Abolish Death Penalty

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The death penalty has been a part of the judicial system for many years. It is the legal process where the state court system orders execution of a person for a crime he or she committed. A death penalty crime is a horribly brutal and violent crime most people cannot even imagine. These crimes consist of acts like serial killing, mass murder, and other crimes of violent killing. However, Espionage and treason neither are brutal or violent and are considered a death penalty offense. Since 1976, there has been roaring debates over whether capital punishment should be abolished. Currently, there are 31 states that uphold the death penalty. Not all 31 States actively seek the death penalty. Some of those states have not tried a death penalty case…show more content…
I myself find that the facts supporting to abolish the death penalty outweigh any reason to continue to uphold it. With a broken judicial system leading to death row. It is littered with racial and economic hardships inadequacies and flaws innocent people are being sentenced to death court systems bottlenecked with motions and procedures that only prolong the impending doom. Many People argue that the worst of the worst of the worst should be put to death and that there is no reason to hold out with hopes that they will change. Other argue that the we must keep the death penalty for a deterrent. when we examine these facts a little closer we can see that these facts show a broken system leading to a death verdict determined by a group of people given a short one-sided story. We can begin by looking at the argument of the deterrent factor this is one of the biggest and most popular reason many people claim reason to uphold the death…show more content…
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. Rutz terrain also states it is more likely for a jury to convict and sentence to death a black man over a white man and it is more likely that the prosecuting attorney will ask for a death penalty verdict if the defendant is black. She also states the even more so alarming matter, of the death penalty is upheld in predominantly white Counties and sought after by all white court systems. The jurisdictions with the highest percentages of minorities on its death row are U.S. Military,
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