That is why we are pro capital punishment or what we usually call death penalty. What is capital punishment you ask? Well, capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a legal authorization by the court to punish a person by taking away their life for committing a crime bound by life sentences such as murder. Throughout the years, capital punishment has been slowly introduced around the world with currently 57 countries still practicing it including United States of America. In 2016, at least 3,117 people were sentenced to death across 55 countries, which is the highest number to recorded in just a year.
Isn’t all the mass shooting and gun violence enough to show the government how much America needs more restrictive gun laws? Americans need to help make a change to keep more innocent people from dying. Too many lives are being taken because of violent shootings. According to everytownresearch.org, “On an average day 96 Americans are killed with guns. Additionally, on average there are nearly 13,000 gun homicides a year in the United States.” David Frum, Daily Beast and CNN contributor, stated, “About 200 Americans go to emergency rooms every day with gunshot wounds."
Till this day people are in shock that so many lives were shattered during a time-period. most Jews were killed until 1939 was in Poland about 91 percent of Jewish people were slaughtered and tortured, that is approximately 3 million Jews. An important theme of Night, written by a Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, is who experiences suffering and a bit of kindness. from a
That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013. King also mentions that no one in this country will care about police brutality until the police start killing white families, which clearly brings us to the assumption that almost all of the 660 victims have been criminalized and racially profiled (King para 1 & 2). This piled on top of the excuse of a government is an important factor to our existential
Emma Damare Professor Jones English 103 5 February 2018 Death Penalty: More Harmful than Helpful The death penalty has been around causing problems for decades, starting before the 1800’s and still creating issues today. The only people who gain anything from having the death penalty is the government. This is because they determine whether or not the inmate is “curable” from their possible mental sickness based on the crime they commit. Some inmates get out for good behavior or parole, but the rest aren’t given a second chance at life. Why is the death penalty a bad thing to have?
The capital punishment which is defined as the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime has been the most controversial issue in today’s society. According to Amnesty International, every day, prisoners including men, women, and even children face execution. In 1986, 68 countries discontinued the practice of the capital punishment, bringing the amount of non-death penalty countries to 111, far more than the 84 countries which maintained an active death penalty. It is claimed that capital punishment has to be abolished because it does not have the positive effect on deterring crime, restricts exoneration, and leads to racial and socio-economic discrimination. It is obvious that the death penalty does not prevent the crime since it has no positive effect on crime rates and does not make the country safer.
As a day passed, roughly ninety six American lives are lost due gun violence, and for every one person killed with guns, two others are injured. Nearly sixty percent of all gun deaths are from suicide. In the United States alone, there were about three hundred and fifty mass shootings in 2015, killing about 450 people and wounding 1,870 people. The United States alone spends over one trillion dollars per year defending itself from terrorism, but not even this cannot be stopped. To progress their anti-person agenda, the NRA solicits money to government officials and corrupts the government with faulty statistics and false news.
Iraq and the United States have gone through a power dynamic with them attacking us on 9/11, to us dropping about 26,000 bombs on them (and Syria). Though when the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 “during four weeks of fighting... 15 journalists and media workers died and two are still missing. Accidents killed some, but most died in combat” (DCOMM). When in war it is very hard to tell who is shooting guns and who is shooting pictures. Journalist 's are only sent
Among one of the most controversial issues in society, questions frequently pop up regarding the ethics concerning the death penalty. Today, I Barbara Terrell, will inform you all on why the death penalty should be abolished. My son was put to death for the 1992 murder of 70-year-old John Watson. But no hard evidence had proven he was at the scene of the crime and two testimonies were later found to be inaccurate. Yet on the 9th of December at 12:52 pm, my son took his last breath.
Fifteen thousand Americans dead, thirteen thousand from guns in twenty-seventeen, making sixty percent of murders involving guns. We are told over and over again, do not politicize events involving shoots. Americans, kids, adults, everyday people, how many more of them have to die before something is done? There is a need for gun control and the time to do it is now. Gun control will prevent more mass shootings, like it did in Australia and the United Kingdom, reduce murders drastically, as seen in other countries, and kill off donations to politicians, removing the political influence of guns.