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09-24-11, 09:44 AM #1
Texas prisons end special last meals in executionsHOUSTON (AP) — It's a tradition with roots that can be traced far back in history: Before being put to death, a condemned prisoner can choose his last meal.
Not so anymore in Texas.
Officials who oversee the country's busiest death chamber stopped the practice on Thursday after a prominent state senator complained about a hefty request from a man executed for his role in a notorious dragging death. Now, inmates get to eat only what the kitchen serves.
The controversy began after Lawrence Russell Brewer, who was executed on Wednesday for the hate crime slaying of James Byrd Jr. more than a decade ago, asked for two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover's pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts. Prison officials said Brewer didn't eat any of it.
09-24-11, 11:31 AM #2
Ha! Fantastic. One stupid, smart-ass con ruins it for the rest of the a-holes. Sorry if that's not PC, but that's life!
09-24-11, 11:56 AM #3
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
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09-24-11, 02:04 PM #4"If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton
09-24-11, 02:14 PM #5
Prison officials said Brewer didn't eat any of it.
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09-24-11, 02:18 PM #6
I would imagine that more than one has used this for a little last ditch effort at controlling something.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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09-24-11, 03:06 PM #7
Since they've already spent oodles of money on having him in the system for 10+ years, countless appeals I'm sure, and the cost of the drugs they're using to kill him, I don't see what the huge deal is about a $200 last meal he didn't eat. So the eff what. The money that you're saving by not granting that last meal is miniscule and ridiculous.
I have a better plan...when he's issued the death penalty, take him directly from the court room to the back of the courthouse and shoot him. The bullet's cheaper and there's an empty bed for another a-hat.--"D.B.A.D." --Me
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09-24-11, 07:55 PM #8For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
09-25-11, 01:15 PM #9two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a meat lover's pizza, a pint of ice cream and a slab of peanut butter fudge with crushed peanuts.
Dead Man's Challenge
Death By Gastronomy
The Brown Mile (because you will surely leave one the next day)
The Last Supper
What Would You Like On Your Tombstone?
If you put forth an "innocent" effort, they may grant you a stay and allow you to leave with leftovers.
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09-25-11, 02:15 PM #10
Just give them a shit sammich and be done with it.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
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09-26-11, 04:43 AM #11
Why feed them at all? They'll be dead shortly after."never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
09-26-11, 11:59 PM #12
How bout strap them down and make them watch as the victims family has a huge feast along with the warden and staff.
I also feel that we should take a clue from ancient Rome. Forget having these pathetic bands at half time of the Super Bowl how bout they fry an inmate from death row from each state with the death penalty. Right there on the 50 yd line on national TV. They could sell add space on the prisoners uniforms and the stretchers ect. All the money made from that could go to the victims family and to pay any and all expenses that the douche nozzle accrued as a prisoner.
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