^^

  17. pay December 14, 2005 at 06:41

    hi~我上的課是屬於"工安"的部分,我為了明年要考乙級技術士證照…….要接受97小時的訓練課程……上完後…還要準備參加檢定考….而且聽說還不好考……..老實說….我真的沒啥信心……..>o<真是感嘆…難怪人家都說…..”少年不努力,老大突傷悲"……真是給它說的太好了……..

  18. KKai December 14, 2005 at 06:20

    Hi, Michelle :)

  19. Michelle December 13, 2005 at 19:48

    Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy……. :) ;-) =} =]

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