Each year in many countries around the world people are murdered in the name of “justice”. But can justice really include a sanitised form of revenge? Many people are for the death penalty regardless of what it actually is. A major way that the death penalty is flawed is shown in the amount of innocent people who are sentenced to death. In the U.S.A alone since 1973 130 innocent people have been sentenced to death(1) and in the last two years evidence has come up that indicates four men previously thought to be guilty may have actually been innocent and put to death(3).
Brian Keith Teller. That name probably doesn’t ring any bells for any of you. That’s because he is one out of the hundreds of innocent people that have been killed through capital punishment. And not only that, but he was my son. Today, I Barbara Teller, will inform you all on why the death penalty should be abolished.
Another was the death of a 60-year-old black man named John Dukes, who was killed by whites in revenge for Dukes shooting a white constable. Dukes was hanged and even set on fire by the mob. Because of these events, and many other previous ones, Senator Wagner requested that the federal government do something. However, the Attorney General said that they could not become involved in state government issues, unless the federal government allowed it. What was even more disappointing was the fact that no anti-lynching bill had been passed on the federal level.
With tax payers having a increase of 90,000 per year with the death penalty being put to use. That goes into saying killing people is morally wrong, killing people makes the U.S. look like murders who we despise so much. Why kill someone that has killed a person to show killing is wrong. “One innocent family has to suffer the fierce enforcement of their loved one lost. So why make another family feel the burden of their loved one being put to death by state.
The man‒ coincidentally named Ronald‒ said in his trial that the song was describing his own life. This was not taken seriously in court, and the man received a 50 year sentence; Slipknot’s “Wait and Bleed” was front and center at a school murder
Holmes was convicted on 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder for the 2012 Aurora shooting that killed 12 people and injured 70 others. He had no known criminal record prior to the shooting. “We believe that the death penalty is morally wrong, especially when the condemned is mentally ill,” his parents had written in a letter. “He is a human being gripped by severe mental illness. We realize treatment in an institution would be best for our son.
All across America, an epidemic of law enforcement perverting their power over the people has broken out. Statistics show that, every eight hours, someone’s life is taken away by the very people who are supposed to protect it. An African-American man is about twice as likely to be executed by an officer as a Caucasian man, whether they pose a threat or not. Jess Colarossi from ThinkProgress.org reported that, “several Delaware police officers wound up fatally shooting the wheelchair-bound man.” This man, Jeremy McDole, was adjusting himself in the chair, with no weapon on him, and nevertheless the police found it compulsory to shoot a man incapable of even dressing himself in the morning. The thought processes that went through the minds of these officers is inconceivable.
This story makes me think about OJ Simpson, he was acquitted for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, but a year later he lost a civil suit to their parents which essentially made him guilty of the murders. But long before either jury had a chance to vote on his innocence or guilt he was found guilty in the “court” of public opinion. The public opinion vote will haunt Simpson through his entire life, people will always see him as guilty and think he got away with murder. Much like OJ, the chief will have the “court” of public opinion to contend with the rest of his career in Pamlico county. Whether the chief is innocent or guilty, this will tarnish his reputation and people may not trust him the way they once did.
It is so emotional that "they are not even called Mexicans when they found dead, they called ILLEGAL aliens or illegals." Even though the article starts with the story of de haro telling how he got shot dead, it talks overall the Mexicans sad life on the border and after they got in to U.S. Their life is not even worth to life of a dog or a used car. I think the authors did a good job or explains a lot on pathos part making it so emotional by using the word dehumanization relating to the case of a guy who was fined a three years sentence for killing a dog. However, the life of de haro was not even equal to the life of that
Holding Police Accountable for their Killings of Unarmed People of Color Fruitvale Bart Station is where I begin and end my day. The infamous platform in Oakland, California where bart police murdered Oscar Grant, a fully restrained unarmed African American who was celebrating New Year 's Day with his friends and girlfriend. Johannes Mehserle, the police officer involved in the shooting was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Thus, having to spend the minimum two years in prison but being he had time served he only would only spend seven months in jail with possible bail. Murder?
One of the lady was severely injured from October 2009 to 2011. The other was stabbed with a fork, knife and a gun on head from 1994 to 1998. Jeffery was previously imprisoned for firearms offences. This time he was not even guilty on his crimes, thus Judge decided to slam him for his conduct by giving him a life sentence. The barbaric person should not roam in public as his a threat to their life and
But, the story is coming to an end soon. In the article “James Holmes found guilty of murder in Colorado Theater shooting” the journalist wrote “The jury also found Holmes guilty of attempted murder on all of the 140 counts against him for the 70 people wounded in the shooting. Additionally, he was found guilty of one count of possession or control of an explosive or incendiary device”. Life in prison without parole is a punishment while death penalty is only an execution. Death penalty may be too barbaric and too expensive.