Burn Tookie Burn


Continuing my ongoing series about the scumbag Tookie I figured some of the witnesses used against him need to be heard. Below is the description of these witnesses and what they said, as printed in the Los Angeles DA’s response to Tookie’s clemency appeal:


In 1974, Layduane Douglas worked as the gun supervisor at Western Surplus. As the gun supervisor, Mrs. Douglas was familiar with the record-keeping process utilized at the store. Mrs. Douglas, through her testimony and through documentation, proved that on February 25, 1974, Stanley Williams purchased the shotgun used in these murders.

Despite Williams? claims in his clemency petition, Douglas was not an accomplice, she was not a jailhouse informant, she was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and she was not granted freedom or a reduced sentence for her testimony. She was simply a citizen testifying to facts within the scope of her knowledge.


In 1979, Stanley Williams lived with James Garrett. In fact, Williams typically stayed there between 5 and 7 days a week. He also kept, among other things, his shotgun at the residence. On March 13, 1979, just two days after the Brookhaven motel murders, Williams asked Mr. Garrett if he had heard about the motel murders. Williams went on to explain that some ?Chinese people? or ?Buddhaheads? had been killed. Williams also stated that the murderer must have been a professional because he picked up the shotgun shells and did not leave behind any witnesses.

Williams later provided Mr. Garrett with even more details. Williams explained that a big guy knocked down the door and ?blew away? a guy on a couch (Mr. Yang), a woman near the register (Mrs. Yang), and a third person who came out from behind (Ms. Lin).

Eventually, Williams admitted he was the actual murderer. He stated, in referring to committing a future robbery, he will ?blow them away just like I blew them Buddhaheads away on Vermont.?

In addition to admitting his involvement in the Brookhaven murders, Williams also admitted killing Albert Owens. Specifically, Williams told Mr. Garrett that he had used his shotgun to blow away a white guy at a store, that Blackie (Alfred Coward) was with him, and that Blackie was a ?punk? because Blackie couldn?t eat after the murder.

Williams also told Mr. Garrett that he was considering killing Blackie. Of course, this was subsequently corroborated by Williams? jailhouse note where he indicated Blackie was a ?heartbeat away from death.?

James Garrett was not an accomplice, he was not a jailhouse informant, he was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and he was not granted freedom or a vastly reduced sentence for his testimony. This is not to say Mr. Garrett had an unblemished past. At the time of trial, Mr. Garrett was facing sentencing for a violation of Penal Code ? 496 (Receiving Stolen Property). This crime carried a sentence of either one year in county jail or a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. Mr. Garrett also had a pending extortion case. Clearly, Mr. Garrett was a criminal. However, it is a testament to the character and activities of Stanley Williams that the person with whom Williams chose to live was a criminal. It also explains why Williams was comfortable confiding in him. Williams, knowing Garrett to be a criminal, felt safe in telling Garrett about the murders. Finally, the jury heard all about the criminal activities of Mr. Garrett and still found Williams guilty of these four grisly murders.


Ester Garrett was the wife of James Garrett. She also participated in conversations with Williams regarding his involvement in these murders. Moreover, she relayed these conversations to the jury. According to Mrs. Garrett, Williams told her he broke down the motel door with his shoulder, shot the lady by the register (Mrs. Yang), shot the man on the couch (Mr. Yang), and shot the lady coming through the door (Mrs. Lin). He described the victims as ?Buddhaheads.?

Williams also told Mrs. Garrett that he killed some ?white dude? for about $63.00 and that Blackie (Coward) couldn?t handle it so he vomited. Williams also stated that he was concerned Blackie might talk to the police and, as a result, he (Williams) might kill Blackie.

Ester Garrett was not an accomplice, she was not a jailhouse informant, she was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and she was not granted freedom or a vastly reduced sentence for her testimony. Like Mr. Garrett, she had previously been in trouble with the law. However, the jury was informed of this criminal past and still found Williams guilty of all four murders.


