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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13 – Stanley Tookie Wiliams, a condemned gangster whose execution drew more national and international attention than any here in decades, was executed by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 12:35 this morning at San Quentin State Prison.
The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.
Mr. Williams, 51, a co-founder and leader of the Crips gang of Los Angeles who was convicted of the brutal murders of four people in 1979 amid an avalanche of gang violence there, had become, to his supporters, an icon of jailhouse redemption and a powerful critic from his cell on death row and through his writings of the perils and misguided allure of the gang life on the nation’s urban streets. Read more here
Williams is the 12th person put to death in California since the state resumed executions in 1992 after a 25-year suspension because of court rulings. No capital case in the state had stirred such national and international attention since Caryl Chessman — like Williams, an author of books from Death Row — was executed in the gas chamber in 1960 for rape and kidnapping.
Circa 1971– Graffiti by gang member Bird 1 of Florencia 13. Via
Circa 1983, Watts, LA– Members of the Hustler Crips. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
This photo shoot was put together by graffiti artist Meme F&F who has been doing these creative shoots for some time now. This recent shoot was collaborated with the talented photographer Tom Huynh who has made a name for him self in Sacramento Ca with doing some unique portraits.
Read The label is a brand that seeks to constantly and intently provoke thought and entertainment equally through our media, garments, artwork, aesthetic goods and collaboration work. RTL is founded on the ability to craft a function first, yet concept and design inspired universe of meticulously developed items and projects to fit the interests and individuality of a select but growing number of likeminded people. We are and stand by true artists of creation who are passionate and genuine in their inspiration and intent.
Models: Madeline Brent, Amanda Roland, Meme, Kym-Cbs.
Makeup: Madlime Brent @made_by_madi
Typhoon Haiyan, considered one of the strongest tropical storms ever, made landfall in the Philippines early November 8 and caused catastrophic damage. World Vision’s teams are assessing the damage and mobilizing a response. Donate Here!
“The impact has been tremendous. It’s reported to be the biggest typhoon of the year, and it is,” said Gjeff Lamigo, World Vision communications manager in Manila.
About 9.5 million people were affected, reports the UN Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Haiyan wreaked havoc on the country’s telecommunications, agriculture, and transportation infrastructure, delaying recovery and relief efforts.
Read more about HOW TO HELP.
Please pray for the children, families, and communities affected by this terrible storm, and pray for those working to assist survivors who are in desperate need.
Make a one-time donation to World Vision’s Philippines Disaster Response Fund. Your contribution will help us deliver life-saving assistance in the aftermath of sudden-onset emergencies in the Philippines, like Typhoon Haiyan.
Original art and prints by Few and Far artist Ursula Young are available at the following galleries and stores in San Francisco and beyond….
Luna Rienne Gallery 3318 22nd st, at Valencia in the Mission, San Francisco Wonderland 2929 24th st in the Mission, San Francisco
D-Structure 520 Haight st, San Francisco Art Whino Gallery 122 Waterfront st, National Harbor, MD