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White supremacist executed for Texas dragging
AJC ^ | 9/21/11 | MICHAEL GRACZYK

Posted on 09/21/2011 6:09:07 PM PDT by Borges

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — White supremacist gang member Lawrence Russell Brewer was executed Wednesday evening for the infamous dragging death slaying of James Byrd Jr., a black man from East Texas.

Byrd, 49, was chained to the back of a pickup truck and pulled whip-like to his death along a bumpy asphalt road in one of the most grisly hate crime murders in recent Texas history.

Brewer, 44, was asked if he had any final words, to which he replied: "No. I have no final statement."

He glanced at his parents watching through a nearby window, took several deep breaths and closed his eyes. A single tear hung on the edge of his right eye as he was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m., 10 minutes after the lethal drugs began flowing into his arms, both covered with intricate black tattoos.

Byrd's sisters also were among the witnesses in an adjacent room.

"Hopefully, today's execution of Brewer can remind all of us that racial hatred and prejudice leads to terrible consequence for the victim, the victim's family, for the perpetrator and for the perpetrator's family," Clara Taylor, one of Byrd's sisters, said.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: amf; capitalpunishment; deathpenalty; draggingdeath; execution; jamesbyrd; jasper; vidor
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1 posted on 09/21/2011 6:09:10 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

ciao


2 posted on 09/21/2011 6:12:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Borges

Only political correctness stopped libs from preventing the very just execution of this slime.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 6:13:06 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Borges

Good riddance.


4 posted on 09/21/2011 6:13:46 PM PDT by Squeeky ("Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it. " Emily Dickinson)
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To: Borges
Any report on how many anti-death penalties were there protesting the execution?

Funny how there always seem to be quite a presence at the executions of blacks convicted of killing whites...

Not saying he did not deserve the death penalty, but I just kind of like to see consistency in the principles these activists hold dear.

5 posted on 09/21/2011 6:15:02 PM PDT by Max_850
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To: Borges

And now the Supreme Court needs to quit messin’ with Texas and allow the righteous punishment to be carried out on both Cleve Foster and Duane Buck. A meddlesome Supreme Court has wrought so many damages on our Republic over the years.


6 posted on 09/21/2011 6:15:02 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Borges

If it’d been up to the Leftwingtards this guy would have been out of jail years ago once he’d served 60 days for a “hate crime” misdemeanor!


7 posted on 09/21/2011 6:15:14 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Borges

Adios, MoFo...


8 posted on 09/21/2011 6:15:41 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Borges

Wonder if there was as much liberal anguish for this a-hole as there is over that cop murderer in Georgia?


9 posted on 09/21/2011 6:16:51 PM PDT by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Borges
This got a lot of publicity because of the "hate crime" angle. In reality, this was a brutal murder by a bunch of low life criminals. They are getting what they deserve regardless of why they committed the crime.

We had a dragging death here a few years ago and it was just as brutal, but it arose out of a domestic dispute and the guy dragged the woman to a an excruciating death. It got some local press play, but for some reason didn't "shock the nation" and draw any national media.

10 posted on 09/21/2011 6:17:43 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Borges

Rot in hell ahole. Today I’m proud that Texans chose death penalty for jerks like Brewer. Now we need to have swift justice and save the taxpayers a bit more money.


11 posted on 09/21/2011 6:20:40 PM PDT by patriotsoul
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To: Borges

I hope he had repented of his sin


12 posted on 09/21/2011 6:22:36 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Borges

As Paul Harvey would put it, Texas killed a killer.


13 posted on 09/21/2011 6:28:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Borges

OK we got the white guy and good riddance, Now: Let’s light up Mumia Abu Jamal.

He is past time to meet his just deserts.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 6:28:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I agree T’chou bitcotch


15 posted on 09/21/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: Borges

The crime should be the punishment!


16 posted on 09/21/2011 6:31:29 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Borges

It looks like the cop killer is going to get a pass. It’s amazing what a few celebrities can do for you in this country. Jugheads love celebrities.


17 posted on 09/21/2011 6:33:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gives them $535 million and they take "the fifth" when asked where it went.)
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To: Borges

This happened in or near the little town of Jasper, in SE Texas. I grew up in Beaumont, just a few miles away.

