Should Death Penalty Be Allowed

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In a span of just 41 years, a total of 1,468 people have been killed as a result of the ruthless death penalty (“Executions”). The death penalty, referred to as a capital punishment, is execution resulting from a conviction of a capital crime, a felony that is treated extremely serious that death may be appropriate to consider as one’s punishment. Although some states support death penalty, according to David Masci, a senior writer at Pew Research Center, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas are the only states that carry out executions (Masci). Death penalty should not be allowed because it requires extreme expenses, violates our 8th amendment rights, and is possible for an innocent person to be framed and sentenced to death. To start off, death penalty should be abolished because it requires large expenses from citizens and the punishment is not carried out right away. For the death penalty to be carried out, tax money has to be used. It costs an extra $1.6 billion to pay for death penalty to be performed, which comes from taxes (“Costs”). Also, criminals placed on the death row require $90,000 more compared to the amount required to…show more content…
Our amendment rights should not be neglected as it will just represent the wrong message to society. In addition, the death penalty also wastes a larger amount of taxpayers’ money compared to normal criminal punishments. Lastly, no research has proven that death penalty will lower the number of capital crimes, but has proven that innocent people may have been sentenced with the death penalty. Death penalties do not serve justice, but only serve as a disguise to mask cruelty. Reflecting on this research, I know that death penalty goes against righteousness in several ways, including the reasons stated
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