Tuesday, December 13, 2005

"Stanley Tookie Williams:"'I Want the World to Remember Me for My "Redemptive Transition'"

This is excerpted from Democracy Now! where there are transcripts of the broadcast featured today on the execution yesterday of Stanley Tookie Williams.

"Stanley Tookie Williams is dead. He was executed at 12:35 am PT by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison. He was 51 years old. A co-founder of one of the country's most notorious street gangs, the Crips, Williams spent 24 years on death row after being convicted of four murders. During this period he became a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, children's author and a vocal advocate against gang violence. He maintained his innocence up until his death. Williams' fate was sealed Monday afternoon when California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected a final appeal for clemency. We play excerpts of a press conference where witnesses describe the execution and we hear reactions from his attorney, the NAACP and the Rev. Jesse Jackson." -- Amy Goodman, Democracy Now

Here's a transcript of interview with Angela Davis. and of Tookie, in his own words in one of the last interviews conducted a few hours before by
WBAI's Wake Up Call producer, Kat Aaron.

2 comments:

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Made to Be Broken said...

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