One must assume that such extreme practices like the death penalty has to be unnecessary. If the cold-blooded killing of thousands does not lower premeditated murder, there is really no point (because let 's face it, the saying “eye for an eye” is childish and socially unacceptable). This same conclusion was agreed upon in a recent poll by almost 90% of the world’s criminological societies (Facts About the Death Penalty). However in all honesty, the argument against the death penalty doesn’t just stop at its redundancy, but also its
First-Degree Murder is the most serious crime that can be committed, punishable by the death penalty. Once someone commits this crime, they are forever known as a dangerous and terrible person. The decision to murder someone is usually conscious, but in some occasions the suspect can plead innocent for reasons of temporary insanity. In the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, a man decided to murder his neighbor because he was scared of the neighbor’s eye. When the police came to interrogate him, the man heard a heartbeat in his head.
The cost of the death penalty is ridiculous. Mainly the death penalty is against colored. The cost of the death penalty is far more expensive than the criminals that are in jail for life. Death of innocent people is caused by the death penalty, the government has mistakenly killed several people because they didn’t find enough evidence to prove innocent but after the death of the victim the government notice they had killed wrong, could you bring the dead back? Do people really deserve to die?
It becomes apparent that the standard for humane actions can be easily skewed with a majority of a social group being instilled with fear. Inhumane actions can easily seem humane if everyone believes it. In any case, murder is not accepted by the laws of society and is a cruel act of hate. In Malcom Gladwell’s work, he discusses the murderer Bernie Goetz, and how he was able to get away with murder, with his name in good standing, because he murdered what many people feared. Gladwell describes the way the people in the city perceive Goetz’ actions when he says “They seemed the embodiment of the kind of young thug feared by nearly all urban-dwellers, and the mysterious gunman who shot them down seemed like an avenging angle” (150).
For example, capital punishment is cruel, both physically and psychologically. People who might have been innocent have been executed. The electric chair is the most horrific methods of execution still being practiced in the United States. Death penalty is an example of how little our government values human life. Some protesters say that assisted suicide is unconstitutional, and bring up the 14th amendment of the Constitution.
Death Penalty, Constitutional or Not Imagine a family member of yours was unjustly framed with something he didn’t commit and he is sentenced to death penalty, how would you feel? Death sentence has been thrown back and forth with the argument that it is or it is not an acceptable way of punishing. Offenders are doing what they know best, breaking the law, but the government instead of fixing the problem by doing something better, the make it worse by taking another life from society, which can be considered a “crime”. The death penalty is currently being used by thirty-four out of the fifty in the United States. Death penalty often establishes the question, “Does the government have the right to take away someone’s life?” When death penalty claim another life, the people that get affected are the families of the ones being charged.
The law is there for a reason, to follow it, why doesn’t the law come into play for the death penalty? Killing people is a horrible thing to do, even if they did thoughtlessly murder a whole family in the middle of the night. It makes you just as bad as a killer then they
The electric chair, hanging, gas chambers, and death by firing squad are all unnecessarily inhumane and hence, in my personal opinion, should all be declared by the White House to be unconstitutional. According to the Preamble to the Constitution, every citizen is guaranteed the right to “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” and since the first few words guarantee life, the death penalty itself would, technically speaking, be unconstitutional. I aver that even a murderer may sometimes feel guilty about what he or she has done. Another reason against capital punishment as stated in, “The Innocent on Death Row,” demonstrates that sometimes even the innocent are sometimes put on death row, because Henry Lee McCollum, who was nineteen at the time he was tried, and his half-brother, Leon Brown, who was fifteen at the time he was convicted, were both convicted and sentenced to death. Ever since they were released, the death penalty was made illegal for minors and mentally handicapped
I think the massacre of the theatre in Aurora it was one of the horrifying and tragic gun shooting events that has happen in the United States, like the massacre in Sandy Hook. About James Holmes sentence I believe that he deserved a death penalty instead of the life sentence in prison, doesn’t matter if he is diagnose from mentally Ill. Probably he deserved to suffer in lifetime with the guilt of killing good citizens but he needs to pay for what his done to the victims of taking away their lives and affecting the victim’s families forever. I believe in Eye for an eye punishment, so this is my way of see about someone killing innocent people. You kill you pay in the same
The criminal called it a “thrill kill” he just wanted to feel the sensation of taking someone 's life. Actions like these should never be shown mercy regardless of age it is a horrifying image to imagine someone being brutally murdered for the sake of someone else 's pleasure as someone who is practically the same age as the offender this is incredibly difficult to stomach even more so to comprehend why anyone would think this action deserves a punishment