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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Daniel Faulkner Smiled a Little Today

With news of the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams today, it appears that one of the reasons California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger finally found some testicles and denied this thug any clemency was based, in part, on one of the very books Williams used to plead his case.

As published on his website, radio talkshow host Michael Smerconish reports that one of Williams' books is dedicated to none other than convicted cop-killer, Mumia abu Jamal.

Addendum - Alia over at Sea2Sea has also posted it here.

Additionally, Williams dedicated books to John and Ramona Africa, leaders of the MOVE organization, whose conflict with the Philadelphia Police lead to the death of Officer James Ramp of the Philadelphia PD.

From the World Socialist Website:

The California governor noted that Williams dedicated his 1998 memoir, Life in Prison, to “Nelson Mandela, Angela Davis, Malcolm X, Assata Shakur, Geronimo Ji Jaga Pratt, Ramona Africa, John Africa, Leonard Peltier, Dhoruba Al-Mujahid, George Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the countless other men, women and youths who have to endure the hellish oppression of living behind bars.”

The TrekMedic muses:

If we can't actually kill Mumia, isn't it rewarding to see that anyone associated with him and similarly convicted at least gets the justice he deserves?


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