Sep 242011

I’m not even sure what to think about this that I found in today’s Ottawa Citizen.  There are simply so many things “wrong” with the entire episode.

Texas draws line on death row final meals

Convicts on death row in Texas [where else?] are no longer free to pick the menu for their own last meal, after a white supremacist executed this week ordered a veritable feast. Lawrence Brewer raised eyebrows when he asked for two chicken fried steaks, a triple-bacon cheeseburger, a cheese omelette, a big bowl of fried okra, three fajitas and a pound of barbecue before he was put to death. A pint of ice cream and half a loaf of white bread rounded out the menu–which was left uneaten–for the 44-year-old Ku Klux Klan member given a lethal injection on Wednesday for killing James Byrd, a 49-year-old disabled black man, in 1998. Death row inmates are now to receive the same meal served to other offenders on the unit.

Can you say, “Keep your eye on the ball, folks”?

 Posted by on 24 Sep 2011

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