California Governor Denies Clemency for "Tookie"

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  3. by   Jessy_RN
    He just seems like he isn't the type who would do it. I am not surprised.
  4. by   Roy Fokker
    One of the few decisions by the Governator I agree with.

    Buh bye "Tookie".
  5. by   caroladybelle
    Out of morbid curiousity, does Cali poison them, shoot them, or electrocute them?
  6. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Out of morbid curiousity, does Cali poison them, shoot them, or electrocute them?
    I believe it is lethal injection.
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Yeah lethal injection
  8. by   Euskadi1946
    I'm inclined to agree with Roy too. While I'm not a fan of Aunold but I totally agree with his decision. The gang problem is really getting out of hand and in some cities, the drive by shootings are become daily occurrences. Too many innocent people including children have been seriously injured or killed. I've had some first hand experience with gangs because my daughter had some friends who tried to recruit her into the gangs. I fought tooth and nail to get her away from the gang influence. Some of them are cold blooded killers who take pleasure in killing!!!! The hair on the back of people's necks would stand up if they knew how they initiate these kids into the gangs.
  9. by   Euskadi1946
    Jess I love your quotation!!!!
  10. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from cecirn
    jess i love your quotation!!!!
    :melody:[font=impact][color=#00bfff] thanks ceci
  11. by   Nurseboy1
    Arnold made the right decision. I am simply going to say this, lethal injection is too good and too easy for tookie.
  12. by   VivaLasViejas
    Nope, can't say I'm too unhappy about this particular decision. 'Tookie' needs to pay his debt to society, end of story as far as I'm concerned.
  13. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    I pray and hope that this "Fancy Lynching" does not continue. What does it profit us to take another life. Not just Tookie but others that have been put to death by the state. No I am not justifying the crime but we are teaching people that an eye for a eye is justified and we all can morally say that's not going to solve anything or bring closure or peace to ANYONE. My heart goes out to every family that had to get that phone call saying that their child, mother, or father was murdered. But, my heart goes out to the people that say that we can stop their pain by keeping the murder cycle going. America was not built on an eye for an eye but it was built upon justice and truth. Therefore I believe that this thing we call justice is not fair to ANYONE.

    And I speak from experience as someone who has family members who were murdered.
  14. by   HeartsOpenWide
    It is nice and all that this Tookie wrote a memoir and children's books about how bad gangs are, but that does not take away from all the crimes he committed. I think the situation was dealt with justly. If he, who started a heinous gang that has killed hundreds of thousands of people and committed other countless crimes was let off, what kind of message would that be sending? Not a good one. Any good parent would admit that following up with a punishment teaches reinforcement.