Dec 22, 2005

St. Tookie

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Convicted murderer Stanley "Tookie" Williams' 4 hour long funeral service at Bethel AME Church in Los Angeles was attended by an estimated 2000 mourners. Among the attendees were Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan and "rapper" Snoop Dogg.

Williams, one of the "founders" of the gang known as "the Crips," was put to death by lethal injection on December 13 for the cold-blooded murder of 4 people 24 years ago. His conviction was based in part on the testimony of those who were accomplices in committing the crimes.

According to reports, Jesse Jackson mumbled something unmemorable like, "We must kill the idea of killing to stop killing."

That's just so Jesse.

An emotional Snoop Dogg recited a "rap" (=corny poem) which he had composed in honor of the executed murderer whose mortal remains were encased in a gold-trimmed, white casket.

Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, however, was the boldest:

"[Williams] will be greater in death than he ever was in life."

He compared the Crips founder and convicted quadruple murderer to Jesus "saying both had been betrayed by false witnesses and sent to their death after politicians failed to intervene."

Farrakhan then "canonized" Stanley "Tookie" Williams "the patron saint for all those struggling in the gang life."

"If you feed on the words of brother Stan, he will come closer to you and you will not only see the redemption of Brother Stan, but you will be part of his redemption," Farrakhan said. [source]

The next thing you know Congresswoman Maxine Waters will be sponsoring a bill to change the name of the Harbor Freeway to the "St. Stanley 'Tookie' Williams" Freeway.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised by the Christian concepts coming from the Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan. I don't know what to make of it.

4:45 AM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

Great. This is just what we need: to further glorify the underachiever thug criminal as the ideal Black man. And they have the chuzpah to call us Whites "racist."

7:26 AM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

So sad and disgusting.

8:37 AM  
Blogger bobnd said...

Sounds like a liberals ploy for equal rights for criminals. A whole bunch of caterwaling and no substance. These same people advocate the killing of innocent children in the name of choice. Granted neither party was right, but here is a chance to end the entire culture of death.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just surprised that the funeral was not held at the Cathedral....

8:43 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I'm suprised that that Congresswoman wants to establish some state-recognized religion where gang founders are considered saints..

Tookie doesn't need "St." added to him, he just needs people to acknowledge that sometimes prison does what it was designed to do.. rehabilitate people, make them realize the wrong of their ways, change their hearts, and amend their life.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Kevin said...

Is that Joe Piscopo at the head of the casket?

6:06 AM  
Blogger CS said...

I was thinking that it was that Kardashian guy that used to hang out with O.J. back when, well, you know what...LA must be some place, celebrities pop up everywhere!

8:33 PM  

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