Branch Vs Texas

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Sitting in the living room will never be the same. That was ruined by one person committing a violent act. One night of sexual activity, without consent. People who have committed violent acts against or to another person should face charges equal to the crime committed. This means that the death penalty should be legal for anyone charged and proved guilty of murder and rape. If someone is not an acceptable and active member of society then what is the point of keeping them alive? It started in 1775 when the 13 colonies where establishing laws and guidelines to obtain a safe community. The death penalty was used in all 13 colonies during the American Revolution and was acceptable for a variety of crimes. Most commonly the crimes that were…show more content…
Texas, a case that has become controversial on whether or not the death penalty is appropriate for rape victims. Branch was accused of rape when he was found early in the morning driving his car with his pants unzipped, matching the description given by the victim. The victim was a widowed women who lived a few blocks from her son, she lived alone. At the scene of the crime there were a set of footprints matching the shoes that he wore(Branch v. State, Justia Law). Branch was charged with rape from examination of the victim and was later put to death after his eighth amendment claim was denied. Branch’s case is still talked about today because throughout the course of his actions he did not threaten or injury the victim (Branch v. Texas. Supreme Court Case Files Collection). But does that really excuse his…show more content…
What is the difference in price between keeping people in jail without parole and executing the death penalty? The cost of executing someone who is on death row depends mostly on what state they are in and what method is being used. The cost of it is said to be higher than keeping someone in jail without parole, but this is mostly because the person who is going to be put on death row goes through a very complex judicial process. This includes many trials and every aspect of the case is examined to make sure that the evidence is correct. Things like DNA testing are used to make sure the evidence is accurate and is something that is very costly. Another reason that people on death row cost so much is because they will wait in prison for years before they are actually put to death. People who are on death row will spend their time in separate buildings specifically for death row inmates(Daniels). Ideally, we would be able to cut the cost of this by allowing death row inmates to stay in traditional prisons and once they are done going through the judicial process they should be put to death right away. There is no need to keep them alive for years after being proven guilty and put on death row. The government has made it so that no one is put to death that should not be and although this is very necessary and should be that way, it is
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