Tookie Williams ~ Living the Terror He Wrought on His Victims
Everyone knows the story, so I won't rehash the entire media and celebrity circus; for that, read this article. I will not get into details of his challenge to the 1981 conviction; for that read this article.
These days, it apparently isn't very en vogue to think about the victims of brutal crime. Better to show sympathy for murderous animals that soak up all of the media sympathy - right?
W R O N G !!! Let me introduce you to 26 year-old Albert Owens, who in February of 1979 was shot twice in the back by dear ol' "Tookie", who was robbing the 7-Eleven where Albert worked as a clerk.
"Albert was a young man that was so full of life," his Mother Lora Owens laments. "He had an infectious laugh. His eyes would sparkle. He was just full of energy and he had the concept that if you wanted to do anything, you just had to work for it."Well, much like the squashing of an insect this young man with big dreams had his life brutally taken from him - and for chump change at that.
Then there was The FAMILY that our hero snuffed out. An entire family - all of whom simply ceased to exist because "Tookie" (kinda' sounds like "Cookie" - a cruel twist) decided to end them.
Now I can understand folks being opposed to the death penalty - SO AM I...at least, in it's current practice. To my mind, decades on Death Row with several appeals is truly ridiculous. I say - if you are going to have a death penalty, give the convict ONE chance at appeal and, if unsuccessful, GET ON WITH IT! Don't make us, The TAXPAYER, have to pay millions of our hard-earned dollars for each and every one of these vermin!
Either that, or let us just do away with it completely and make sure to throw away the key on these murderers. Williams has lost his all of his rights, as far as I am concerned - and that includes the right to make us feel sorry for him. Nine Children's books? Fine. It's not like he had much else to do in the slammer (besides working on those freakishly large arms with fellow Crip scumbag inmates).
As for the Governator, I hope he takes his sweet time on this one - whatever his decision.
((Check out Chazz's Dumbass Of The Week - Tookie made DOTW!!!))