Thursday, November 17, 2005

Stanley "Tookie" Williams

Tookie was the man who founded the Crips, originally as a child protection group, and later a violent street gang. He's currently in jail for four murders, which he denies doing, and will be executed on December 13. He's renounced gang life, and has written several books (some childrens' books) on his anti-gang views, and regrets his earlier way of life that included him harming many black people who were unable to go to the police because of their profession (dealers, prostitutes, etc.). At one point he tried to negotiate a truce between the Crips and the Bloods, which kinda sorta worked, and has written The Peace Protocols outlining a plan for gang peace. He's built like an ox. Various professors keep nominating him for Nobel Prizes in literature and peace, although they do so for publicity and without the expectation that he'll win.


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