Redemption: The Last Testament Of Stanley Tookie Williams by Stanley Tookie WilliamsStanley Tookie Williams was executed on 13 December 2005 inside San Quentin Prison in Los Angeles. The execution provoked international outrage as Williams had campaigned tirelessly against gang culture earning him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. International stars including Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx had also petitioned the authorities for clemency to no avail. Williams co-founded the LA street gang, the Crips, and was reputed to be the most feared man on the streets of Los Angeles until imprisoned for the murder of four people in 1981. In his biography, Williams decries his own bloody legacy and warns about the dangers of joining street gangs and gun culture. He was sentenced to death by injection with a lethal mixture of drugs.
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If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us. Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay. From the Open-Publishing Calendar. Publish to Newswire. Add an Event. Today December 8th the Governor of California is holding a private hearing for Tookie Williams to hear him out and will later make a decision…we caught up with Snoop who held an impromptu press conference as he was leaving San Quentin and asked him what he thought about the whole situation… He spoke about the spirit of Tookie and how he was moved by him.
Williams, co-founder of the Los Angeles Crips gang — which Snoop was a member of in his early years — was sentenced to death in after being convicted of four counts of murder stemming from two robbery incidents. - Steppin' through the fog and creepin' through the smog, it's Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. Even apart from his formidable musical fan base, Snoop Dogg's laid-back demeanor and boyish charm have made him a cultural icon.
Williams became the de facto leader and the prominent crime boss in South Central in the s. The highly publicized trial of Williams and extensive appeals for clemency sparked debate on the status of the death penalty in California. On December 13, , Williams was executed by lethal injection after extensive appeals for clemency and a four-week stay of execution were both rejected by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. His father abandoned the family when Williams was just a year old, and in , Williams moved with his mother to Los Angeles , California , and settled in the city's South Central region. As Williams' mother worked several jobs to support them, Williams was a latchkey kid and often engaged in mischief on the streets. He recalled that, as a child, he would hang out in abandoned houses and vacant lots around his neighborhood in South Central where he would watch adults get drunk, abuse drugs , gamble and engage in pit bull fights.