Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Williams’ Execution

Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Williams’ Execution

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Jamie Foxx and Snoop Dogg are among the supporters of former gang leader Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams planning their next move, after California’s Supreme Court refused to halt his execution.

The block now means that only California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger or a U.S. federal court can intervene to stop Williams from receiving a lethal injection on Dec. 13.

Snoop Dogg and Foxx, who portrayed the controversial figure in the 2004 movie Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story, staged a special rally Nov. 30 in Los Angeles in a bid to highlight the situation.

Williams, 51, who founded the notorious Crips gang, murdered four people in Los Angeles in 1979.

But supporters–also including Bianca Jagger–believe Williams’ subsequent Nobel Peace Prize nominations for his work to prevent young people from forming gangs should exonerate him of previous offenses.

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