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Life in Prison

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Great Read!!

This was a wonderfully written book that shows what he WAS like and what he later became. Why is so hard for people to accept the fact that people can change even someone such as Tookie! I in no way am trying to justify his past crimes but through education and a spirit...
This was a wonderfully written book that shows what he WAS like and what he later became. Why is so hard for people to accept the fact that people can change even someone such as Tookie! I in no way am trying to justify his past crimes but through education and a spiritual awakening he came to realize that his path was wrong. We need to embrace these people and not exterminate them as they are a voice that youths from the same situations respect and will adhere to. He could have changed people lives with his words even from prison. Further, I do no believe for one second that the crime he was executed for he commited, I believe he was set-up. Captial Punishment in our society needs to be banned across the country because we continuously execute people who are innocent of the crime. The prion system is ugly, racist and inhuman. And by racist I mean against minorites and the poverty stricken. Cops and correction officers can be just as mean as gangsters if not worse!

posted by Anonymous on January 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

An Eye for an eye

How can one glorify anyone killing another? Research his crimes from court documents not put together by those of his family and friends. Did you know that he was still calling orders to inmates in prison? Did you know that there were hits on Law Enforcement Officers be...
How can one glorify anyone killing another? Research his crimes from court documents not put together by those of his family and friends. Did you know that he was still calling orders to inmates in prison? Did you know that there were hits on Law Enforcement Officers because of his orders? What you the public know or want to know is nothing but a lie. I have seen first hand what Tookie has done and continued to due up until his death. Remember the people that he killed, they don't have a chance to tell you their story. Can you even remember their names? Think about the pain and horror that they went through during their last minutes, their last breathe or is that not important to anyone??

posted by Anonymous on December 11, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2008

    Great Read!!

    This was a wonderfully written book that shows what he WAS like and what he later became. Why is so hard for people to accept the fact that people can change even someone such as Tookie! I in no way am trying to justify his past crimes but through education and a spiritual awakening he came to realize that his path was wrong. We need to embrace these people and not exterminate them as they are a voice that youths from the same situations respect and will adhere to. He could have changed people lives with his words even from prison. Further, I do no believe for one second that the crime he was executed for he commited, I believe he was set-up. Captial Punishment in our society needs to be banned across the country because we continuously execute people who are innocent of the crime. The prion system is ugly, racist and inhuman. And by racist I mean against minorites and the poverty stricken. Cops and correction officers can be just as mean as gangsters if not worse!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 12, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2007

    GREAT TOOKIE!

    tookie williams was an amazing person to come to the realization that his actions werent those of a correct action so he wrote this book and was trying to tell them not to make the same mistakes as himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2006

    Wish He Was Alive!

    Tookie should never have been executed. I work with gangs, and I have ordered his books because his life experiences in gangs and in prison will be a great healing asset for gang members. His spirit lives. His spirit will always live. As I read about the many gifted people on death rows throughout the States it makes me question why? Why do the majority in the States believe that these human beings on death rows throughout the States cannot be given another chance at life? I have lost an Uncle through murder and his murderer was high on 'P' when he committed it.......of course I hated him.....I cannot forgive him and upon researching the murderer's life history, the answer is there like all our people on death rows. People are human beings. Long Live Tookie!! PS: I am from New Zealand and use Tookie's books for rehabilitation. The States have killed a wonderful role model and leader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    Stanley 'Tookie' Williams lives on!

    Despite Williams's death, his books will forever change the world. Yes, he committed murders and co-founded one of the most notorious gangs, but you cannot forget how he is changing the world. In this book he tells us how bad and painful being in prison is. It is a great book to read if you or your child is in a gang. It helps you realize the consequences you face if you are caught.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2004

    Repentance

    Mr. Williams has realized the errors of his ways and wants to right them. He has made an attempt to do this through a series of children's books. The prisons talk rehabilitation but have often fail. They spend more money on the prison systems than educations. Only God can and will read Mr. Williams' heart and he will judge him according. Man has dominated man to his injury. True justice in this world will only be achieved from God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2003

    Tookie is a new man.

    Tookie is a born leader. From the founding of an infamous gang to his repentant messages of today. Tookie has valuable messages for young people to make good choices and value their life and others with good choices. Tookie warns others not to make the bad choices he did and he communicates the end results and realities of these bad choices. Tookie is honest and only God knows how many lives he has changed and saved with his messages a generation needs to hear.

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    Posted December 15, 2009

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