Wednesday, October 01, 2008

TRIBUTE: Stanley Tookie Williams, 1953-2005.

The organizing committee for the 9th Annual Texas March to End Executions will be showing the excellent documentary TRIBUTE: Stanley Tookie Williams, 1953-2005.
The event will be a fundraiser for the march and there is a $5 suggested donation (though no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Come out and see a good movie and
support a good cause!

When: This Thursday (10/2) @ 8.30pm

Where: Antidote Coffee Shop - 729 Studewood just north of i-10 in the Heights.

Who: You and all your friends!

What: This 66-minute film--TRIBUTE: Stanley Tookie Williams, 1953-2005--is a powerful documentary that examines death row prisoner, Crips gang co-founder, children's book author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stanley Tookie Williams.
The international campaign for clemency to save him from death by lethal injection ended on December 13, 2005, at 12:35 a.m. when he was pronounced dead after clemency was denied by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. TRIBUTE includes scenes from a staged reenactment of that execution.
The reenactment--as well as TRIBUTE--were produced and directed by writer Barbara Becnel and producer Shirley Neal, longtime friends of Stanley Tookie Williams. It was based on their real-life experience at San Quentin's death chamber witnessing his botched execution--it took him 35 minutes to die. The two women filmed the staged reenactment,
enabling TRIBUTE to offer a very intimate view of capital punishment.

'We created and staged a play that replicated the execution because we wanted people to see exactly what the State of California does in the middle of the night in the name of the people of the State of California,' explains Barbara Becnel.
TRIBUTE includes provocative eulogies by Snoop Dogg, Tony Robbins and Louis Farrakhan--speaking at the memorial service of Stanley Tookie Williams--and never-before-seen footage of his ashes scattered by Becnel and Neal in Soweto, South Africa. This was his last wish.


idvolunteertogasinmates said...

yeah he founded the cripts, good job tookie, you kill every day now, so its really great they gave you the needle, and now YOU drew some "blood" i say good riddance and 15 years on death row too long, needles for EVERYONE on ME!!!!lets start a campaign to clear death row by christmas, as well as the ones with life, kill them too, why waste tax dollars on them, they have LIFE!!!!! call the new plan 30 to life, meaning they have 30 days to appeal, and thats IT, the execution happens on the 30th day!!!same goes for life sentances and any sentence over 30 years!!!! and a cheap simple way, but putting them in a room, 20-40 at a time and gassing the room, and have the room be a convertable oven to dispose of the chemicals and bodies all in one quick swoop

Anon said...

Tookie was a scum bag criminal who MURDERED. He may have done some good things in his latter years, but nothing will make up for his murders. All you whiny ass people saying arnold did the wrong thing blah blah blah justice for tookie...what the hell is wrong with you? You are all so damn ignorant. If one of the murdered would have been your family you would all be singing a different tune. I'm glad he got what was coming to him.

Anonymous said...

u sound so fukn dum shut the hell up