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A Public Goodbye

Pallbearers carry the body of Stanley “Tookie” Williams to his memorial service in Los Angeles, Calif. Williams, the convicted murderer and writer, was executed last week despite a campaign to save his life. (David McNew / Getty Images)
Williams, 51, was put to death by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison for the 1979 shotgun murders of a 7-Eleven clerk and two motel owners and their daughter. Williams maintained he was innocent but all appeals failed and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger rejected arguments to spare his life. (Ric Francis / Pool)
Thousands turned out to pay homage to Williams at Bethel A.M.E. church in Los Angeles, Calif. (Hector Mata AFP/Getty Images)
Mourners overflowed a church for the funeral of the Crips gang co-founder. Among them were hip-hop star Snoop Dogg and Rev. Jesse Jackson. (Ric Francis / Pool)
Williams’ son, Travon, raises his arms in front of his father’s casket as rapper Snoop Dogg reads a poem about “Tookie” during the memorial service. (David McNew / Getty Images)
Rev. Jesse Jackson said that at the end Williams saw himself as a “healer, not a predator.” (Ric Francis / Pool)
Mourners bow their heads in prayer during the memorial service. (Ric Francis / Pool)
Lawyer Tom Mesereau, Jr., center, and Minnie Fox, left, join in prayer at Bethel A.M.E church. (Ric Francis / Pool)
Rapper Snoop Dogg hugs Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. (Hector Mata AFP/Getty Images)
Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan hug during Williams’ memorial service. (David McNew / Getty Images)
A mourner wearing a Crips blue T-shirt pumps his fist as he stands in front of Williams’ casket. (Ric Francis / Pool)