Green's Argument In Favor Of The Death Penalty

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6 in 10 americans favor the death penalty for convicted murderers.There is no question that killing another person is the most heinous crime that one can commit. Yes, most prisoners convicted in death row are murders but there has been cases where someone innocent has been wrongly executed. For example, of this failure is the case of Roosevelt Green, who was executed in Georgia for the kidnapping and murder of a young woman. According to author David Bruck, "Green swore that his companion shot her . . . after Green had left and that he knew nothing about the murder. Green 's claim was supported by a statement his accomplice made to a witness". Roosevelt Green was executed despite witness testimony that he had nothing to do with the murder of…show more content…
Unfortunately, our justice system is not always accurate and faulty cases slip through the cracks. Families of innocent people should not be made to suffer for the inadequacy of the death penalty. Capital punishment poses a large risk to innocent people and their families.courts can sentence murderers to life without parole, why not get rid of the death penalty? The death penalty is the most horrible punishment of execution that the united state of america has allowed. It seems that our government is being hypocritical when it states that capital punishment is allowable because, after all, the criminal did murder an innocent victim, and therefore should be killed. This is known as the "eye-for-an-eye, and tooth-for-a- tooth theory." The death penalty is morally wrong, very expensive, and…show more content…
there has been statistic that state that most inmates that spend more time in prison get some kind of education and become religious. In the bible it states in the verse 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Which means that if a sinner which would be the inmate ask for forgiveness they will be forgiven by god. If god can forgive and welcome a killer with open hands, who are we to judge and belittle others.who are we to decide on a human being life? The death penalty is very expensive. Defense costs were about three times as high in death penalty cases and prosecution costs were as much as four times higher than for non-death penalty cases. according to a report released by the National Bureau of Economic Research, "The Budgetary Repercussions of Capital Convictions," by Katherine Baicker. Counties manage these high costs by decreasing funding for highways and police and by increasing taxes. I believe that the death penalty should be banished.Instead of spending our money on unnecessary things like the death penalty we should spend it on something more useful and rewarding for example better schools or
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