So, Tookie is dead. I feel so much safer, don't you? That menace has been snatched from the chaos of a high security prison, strapped to a gurney, and filled with poison. I know I'll be sleeping better tonight.
I agree with Atrios that this guy was not the poster child for the anti-death penalty movement. If being mentally retarded can't keep you safe from state-sanctioned bloodlust, I'm not sure how being penitent would save you.