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As Execution Date Nears, Gang Founder Stirs Debate: As Execution Date Nears, Gang Founder Stirs Debate

Date: November 26, 2005
Author: Evelyn Nieves
QUOTE: Williams is probably the most prominent death row prisoner in the country -- co-founder of the Crips gang, convicted of killing four people in 1979 and then nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times in the past five years for his anti-gang work -- so his imminent execution also keeps him busy managing a flood of calls, letters and visits. His death date has prompted one of the most high-profile debates on capital punishment in years.

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