The Death Penalty

The Death Penalty

´╗┐The death penalty also known as the Capital punishment has been an issue that we have dealt with for years, and as the years go by, many other states are starting to make the death penalty legal. Many people often question whether it's fair or not to continue with the death penalty. Some argue that the death penalty is merely to fulfill a desire for revenge and would like it to be abolished and some argue that the prisoner should have to suffer just like the victims did and are all for this cruel punishment. It is said that since Colonial Times 13,000 people have been executed in the United States. I have had the issue of the death penalty brought to my attention many years ago by a family friend whos brother was murdered. Her family anxiously awaits for the day to come when his killer is to be put to death. The family disagrees with the death penalty and so do I. I personally feel that the court system should discontinue the death penalty. I believe that it is the ultimate denial of human rights. The death penalty only allows us to extend the pain. It allows us to continue to blame one another and to turn against one another. Although the death penalty punishes them for what they already done, it's unclear that the murderer has the same right to live as their victim.
In this paper I will argue the importance for people to see that the death penalty is wrong. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state in the name of justice. It violates the right to life and it is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. There is currently a legal sentence in 32 states,[1] and in the federal civilian and military legal systems. There are many different reasons to why some states still have the death penalty. One reason is the amount of money it costs to keep the prisoner alive. Many people say that it's cheaper to send a person on death row than to keep a criminal in for imprisonment without a possibility for parole. Another...

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