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Book Title: Redemption: The Last Testament Of Stanley 'Tookie' Williams|
The author of the book: Stanley Tookie Williams
Edition: Maverick House
Date of issue: February 17th 2006
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ISBN 13: 9781905379132
Format files: PDF
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Stanley '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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Read information about the authorStanley Tookie Williams III was a leader of the Crips, a notorious American street gang which had its roots in South Central Los Angeles in 1969.
In 1979 he was convicted of four murders committed in the course of robberies, sentenced to death, and eventually executed. Once incarcerated, he authored several books, including anti-gang and anti-violence literature and children's books.