Bryan Stevenson never knew what could happen and he was full of fear of the possibility of jail time or death. Herbert Richardson was a mentally ill person who didn’t get the help he needed, and due to that, he killed little girl and was executed. During that time, the mentally ill lost most of its funding, and because of that, those who needed help couldn’t get it. Richardson and other mentally ill people didn’t have much money and lived in poverty. Without justice, the world would become nothing but poverty, despair and fear, and the only ones who wouldn’t be affected are the
The death penalty is an ineffective method of punishment for criminals because it is not ethical, it does not stop crime, and innocents could be killed. Firstly and most obviously, the death penalty is wrong and unethical. Lethal injection is the type of punishment most used today, goes against the constitution, and is incredibly cruel. While it is perhaps less cruel than older forms of execution, such as the electric chair, it is still very unconstitutional. In an article about lethal injection, the author states,“The current use of lethal injections constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, which is prohibited by the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution” (Lethal Injection).
In contrast, Thoreau begins his essay by criticizing the government system, and he believed that government is ineffective because of the stringent and barbarous laws. And he indicates his point when he mentions, “that government is best which governs not at all.” Thoreau implies that he is frustrated with the government system and he believes laws are no longer effective because they misused their power and appeared with harsh laws for people such paying exorbitant taxes and if people are unable to pay the taxes they locked them inside the jail and destroy their property. Therefore, Thoreau ends up with going jail because he refuses to pay the tariffs. Moreover, he does not like machinery citizen because they do not question over government intention. The connotation of the machine is these people follow government decision without questioning them like a machine who does not ask a question, and they just continuously do things.
Every execution risks killing an innocent person” (2005). I agree that the death penalty is inhumane and should be abolished; no one deserves to be killed, even those who have killed. However, I also feel that the death penalty solves nothing because all the government or state does is end the person’s life. This means they don’t get to learn from what they have done; they don’t receive punishment. It is better that the prisoner be sentenced to life so that they could ‘feel’ dead, but still have to live in a confined space for the rest of their lives, thinking about what got them there in the first place.
I do not fathom it, why am I persecuted here? I cannot offer one proposition but there be a howling riot of argument. I have often wondered if the Devil be in it somewhere; I cannot understand you people otherwise.” (Miller, 30) His dislike influenced other people of the village to question Parris’s authority such as Giles Corey. His death had the most influential impact on the village because when he passed away, Parris and the trials are overthrown which may signify his impact on the society. This frees the next generations of the corrupt minister and the unjust
That took a big turn when he was proven wrong by Valjean when he didn’t take revenge on him and set him free because it went against all of his beliefs that’s why Javert told Valjean to “take your revenge” (pg. 264). because he knew he couldn’t live knowing he was set free by a criminal let alone the one he had spent most of his life trying to catch. After Valjean let Javert go he couldn’t understand why someone he thought was so bad would do something so nice for someone who could easily be considered an enemy in the eyes of a criminal like valjean. These thoughts ate and ate at him, they made him question if he had wasted his whole life doing the wrong thing.
John Proctor defies the church by forgetting the adultery commandment, a major sin that is punishable by death. This causes tension between him and Judge Danforth who believes Proctor is guilty of adultery because of his affair with Abigail Williams. Danforth begins to conceive that Salem citizens can not only carry out sins and break away from the church, but from the government as well. This is perceived as a personal fear, but it’s the actions Danforth carries out that makes the fear spread among the community. He questions those who are convicted, and punishes them without a proper trial.
The sale of poison for any cause during the Elizabethan era was illegal and punishable by death. During Romeo’s time in Mantua, he started to plot a way to get back to Verona and get Juliet back. In Mantua, Romeo purchased a vile of poison to kill himself if he is unable to get Juliet back. Since the sale of poison is illegal and punishable by death, he finds a poor apothecary that will do anything for money and has him make a batch of his strongest poison for Romeo. The apothecary responds to his responds with “My poverty but not my will consents” (5.1, 75).
Therefore, abolishing the death penalty will not influence anything. As a matter of fact, it is just a huge waste of resources. One of the most argued reasons for why the death penalty should be gotten rid of permanently is fairness. In many different cases regarding the death penalty, people are wrongly killed. African Americans, hispanics, and other various races are statistically prosecuted more severe.