Posted by Curt on 23 November, 2005 at 8:44 pm. 8 comments already!

I love these guys already:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Supporters of Stanley “Tookie” Williams, the street gang leader and convicted killer facing execution in three weeks, have filed a federal complaint against a Los Angeles radio station for a “Tookie Must Die” campaign by two talk-show hosts.

The Federal Communications Commission complaint, dated Tuesday, charges “racist and inflammatory statements” by KFI AM talk-show hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou and comes amid an escalating political battle over Williams, who has been embraced by death-penalty activists and some celebrities.

[…]”If any other radio station set aside an hour as ‘President Bush Must Die’ and set forth in that hour to incite a riot among people and to call for the death of the president, that station would be in trouble,” Williams supporter Jasmyne Cannick wrote to the FCC. “There is no difference with the ‘Tookie Must Die/ Kill Tookie’ hour on KFI 640 AM.”

Cannick said Kobylt and Chiampou were being racially insensitive by calling for the execution of Williams, who is black, in a city that saw more than 50 people die in race riots after the 1992 acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the racially charged Rodney King case.

[…]Kobylt shrugged off the FCC complaint. He said the “Tookie Must Die” hour was in response to what he sees as a dishonest campaign on Williams’ behalf by anti- death penalty activists and a failure by the media to report the story accurately.

“(The complaint) is a complete waste of time because the FCC doesn’t regulate these kinds of things,” Kobylt told Reuters. “They might as well complain to the Animal Control Board.”

He added: “The jury said Tookie must die. All the judges they’ve appealed to (since 1979) said Tookie must die. That’s his sentence.”

I’m guessing if this scumbag gets clemency then every convicted murderer will start writing children books. All you gotta do is write those books and people will forgive you for murdering 4 innocent people.

On another note, I added a countdown timer to my sidebar the other day, check it out. Not sure of the exact time of his execution tho.

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