So this is a famous case and every single one is just as important, but two things are so wrong about the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams. First of all the death penalty is just so crazily ethically corrupt – especially in a country run by a religious zealot who ought to set some store by rules particular to his religion such as ‘Thou shalt not kill’…
And secondly because the man perceived to be behind this decision, even if he is only a puppet figurehead, is ‘Arnie‘, a once famously slightly ridiculous muscle man who somehow made it into politics.
Anyway, Amnesty International explains the
rights and wrongs of this far better than I.
Here’s the story in Spanish.