I am Evans Derrell Hopkins, the author of "Life After Life: A Story of Rage
and Redemption," which details my life in the Black Panther Party, as well
as serving a life sentence for robbery in Virginia prisons.
I past in a comment I wrote about the execution of Stanley Williams.
Peace and blessings to all,
P.S. As regards the earlier e-mail circulated by Maasai, I would also
mention that George Jackson was the author of "Soledad Brother," and "Blood
in My Eye."
Quoted from MSNBC.com
In denying clemency to Williams, Schwarzenegger noted that Williams
dedicated his 1998 book "Life in Prison" to a list of figures that
included the black militant George Jackson - "a significant indicator that
Williams is not reformed and that he still sees violence and lawlessness
as a legitimate means to address societal problems."
Footnote: George Jackson (1942-1971) became a black freedom fighter while
serving a highly contested prison sentence at the Soledad Prison in
Salinas, California. He along with two other inmates, collectively known
as the Soledad Brothers, became internationally known for exposing prison
cruelty, and admonishing capitalist oppression. George Jackson was killed
by prison guards 3 days before his highly publicized trial.