Barry Scheck Death Penalty

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Death Penalty Nearly half of Americans say that the death penalty is not imposed often enough (Newport). Yet the number of executions in America continues to drop. There was about half the number of executions in 2009 than 1999 (Thornburgh). Some say that the death penalty should not be used at all because we are not sure if the person is guilty. In fact, the death penalty needs to be imposed more often because it prevents the murders of innocent people, and the punishment should fit the crime. Vivacious opponents of the death penalty claim that it is unfair because no one can ever be sure that someone is guilty. One such opponent Barry Scheck started the Innocence Project, which uses DNA evidence to prove that convicted criminals
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