I just don't get it. A man asks only that his last meal before his execution, a vegetarian pizza, be given to a random nearby homeless person and the prison refuses. The man could have asked for a more expensive meal for himself and gotten it without anyone giving it a second thought, so what's the problem with him giving his last meal away?
(CNN) -- Hundreds of homeless people in Nashville, Tennessee, ate well Wednesday evening -- all in the name of a man who the state put to death just hours earlier.
Philip Workman, 53, requested that his final meal be a vegetarian pizza donated to any homeless person located near Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.
He was executed there at 2 a.m. ET Wednesday.
But prison officials refused to honor his request, saying that they do not donate to charities.
That apparently upset a few people willing to pay for and deliver a lot of pies themselves.
Homeless shelters across Nashville were inundated with donated pizzas all Wednesday.
"I was like, 'Wow, Jesus!' " said Marvin Champion, an employee of Nashville's Rescue Mission, which provides overnight shelter, food and assistance to more than 800 homeless people a night.
I used to support the death penalty, I really did. Now I just think it's such a waste. By the time the entire judicial process is carried out in a death penalty case there's really no financial benefit and it's really nothing more than an act of revenge. Maybe I'll write up a separate post on the topic sometime.