Texas decides that having a last meal of your choice gives walking dead too much privilege. They’ve now abolished the last meal.
Here are the last meals of some of the more famous killers. I didn’t know they could get booze.
Addendum: Through Calitics, I learned of an effort to put an initiative on the California ballot to ban the death penalty. They call themselves “Taxpayers for Justice.” But if their wording is accurate, it looks like Californians are more hawkish on punishment issues than ever. The first two paragraphs:
September 22, 2011 – A new pollreleased Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) showed 54% of Californians prefer life imprisonment with no possibility of parole, with only 39% preferring the death penalty.
The PPIC report shows a clear preference for life in prison with no chance of parole for all adults across the state. Support was strongest among residents of Los Angeles (62%), Latinos (67%), and California residents under 35.
I mean, life in prison with no chance of parole for all adults across the state? That’s tough! I guess the rest of us would at least prefer that a crime be committed first.
The bill is SB 490.