It couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy.
This morning the founder of the notorious Crips Gang, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, was executed for 4 murders he has refused to admit to commiting.
The last word on putting his apologists in their place comes from fellow Bear Flagger, Baldilocks, in a masterful Fisking of a commentor to her Blog that will be taught in the Classroom a century from now when the History of Blogging is taught in our Colleges. ;-D
Frankly, Jeremy, unlike you, I acknowledge that you are free to comment all you want from your dorm room or the library at William and Mary--as is your right---about anything and everything. But frankly, sir, I find your academically and experientially unlearned opinion wanting and, conversely, I am free to tell you why I think so.
(As an aside, were I one of the faculty at William and Mary, I’d give you an ‘F’ simply for staining that august institution’s reputation by displaying your poor writing skills; it wouldn’t matter what subject it was. Were I one of your parents, I’d demand a refund for your tuition. However, I’m glad that you are only nineteen because you will have time to improve all of the writing-skill deficiencies displayed above.)
This whole, long, essay was a gloriously fun read from start to finish, and like me you will find your self reacting with frequent "You tell him, Sista!" outbursts along the way.
Leaving aside those who oppose the death penalty for moral/religious reasons, few of you have seemed motivated to move into my South Central LA neighborhood to see what “Tookie” and his Crip co-founder Raymond Lee Washington (who’s burning in Hell right now) have wrought for the last thirty-odd years. And I know that you won’t be choosing to live here anytime soon. That’s understandable; however, don’t tell me that we should coddle these TERRORISTS like “Tookie” and those he created if you don’t have to put up with them. (Okay, you can tell me, but you can expect a barely polite response and that’s if I’m feeling generous.)
And she's just warming up. :-D
Read, enjoy, and think about all that she has to say.
Also read the stories she links to, and the comments.
You will learn a lot from doing so.
NOTE: The links in this piece were updated on 11/23/2016