Timothy Evans was wrongly convicted with the murder of his wife and daughter, and was therefore executed for a crime he had not committed and was further given a royal pardon in 1966. An argument against this view would be that Capital Punishment saves more lives than it takes. Recent studies show that for every inmate put to death, 3 to 18 murders are prevented. However if the justice system did not have the death penalty, there would be far higher death rates of innocent people than there are currently. Personally I think the argument that more lives are saved
During Elizabethan Era, the punishments given out for certain crimes were often brutal and ruthless. Criminals were handed out their punishments depending on how severe their crimes were. There were a variety of punishments given out, but only a few were frequently used. The torture among the different classes were given out depending on people's role in society. Criminals were some the worst people with their crimes ranging from larceny to manslaughter.
It is unconstitutional, and there are even precedents set, to set certain boundaries within racial profiling. Under our law,“...every person is innocent until proven guilty. When officials use profiling, they are indirectly blaming entire communities because a few among them have committed horrible crimes. Not only is that wrong, but it 's also a waste of law-enforcement resources.”(Kaenel). It is said that every person is innocent until proven guilty, and not the other way around.
(475e) The pain of guilt has affected many people realizing that they did more pain to themselves than the sufferer that was inflicted pain. Issues today have shown both side into suffering and doing injustice. Black people are being targeted by white police because blacks appear to be frightening thus causing innocent black lives casualties. Racial issues cause racial tensions that lead to doing injustice and suffering from it. Clearly shooting an unarmed black male was not the best decision however the decision of shooting an innocent unarmed black person will haunt them for the rest of their life.
"When you look at individual counties with high murder rates, you find large areas with few murders,"  this fact I don 't find hard to believe because, I think, with smaller areas, it 's easier to have connections and know people, therefore, there would be more fights and beef between people, resulting in chaos and deaths. Then again, it 's also hard to believe because I 'd imagine that small areas would have people getting along with one another much more easily, but no, people have to be stupid and mindless and kill others for chaotic reasons, especially when it comes to gangs. Finally, another surprising fact stated was, "Suburban households are 28.6 percent more likely to own guns than urban households" . When ever I think suburban, I imagine rich and sophisticated people who all get along and go to each others houses and having neighborly dinners and brunches. Not people who are terrified for their lives so need to keep a hang gun in their night stand drawer at all times.
The purpose of the rebellion was to rebel against the people who enslaved them with the use of violence. The murders were rebellious, however some of the more unnecessary acts of violence were more than rebellious, they were vengeful. Most of the murders happened quickly, without noise so that they were systematic and calculated. However the murder of Mrs. Williams was less than systematic: the members of the rebellion could have killed her while she fled, rather than dragging her back and forcing her to see her husband’s dead body. This example of violence emphasizes the atrocious aspects of an event that can still not be considered an atrocity given the justification of the
Firstly, the punishments for crimes were too harsh and are unusual and foreign to a modern society. The death penalty for a crime is listed more than 30 times throughout the code and for situations which are considered to be a minor crime nowadays. An article from the Code is: “If anyone is committing a robbery and is caught, then he shall be put to death.”, when compared to how in some European countries thieves when caught red-handed are not allowed to be hurt as they might have an important reason for committing the crime, it shows how ruthless the Code can be when compared to present-day. Secondly, the father of a family is the ruler, and anyone opposing the father can be punished severely; “If a son strikes his father, his hands shall be hewn off.” is an article in the set of laws. Last but not the least, the laws were unequal and varied according to social class and gender.
This is because the criminal got away with a sentence barely equating to what he did in the first place, which I find disgustingly unjust and unacceptable. Although the prospect of people getting abused and mistreated seems wrong and unfair, the crimes they committed justify their treatment. If you break the rules, you must suffer the consequences. However, there is a fine line between giving them what they deserve and treating them so badly they are dehumanised and I believe guards in Shawshank took it too far. An example of this is when young prisoner Tommy is shot dead as a precaution.
People would not be able to get away with such a cruel action towards other humans, that they might of been allowed to in the Elizabethan era times. Why in the world were punishments for crimes so cruel during the Elizabethan era? In this time period, punishments were a lot more harsh than they are now. People kill others in this time and just get sentenced to life in prison, they are still fed and have shelter. Torture then at that time was used to punish a person for his or her crimes, intimidate them and the group to which he or she belongs, gather information, and/or obtain a confession.
In the 1930s, if a black man was on trial there was a ample chance he would be convicted even if evidence proved he was innocent. Throughout history humans being prejudice and bias have affected the lives of thousands of people; some ending with favorable outcomes while others weren’t so fortunate. Within the book To Kill a Mockingbird the readers learn that prejudice and bias people outnumber the understanding and kind. One decision or in this case twelve decisions decide the fate for an unfortunate man. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee reveals that people often follow their biases and prejudices rather than the truth.
So far in 2016 white criminals account for 71% of police officer killings. How is it possible that a crime that often demands the death penalty has an overwhelming percentage of White perpetrators, yet these same people are executed much less frequently? The answer is that if the system was not racist, these results would be impossible. Many supporters of the death penalty often cite the “eye for an eye argument,” meaning that if someone kills another individual, the murderer should suffer execution. This argument, although not the most peaceful, is undoubtedly the most fair way of going about things, assuming of course there are no outside factors that would make the results biased.