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'Go Cowboys!': The bizarre last words of condemned killers moments before they are executed
UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2012

Posted on 03/29/2012 6:23:49 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

When it comes to parting words, a huge number of executed inmates in Texas are resorting to the belief that all you need is ‘love’.

In an analysis using data from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the website Good.is developed an infographic detailing the more commonly used words. The data was compiled from the last statements of every inmate put to death in the state from 2000 to the present, which are published on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s website.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cowboys; executions; football; killers; lastwords
Must be related to the Hail Mary Pass.
1 posted on 03/29/2012 6:23:57 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

And seeing how the Cowboys have won all of one playoff game during that span, I can see that it obviously hasn’t worked.


2 posted on 03/29/2012 6:25:32 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/cowboys.wav


3 posted on 03/29/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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I can see that it obviously hasn’t worked.

For both of them.............

4 posted on 03/29/2012 6:30:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At least the State of Texas isn’t having to shell out any more money to support these poor misunderstood criminals.


5 posted on 03/29/2012 6:34:21 AM PDT by texson66 (In the words of Kent Brockman, "As for myself, I welcome our new commie overlords...")
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To: ConservativeStatement

The most surviving murderer last words were from killer Gary Gilmore, who faced a firing squad.

“Let’s do it!”

James D. French (1966) “How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French fries.”


6 posted on 03/29/2012 6:36:19 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!")
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To: ConservativeStatement

My favorite is the clown who couldn’t finish his last meal. As he was being led to the death chamber, in all seriousness, he asked the guards to save his meal so he could finish it later.

Unclear on the concept.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 6:40:49 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Poor, misunderstood criminals, misunderstanding ‘street Christianity’.

One can’t expect salvation from a crudely stated mistaken “Ah believes!” which was not part of one’s life until the moment when one is being executed.

Bad Criminal! Oops, sorry for the redundancy.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 6:41:57 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’m partial to Erskine Childers, who was executed by firing squad: “Take a step or two forward, lads; it will be easier that way.”

Interesting guy.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: muir_redwoods
that was from the mentally handicapped fellow bill clinton passed up on a death sentence suspension to look tough on crime before his presidential election. Fellow was said to have the mental abilities of a 4 yr old.
10 posted on 03/29/2012 6:52:02 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: muir_redwoods

you are bad, very bad, for relaying such a hilarious story that I am ashamed of laughing out loud at....


11 posted on 03/29/2012 6:52:10 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!"

Harry 'Breaker' Morant

12 posted on 03/29/2012 6:53:19 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ConservativeStatement

Beating a child to death gets you the death penalty, and I have no problem with that. That said, I find it sad and weird that his last thought as he left this earth was a shout out to a professional football team. I don’t get why so many of us care so much about these things. I’m part of it. I live in New England and was depressed for days after the Patriots lost their last two Super Bowl appearances. For me, the high that comes with winning is not as sweet as the pain that comes with losing is bitter. Yet I can’t put it aside, stop looking, and stop caring.


13 posted on 03/29/2012 6:53:26 AM PDT by Stirner
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To: muir_redwoods
That was a controversy because the guy was deemed too retarded to understand what was going on (death sentence wise), but he sure as hell knew that murder was wrong. They fried him anyway.
14 posted on 03/29/2012 6:53:51 AM PDT by enraged
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To: ConservativeStatement

Those British newspapers sure do worry a lot about what goes on in the USA.


15 posted on 03/29/2012 7:18:42 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Uh, Why? and isn’t there a better use for the money?

Probably from an old movie but the guy was being led off to the electric chair and as he strolled down the aisle the other cons were saying their last ‘goodbyes’ and one grizzled old dude yelled out “More power to ya Harry”...


16 posted on 03/29/2012 7:26:59 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) Let's start from scratch by voting ALL incumbents out.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

My male ancestors were run out of every country in Europe because they were caught in the sack with the female nobility.
Our family motto is “The Duke wants my head, but the Duchess wants my _____.”


17 posted on 03/29/2012 7:47:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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If I recall correctly, he tried to commit suicide and blew most of his brains out in the attempt. I don’t recall whether that was prior to his arrest, or whether he somehow got a gun while in custody.

Anyhow, prior to the suicide attempt he was one bad dude. After the suicide attempt, there wasn’t much left. By all accounts, he was then quite gentle and had the mental ability of a small child.

BillyJeff turned down appeals for clemency and had him executed anyhow, to show that he was tough on crime. The perp had the satisfaction of dying for the Higher Purpose of electing a liberal Democrat.


18 posted on 03/29/2012 7:58:21 AM PDT by sphinx
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As he was being led to the death chamber, in all seriousness, he asked the guards to save his meal so he could finish it later.

That's because the guy was mentally retarded, with an IQ of about 60. Then Governor Bill Clinton declined a stay of execution to prove how tough he was on crime. It was despicable.

19 posted on 03/29/2012 8:01:12 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who cares?

NEXT!!!!!


20 posted on 03/29/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT by onedoug
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I wonder if they’ll publish the last words of the victims. At least these condemned killers knew when the end was coming.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 8:24:22 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder if they’ll publish the last words of the victims. At least these condemned killers knew when the end was coming.


22 posted on 03/29/2012 8:24:39 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: BenLurkin

Jim Healy, that’s your lowest shot...eva..!


23 posted on 03/29/2012 8:53:56 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (PSA. As of 3/29/12, 222/297 days 'til we vote out/take out the trash. (11/6/12, 1/20/13))
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To: ConservativeStatement
I remember this one. Cause I posted it.
 

'This is some nasty,' dying inmate says. Condemned man had to be carried to Texas death chamber
CNN ^ | 06/21/2006 | AP

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006 10:35:56 AM by Responsibility2nd

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Proclaiming his innocence, an admitted drug dealer was executed Tuesday evening for a shooting spree in 1999 that left three men dead and two others wounded outside a Fort Worth convenience store.

Lamont Reese, 28, had to be carried into the death chamber.

"I want everyone to know I did not walk to this, because this is straight-up murder," he said. "I am not going to play a part in my own murder. No one should have to do that."

He expressed love to his mother and to relatives of the murder victims as they watched from separate windows nearby.

"I do not know all of your names and I don't know how you feel about me," he said, addressing the victims' relatives. "And whether you believe it or not, I did not kill them."

As the drugs began taking effect, he said, "This is some nasty." Then he gasped.

At that moment, his mother, Brenda Reese, began pounding with her fists on the chamber window and began screaming repeatedly, "They killed my baby."

She kicked two holes in the death chamber wall and eventually was taken away. She sobbed and nearly collapsed as she reached the prison administration building across the street.

(Excerpt) Read more at us.cnn.com ...




24 posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Lots of defiance. Very little shame or humility. Very little.


25 posted on 03/29/2012 11:23:19 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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