Texas ends special last meals for death row inmates

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It’s just not good enough to kill them, in Texas. Because following last night’s execution of Lawrence Brewer, a white supremacist who killed a black man by dragging his body from the back of his pick-up truck and eventually severed his head, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has decided to stop granting special “last meals” to those being executed. Brewer’s meal, see, was over-the-top!

State Senator John Whitmire, according to the Houston Press, wrote a letter today to the TDCJ regarding Brewer’s extravagant last meal request, asking them to “end this practice immediately” or have him do it “by statute next session.”

“For TDCJ to allow inmate Brewer to order…two chicken fried steaks, a triple meat bacon cheeseburger, a cheese omelet, a large bowl of fried okra, three fajitas, a pint of Blue Bell ice
cream and a pound of barbecue with half a loaf of white bread is ridiculous.”

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