For many years there were billboards on the highway coming into Jasper that read:

NIG#GER, DON’T LET THE SUN SET ON YOU IN VIDOR.

I’m ashamed to now say that I never paid much attention to these billboards. That just the way things were back in the 40’s and 50’s.

There are obviously still some very mean men in Jasper. I hope this guy fries in Hell.


18 posted on 09/21/2011 6:34:41 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Borges

http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?show=localnews&pnpID=974&NewsID=1006245&CategoryID=20207&on=1


19 posted on 09/21/2011 6:35:40 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Max_850
Any report on how many anti-death penalties were there protesting the execution?

Thanks for making my point.

20 posted on 09/21/2011 6:38:50 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Borges

Some people need to die, and when they do, the world is a better place. This guy was one of them.


21 posted on 09/21/2011 6:39:24 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Venturer

Yes its time to “fry” mumia


22 posted on 09/21/2011 6:40:01 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Borges

WOOOHOOO! GRRRREAT news! Thanks for posting.


23 posted on 09/21/2011 6:41:31 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Borges

He’s dead Jim


24 posted on 09/21/2011 6:42:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A critic is like a legless man who teaches running.)
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To: colorado tanker
but for some reason didn't "shock the nation" and draw any national media.

I think the Byrd case was a national deal because George Bush was running for president at the time and they wanted to somehow make Texas crime his fault.

25 posted on 09/21/2011 6:44:47 PM PDT by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: colorado tanker
But it wasn't a “hate crime”. It was just a woman. Just like the attitude of the Obama White house towards women.
26 posted on 09/21/2011 6:49:17 PM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: basil
For many years there were billboards on the highway coming into Jasper that read:

NIG#GER, DON’T LET THE SUN SET ON YOU IN VIDOR.

You lie...or are very confused. Vidor is near Beaumont on I-10. Jasper is 60 miles north of Beaumont.

Why would there be a sign in Jasper about Vidor.

I live in Jasper! I've never seen such a sign...ever!

BTW, Brewer was visiting Jasper that weekend and was the ring leader in this deal. The Jasper boys were much younger and went a long.

Several local blacks were witnesses for Shawn Berry because they had grown up playing with him and didn't consider him a racist.

King was a racist because he was raped in the pen by a gang of blacks.

The night the dragging took plac they were all drunk and doing drugs.

They rode around for a while, Byrd went along willingly...and this would not meet the criteria for a hate crime.

27 posted on 09/21/2011 6:49:40 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Max_850
... like to see consistency in the principles these activists hold dear.

Not gonna happen. They are against the DP but for abortion. Let the murderous vermin live but kill the innocent. Principles? They have none.

28 posted on 09/21/2011 6:54:18 PM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Borges

29 posted on 09/21/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Proud to be a small monthly donor.)
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To: Borges

Good riddance. Now, on to the cop killer.


30 posted on 09/21/2011 6:54:42 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Borges

Where was the pope, world leaders and anti-death penalty groups? Where was the stay by the SC?


31 posted on 09/21/2011 6:58:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: lonestar; basil; wardaddy
I've heard of those billboards for years. We're not talking about antebellum, that is, pre-photography.

So surely, if that's not an apocryphal story, there must be pictures, right?

32 posted on 09/21/2011 6:58:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Borges

Will Brian Williams struggle to sleep at night after this execution?


33 posted on 09/21/2011 7:00:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: ronnie raygun
The crime should be the punishment!

You know, a lot of people think an eye for an eye is barbaric, but it just might be more effective than what we're not doing right now.

34 posted on 09/21/2011 7:00:16 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Borges
...after the lethal drugs began flowing into his arms, both covered with intricate black tattoos.

Ironic eh? The guy was trying to turn himself into a black man.

35 posted on 09/21/2011 7:02:21 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Repeal The 17th

I was waiting for that one. My favorite.


36 posted on 09/21/2011 7:04:35 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Max_850

Being a lib means never having to use logic or consistency in thought.


