Execution feud prompts Austria town to expunge Schwarzenegger from website

[JURIST] Officials in the Austrian city of Graz have removed all references to Arnold Schwarzenegger from the city's website in the wake of controversy [JURIST report] over the California Governor's decision earlier this month to deny clemency [JURIST report] to Crips gang co-founder and convicted murder Stanley "Tookie" Williams [advocacy website]. In an apparent attempt to head off censure [LA Times report] by the city council, Schwarzenegger had previously asked for his name to be removed from a local arena in his former hometown by year's end, but the clemency denial, generally criticized by Austrians, prompted city officials to go one step further. Schwarzenegger's support of the death penalty [JURIST news archive] has been an ongoing source of contention between him and his native Austria, with several political leaders calling for Schwarzenegger's citizenship to be stripped. AP has more.

 

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