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Santa Cruz Rally Against the Death Penalty and to Save Stanley "Tookie" Williams

On November 30, 2005, Santa Cruz was declared as a "World City Against the Death Penalty" by Santa Cruz Mayor, Mike Rotkin. Santa Cruz is one of more than 300 cities worldwide calling for an end to the death penalty.

About thirty people came to Santa Cruz City Hall to protest the planned execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams and speak out against the death penalty. David Sweet introduced local activists including Ray Glock-Gruenich, Darrell Darling, Betsy Fairbanks, Emily Malony, Wanda Conaway-Knight, Sandino Gomez and Kenny Swain.

Sandino Gomez of the Watsonville Brown Berets, the Resource Center for Nonviolence's Youth Empowerment Coordinator and 'The Global Local' host on Freak Radio Santa Cruz did not have any prepared statements and speaks his heart when it comes to matters like this. Sandino was born and raised in Santa Cruz. He discusses some of his experiences of racism growing up and going to school in Santa Cruz as well as the racial and class prejudice within the entire judicial system, dysfunctional democracy in the US and failed imperialist attempts to "bring democracy" to Iraq and other parts of the world.
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Santa Cruzans Against the Death Penalty

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Ray Glock-Gruenich
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Ray Glock-Gruenich
2:12 minutes

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Darrell Darling
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Darrell Darling
5:22 minutes

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Betsy Fairbanks
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Betsy Fairbanks
4:14 minutes

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Emily Malony
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Emily Malony

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Wanda Conaway-Knight
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Wanda Conaway-Knight
2:10 minutes

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Sandino Gomez
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Sandino Gomez
7:22 minutes

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Kenny Swain
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Kenny Swain
4:42 minutes

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David Sweet

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People signed postcards in an attempt to save Tookie's life

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The City of Santa Cruz was declared a "World City Against the Death Penalty" by Santa Cruz Mayor, Mike Rotkin.
* This is the same mayor and the same city that has laws against sleeping and using a blanket to keep warm outdoors.

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According to a note posted on a pillar, if you have $25 to spend, then Santa Cruz County Community Television will make you a video copy of the November 30, 2005, Santa Cruz protest and rally against the death penalty and to save Stanley "Tookie" Williams.
 
 


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Interview with Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Amy Goodman interviews Stanley "Tookie" Williams on Democracy Now!, 11/30/05

audio: MP3 at 15.5 mebibytes
radio.indymedia.org/uploads/demo_now_-_tookie_willams113005edit.mp3

STOP THE EXECUTION set for 12-13-05
CONTACT Gov. Schwarzenegger:

Call 916-445-2841
Fax 916-445-4633
email: governor (at) governor.ca.gov

Sample Letter to send:
www.savetookie.org/sample_letters.html

More info
www.savetookie.org
 

Hip Hop United to Save Stan Tookie Williams

 

Save Stanley Tookie Williams

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Save Stanley Tookie Williams

Promote SaveTookie.org
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Re: Santa Cruz Rally Against the Death Penalty and to Save Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Peopel should not take this as a game people should really take this into consideration because you're playing with an innocent person's life an deservice a chance to be heard and they also need to re-open his case......
 

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