Sunday, December 04, 2005
Stanley "Tookie" Williams
The way I see it, clemency should be granted for only 2 reasons.
- If Governor has any doubt about his innocence.
- If the convict has truly reformed.
But Tookie still denies that he killed the four people he was convicted of murdering. The first step in becoming a "changed man" is to admit to your crimes. He hasn't.
So Ahnold should only grant clemency if he believes that there are doubts about Tookie's innocence. As his innocence is not in doubt, he should be executed for his crimes.