December 8, 2005

What is it that makes victims so easy to forget?...

Jeff Jacoby writes, on the latest sicko suck-up to a murderer...

...As cofounder of the deadly Crips street gang in 1971, Williams's criminal legacy goes well beyond the four murders for which he was convicted. The gang violence he unleashed 34 years ago has destroyed thousands of lives and left countless other victims scarred by rape, assault, and armed robbery. Though he now claims to have reformed and has written books with an antigang message, he has never admitted his guilt or expressed any remorse for the slaughter of Albert Owens and the Yang family. If his supposed contrition amounts to anything more than lip service, he has yet to prove it. Williams adamantly refuses to be debriefed by police about the Crips and their operations or to provide any information that could help bring other killers to justice. In fact, officials at San Quentin have said he continues to orchestrate gang activity from behind bars.

Incredibly, this thug is the object of the left's latest craze. For many anti-death penalty fundamentalists, it is not enough to oppose the execution of a savage killer -- the killer must be extolled as a noble soul whose death would be a loss for humanity. Thus Hollywood has honored Williams with a made-for-TV movie. The media have weighed in with sympathetic stories. A slew of celebrities, including such moral giants as Tom Hayden and Snoop Dogg, are clamoring for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to grant clemency and spare Williams's life. And all but forgotten amid this orgy of adulation are the victims Williams so cruelly murdered nearly three decades ago.

What is it that makes victims so easy to forget? When Kenneth Boyd was executed in North Carolina last week, it was reported everywhere that he was the 1,000th murderer to be put to death since the resumption of capital punishment in 1976. But how many stories devoted more than a passing mention to the two people Boyd sent to early graves -- his estranged wife, Julie Curry Boyd, and her father, Thomas Curry? Why doesn't the media's round-number fetish extend to the victims of homicide as well as the perpetrators? If the 1,000th execution made headlines, why didn't the 1,000th murder? Or the 10,000th? Or the 100,000th?...


The Left supports Williams for the exact same reason they supported Stalin and Lenin and Ho and Mao and Saddam and Castro and Chavez and Mugabe and Ortega and Arafat...

They pretend to care about "life," but that's a filthy lie. More than 10,000 people have been killed by gangs in LA since the founding of the "Crips," and Hollywood lefties have never shown any interest in any of them. And they pretend to care about "innocent" people being executed, but that's another lie--their outrage about an execution is always at it highest when the subject is clearly guilty of horrible crimes...

In fact the anti-death-penalty frauds seem to prefer that innocent people get killed. If Williams had just killed other hoodlums, they would be much less interested. But slaughtering a family! That makes him almost as thrilling as Saddam. Go read the article, about how Williams imitated the death agonies of one of his victims, and laughed hysterically. There's the sick heart of "liberalism" for you--you can bet they will also be weeping over Saddam when he's hanged. Probably holding "candle-light vigils," the swine.

Posted by John Weidner at December 8, 2005 8:05 AM
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