Life or Death
A couple of years ago, while I was waiting in ths cage in San Quentin's deathrow visitng area, Stanley Williams was standing next to me in the adjacent cage. Bespectacled with a snow white beard and balding, there was no trace of a 17-year-old ruthless teenager who co-founded the Crips gang in Los Angeles. I introduced myself to him and applauded his books to stop gang violence.
On December 13th, Stanley Williams is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in San Quentin Prison's killing chamber for his convicted murders. Only the governor can give him life.
It's easier to take a life than to save a life. If Williams can save children's lives from deathrow, why not spare his life? If the governor grants Williams clemency, he will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.