Posted by Lisa at December 14, 2005 12:42 PM
This Oneís For Tookie Williams
No Business As Usual This Show - A Man Imprisoned by the State of California Has Been Put To Death By that same state, and I just want to take a moment to think about it.
It happened around 12:30 am this morning- Dec 13, 2006. I donít like to be reminded that weíre living in a police state, but things like state-sanctioned executions make it all too crystal clear.
Will we find out months or years from now that Tookie was innocent? Weíre learning that innocent people are convicted all the time. It could happen to you or me, but research has proven definitively that itís much more likely to happen to you if your an african american male.
And what if he was guilty after all? Is he arguably rehabilitated? Or is rehabilitation just a lie?
However you slice it, it leaves me sad. And thinking.
Whether youíre for or against the death penalty, I think you will agree that itís important that we all think long and hard about what happened today.