Sunday, December 11, 2005

Tookie Williams....Epitaph

Tookie Williams

Hey Blood whatcha gonna do now
Watcha gonna do when the needle goes in
Are you going to look over and wave
At all your new found celebrity friends

Better get ready with that ticket
Fate is coming like a freight train
The day is fast approaching to pay
For your inflicting death and pain

You're going to have to own up
To your legacy and crime
You're going to have to own up
To being a slug thug murdering slime

Tookie Tookie Tookie
Co-founder of the Crips
But no inside info did you
Ever let slip from your lips

You never even admitted to
Haven taken your victims lives
So write all the books you want but
You're still only slick trick talkin jive

The good people in a community
Can also teach youth to stand up
And they don't also first have to
Have been depraved and corrupt


If the judgment seems too harsh
More than one man can understand
Try hard to remember back to when
You had that shot gun in your hand

11:36 am
transcribed this time
12:14 pm



Anonymous said...

Among the celebrities who took up Williams’ cause were Jamie Foxx, who played the gang leader in a cable movie about Williams; rapper Snoop Dogg, himself a former Crip; Sister Helen Prejean, the nun depicted in “Dead Man Walking”; Bianca Jagger; and former “M.A.S.H” star Mike Farrell. During Williams’ 24 years on death row, a Swiss legislator, college professors and others nominated him for the Nobel Prizes in peace and literature.

“If Stanley Williams does not merit clemency,” defense attorney Peter Fleming Jr. asked, “what meaning does clemency retain in this state?”

The impending execution resulted in feverish preparations over the weekend by those on both sides of the debate, with the California Highway Patrol planning to tighten security outside the prison, where hundreds of protesters were expected.

A group of about three dozen death penalty protesters were joined by the Rev. Jesse Jackson as they marched across the Golden Gate Bridge after dawn Monday en route to the gates of San Quentin, where they were expected to rally with hundreds of people.

At least publicly, the person apparently least occupied with his fate seemed to be Williams himself.

“Me fearing what I’m facing, what possible good is it going to do for me? How is that going to benefit me?” Williams said in a recent interview. “If it’s my time to be executed, what’s all the ranting and raving going to do?”

© 2005 The Associated Press.

neilsthepoet said...

The Nobel Peace Prize....

Arafat got the Nobel Peace Prize
Or in this case should it be spelled

Air uhhhh phat?


He sold 300 copies and somebody else wrote it....all the while he was on appeal for diminished capacity but.......since that didn't work; Hey that didn't work so let us go with this next move.

Crazies and losers were all that were outside of the prison. The "demonstrators" wouldn't let anybody else be there with their signs.

I think your selection of his last words were highly appropriate.

“Me fearing what I’m facing, what possible good is it going to do for me?


Always concerned with others.
What a guy.

And now....he's dead.

11:59 am