Calling death row inmate Stanley Tookie Williams a "secret weapon" for helping black men stay out of gangs, the head of the NAACP traveled across California on Tuesday to rally support for clemency for the convicted killer.
Schwarzenegger will have a private clemency hearing in his office this Thursday, Dec. 8. If he does not grant clemency, Williams will be executed by lethal injection on Dec. 13 at 12:01 am.
Politically, Schwarzenegger will suffer serious political damage regardless of his decision. He can not avoid it, and his decision will either enrage the left or the right.