Capital Punishment Pros And Cons

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Capital Punishment also known as the death penalty is a controversial topic. A lot of people think that the death penalty is against human rights; however, what right does a criminal have to take a life or to do grotesques crimes? Others say the death penalty say that the consequences of the death penalty are irreversible. But, wasn’t the criminal taking someone else’s life also irreversible? Criminals don’t think to value theirs or the other people’s lives. There are many pros to keeping capital punishment; some are that it saves tax payers money, it is used in hopes that it will bring an end to the crime, and helps victims and their families from having to living in fear. It is no secret that it takes a large amount of tax payers money…show more content…
The other 20 states left: Alaska (1957), Connecticut (2012), Delaware (2016), Hawaii (1957), Illinois (2011), Iowa (1965), Maine (1887), Maryland (2013), Massachusetts (1984), Michigan (1846), Minnesota (1911), New Jersey (2007), New Mexico (2009), New York (2007), North Dakota (1973), Rhode Island (1984), Vermont (1964), West Virginia (1965) and Wisconsin (1853). The dates in parenthesis is the year that it was overturned or abolished. There are also four states that have Gubernatorial Moratoria which is that the state’s governor has placed a hold on executions in his /her state. Here’s to the hope that someday there will come a time when the need to sentence somebody to death becomes a thing of the past.

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