37 posted on 09/21/2011 7:04:41 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: colorado tanker
“We had a dragging death here a few years ago”...that was a gruesome one! IIRC both the victim and the perp were illegals
38 posted on 09/21/2011 7:08:19 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: Phlap

You would really, really have to hate someone to do what that man did to that woman. It was sickening.


39 posted on 09/21/2011 7:10:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: ebersole

I believe you are right, although I didn’t put that in my post because I wasn’t sure.


40 posted on 09/21/2011 7:11:26 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: lonestar; basil

Vidor, on Interstate 10 a few miles west of the Louisiana border, was founded by the father of the movie director King Vidor. Its economy is largely dependent on jobs from the much bigger refinery towns Port Arthur and Beaumont. But until the early 1970’s it was known for being something else: a hotbed of Klan activity.

At least six competing branches of the Klan had bases here, including one that set up its headquarters and store on Main Street. A hand-lettered sign stood untouched near the entrance to the town for several years in the 1960’s: “Nigger, Don’t Let the Sun Set on You in Vidor.”

While there are still Klan sympathizers here, the official Klan apparatus has drifted away, people here say. The city canceled a 1982 Christmas parade after an outside Klan group said it would enter a float. But now Mr. DecQuir’s move has brought back the specter of Klan rallies, even as most of the participants came from out of town.

For instance, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Waco, rallied in Vidor on Feb. 20, protesting the integration of the housing project as well as a recent subpoena served by the Texas Department of Human Rights that sought the Klan group’s membership records.

http://www.sciforums.com/showthread.php?t=105334


41 posted on 09/21/2011 7:11:29 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: sleddogs

This is the right link

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/27/us/one-man-s-arrival-in-town-exposes-a-racial-fault-line.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm


42 posted on 09/21/2011 7:12:48 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: Travis McGee
I've only heard stories about Vidor...but it is an insult to compare Jasper to Vidor!

There have never been any signs like that in Jasper.

The blacks in Jasper are a lot more racist than the whites. We have 4 blacks on city council...and in Feb. they named a black man who had never been a cop as police chief. Since Feb. he has taken 2 vacations and got a pay raise...city policy states an employee has to be employed for a year and then evaluated for a raise. They have throw city policy out the window.

Oh! Yes, the police chief is black.

There are several law suits for discrimination by man who were a lot more qualified There are a least 6 lawsuits filed.

I should not be a surprise that lawyers from Beaumont are keeping things stirred up. They had Dick Gregory here last night. He had a filthy mouth.

43 posted on 09/21/2011 7:14:03 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Max_850

Yep, where was BJ? OR the Tookie fans? oh, wait, this was a white guy.......nevermind....damn white people....


44 posted on 09/21/2011 7:17:47 PM PDT by waterhill (Got pig?)
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To: Squeeky

I could hear Ken Hamblin’s turlet flushing!

Would have preferred they gave the dude to the blacks and let them get their own justice.


45 posted on 09/21/2011 7:18:31 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: yldstrk
I hope he had repented of his sin.

He hadn't as of yesterday. He told Channel 11 (In Houston) that he felt no regrets and he'd do it again.

Unless something changed...he most certainly is feeling a lot of regret now....

46 posted on 09/21/2011 7:20:41 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Borges

Eternity in Hell, is the only “just” punishment for such an act as that, I do believe.


47 posted on 09/21/2011 7:24:08 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: lonestar

Oh please!

THE KLAN AND THE BLACK PANTHERS GET TOGETHER IN JASPER, TEXAS

http://www.itouch.net/~radar/jasper/


48 posted on 09/21/2011 7:25:27 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: lonestar; wardaddy; basil

Never been to either place, I don’t know.

I’ve just heard for the last 30 years about all those, “N-word, don’t let the sun set on your ass in Whiteville” billboards that were supposedly all over the South.

I did a google image search, couldn’t find a single photo.

Cameras have been with us since the Crimean War. Lots of folks claim to “remember” seeing them, but not one photo exists?

I’m having a little problem believing it. Some photos might help me believe it.


49 posted on 09/21/2011 7:26:08 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Borges
Brewer epitomizes the old Texas saying, "Some folks just need killin'..."

Too bad it took so long.

50 posted on 09/21/2011 7:27:12 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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