Alfred Coward (Blackie) was with Stanley Williams the night Williams shot and killed Albert Owens. Mr. Coward provided the jury with a detailed account of the events leading up to the murder of Mr. Owens. For example, Coward described how Williams retrieved his shotgun and another gun earlier in the night. Mr. Coward described the vehicles used, namely a 1969 Cadillac and an old brown station wagon. Mr. Coward explained that he, Williams, Tony Sims, and a fourth man named Darryl, drove to the Stop-N-Go to commit a robbery, that Darryl (wearing a corduroy jacket) and Sims (wearing a green jogging suit) entered the store but failed to complete the planned crime, and that all four men then drove to the 7-Eleven to make a new attempt.

Mr. Coward explained that when they arrived at the 7-Eleven, Mr. Owens was sweeping the parking lot. The men exited their respective vehicles, at which time Williams put his shotgun to Mr. Owens and forced him into the back of the store. Coward described how Williams forced Owens to the floor, shot out the security monitor, and then shot Owens twice in the back with the shotgun.

Mr. Coward also explained how Williams laughed about the murder of Albert Owens. Specifically, Mr. Coward heard Williams say ?you should have heard the way he sounded when I shot him.? Williams followed this comment by making growling noises and then laughing hysterically.

Albert Coward was an accomplice in this crime. He was with the three other individuals during the time the weapons were gathered by Williams, and he drove his 1969 Cadillac to the various locations. Additionally, he entered the 7-Eleven along with the other men. Alfred Coward was given immunity. This grant of immunity, which was revealed to the jury, was granted to ensure the successful prosecution and conviction of the actual killer, Stanley Williams.


In February 1979, Johnny Garcia worked the night shift at the Stop-N-Go. Mr. Garcia testified that on February 28, 1979, at approximately 4:00 a.m., he had just finished mopping the floors. At that time, he saw four black males at the front door of the store. He also saw a station wagon in the parking lot. According to Mr. Garcia, two of the four men entered the store, walked around the store for a few minutes, asked for a cigarette and then left the store. Mr. Garcia described the two men as black males, with one wearing a green jogging suit and one wearing a brown coat.

Johnny Garcia was not an accomplice, he was not a jailhouse informant, he was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and he was not granted freedom or a vastly reduced sentence for his testimony. Mr. Garcia, by all accounts, was a hard-working night teller at this convenience store. His testimony, although it did not directly link Williams to the plot, was notable in that it directly corroborated much of Alfred Coward?s testimony about being at the Stop-N-Go to commit a robbery, that one of the vehicles was a station wagon, and about the clothing worn by two of the men.


On February 28, 1979, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Mr. Dominguez was driving to his place of employment. As he drove along Whittier Boulevard, he passed the 7-Eleven. As he did so, he noticed a station wagon in the parking lot, and two people standing at the counter area of the store.

Mr. Dominguez was not an accomplice, he was not a jailhouse informant, he was not facing prison time or death, and he was not granted freedom or a reduced sentence for his testimony. Like Johnny Garcia, he was an uninvolved citizen witness who was able to corroborate some of the relevant facts testified to by Alfred Coward.


Dale Coates worked the night shift as a truck driver. On February 28, 1979, he drove past the 7-Eleven on Whittier Boulevard sometime around 4:30 a.m. As he did so, he noticed two cars in the parking lot. He remembered one of the cars was a light-colored car and the other car was darker and longer. He also testified he saw a thin white male walking toward the store entrance, while being followed by two black males wearing three-quarter length jackets.

As the white male walked, he looked over his shoulder at the two black males behind him.

With the testimony of Mr. Coates, the prosecution again corroborated statements made by Alfred Coward. Mr. Coates corroborated the approximate time of the crime, he corroborated the vehicles used, and he corroborated the sequence of events at the time Williams walked up behind Mr. Owens and forced him into the store.

Contrary to the claims made in Williams? petition, Mr. Coates did this despite the fact he was not an accomplice, he was not a jailhouse informant, he was not facing a lengthy prison term or death, and he was not granted freedom or a reduced sentence for his testimony. Instead, he was a completely uninvolved citizen witness who was able to corroborate some of the relevant facts testified to by Alfred Coward.


