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Stanley Williams faces execution

Postby Christina Marie » November 8th, 2005, 1:04 pm

UNITED STATES: Stan Williams faces execution

Death-row prisoner Stanley Tookie Williams faces execution in California on December 13. Having grown up in the face of poverty and racism in Los Angeles, African American Williams co-founded the Crips in 1971, which soon became the city’s most notorious street gang. In 1979, despite claims of police framing and a total lack of physical evidence, Williams was convicted of murder by an all-white jury. Williams has spent years in solitary confinement, yet without help from the authorities he has strived to rehabilitate himself. During the past decade, Williams has published nine award-winning children’s books, warning young people away from gangs and prison, many of which have been used in schools in the US and other countries. All appeals have been exhausted and the only thing that can save Williams’ life is clemency from governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. An international day of action has been called for November 30. For more information about how to help, visit <http://www.savetookie.org>.

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Postby Crash » November 8th, 2005, 2:26 pm

Alright man I think everyone already got the message we been heared about this.
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Postby Christina Marie » November 8th, 2005, 4:43 pm

Crash wrote:Alright man I think everyone already got the message we been heared about this.


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Re: Stanley Williams faces execution

Postby MiChuhSuh » November 8th, 2005, 11:10 pm

crstnamre wrote:UNITED STATES: Stan Williams faces execution

Death-row prisoner Stanley Tookie Williams faces execution in California on December 13. Having grown up in the face of poverty and racism in Los Angeles, African American Williams co-founded the Crips in 1971, which soon became the city’s most notorious street gang. In 1979, despite claims of police framing and a total lack of physical evidence, Williams was convicted of murder by an all-white jury. Williams has spent years in solitary confinement, yet without help from the authorities he has strived to rehabilitate himself. During the past decade, Williams has published nine award-winning children’s books, warning young people away from gangs and prison, many of which have been used in schools in the US and other countries. All appeals have been exhausted and the only thing that can save Williams?life is clemency from governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. An international day of action has been called for November 30. For more information about how to help, visit <http://www.savetookie.org>.

http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/648/648p19d.htm


Amazing, a website called "savetookie.org" has innacurate info on the very same Tookie they are trying to "save." The Crips, then called Cribs, started in 1969, and broke off as a click of the Avenues. They were the Baby Avenue "Cribs" and then Crips starting in 1970. Ad Tookie gets too much credit for "co-founding" or whatever. Raymond Washington started it, Tookie came in later.
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