Sunday, December 6, 2009

The real Santa; Tookie Williams

My Super Market Street Sweep ride brought me through bernal Heights.
We had to buy 2 pounds of food from the Good Life grocery.

Kay, i love the santa in the pic. The poster in the window said "Free Tookie". Tookie Williams helped start the crips gang in the late 60's, and died of lethal injection in San Quentin Prison (CA) in 2005. At that time, there was a large vocal outcry, both within and from outside of the African American community to "Save Tookie Williams". Though he was reported to still be an active leader in the Crips gang by prison officials, publicly he was praised for his anti-gang activism. He received a "Call to Service Award" by President George W. Bush.

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