Stanley "Tookie" Williams in San Quentin Prison.
Stanley "Tookie" Williams, co-founder of the Crips gang, says he is prepared to die if California proceeds with plans to execute him on Dec. 13. Wednesday night, Williams phoned from San Quentin Prison to thank supporters for urging California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop the execution.
Since his murder conviction, Williams has renounced his gangster lifestyle, written children's books, and been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize — which supporters cite in their arguments for clemency.
Hear more from Wednesday's Los Angeles gathering in support of clemency for Stanley 'Tookie' Williams:
Web Extra: Stanley 'Tookie' Williams Addresses Supporters by Phone
Web Extra: Actress Alfre Woodard Reads from Williams' 2004 Book, 'Blue Rage, Black Redemption'