lundi 26 septembre 2011

United States: A criminal justice and iconoclastic!

 
On September 21, 2011, the state of Georgia executed unjustly African-American Troy Anthony Davis (42), sentenced to death in doubt for killing the security guard of Burger King, Mark MacPhail in Savannah on August 19 1989.
        
Shortly before his execution, Davis has always maintained his innocence probably disgusted with the unfair punishment he would suffer, refused his right to claim a last meal with choice of menu and merely ordinary Georgian prison: cheeseburger, potatoes, beans, cookies and fruit juice.
        
Lawrence Russell Brewer (44), a member of the Ku Klux Klan was executed in Texas the same night of September 21, 2011, for killing James Byrd Jr (49 ans), a Black on 6 July 1998.
        
Before being executed, Brewer has ordered two steaks fried chicken, a triple cheeseburger with bacon, a pound of pork barbecue, three fajitas, a bowl of fried okra, pizza with meat, a pound of ice and a plate chocolate peanut butter with peanut chips.
        
The meal served "in reasonable proportions," according to Texas prison authorities was finally rejected by the condemned to death. Two hours later he was executed.
        
Senator John Whitmire, opposed to this tradition has long railed: “It's extremely inappropriate to give such privilege to a person sentenced to death. Enough, it is enough!” he wrote in a letter, demanding an end to this practice immediately.
        
Brad Livingstone, director of criminal justice in Texas ruled "based" the arguments of the senator and decided to end "immediately typre this arrangement."
         Now, on death row "will receive the same meals as other inmates"
         The State of Texas who practices one-third of executions in the United States has ended the last wishes of the condemned to death, "claimed a last meal of his choice."

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