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Sun Dec 11 2005
Monday is the Last Day to "Save Tookie"
Sun Dec 11 2005
Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency; Lawyers for Stanley Williams Try All Options
The execution of Stanley Tookie Williams is scheduled to take place at 12:01am on Tuesday, December 13th. Supporters of Williams are denouncing Governor Schwarzenegger's denial of clemency, which would have changed the death sentence in this case to a sentence of life in prison. (Statement from Death Penalty Focus | Statement from Campaign to End the Death Penalty Attorneys for Williams are trying several other options to win a stay of execution. Late Sunday night, the California Supreme Court rejected Tookie's attorneys' request that they grant a stay of execution to examine several issues in the case. A vigil at San Quentin began at 8:00pm on Monday and will last until Williams's execution has been carried out just after midnight. 12/11 update from Campaign to End the Death Penalty. Directions to San Quentin and list of vigils statewide

December 12th began with the Walk for Abolition of the Death Penalty, which left the Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco at 7:00am and ended at the gates of San Quentin Prison around 6pm. imc_photo.gifPhotos | imc_video.gifVideo Also on December 12th, a 4:00pm March for Tookie went from the Mission Church in Santa Clara University to the Cathedral on Market Street in San Jose. A vigil was held in Fresno on Monday. imc_photo.gifPhotos Following an 8:30pm rally and vigil at San Francisco City Hall's Polk Street steps, people proceeded by bus and carpool to San Quentin. Vigils and events will also be held in Sacramento, Tiburon, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Southern California, and all over the US. Details can be found on Savetookie.org

In Los Angeles, there will be vigils outside of Schwarzenegger's house and at the Westwood federal building: Details. Vigils were been held outside of the Governor's estate and church this past weekend. LA Indymedia

On December 8th, Governor Schwarzenegger held a clemency hearing for Stanley "Tookie" Williams with defense lawyers, Los Angeles County prosecutors and other involved parties. The Governor set a 30-minute time limit for each side to argue its position on clemency. He did not hold this type of meeting for either of the clemency petitions that he has rejected (those of Kevin Cooper and Donald Beardslee). The importance of this hearing grew this past week when the California Supreme Court refused a request by lawyers for Williams to reopen the case. The People's Clemency Hearing for Stanley Tookie Williams took place on the steps of the State Capitol Building in Sacramento at 10:00am on December 8th.

Read more about Stanley Tookie Williams on Indybay's Police and Prisons News Page
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