Monday, December 12, 2005

I Think Hanging Would Be Appropriate

If this were a Livejournal account, and I was a pockmarked teenager who shopped at Hot Topic, I’d call this piece a rant. But because I can hammer together meaningful sentences without resorting to the use of the word “random,” I’ll simply call this an observation:

Are black Americans off their rocker? And I don’t mean that in any xenophobic, white supremacist way, but, really, what the hell is happening to you people out there in Afro-land? Read this article from MSNBC and do a quick scan for the phrase “Disappointment from the NAACP.”

Ok? You didn’t read the entire article, did you? Dying to know what the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is “disappointed” about?

That Gov. Schwarzenegger has denied clemency for Stanley “Tookie” Williams. In case you’ve been out of touch with the world around you for the past 30 years or so, here’s a rundown on the life and times of Stanley Williams.

He's a complicated man, but no one understands him but his woman...

Williams was born on December 29, 1953 to a 17-year-old unwed mother in South Central Los Angeles. If that doesn’t bode evil for you, then the fact that “Tookie” is not a nickname but his actual real middle name should.

By 1971, at the age of 18, Williams had formed the “West Side Crips”, a gang named for the fact that they were mentally deficient. Or something like that. The gang’s original intent, according to Williams was to “cleanse the neighborhood of…marauding gangs,” by, one would assume, killing rival sub-humans. Of course, like so many other ill-concieved organizations, the Crips soon spiraled out of control, and instead of standing on street corners around a flaming oil drum, singing doo-wop music, the Crips instead decided to enter the lurative fields of drug dealing, shooting various other people with stupid nicknames and making illegible hand signals to each other.

Williams was convicted of murdering Albert Owens, by shooting him twice in the back of the head, and murdering Tsai-Shai Yang, Yen-I Yang, and Yee Chen Lin by shooting them with a shotgun, during the course of two seperate robberies in 1979. During the conviction phase, Williams mouthed the following words to the jurors: "I'm going to get each and every one of you motherfuckers.” Clearly, there stood an innocent man.

While in prison, Williams committed multiple assaults on inmates and guards earning him 6.5 years in solitary confinement. I’m happy to see that rehabilitation thing working out for the Department of Corrections.

Williams is sentenced to die on December 13 at 12:01 AM PST, and every wackaloon D-List celebrity from Jaime Foxx to Mike Farrell (a man who hasn’t had a job since the MASH finale) is out to prevent this “tragedy” from occurring. Of course, holding everyone’s hand and rhyming his way onto the front page is Rev. Jesse Jackson, a man who would protect a four-time convicted murderer, but not utter a word about the two NYC police officers killed this week.

But I can understand such stunts from two-bit frauds and publicity hounds like Jackson and his ilk. What I’m having problems coming to terms with is why the NAACP is saying anything at all. I was under the impression that the NAACP sought “The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.” After all, it says so right on their website. How does the execution of a fungus like Stanley Williams merit their inclusion?

Oh, right. Because Williams is black.

I don’t remember the NAACP coming to Timothy McVeigh’s rescue. I don’t seem to recall Bruce Gordon waving picket signs outside of the courthouse for Shawn Humphries, Kenneth Lee Boyd, Richard Johnson, Eric Randall Nance or any of the 578 white criminals executed since 1977. Where was the NAACP or the ACLU with their Amicus Briefs when those men rode the white lightning? Interestingly enough, Williams is to be executed for killing four people; out of the 578 condemned white inmates, only 19 were as prolific as Williams. Funny, I didn’t hear a peep from the NAACP for those cases.

But the NAACP has a link on their site to a website called “Save Tookie”, a grassroots (read: incompetent) organization banded together to prevent the “racist” death of one of America’s greatest living treasures. Or so they would have the public believe. “He wrote children’s books!” they cry. “He’s worked to end gang violence!” they insist. “He was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!” they shove in your face (despite the fact 1) Anyone can be nominated for the prize, and 2) So was Yasser Arafat).

Come, Tookie! We have much to discuss!

Well, you know what Jaime, Mike and Bruce? He also ruthlessly killed four people and the foundation of his gang indirectly led to the deaths of thousands more. If any “human” on the planet deserved the death penalty, it’s Stanley Williams.

And the NAACP deserves a huge kick in the ass for associating themselves with such an aberrant villain. In fact, I think that in addition to executing Tookie on national television (with a simulcast on BET) the state of California should also put to death any individual wearing a “Save Tookie” T-shirt, placard or bumper sticker. Earth does not need such misguided characters roaming around making trouble for decent, law abiding citizens.

Rest in Peace, Albert Owens, Tsai-Shai Yang, Yen-I Yang, and Yee Chen Lin.

Lex Talionis.


Blogger Moni said...

I agree with you on the fact that the ACLU were way out in the stratosphere on this one. I don't understand either how they could lend their name to such a ludicrous claim.

Although I don't believe in the death penalty(suprised?), I don't think that the execution was racially motivated. I mean come on, anyone with a grain of common sense can look at "Tookie's" track record and see it screams..."violent man!" "threat to society"! It simply boogles the mind.

I saw a news show on tv today about the execution. The mother of one of "Tookie's" victims was on there defending her pro death penalty position. And get this, they had a priest on there so not only was she having to defend her positon to the anyone stupid enough to believe this hipe, but also to the Catholic Church?! Pleassse!

She shouldn't have to defend herself to anyone. I'm not racist, but right is right and wrong is wrong, it makes no difference what color the "wrong" is. I'm sure the Rev. Al Shapton will rear his propagandized head here shortly.

Who is Lex? Hmmmmm? Might that be you or is that just and alias wrapped within a screen name? Or it could be someone famous with whom in my ingnorance I do not know? ;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 8:30:00 PM  
Blogger Valannin said...

Lex Talionis is Latin for "law as retaliation" or simply, "an eye for an eye." This belief is reflected in the code of Hammurabi as a prescribed counterpunishment for an offense. It is the logical alternative to the deeply flawed "correctional" prison system that favors rehabilitation rather than punishment.

Believe me -- I wish my given name was Lex Talionis.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 9:39:00 PM  
Blogger Moni said...

Ha, my ignorance is showing. That first year latin class I took way back when, escaped me. :)

Thanks for the explanation...Lex. lol Have a nice day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2005 11:22:00 AM  

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