Stanley "Tookie" Williams: Let's look at it this way
May he rest in peace - along with the people he killed. HT on this to Relapsed Catholic.
Consider the following hypothetical. David Duke, former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, murders, in cold blood, four innocent blacks. But, wait. Duke later renounces the Klan and pens children's books urging white kids to reject racism. But he refuses to accept responsibility for the murder of the four innocent blacks, claiming that a racist jury convicted him for his reputation, not for the murders. Imagine Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx, Ed Asner or the NAACP organizing a campaign to spare the "redeemed" Duke's life.
Also: " . . . where was the NAACP's opposition to the death penalty back in 2000" when James Byrd was murdered in Jasper, Texas?