So, let’s say Tookie is executed. The word spreads, and the rage held by Crips in California prisons is unleashed on the correctional officers. They use every weapon in their arsenal — from razors to shanks to tooth-brushes to attack their captors. And when they attack, it’s going to get ugly, an all-out war.
The African proverb goes “To ask is not to steal.” Well, the question that needs to be asked is, “Can someone please do something to avoid a tragedy of massive proportions?”
The problem is someone can, but they don’t appear poised to. Police unions are asking for Tookie’s death to be expedited, the good Governor is in China trying to drum up business — but getting signatures based on fame instead. So it appears we’re on course for a disaster. Dig in.
I think there’s a reasonable chance Schwarzenegger might commute. Let’s hope so. The above reinforces the rumor all California prisons will go into complete lockdown a week before and after Tookie’s execution, which is scheduled for Dec. 13.