Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"As men of honor and integrity, it is our responsibilty to reach out."

Article written by: John Brown's Bones

Letter from Stanley Tookie Williams founder of the Crips, San Quentin 1999, courtesy of Rev. Rick Downey.
Letter the founder of the Crips on Death Row courtesy of Rev. Rick Downey.

The letter above is from Stanley Williams the founder of LA's Crips crack distribution gang. Williams, after spending 26 years on Death Row in San Quentin was executed in late 2005 for his role in a 1979 stick-up at the Brookhaven Motel in South Central Los Angeles.

The frantic robbery ended with the brutal mass murder of unarmed civilians. Williams himself readily admits in taking part in the killing of the entire management of the hotel including two elderly Vietnamese immigrants along with their adult children.

Yu-Chin Yang Lin,
An unarmed woman, Yu-Chin Yang Lin, 43, was killed by Williams during the robbery of her family's motel.

Four Taiwanese immigrants were executed including Yen-Yi Yang, 76 and his wife Tsai-Shai Yang, 63 with their 43 year old daughter, Yu-Chin "Yee-Chin" Yang Lin, and son Robert Yang. The fatal shot gun wounds ripped most of their faces off.

The total "take" from the robbery was $120 dollars. Stanley Williams, after renouncing senseless violence and the crack gang lifestyle, was executed by the state of California in 2005.

References:, Final Testimony of Stanley "Tookie" Williams
Wikipedia, Stanley Williams
Amazon, Life in Prison by Stanley Williams