Although George Oglesby can be characterized as a jailhouse informant, the jury was fully informed of this. In fact, defense counsel for Williams conducted a lengthy and aggressive cross-examination of Mr. Oglesby on this very issue. Much of what George Oglesby testified to, however, was corroborated by handwritten notes written by Stanley Williams himself. Not only did George Oglesby identify these notes as being written by Stanley Williams, but Deputy Matthews recognized the writing from having previously received notes from Williams. In addition, Stanley Williams personally handed a note to Deputy Lichten that was subsequently used for comparison purposes.

Herbert Campbell, a court-qualified handwriting expert, then compared the handwritten note passed to Deputy Lichten to the escape notes, and determined that all the notes were written by the same person.


Tony Sims, like Alfred Coward, was an accomplice in the 7-Eleven robbery-murder. However, Sims did not testify at Williams? trial because he was not granted immunity. Sims was separately prosecuted for his role in the 7-Eleven robbery-murder. Sims? statement to homicide investigators following his arrest, along with his sworn testimony over several decades, not only corroborates the testimony of Alfred Coward offered at Stanley Williams? trial, but further establishes, without question, Stanley Williams? guilt.

Tony Sims was arrested on March 23, 1979, for his participation in the robbery of the 7-Eleven that led to Albert Owens? murder. After his arrest on March 23, 1979, Tony Sims spoke to homicide investigators. In that audio-taped interview, Tony Sims openly admitted his involvement and the role he played in the robbery leading up to the murder of Albert Owens.

Moreover, Sims identified the other participants as Alfred Coward (Blackie), Darryl and Stanley Williams (Tookie), identifying Stanley Williams as the man who senselessly executed Albert Owens.

Tony Sims was subsequently prosecuted for his role in Owens? murder. At his trial, Sims testified in his own defense. Under oath, Sims again identified Stanley Williams as Owens? killer.

Sims was convicted of the first-degree murder of Owens based on the felony murder rule (a killing committed during the course of a robbery). Sims was also convicted of robbery. Additionally, the allegation that a principal was armed with a shotgun was found to be true and the special circumstance of robbery-murder was found to be true. At sentencing, the court specifically found ?. . . that the defendant (Sims) was not the actual killer in the sense of handling the shotgun that caused the death of the victim in this case . . .?. On May 20, 1981
Sims was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus one year.

In 1982, the Second Appellate District struck the special circumstance finding of robbery-murder against Sims, holding that there was no substantial evidence that Sims aided and abetted the robbery of Owens with the intent that Owens be killed. Sims was subsequently re-sentenced to an indeterminate term of life in prison.

At subsequent parole hearings, Sims, again under oath, has repeatedly identified Stanley Williams as the man who shot-gunned Owens to death. Tony Sims, throughout the last 26 years, has never wavered in his identification of Stanley Williams as Owens? killer.

But according to Mike Farrell, all these witnesses were bribed to say this against an innocent man. How do people such as Mr. Farrell even look at themselves in the mirror? Too bad we don’t have the electric chair anymore, Mike could hold Tookie’s hand while the switch was pulled.


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fair statement on your part –truce called …

Yeah, two thumbs up for having no sense of humanity. :thumbup_tb:

This is to Curt

Nazis, Americans – what’s the difference?

Putting people to death is your speciality! And you’re doing a wonderful job!

Most executions occur in a handful of countries: China, Iran, Vietnam and the United States.

Wow – what good company you’re in – considering you’re call yourself a democracy!

In January 2000, Governor George Ryan of Illinois imposed a moratorium on the imposition of the death penalty in Illinois. In reviewing death penalty cases since 1977, he determined that 13 death row inmates in the state had been cleared of murder charges, compared to 12 who had been put to death. Some of the 13 inmates were taken off death row after DNA evidence exonerated them; the cases of others collapsed after new trials were ordered by appellate courts. “There is a flaw in the system, without question, and it needs to be studied”, Ryan said. Ironically, the Republican Governor had campaigned in support of the death penalty. Ultimately in January 2003, Governor Ryan commuted all death sentences to prison terms of life or less.

I want to also say forgiveness comes from the heart and soul not the states capital.

If you can be forgiven for yours he should have been forgiven for his.




Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams killed those people and there was ballistics evidence traced to his gun. His two friend that he hung out with reported that he confessed to both of them. I am convinced that Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams did kill people violently for little or no reason. Regardless of his new jailhouse halo and stuff. He should have thought twice before he killed those people. He referred to the Asian family that he killed as “Buddha-Heads” as he confessed to a friend.
I am against the death penalty, but I feel that Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams is most definitely guilty.

