SAY NO TO DEATH PENALTY
The Death Penalty Has been a very controversial topic ever since it came about in the 1770's. There have been people wrongfully accused and been out to death and later were innocent, other haven’t died from being electrocuted. Some believe it is morally wrong for someone to be killed after murdering another “Two wrongs do not make a right” sort of thought, but also it is said to be Constitutionally wrong. There are many other factors including costs, race, and income also play a role in the Death Penalty.
The Death Penalty is considered morally wrong to many people because of the simple fact that no person deserves to die by electric chair or lethal injection. Many people may argue an “eye for an eye” but just because you killed someone does not mean you deserve the Death Penalty, the person could have life in prison. Not only is it thought to be morally wrong but it was ruled unconstitutional in 1972 by the Supreme Court. So we know that at least the United States thought it was wrong to use Capital Punishment. When people get put on death row some stay on death row for twenty years and more than 113 people that have been put on death row have been exonerated from 1973-1995 which is 63% of people. “Death is...an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality, and its enormity”[(Furman v. Georgia, 408 U.S. 238, 257 (1972)].
The Death Penalty costs are just ridiculous in my opinion, it costs 2 million dollars just in fees to try a death penalty case. The appeal costs 700,000 dollars in legal fees and the execution itself costs nearly 1.2 million dollars. Florida spent just about 57 million dollars with only 18 executions between the years 1973-1998. Even costing these outrageous prices and the economy doing the way it is rihgt now people still think it is the best way to deal with the criminals that murder others. When murders could spend life in prison and it would only cost about 1.2 million dollars. So I do not...