The Common Good
March-April 2001

Peace Prize or Gas Chamber

by Rose Marie Berger, Susannah Hunter | March-April 2001

Convicted murderer and gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been
nominated for the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace.

Convicted murderer and gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams has been nominated for the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace. Williams, on death row for 19 years for killing four people, has become an advocate for peace from his 9-by-4-foot cell in San Quentin. He published eight children's books preaching against gang violence; established the Internet Project for Street Peace linking Somali refugee children with those in inner-city LA; and produced video messages to broker peace between rival gangs Crips and Bloods.

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