Stanley Tookie Williams Essay
The Crips started when the Baby Avenues were formed by Ray Washington in 1969. Tookie joined him in 1971 and formed the West side portion of what is now known as the Crips. The Crips were initially started to eliminate all street gangs and create a strong neighborhood watch. Tookie said "we started out to, in a senseaddress all of the so-called neighboring gangs in the area and I thought I could cleanse the …show more content…
Williams requested no last meal and consumed only milk and oatmeal throughout the day of his execution. He said to the people before lead to his death, "I would like my legacy to be remembered as: a redemptive transition, it is not predicated on color or race or social stratum or one's religious background. It's accessible for everybody, that's the beauty about it. And whether others choose to believe that I have redeemed myself or not, I worry not, because I know and God knows."
On December 13, 2005, after all forms of appeal, Williams was executed by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison in California. He was the 12th person to be executed by the state since California reinstated the death penalty in 1992.