Governor denies clemency for ex-gang leader — Appeals court refuses to block Williams' execution — SACRAMENTO, California (CNN) — California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has denied clemency for convicted killer Stanley Tookie Williams, who co-founded the Crips street gang.
No Clemency for Tookie — I don't find this surprising at all: … I have a lot of reasons why I dislike and oppose the death penalty, and not one of them has to do with a concern for the fate of guilty men. I dislike the death penalty because it is irreversible, it is arbitrary …
THE TOOKIE FILES: NOTES ON THE FREAK SHOW — ***scroll for rolling updates*** — It's a zoo outside San Quentin prison, where convicted murderer/Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams is scheduled to die by injection at San Quentin Prison at 12:01am Pacific time for murdering four people during two 1979 holdups.
Schwarzenegger Rejects Williams' Bid for Clemency — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today rejected clemency for Stanley Tookie Williams, a convicted murderer and one of the founders of the Crips. — The decision was announced moments after a federal appeals court in San Francisco turned down Williams' request for a stay of execution.
Arnold Denies Clemency for Stanley "Tookie Williams" — It's official. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has denied clemency to Stanley "Tookie" Williams. He made the announcement by e-mail. portion: … Unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes, which is unlikely, he will die at 12:01 a.m. tonight.
Froomkin on White House Briefing — In Sunday's Washington Post, the paper's new ombudsman, Deborah Howell, writes that The Post's political reporters don't like my column. She states that the column is "highly opinionated and liberal" and concludes that it should no longer bear the name …
John Harris Responds to Reader Comments — Washington Post Political Editor John Harris posted a response to readers in the comments area of the preceding post, but we are posting separately here to make it easier to find. — Harris's response follows: — Several of the comments here refer to me …
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Diebold Announces Management Changes — CEO O'Dell leaves company; Swidarski named CEO, Lauer named chairman; company reaffirms guidance — NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD - News) today announced senior management changes instituted by its board of directors.
Site of Sydney beach riots sealed off (breaking) — Many emergency vehicles are converging on the site of the Sydney beach riots. Radio reporters are suggested a large number of "incidents" are taking place. Car windows have been smashed and bloodied individuals have been sighted by radio reporters.
Survey finds optimism in new Iraq — An opinion poll suggests Iraqis are generally optimistic about their lives, in spite of the violence that has plagued Iraq since the US-led invasion. — But the survey, carried out for the BBC and other media, found security fears still dominate most Iraqis' thoughts.
Bush's job approval rating bounces up a few points — WASHINGTON — President Bush's job approval rating, on a long slide since his re-election last year, rebounded from historic lows in a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken this weekend. (Related: Poll results)
'Nuclear Option' Possible in Alito Battle, Frist Says — WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican, raising the stakes in the battle over Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr., said Sunday that he would support a controversial rule change to prevent Democrats from stalling the nomination.
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