Waiting for Governor's Decision on Stanley Tookie Williams
Update: South Central LA hopes for clemency.
Update: At HuffPo, Bianca Jagger writes about her meeting with Tookie Williams last week and why Gov. Schwarzenegger should give him clemency. No decision yet.
Los Angeles leaders are pleading for calm if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger decides against clemency for Stanley "Tookie" Williams. The Governor could decide as early as tonight. LA media outlets are preparing for an announcement this evening.
Cheers for California Assemblyman Joe Nation (D-San Rafael) who urged Arnold to grant clemency.
"The upcoming execution offers the state of California an opportunity to take an internationally recognized leadership role by calling for a moratorium on the death penalty," Nation wrote in a letter to Schwarzenegger sent Thursday. "It is a bold step that is fiscally responsible, judicially prudent and morally right."
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