December 10, 2005

Solving the Tookie Problem

Apparently, some weak-willed folks in California are concerned that executing a convicted quadruple murderer and failed children's book author (I've sold more bumper stickers than he's sold poorly-written books) might generate some animosity among the criminal element:

With less than four days to go before Williams' scheduled Tuesday execution, sporadic-yet-credible threats of civil unrest have prompted the council members and representatives from the city and county human relations commissions to ask religious leaders to emphasize a message of peace during weekend services.

"We picked up information that led us to believe that there were some planned and intentioned acts of violence that could occur in the wake of the decision or the execution planned for Stan "Tookie" Williams," Robin Toma, executive director of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission, said during a news conference at City Hall.

Toma declined to list the affected communities or elaborate on the threats.

Councilman Bernard Parks said he spoke earlier today about potential civil unrest with Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Earl Paysinger of the South Bureau.

Parks said Paysinger assured him the LAPD would remain "vigilant" this weekend, but there was no immediate need to put the city on tactical alert.

I've got a better solution: Hold your own, you spineless liberal cowards. God forbid that you take responsibility for your own lives instead of counting upon over-worked, over-sued law enforcement officers to do it for you.

I suppose Murtha will be on the tube tomorrow, calling for a full and immediate withdrawal from California. He should. California lost more people last year to gunfire than the U.S. military has done in two years in Iraq.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 10, 2005 12:24 AM | TrackBack

Minor point, but the CA homicides are aggregate; they are not broken down to indicated how many were due to "gunfire." (Or did I miss something?)

Posted by: Old Soldier at December 10, 2005 08:21 AM

True, but as the U.S. loses more people to IEDS in Iraq that bullets, I still think this is probably accurate...

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at December 10, 2005 10:20 AM

Did you know most IEDs are artillery shells? 122mm and 155mm shells; sometimes in threes. Three artillery shells make a heck of an explosion. I've seen film footage. It isn't pretty.

I just didn't want some lefty later claiming there were over 4,000 gun associated deaths in CA during 1993 and over 2,000 in 2003. You catch my drift.

Posted by: Old Soldier at December 10, 2005 05:08 PM