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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.