Co Founder of LA Gang, Crips, speaks from dead
Today, the US is one of many nations who still retain the death penalty. Pro Capital Punishment arguements are that it it gets rid of uncurable criminals. A shining example that contradicts this theory is Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a co-founder of the LA Gang, crips, in the 1970s. His gang was responsible for numerous deaths in the cold streets of LA, but he was convicted for 4 murders in 1979, and sentenced to death. While on death row, Williams renoucned his previous ways and devoted his short remaining years to guide children from making the same mistakes he had made. He wrote numerous novels directed at youths to deter them from gang life. For his inspirational and emotional novels, such as Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir, Williams received the President's Call to Service Award for his actions. Despite his drastic reform, his appeal for clemenacy was rejected and he was executed with lethal injection in 2005. The case of Williams challenges the idea that Capital Punishment is designed to dispose of people that are deemed violent and have no chance of contributing to society.
Tags: Death Penalty , Tookie Williams , Capital Punishment
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