Walk to protest San Quentin execution Jan. 28
The full moon of Jan. 28 marks the resumption of executions at San Quentin after the unofficial national moratorium in effect since the presidential campaign. That there was such a moratorium is of no small historical significance.
A “Walk For Life” departs at 7 a.m. from the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, arriving at the gates of San Quentin at 6 p.m. Contact the Rev. Lyle Grosjean: (831) 420-0330. The vigil at San Quentin is from 8 p.m. to midnight. http://www.deathpenalty.org Contact: (415) 243-0143. There will be a candlelight vigil at the Capitol in Sacramento from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. A nice way to worship the full moon.
The guy they’re killing is the noodle burglar, Stephan Wane Anderson. I brought up his mug shot on an Internet search. He’s got a fuzzy beard and a silly grin. Looks like a simple-minded guy we’d all love to know. He shot an 81-year-old piano teacher in the face when she woke up and found him burglarizing her apartment in San Bernardino. He cooked some noodles while she bled to death. Seeing the lights on late at night, the cops came in and found him eating noodles. Hey, he was hungry. His defense attorney was disbarred for alcoholism. Two other death row inmates he defended had their sentences commuted. The victim’s family don’t want him executed. He’s a poet. If Stevie gets the needle Monday night, this will be so ridiculous he will be a martyr to the cause.
Have you ever noticed how the face on the full moon changes from Mary at the Nativity when its rising, to the anguished face of Mary at Calvary when it sets? The craters are turned so the mouth becomes an eye. And the cycle begins again. Civilization is getting better.
Smoky Wil Godfrey
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