top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
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
04/24/17 Free Speech Radio News Going Silent After 17 Years of Movement Reporting Front Page | Labor & Workers | Indymedia | U.S. | International | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/23/17 How Berkeley Cops Helped Alt-Right Trolls with No Permit Stage Their Rally Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | California | U.S.04/22/17 Demanding Justice for the Police Murder of Diallo Neal Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | East Bay | California04/22/17 The Future of Our Nation's Wild Horses is Uncertain Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | U.S. | Animal Liberation04/20/17 Campaign Against Those Without Homes in Santa Cruz Grows More Repressive, Even in the Rain Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/19/17 California Senate Committee Votes to Eliminate State's Money Bail System Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | California | Government & Elections04/19/17 New California State Legislation Honors The Dignity Of Transgender Prisoners Front Page | Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | LGBTI / Queer | Indymedia | California04/18/17 Tens of Thousands in Over 150 US Cities Demonstrate Against Trump on Tax Day Front Page | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | North Bay / Marin | North Coast | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia04/17/17 Anarchists and Antifascists Clash with Alt-Right, Neo-Nazis, and Trump Supporters Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice and Anti-Capitalism | East Bay | California | U.S. | Immigrant Rights04/16/17 KPFA Local Station Board Member Tries to Secretly Create New Organization Front Page | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Indymedia | East Bay | California | U.S.04/13/17 Campaign for Sensible Transportation Proposes a Commuter Benefits Programs Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: California
San Diego warships leading charge against North Korea Michael Steinberg Saturday Apr 15th 4:26 PM
Lawsuit Targets Trump's Border Wall, Enforcement Program Center for Biological Diversity Wednesday Apr 12th 2:13 PM
Governor Brown’s “Resistance” Fails to Protect California Communities via Californians Against Fracking Saturday Apr 8th 5:09 PM
Nuke Shutdown News March 2017 Michael Steinberg Saturday Apr 1st 4:25 PM
San Quintín Farmworkers Take Demands to Mexico City El Enemigo Común Monday Mar 27th 2:14 PM
Jornaleros de San Quintín llevan demandas a la Ciudad de México El Enemigo Común Monday Mar 27th 2:10 PM
Charter Schools: A Cancer Destroying Our Public School System Francisco Martinez Monday Mar 27th 8:16 AM
More Global News...
[ × close ]
California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle Katy Murphy, Mercury News Thursday Apr 6th 11:10 AM
Californians Against Fracking Responds to EPA’s Methane Regulation Announcement via Californians Against Fracking Friday Mar 17th 6:01 PM
Art of War : Executive Order K. Larmee Saturday Feb 18th 11:06 PM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Labor Video Project Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AM
Value Human Life Bill K. Harley (1 comment) Monday Jan 16th 10:15 PM
5-4-3-2-1-Revolution Fhyre Phoenix (1 comment) Friday Jan 13th 1:03 AM
Open Newswire...
[ × close ]