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Dec 3, 2005
Focus: Death Penalty
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Location: United States

This is an incredible example of American injustice. To execute a Nobel Peace Prize nominee!!! {Nominated for his outstanding, and outstandingly SUCCESSFUL, work in combating Gang Violence, and actually getting hundreds of gang members to abjure violence!}

Oh, I forgot, the American govt would RATHER have gang violence, than not; it is an excuse to stereotype and oppress racial minorities; an excuse to prosecute the Drug Wars and put large members of Black men in prison {where they can't vote, work for literally slave wages, and can be controlled}; an excuse to deny large numbers of people their Civil Rights. Yes, Gang Violence serves the Ruling Class VERY well. So, let's not take the obvious and successful measures against it! What would happen then, to the extremely lucrative and growing PRIVATE PRISON INDUSTRY; the ONLY sector of our economy under the Bush Administration, that is GROWING?????   
 



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Please sign and stop the gross injustice here........ 

[Stanley] Williams maintains his innocence.......... However he admits to a life of gang violence and to co-founding the Crips youth gang.  During his 26 total years in prison, 24 of which have been spent on death row, Williams has completely reformed.  Williams’ case presents a strong argument for clemency.  During his time on death row, he has written an award-winning series of children's books that warn about the perils of the gang lifestyle; written another book for older children that demythologizes the prison experience (undercutting a myth that prison is some kind of rite of passage for young African-American males); written his own autobiography which renounces gang violence; produced a peace protocol to help street gangs turn to peaceful behaviour; and founded an Internet-based peer mentoring and anti-gang program involving children in the United States, Switzerland, and South Africa.
His work played a prominent role in gang truces in Los Angeles and Newark, New Jersey. In 2004, after watching a film that depicts Williams' life (Redemption, in which the actor Jamie Foxx plays Stanley Williams), more than 300 members of the Crips and Bloods gangs in Newark, New Jersey, signed a peace treaty, agreeing to end gang violence.

Inspired by Williams' work against violence, a member of the Swiss Parliament has nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Furthermore, President George W. Bush's Council on Service and Civic Participation bestowed upon Stanley Williams the “Presidential Call to Service Award.” The letter congratulating Williams for the award praised him for having contributed to the “build[ing of] a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in America.”  This special award "honors those who have provided more than 4,000 hours of service over the course of their lifetime.”

In addition to the obvious problems with executing someone who has so clearly reformed and who may serve a meaningful purpose to society if allowed to live, there are also problems with Williams’ trial..................

   
 

    
 
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