So it comes down to a clemency hearing for Tookie who brutally murdered people years ago and now is on death row for the crimes he committed. In this article at Reuters
Arnold is expected to make a decision on Stanley Tookie Williams' death sentence.
Will Arnold commute his sentence for, among other things, supposedly making amends by writing books about his gang life?
I do not personally know this case, but it sounds like this man is only concerned about saving his skin. His repeated lawsuits and appeals are all indicators of a man that is afraid of paying the piper, so I suspect his books are also attempts to avoid punishment for the brutal murders he was convicted for.
I hope Arnold has the backbone to see this man for what he is; namely a convicted murderer, who has tried every trick in the book to get out of his punishment.
Tookie needs to send folks a message, but not the 'If I tap dance enough, I can get out of paying the piper' message, but the 'if you decide to play, be prepared to pay.' message.
What's that mean? "ZAAAAAP!", or perhaps in the case of California "It only hurts for a little while!". In either case, it is time to get with the program and give brutal convicted murderers like Tookie the punishment they have been sentenced to.
In the case of Tookie, it is important to understand that redemption for such things as murder lies with the Lord, whom he claims is the only person he fears. Will Arnold send Tookie to his redemption? Let's hope he has the courage to make the right decision.