The only one without failed executions is the most intense one which is the firing squad. The second most successful execution is the electric chair with a fail
Forty years have gone by and I think it’s finally time we acknowledge the inconvenient truth; Capital punishment is not a fair means of punishment and disproportionately affects minorities. In the landmark Supreme Court case McCleskey v. Kemp, a study conducted by David Baldus, a late Iowa Law Professor, concluded that black defendants indicted for murder were convicted nearly twice as much as white defendants and black defendants who killed white people received the death penalty four times more often than black defendants who killed other black people. This argument was a highlight of the case, but did not stop the Supreme Court from ignoring the statistics regarding racial bias in capital punishment cases. A vote of 5-4 ruled that tendencies
According to a 2000 report by engineering statistician William Sturdevan, in Texas the general public is 5.3 times more likely to be arrested for violent offenses and 14 times more likely to be arrested for nonviolent offenses than concealed carry weapon permit holders. The Christian Science Monitor reported that “ the number of incidents in which concealed gun carries kill innocent people is a fraction of 1% of all gun related homicides. As one could see, concealed carry is a very important right in the US. This is why I think it important to be able to legally be allowed to conceal and carry a weapon or be able to own one for protection.
I hope you are having a pleasant afternoon ladies and gentlemen! Did you know that every year, per every population of 100,000 people about 1,400 black males and 900 white males commit suicide due to racism and discrimination? Did you know that only In Aurora, Colorado almost 400 black males committed suicide while roughly 200 white males died by the hand of racism? Did you know that due to discrimination amongst certain groups of people approximately 1,600 people commit suicide every single year? Getting discriminated for who you are is not a pretty walk in the park.
Moreover, the EEOC 's fourth-fifths rule indicates that "if the selection rate, which is the percentage of applicants who pass the test and are hired for one race, sex, or other protected class group is less than 80% of the selection rate for the protected class group that was more successful at passing the test, this is evidence of discrimination effects." (p.184) In this case it was demonstrated that 46% of new hires employees were women three years before the test and subsequently that the WST was introduced the percentage dropped to 15%, and by 2002 the rate continued to drop to 8%. The overall percentage of men who passed the test it was 97%, however the women who passed the test were
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.
The crimes are also pretty severe to have you be sent to death row, “The capital offenses include espionage, treason, and death resulting from aircraft hijacking. However, they mostly consist of various forms of murder such as murder committed during a drug-related drive-by shooting, murder during a kidnapping,murder for hire, and genocide.” There can be many reasons why you can be sent to death row. The question you need to ask yourself, is it worth taking the life of someone, or should we forgive and forget?
Out of the 337 cases where innocent men and women were wrongfully imprisoned nearly half of the true suspects were identified and convicted. The racial heritage of those who have been exonerated is fairly diverse, consisting of “206 African Americans, 104 Caucasians, 25 Latinos, and 2 Asian Americans” (The Innocence Project). (Transition) Although The Innocence Project has changed the lives of many who others would not afford them the opportunity to prove their innocence, they would not have been able to do so without the recent
The Exploitation of Race and Ethnicity in Society In the United States, there is a stark racial divide that has been going on for decades and continues to exist today. For example, a black male in America is 21 times more likely to be shot and killed by the police than a white male. Statistics like that pop up in the news every so often, promptly when a young, unarmed, black American is shot to death. I continue to ask not only why black Americans are killed so much more than white Americans, but why, in general, does this country have such harsh racial inequities?
The biggest disparity that was found was when a death penalty case involved a white victim and a black defendant. After reviewing the death penalty cases, there was an indication that “twenty-two percent of cases received the death penalty when a black defendant and white victim were involved….compared to only three percent when there was a black victim and white defendant involved.” The study broke this data down further and looked at the percentages of when a prosecutor seeks the death penalty. The study found that prosecutors sought the death penalty in “seventy percent of cases that involved white victims and black defendants and only nineteen percent when the roles were reversed.”
Between 1999-2016 there were more white victims than black killed by law enforcement , however, blacks only make up 12% of the population. Breaking it down, this shows that blacks are at a 3.5 times greater risk of being one of the 776 killed by police shootings. Are blacks becoming the victims of these shootings? What might have caused these statistics? Recent studies show minimal to no consequences for misconduct
Fresno County is located in the central regions of California (CA). Current estimates put the population at around 965,000 which represents a huge 20% increase over the last 14 years. Most of the population growth came from the Hispanic and Asian communities, which now represent over 33% of the total population. Given the County 's proximity to both Sacramento and Los Angeles, they too suffer from a large number of crimes and death related to drug abuse and addiction. Startling Statistical Information About Drug Abuse in Fresno County, California While Trust for America 's Health reported the state of California has the 15th lowest fatality rate (10.6 out of every 100,000 people) from drug overdose, the number is quite misleading considering the vast population of the state.
(Michelle Alexander, 2010:58) The three strikes law targeted the communities affluent with minority groups. At the turn of the 21st century the majority that entered the prison system were African Americans and Latinos. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) The reason behind mass incarceration was due to the crack down on the deteriorating communities where the majority of minorities lived. Authors Scott Ehlers, Vincent Schiraldi and Jason Ziedenberg of Still Striking Out: Ten Years of California’s Three Strikes (2004) report that African Americans in prison because of the three strike law is higher per every 100,000 African American than Whites and Latinos in California. (U.S. Census Bureau
2. What Supreme Court decision and laws ended de jure segregation? How? As the U.S. industrialized and urbanized during the 20th century, a series of social, political, and legal processes and ultimately destroyed Jim Crows segregation.
The Death Penalty: Is it Right? In 1972, the Supreme Court was evaluating a criminal case, Furman v. Georgia. In this case the defendant, William Henry Furman, was burglarizing a house when he was discovered by someone. In attempt to flee, he tripped and accidently set off the gun, killing the person that discovered him.