Stanley Tookie Williams along with Raymond Washington created what would later become known as the Crips. Tookie never imagined the Crips would become what they became. What had once been a group protecting their neighborhood, they spinned out of control and turned into the people they had come up to protect their home from. They never meant for the Crips to be this way.The Crips than lost Raymond Washington who was killed. Tookie had less control than he did before, hating what the Crips became. He was than arrested and put on death row. He kept his loyalty to the Crips, though he was unsure of if he could keep on going with the Crips. Then he found Redemption. Dedicating his life to trying to keep other kids from making the same mistakes he did. He wrote kids books promoting a gang free life and was nominated for noble peace prizes. He tried to end the Crips, he did change a lot of minds but was put to death in prison before he could do more. Was Tookie a bad person? No, I believe he is someone to greatly look up to, someone who had the stength to look at who he became and change into the better person he wanted to be. Thats more than most of us can do. Stanley Tookie Williams, Rest In Peace.
Stanley "Tookie" Williams found redemption and dedicated his life to helping others to not make the same mistakes he did.
Many people say Stanley a.k.a. "Tookie" was a horrible man who started one of the meanest gangs, but most people don't know the truth about him. First off the name Tookie was given to him by his mother when he was just a baby! When he started the gang, The crips, it was to protect themselves (the blacks) from the white people. Technically Tookie isn't the real founder of the Crips, a man by the name Rayman Washington started the gang in December, 1969. He actually signed a peace treaty between the crips and the bloods in 1992. The later generations ruined that for everyone! Many people believe that he killed four people and never made remorse. The witnesses to these crimes were payed to say what they did! He didn't just write one book, but a whole series of books against gangs and violence. If you don't believe what I have state, get on iTunes search "American Gangster" the t.v. series and look for the Stanley "Tookie" Williams episode and watch it.
Stanley "Tookie" Williams turned his life around, and so can you!