Bradley Wilson's Arguments Against The Death Penalty

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The death penalty is currently legal in 31 states in the United States. The fact that capital punishment is not morally required in any case is true. One could argue jail is not moral either and we would have a larger number of criminals who do not fear any type of punishment. Why should mercy be shown to those who commit senseless acts that take another’s life, on of the most sacred things? I do not see how just punishing capital crimes is compatible with showing mercy. If Bradley Wilson’s arguments were true people would be speeding and committing other misdemeanors with no punishment. The death penalty is set in place as a deterrent. The average citizen is not going to commit a murder if they know their life will in turn be taken. According
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