Tookie's Case Was Not An Argument Against the Death Penalty, This May Be

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  1. Annie
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    I've already posted on this case:

    http://www.usmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27540&highlight=maye



    http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2005/12/13/publiceye/entry1123405.shtml
     
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    I have read about this case, and it does seem like one that should be looked into...I wonder where Mike Farrell and Joan Baez are tonight??
     
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    Aw ya gotta cut em some slack------it's been a busy year for them having Cindy and company to console. I mean, how much compassion can be expected?? Besides--they're "famous" and probably have engagements.
     
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    The entire process to actually get to the execution is so long, and involved, and so many courts and justices. Its just not possible that only the white jury, and the locals are the ones who decide if he should get the death penalty.

    If the case is as described, then Im sure somewhere along the line it will be stopped. The governor can always grant clemency.

    Interestingly enough, I heard so many "facts" about the williams case, which later turned out to be false. I heard the prosecutor interviewed. One example is the williams supporters claim there were no eye witnesses. NOT TRUE, there was one, the guy who helped him commit the crimes.
     
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    Yes, this isn't an argument against the death penalty, instead it is an argument for the appeals process and the clemency powers of Governors.
     
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    There is a whole lot at this site on what's happened and what may happen:

    http://www.theagitator.com/archives/026056.php#026056
     

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