EDIT: BTW, you can select multiple options in this poll...
Tookie Williams founded the gang known as the Crips. He was convicted in 1981 of murdering four people and given the death penalty. He has since been on death row for 24 years, all the while professing his innocence.
While on death row he has written nine books and dedicated himself to warning children about the dangers of gangs and has started an organization called Tookie Patrol for Peace aimed at promoting peace and reconstruction in the community. He has been nominated four times for the Nobel Prize in literature and once for the Nobel Peace Prize.
He was convicted based on handwriting analysis and questionable information on a gun. In addition, two eyewitnesses (fellow gang members) testified against him.
He has completely exhausted his appeals and his only option is clemency from Governor Arnold. None of the appeals have gone through, though the 9th Circuit had concerns about the quality of evidence and it's circumstantial nature. Even though it would help his case for clemency, he refuses to admit guilt.
So, what do you think? Should he be given clemency based on his contributions to society? Is his continued profession of innocence enough to spare his life and allow for more investigation? Was due process completed and now justice must be served as ordered?