Death penalty is the sentence of execution for a capital crime, which a capital crime depends of the country, it could be considered from a a murder or a homosexual act. This practice has been used it by hundred of years around the world. Currently, there are 58 countries that still have the death penalty, there are included the most industrialized like USA, Japan, China and Taiwan. For many years death penalty has been a topic for debate where people who support the practice, argument that with this sentence the number of criminals is reduced. In the other had, the opposite side arguments that each person has the right to live.
It is important to know the reasons to have a better understanding of capital punishment in Texas. Three of the reasons include a weak public defender system, desires of district attorneys and judges, and the governors limited power to grant clemency. Since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976 Texas has executed 531 inmates. That is 419 more executions than Oklahoma, the second leading state.
A study has shown that every 1 in 25 people sentenced to death in the US is innocent. You may not consider it to be a lot, but the families of those, such as myself, beg to differ. The worst part, the death penalty is irreversible. Misjudgements can lead to people paying for crimes they did not commit. And why is that?
Studies conducted by the people behind the death penalty information center, have shown that African Americans were over 80 percent of the people condemned by the death penalty in Pennsylvania. In the united states 82% of the studies the race of the victim was found to influence the likelihood of being charged with capital murder or receiving the death penalty. Those who murdered whites were found more likely to be sentenced to death than those who murdered blacks (deathpenaltyinfo). 5. Counterclaim
For instance, it was shown in numerous examples of federal cases that the United States treated domestic terrorist differently than Islamic-related terrorists. The Reuters, a newspaper, found “100 federal cases found that domestic terrorism suspects collectively have faced less severe charges than those accused of acting on behalf of Islamic State” (Harte, et al). In the United States terrorists that attack for an Islamic State face charges more harsh than domestic terrorists who commit similar if not the same crimes. Thus, showing that the United States does not see the threat of domestic terrorists, to the point where the United States does not charge them with the crimes the terrorists deserve.
As for suicide rates, there have been 21,175 firearm suicides, almost all being comitted with a household gun or a relative's gun. Not only that, but firearm suicide is one of the most common ways of suicide across the United States. Even more, data from 2012 showed that 64% of gun deaths were suicides, different than the 2006 data that showed the decrease (57%). However, gun control is not able to decrease firearm suicide. If gun control were to be stricter, there still wouldn't be any control over a persons decisions, unless firearms would be completly out of reach for citizens.
33,000 people are killed in gun related incidents, in United States of America alone every year. This is a very staggering statistic knowing that the U.S. is only one country out of the 195 countries in the world today. This is due to several reasons. Shootings are becoming more and more common, guns are getting easier and easier to find, but most of all, the second amendment has reigned supreme in gun laws ever since the founding of America in 1776. Some believe that this is a terrible amendment to have our country live by, this group supports enforcing gun laws or even abolishing guns all together.
The death penalty has existed in the United States since its inception. Currently, the United States is the only English-speaking western nation to apply capital punishment with thirty-four out of fifty states utilizing this method of punishment to address crime. In fact, until the 20th century, death sentences were carried out in public, typically by hanging, to discourage others in the community from committing similar acts. Today, however, death sentences occur by electrocution, lethal injection, or exposure to poisonous gases and take place in private, most commonly in a correctional facility under the watchful eye of prison officials. The concept of the death penalty is to deter negative or undesirable behavior.
Joey Arbuckle Mr. Lealos English II, 2 17 September 2015 Capital Punishment Only 13 of 800 total prisoners sentenced to the death penalty in California have been . The amount of money spent keeping these prisoners on death row for all these years is over $4 billion (End the death penalty in California 2012). From having the death penalty, California has been wasting tax-payer’s money on repeal and living costs. California should abolish the death penalty because the prisoners cost too much and it does not deter criminals.
So far in 2016 white criminals account for 71% of police officer killings. How is it possible that a crime that often demands the death penalty has an overwhelming percentage of White perpetrators, yet these same people are executed much less frequently? The answer is that if the system was not racist, these results would be impossible. Many supporters of the death penalty often cite the “eye for an eye argument,” meaning that if someone kills another individual, the murderer should suffer execution.
Throughout time the death penalty has not been administered equally, and the Innocence Project has been receiving a lot of attention for allowing information such as this to be surfaced. The Innocence Project has been created to help exonerate those that are seeking death row. The Innocence Project has created a statistic from their own findings as a result will be used to show what really happens behind the scene of death row through a lenses that most people would not hear. The Innocence Project receives about 8000+letters each year from .prisoners seeking help with their case. Race plays a big factor in the decision process during trials.