A Local Street Peace Initiative by Tookie Williams (pdf, 26 pgs.)
I am convinced that peace is possible, despite the many lives that have been lost from years of youth gang warfare. This document is designed to assist those whose aspirations are to create a cease-fire, end gang violence and restore social order. Pessimistic individuals may quote the English translation of the Latin phrase, si vis pacem, para bellum – if you desire peace, prepare for war. But I strongly disagree.
Real peace will conquer war.
Tookie Williams will be executed on Dec. 13 for a crime he says he didn’t commit. During his decades in prison he has worked tirelessly to stop gang violence and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times.