Friday, September 23, 2011

No more last meals in Texas

Texas has ended the last meal:
Before Mr. Brewer was executed by lethal injection in the Huntsville Unit on Wednesday, he was given the last meal of his request: two chicken-fried steaks with gravy and sliced onions; a triple-patty bacon cheeseburger; a cheese omelet with ground beef, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and jalapeƱos; a bowl of fried okra with ketchup; one pound of barbecued meat with half a loaf of white bread; three fajitas; a meat-lover’s pizza; one pint of Blue Bell Ice Cream; a slab of peanut-butter fudge with crushed peanuts; and three root beers.

The meal outraged State Senator John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. In a phone call and letter to the executive director of the state prison agency, Mr. Whitmire asked that the agency end the practice of last meals or he would get the State Legislature to pass a bill doing so.
I am all in favor of executing the creep, but every man should eat a meal like that at least once in his life. Denying this last meal is like denying a last confession.


A K Haart said...

So is that what killed him? It certainly would have finished me off.

Rainer B said...

Last meals, that excessive, have been granted often in the history of capital punishment. The Senators outrage, I conclude, was not caused by this meal. He must have had a contempt for last meals before.
I note and wonder that it`s Republicans who are more likely to be in favor of death penalty, and Democrats who are more likely to be in favor of abolishing it. But it's a Democrat who is likely to abolish the last meal.

4 examples:
One last meal consisted out of giant amount of vanilla ice. The convict didn`t eat all. He ate until he could eat no more. He just went sure he didn`t need to stop until he had enough.
Another last meal started with fried chickens and french fries and went on likely, like the last meal of Mr. Brewer.
Another last meal consisted out of only one olive and nothing else.
Another last meal consisted out of a cup of coffee and six raw eggs. The convict only drank the coffee. He obviously just wanted to have the sight of the eggs.