Peace Prize or Gas Chamber

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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Sojourners Magazine March-April 2001
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