I’t not too late to skin his head alive. Stick his skull bag in a pan, douse with lighter fluid and force him to watch his skull bag get well done.

The :devil_tb: is crafty and patient. He’ll don a trillion hats to reach his objective. He’ll be an author, father, and a diabetic. A mother, a sister, and a survivor. Can be all cliched come-in-threes heart tweaking family valued packs of upstandingness that Madison avenue can dream up to jerk a tear from your ducts. Therefore writing books for kids is an obvious ploy of the :devil_tb:. He drops his bait and sits back and waits for years, watching the bobber, letting the stupid fools and suckers fall for it. Die fools!
Tookie is just a shell of the :devil_tb:. For just one tine of the :devil_tb:’s megillion forks.
Later today the genitals hanging from that shell will be free at last proceed into a state of irreversible decay, and the :devil_tb: will pull that tine for reinsertion at a later point on the manifold of space & time.

While it may or may not be true that Tookie Williams committed murder, state murder is just as bad and morally wrong. What message are we sending or young people when we solve our society’s problems by resorting to violence? We Americans are very hypocritical when it comes to redemption and forgiveness. Tookie was convicted of committing four murders while our commander in chief has committed well over a hundred thousand and no one is even considering charging him with a single crime. As a people we were lied to in a rush to war, which has taken the lives of over two thousand Americans. But the American people have not held our political leaders to the same standard as Tookie Williams.

Tookie Williams was a bad man. Although he has said that he’s reformed, how do you know that he’s not just trying to save his own life. I believe Curt has some vary valid arguments.

Tookie Williams was a predator along with 3 others—in hind sight I am sure he wishes he had become a childrens story teller but it does not negate from what he did –the law of the land states you shall not willingly kill another human being –the same law tried and convicted him–he death now or 20 years from now will change little or nothin–there are others that should be looked up to–redemption if thats his wish shall live on long after his death–the others were not afforded a legacy of their own

I bet you won’t have anything to say about all of the black people who were wrongfully charged with deaths that other men or people commited. Not even black people people in general. i do believ it is wrong very wrong to kill people and no one will never no the truth except for the people who committed the murder. There were many Black Panthers members who were set up by corrupt police and officails and so called government officials who have the best interest for us “Americans” Yuo don’t hit on that subject and i bet You have a lot of postings sent to you cclaiming that he “tookie” shouldn’t be killed just as you have evidence and strong expression of why he should die other people have reasons why he shouldn’t you should be fair and post both. And wanting someone to die when you claim your a christian and they ask for forgiveness and try to change you should atleast hear them out. Because wheter you like it or not they are not coming back. and the only way you can deal with that is by forgiving. And please if you may Show me and post more info about the guy who killed his wife and unborn child also that serial killer who was just caught this year i don’t see anyone rushing to put them to death. Just look at every aspect just as how i read your blog to get differnt feel on this situation. Also there are many people who keep taboo secrets in there family they aren’t the first to run to tell about larceny and molestation taking places in their families but are quick to put this man to death.this man stated an organization of young black youths, to anybody that seems lioke a thret even if they did not do anything. To bad that some where along the way it became corrupt from the drugs we were given to sell, the extreme conditions we were given to live and so on. :ponder_tb:Love, a young mind that is willing to learn more. :wink_ee:

you guys are pitiful pieces of s***. That’s why you are going to die cruel and evil deaths you b******.

We tried last night to watch the movie Redemption, which is about Tookie, and which has a title that’s a dead giveaway about the movie makers’ belief in what’s really happened to Tookie in the last few years. The movie was unwatchable, told in an unstructured, rather hallucinatory, flashback, fast forward, wander around in nowhere manner. I couldn’t tell if this was a stylistic thing, or if the filmmakers were desperately hoping that, if the movie were muddled enough, no one would notice what a bad man Tookie was and is.

Farrell, like most of the Hollywood left, has things so turned around that they will defend a murderer, and attack the good guys fighting terrorism.

I heard his defense of Tookie on Sean Hannity’s radio program. Pretty slick, but not convincing.