I am against the Death Penalty. I am against the Death Penalty, because the executioners kill people that turn out, innocent. ¨The prosecutor, who had a documented history of racial bias, said he could tell Hinton was guilty and evil just by looking at him. In Hinton 's case he was wrongfully tried for murder just by a person 's opinion, and his race, and his looks. They were prejudiced.
Us living in a america, were born to live a good life, if we have twisted people who want to try to corrupt and kill why should we allow that? We are putting people we love and care about at risk. If criminals think they could get away with one they are more likely to do it again studies show. 3 to 18 people could be saved from a guilty killer. If you put the death penalty in play criminals will more than likely think twice before doing a crime because they know at the end of the day they will have to pay for there actions.
The first death penalty laws were established in the eighteenth century making it so you could only be hanged for murder. The first recorded death penalty that took place was in 1608, it was Captain George Kendall. This execution took place in the new colonies, he was put to death because he was suspected of spying for Spain he was executed by a firing squad. Capital Punishment has not been proven to deter crime and opens the possibility of executing innocent people; finally, the Death Penalty/Capital Punishment can cause 2nd hand trauma to the victim and their family. Capital Punishment violates the 8th amendment, it is labeled as cruel and unusual punishment.
People of color have accounted for a disproportionate 43 % of total executions since 1976 and 55 % of those currently awaiting execution. A moratorium of the death penalty is necessary to address the blatant prejudice in our application of the death penalty. One can also notice the death penalty is disproportionately directed towards racial minorities and in many jurisdictions African Americans are subjected to Capital Punishment at a rate of 38% higher than all others (Ruts-Terrian). It can be argued when looking at the actual numbers of how many white people are on death row they outnumber the amount of black people on death row. However, when you look at the population density and how many people there actually are of each race in the United States African American people are disproportionately represented on death row.
Out of all pregnancies 4 in 10 babies are aborted. There are roughly 57 million unborn children that are killed in the U.S. alone. That is about 155 babies per hour and around 1 every 24 seconds. Some may disagree, but abortion is wrong for these reasons it is murder and murder is illegal, years after the abortion they will regret having the abortion and the woman may end up psychologically harmed. The first reason why it is wrong is it is murder because you are killing a living human maybe its not born yet but it is still alive.
When victims are being killed or injured, many of the families would want to make sure the criminal would attempt another crime. On the night of August 31, Kermit Alexander’s “...mother, sister and two nephews were cold-heartedly shot to death” (Top 10 Pro & Con Arguments). Putting an individual on this penalty would result in the person not harming anybody else, and gives the victim’s family a closure knowing the killer is gone. Additionally, a perspective on why the death penalty should not be eradicated is because of its deterrence. David Muhlhausen, a researcher says that “between executions and reduced murder rates...
A rape crime can harm multiple people. This crime can harm the parents of the victim as well as the victim. Of course the government would want to make the person who created more harm to suffer. Karla Faye Tucker was born november 18th 1959 and pronounced dead on february 3rd of 1998 because of the death penalty. She was the first woman to receive capital punishment.
In this case the opponents are the persons who would like to pack up the death penalty and dump it on the side of the road along with the rest of the misfits. They believe it is the most inhumane way to do things and we would be no better than a killer ourselves. “My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I'm killing somebody,” as stated by Steve Earle [Goodman]. Though in some sense this may be true, we are killing them in a much more humane way than they must have killed their terrified victims. As I earlier stated they are given opportunities their prey did not sustain.
Division in the idea of the United States using the death penalty has sparks several debates on whether the United States should continue to use the death penalty or ban it all together. The problems of the wrongful convicted being on death row, the supply of drugs to carry out executions, and if the death penalty violates the constitution. In the United States the death penalty has been used for centuries against criminals. During the 1800’s hanging and firing squads were used to dispense justice. In recent times, citizens wanted less cruel executions and to replace those with more pain-free options.
However, in modern times, debates over the death penalty question the morality and ethics of putting to death one who has committed the same act. Tensions have boiled over to point that many call for the eradication of the death penalty itself. While abolitionists of the death penalty make strong arguments in their favor, the death penalty offers an incentive for citizens to follow the law, gives the state the power to execute