Death Penalty: An American Controversy Analysis

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Capital Punishment: An American Controversy The death penalty is an issue that has the United States quite divided. While there are many supporters of it, there are many who oppose to the ideal of putting a criminal to death. As of right now, there are thirty-three states in which the death penalty is legal and seventeen states that have abolished it. Although the opponents of capital punishment believe this to be immoral and non-productive, advocates of capital punishment have proven it costs the government less as opposed to life imprisonment without parole and the death penalty gives closure to the victim 's families who have suffered so much. The amount of people serving life sentences without parole is continue to flourish as the years pass. About 162,000…show more content…
Even though 33 states have methods of execution, which are lethal Injection, electrocution, lethal Gas, firing squad, and hanging, but the still have lethal injection as their primary method. The last time electrocution was used was on Januray 16, 2013. Death caused lethal injections are not painful. Lethal injections and many anesthetics has a lot of the same ingredients, which shows that anesthesia can also kill someone if used excessively. Also, if the death penatly becomes illegal nationwide, it violates the 10th amendement, which states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This means thats the governement does not have the right to restrict punishments any state wants to place, making the death penatly projected by the 10th
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