Has Stanley Williams Fate Been Sealed?
This has now moved beyond the basic issue of whether or not Williams deserves clemency. It has now become a question of law or riot. The Los Angeles police authorities have said that there are no credible threats of violence that they know of at this time. Nevertheless somehow the talk of possible violence is out there on the street and in the media.
This leaves Governor Schwarzenegger no choice other than to refuse to commute Stanley William's lawful sentence.
Leaders urge calm if Williams dies
Some fear Los Angeles could see a repeat of 1992 riots
Saturday, December 10, 2005; Posted: 7:38 p.m. EST (00:38 GMT)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Community leaders Friday called for peace in the city if convicted killer and Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams is put to death next week as scheduled.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger heard arguments Thursday from Williams' lawyers seeking to spare his life but hasn't said if he will grant clemency to the death row inmate condemned for the 1979 killing of four people.
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