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    Texas prisons end special last meals in executions

    HOUSTON (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.
    Texas prisons end special last meals in executions - Yahoo! News




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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 121Traffic View Post
    but that's life!
    In this case....not so much.

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    Prison officials said Brewer didn't eat any of it.
    Well its a good thing, it might have made him sick to eat all that.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmick View Post
    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.
    That would certainly make the death penalty more effective! I think it's great that Texas is setting the standard. Why pamper some butt-wipe that didn't give a crap when they took someone else's life?
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    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.
    Some restaurant somewhere is going to model an eating challenge after that.

    Dead Man's Challenge
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    The Brown Mile (because you will surely leave one the next day)
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    Just give them a shit sammich and be done with it.
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    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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