Saturday, November 19, 2005
December 13, 2005: Stanley "Tookie" Williams will die (part 3 of a series)
Tookie would have a better chance of proving that he is a nice guy if he would renounce his membership in the Crips and become as anti-Crip and anti-gang as possible. Instead, he remains on the fence and has ex-cons holding down the fort for him. The decision to keep him on that slow boat downstream still sounds like the right one to me.
Snoop Dogg's requests to visit Williams in prison have so far been denied.
"We were unable to provide him with a security clearance because of his arrest history," said San Quentin spokesman Vernell Crittendon.
The musician, real name Calvin Broadus, was once associated with the Crips, the notorious Los Angeles-area street gang that Williams co-founded.
The rapper has been arrested several times for weapons and drug-related offences, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
In 1990 he was sentenced to four years in prison, but the sentence was suspended, said corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton.
In 1993, Snoop Dogg faced charges in connection with a drive-by shooting, but was later cleared.
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- December 13, 2005: Stanley "Tookie" Williams will die
- December 13, 2005: Stanley "Tookie" Williams will die (part 2 of a series)