Skip to comments.(Tookie Williams) Ex-gang leader's ashes spread in Africa
Posted on 07/01/2006 5:55:28 AM PDT by lunarbicep
The ashes of executed Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams were spread in a lake in South Africa in accordance with his will, a friend said.
Barbara Becnel, who co-authored children's books with Williams and witnessed his execution, said in a statement Friday that she and Williams' longtime friend Shirley Neal sprinkled the ashes into the lake Sunday in Thokoza Park in the city of Soweto, as Williams had requested.
"On his last day of life Stan asked me to spread his ashes in South Africa," Becnel said. "He wanted to return to the motherland."
Williams was cremated after his death by injection at San Quentin state prison on Dec. 13.
He was convicted of murdering four people during two 1979 holdups. He claimed to have redeemed himself by writing books encouraging youngsters to stay away from gangs.
Good. At least he's totally off of our continent now.
Isn't that just heart warming! I needed to know this (sarcasm).
Hell, the cremation should have been his execution!
Good of her not to pollute the waters and streams in America.
Did they have to pay a "carbon tax" ???
File under: who cares
Ignorance is bliss.
Who paid for the trip?
Any money he had should have gone to his victim's families. If they delivered the ashes of this scum bag on their own dime, then shame, shame. They could have used the money to help people in their community.
Diana, once again you beat to it. My first thought was glad to get the vermin off the continent. Better would be off the planet. His existence was responsible for the murder, death, and destruction of dozens, if not hundreds, of lives.
So, I gues he wasn't "African American", just African.
Then what was he doing here (besides being a murdering thug)?
That's BS. Tookie's "motherland" was south central LA., or you could even claim New Orleans, where he was spawned. It boggles my mind that liberalism has taken root as deeply as it has when it it filled to the brim with twits, like the one that made the above statement.
Great minds think alike! :)
I'll never understand the liberal pandering and hand-wringing over these types of animals.
They should have put his ashes into the salt and pepper shakers at a NOI meeting.
His motherland was never this country.
He was a racist and went to a continent which is brimming with racists and haters. A fitting burial place, would that all of his ilk could join him there yesterday.
I wouldn't want to pollute this great land.
Actually, Italy is surely too civilized to allow that.
He was born in New Orleans -- maybe that's what he meant.
Do people drink water from that lake? (Yes, water is recycled, etc.).
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