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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
R.I.P. Lawrence Brewer
Roman Colosseum lit to protest an execution
On September 21, 2011, Texas executed Lawrence Brewer for the murder of James Byrd, Jr. Brewer was a white supremacist implicated in the infamous dragging death of Byrd, an African American from East Texas. Ross Byrd, James' son, opposed the execution. He said: "You can't fight murder with murder. Life
in prison would have been fine. I know he can't hurt my daddy anymore. I
wish the state would take in mind that this isn't what we want."
This is the 34th execution in the United States in 2011, the eleventh in Texas (and number 236 for Governor Perry).