Some of these reasons are that the death penalty is more expensive then a life in prison sentence, also they believe that the death penalty may result in innocent people getting executed. A third reason why death penalty opponents oppose the death penalty is biased to minorities and impoverish people. I am on the side that opposes the death penalty because I belive that tax payers should not have to pay extra to keep criminals on death row. ("Death Penalty." Issues & Controversies On File: n. pag.
However, if there is someone’s life at risk, mistakes are not a good idea. The death penalty is a form of murder performed on the government’s behalf. As the United Nations, we have taken pleasure in our government with its truth and justice. It is sad to know that we, as people, consider our government fair, yet the same rules that apply to us do not apply for them. If someone kills a person he or she will be punished, but the government can kill people not only without punishment, but it is also enforced.
California should remain this as a useful method of punishment for murder and other terrible crimes. There is nothing worse than losing a loved one. Capital punishment is not just about taking revenge on the person that caused pain, but it’s a method that California should continue to use in order for there to be direct consequences. Even if the person that committed the crime has a life sentence in prison this already cost a large amount of money for taxpayers. Execution is the best method to eliminate the person that committed the crime.
The fact remains the same someone has lost their life so the person responsible needs to be punished and the punishment should fit the crime. Our society should not abolish the death penalty simply because of rocky statistics. Americans have to keep the death penalty in place because it isn’t worth finding out if all the statistics are correct or incorrect. Please help fight to keep the death penalty a lawful punishment in the United States and bring it back to every state. It’s the only way to keep people from committing these horrible acts against innocent human beings.
Taxpayers shouldn’t have pay for inmates just because they want to pursue a goal while they’re locked up. Prison isn’t a playpen, it’s a punishment. If private sponsors want to support them, that’s fine, but people shouldn’t have to reward a criminal for their mistakes. Perhaps the strongest argument against a death sentence is that innocent people can be and have been killed. In the movie “The Exonerated”, a film based on true events, the ordeals of six formerly condemned inmates are discussed, among them Sonia Jacobs, whose husband Jesse Tafero was wrongfully executed in 1990.
I do not believe this to be true, I believe that long-term imprisonment is what criminals are not afraid of. It is said that the death penalty encourages and legitimizes unlawful killing. But let’s think about it “murder, is unlawful and undeserved while the death penalty is lawful and deserved for unlawful act.” Imprisonment will never be a harsh enough punishment because they live off of our taxes, and it is sad to say that we are paying to keep these criminals alive. But most religious people will argue that capital punishment is breaking one of the Ten Commandments but the bible also says that “it is an eye for an eye.” That statement does not mean that when a person does something to you, you do it back but God put rules and people on this earth and gave them choices to make and I feel that if you truly love your brothers and sisters within this world the death sentence is appropriate because your are keeping them from hurting any other people. So many non-supporters of the death penalty say they are against it because of racial discrimination, or how it treats humans as like animal, or that it is cruel and unusual, or that retribution is another word for revenge and therefore they believe that life imprisonment is a just enough punishment.
I feel it adversely is shown and sought out to enhance the value of human life by demonstrating the old saying “an eye for an eye.” If government were to lower the penalty of murder it would portray that the victims’ loss of life was less significant than that of the murderer. Some opponents feel that a life sentence in prison is a far worse punishment than death. If this is true, then why do so many convicted prisoners put on death row try to appeal and get a lesser sentence? These prisoners who committed the same act outside prison walls are now facing death with no alternative, as their victim had, and aren’t ready to answer to the consequences. In the case of Stephanie Benton, I saw this with my own eyes.
On the issue of the death penalty, I believe that the criminals who have purposely killed people for no reason should be given the death penalty because if they go out on parole they would more than likely kill again. Another issue that is of concern is education for illegal immigrants, I believe that illegal immigrants should be sent back home, not be educated here because that is using up the American citizens tax
Capital Punishment Some people question the death penalty as to wether or not it is cold blooded murder or just an equal punishment for one who commits murder. Should there be any exceptions, such as minors or people with mental retardation. Televised executions should be completely out of the question. Also some question wether or not the criminal should be lethally injected or be given the same punishment as his victim. There’s a claim that it is more expensive for the state to execute a criminal than to incarcerate them for life.
Banning guns will take away yet another piece of people’s liberty, which is another step to socialism and totalitarians (Messerli). Some individuals say that just because there is a gun control does not mean that criminals will actually not use guns. Carrying a concealed weapon increases the chance of a confrontation escalating and becoming lethal. When afraid, intoxicated, or untrained in conflict resolution is when most firearms are being used