I had little sympathy for Stanley “Tookie” Williams, executed last night by lethal injection in California. A quadruple murderer, gang leader and violent thug of the first order, if anyone deserved to die, it was Williams.
Was his “redemption” genuine. I have my doubts.
Should the State of California injected him with lethal drugs? No
By killing people the state takes upon itself a responsibility it is not fit for. Life in jail with hard labour can be ended and compensation awarded to those wrongfully convicted.
If he was innocent (and I don’t think he was), the best Stanley Williams can hope for is an apology.
That isn’t quite good enough.