There is no equality in such crimes. The death penalty should stay because we need it. If someone commits a crime they should take full responsibility for their actions. We do not need to keep them in jail. If they stayed in jail then they are still alive and someone innocent had to die because of their actions.
Giving sentenced defendants the option to die counter the thought of it being a murder and closer towards assisted suicide. Some people believe that a life sentence is worse than the death penalty, since it prevents the defendant from being considered a human being. Likewise Andy Martin says in his article, “In my imaginary trial of the future, the judge will not be “sentencing” at all. Or rather she will be uttering a sentence, but it is not a declarative assertion. There is no “the prisoner will be taken hence and thence conveyed etc.” It is an interrogative.
People can actually be traumatized because of a man named Carol Pickett, a minister who witnessed almost 100 executions in Texas, attributed his severe health problems to the stress involved with executions. Using an execution to try to right the wrong of their loss is an affront to them and only causes more pain. Also, trauma is not only common in the families but the people who have to watch, prepare and struggle with the inmates who are fighting for their lives. There are people who have to deal with the inmates daily. The guards have to look and watch people knowing that they will die whether they think capital punishment is right or wrong it will put pressure on them.
The jury stares at the criminal from across the room. They are coming up with the final verdict that will change the criminal’s life forever. What if you had the power in your hands to decide whether the criminal is going to have a life that will change, or no life at all? Capital punishment has been a political debate for years because people argue whether or not the punishment is humane or if it deters crime. I believe the death penalty should be continued because it deters crime, and serves proper justice for the victims, as well as their families.
I have a difficult time understanding the hypocritical mindset of the death penalty, the idea of taking a criminal 's life because they may have taken someone else 's. Why kill people that killed people to display that killing is wrong. I believe giving the death penalty to the criminal is giving them the easy way out of their actions. Having the criminal spend life in jail
233). Abolitionist believe that even the murderer are still humans and don’t see execution as being the answer. 3) Ernest van den Haag: The seriousness and finalization of the death penalty can be compared to that of a murder (pg. 233). When a murder is committed there is not taking it back and the same goes for when an execution happens.
The death penalty has killed countless amounts of people and has negatively impacted so many more. So why hasn’t it, like other killers, been sentenced to death for the heinous crimes it has committed. Stated by the international commission “Public support for the death penalty does not mean that taking away the life of a human being is right. There is undisputed historical precedence where gross human rights violations had had the support of a majority of the people, but which were condemned later on.” People may want to free from crime and horror but taking a life is never the way to go. The end of the death penalty will mean the end of thousands of deaths and the start of thousands of lives.
Log 12 In 1997 four United States sailors in Norfolk, Virginia were brought into police custody and questioned for hours about their possible involvement in the rape and murder of Michelle Basco. After many hours of constant aggressive questioning of the four men, they finally confessed they were guilty which lead to their jury indictment. The first Man to admit after eleven hours of aggressive interrogation by Detective Robert Ford was Daniel Williams. One would think that with just the confession alone the case would be closed and over with, but Daniels confessions were inconsistent with the facts of the crime scene. For example, Williams confessed that he beat her with a shoe, but the autopsy found Basco was not beaten with a shoe and
I myself find that the facts supporting to abolish the death penalty outweigh any reason to continue to uphold it. With a broken judicial system leading to death row. It is littered with racial and economic hardships inadequacies and flaws innocent people are being sentenced to death court systems bottlenecked with motions and procedures that only prolong the impending doom. Many People argue that the worst of the worst of the worst should be put to death and that there is no reason to hold out with hopes that they will change. Other argue that the we must keep the death penalty for a deterrent.
He said that it is impossible for him to declare Pi innocent.The more he examines this case and think about it, the more deeply he become involved and making his mind entangled.He found that every reason to declare him innocent was balanced by a reason to prove him guilty. He withdraws from the case making no decision. Justice Keen He puts two questions before the Court. First that whether executive clemency should be extended to these defendants if the conviction is affirmed and second that of deciding whether what these men did was "right" or "wrong," "wicked" or "good." He says "Whoever shall willfully take the life of another shall be punished by death.
Death Qualification: Choosing Jury in Death Penalty Cases Death qualification is a process unique to capital trials in which prospective jurors are questioned about their beliefs regarding the death penalty. Courts can eliminate potential jurors who are not willing to vote for the death penalty in a capital case. If the judge believes that a juror 's feelings about the death penalty would impair his or her ability to judge the case and choose the punishment fairly, that juror will be dismissed "for cause." There is an unlimited number of "for cause" challenges and typically all jurors who say that they oppose the death penalty are excluded. Jurors who are not eliminated by the judge "for cause" because of their death penalty views can be eliminated
I yield to no one in the depth of my distaste, antipathy, and, indeed, abhorrence, for the death penalty, with all its aspects of physical distress and fear and of moral judgment exercised by finite minds.” Justice Blackmun voted against the death penalty for the policy reasons argued by counsel for the respective petitioners, expressed and adopted in the several opinions filed by the Justices who vote to reverse these judgments. According to Justice Blackmun Dissent opinions he have struggled with many cases involving the death penalty. The first case he struggles with was the Feguer v. United States. The defendant in that case was one of the last to be executed under federal auspices. Second Case was the Pope v. United States.
You are a savage man. It is very obvious from the crimes you have committed that we cannot let you hurt people more. We will keep you as long in the jail as we can until you tries to lift off your fingers.” The Judge did not give him a ‘Lifelong Restriction’ instead he jailed him for 20 years; for Donald’s involvement in cases of assault, abuse, rape and, sexual and serious assaults. He repeatedly made assault on his former two partners. One of the lady was severely injured from October 2009 to 2011.