sherry_hsu 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 10 年前

Death Row Inmate & Nobel Prize

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這是一段關於死刑犯Stan Wiliams在獄中,因為寫了一系列Anti-Gang 的書,被提名諾貝爾獎的故事,文長..請耐心看完..還蠻有趣的喔!

The cofounder of the deadly Crips street gang now tries to keep kids from following his deadly path. In his 20th year on death row, Stanley Williams writes anti gang books for children and promotes the Internet Project for Street Peace, an anti-gang Web site.

A Swiss lawmaker was so impressed he nominated Williams for the Nobel Peace prize.

One passage of William’s reads (in his book "Gangs and Violence"): "We started the Crips to protect ourselves and our families from other gangs. We used violence against their violence. But starting the Crips only made things worse. The only thing that I was doing was destroying my own kind. I’d like to make amends for the madness, you know." (Williams told CNN in an interview from his cell).

Photographs make Williams look like the tough guy that he is. That attracts the kids, experts say.(1) Then Williams lays on the anti-gang rap . The Web site links anti-gang counselors and youth in at least five countries.

Williams started the books four years ago with co-author Barbara Becnel.

(She says:) "Oh, he feels a great deal of regret and he feels that’s not the legacy, the destructive bloody legacy of the Crips, is not the legacy that he wants to keep out there in the world".

Williams was convicted for shotgunning a teenage convenience store clerk in 1979 then a month later murdering a motel owner, his wife, and their daughter.

Williams spent 6 1/2 years in solitary confinement (kept in his cell for most of every 24 hours) and listed as a troublesome inmate until two years ago.

But prison officials say the record may show otherwise, that Williams may not have left his Crips days behind. San Quentin (Prison) records allege that Williams may still be maintaining gang contacts.

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(San Quentin Spokesman Vernell Crittendon says:) "We still see that he may be actively involved with the Blue Note Crips".

But Williams insists the gang life is history. (Becnel says:) "He may not be the messenger that many adults want, but he has the message that many kids need.

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(2)Those close to Williams admit that his chances of actually winning are about the

same as those of going free.

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請幫我解析一下

(1)Then Williams lays on the anti-gang rap

(2)Those close to Williams admit that his chances of actually winning are about thesame as those of going free.

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感謝Joe提供寶貴的意見: Rap帶有批評的意味

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  • 10 年前
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    (1)Then Williams lays on the anti-gang rap

    lay on的意思:use something to excess: to apply, administer, or use something in an exaggerated manner用....來使用,操控管理,用誇大的方法利用事物.

    整句:然後威廉斯利用誇大的手法宣傳反幫派的饒舌秀.

    (2)Those close to Williams admit that his chances of actually winning are about thesame as those of going free.

    那些與威廉斯熟悉的人承認他真正贏諾貝爾獎的機率與他變自由身的機率是一樣的.

    希望有幫助.

    2010-12-16 13:06:30 補充:

    我也想Joe是對的,rap這個字意思很多,我搽了十幾個地方,結論是我錯了,很高興有人指正,這樣大家都學到了,下回應該多查證再回答.

    參考資料: jim
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  • Joseph
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    10 年前

    "Rap" may not be "rap music". It could also be criticism. There's a bit of word play in this sentence, mostly with the dual meaning of "rap", and rap music's association with gang activity.

    2010-12-16 07:27:19 補充:

    Practically, and Logically speaking, I'm not sure if California would allow broadcast of death-row inmate's voice recording. And base on this assumption, I would say "rap" in this context is really NOT "rap music". ;)

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  • 10 年前

    What a fantastic analyzation by Jim

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  • 10 年前

    (1)Then Williams lays on the anti-gang rap

    然後William給了反幫會演說

    (2)Those close to Williams admit that his chances of actually winning are about thesame as those of going free

    那些熟識Williams承認他能得獎的機會跟那些能獲得自由(這裡意指該是死刑犯)的犯人差不多

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