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.
These criminals deserve the worst death penalty for breaking American laws. They know that there are consequences and that they will get caught in the long run. Now many people argue if the death penalty is constitutional and there have been many controversies over the death penalty. Argument is: Whether the United States should keep this punishment or abolish it completely. Very few nations such as The United States, Iran, China, and other nations leave the death penalty as an option depending on the victim then there are a few other nations that completely abolished the law of killing someone by using the death penalty.
Capital Punishment in America Jonathan Kelley Jr Capital Punishment in America In late news there has been an exceptionally disputable issue in regards to the utilization of the death penalty. Studies have shown that the most popular type of discipline to those on death row may not be as advantageous and effortless as once thought. Lethal injection could actually be excruciatingly painful to the prisoners that are put through it. This type of discipline took the spot of the hot seat back in the 1970s as the best type of execution. Those against the death penalty are as yet condemning the utilization of lethal injection today alongside whatever other type of execution.
Nationwide Display of Race Discrimination In essence, the death penalty is a punishment which is arbitrarily applied. There are no rules or guidelines for when a prosecutor should pursue the death penalty, when a jury should recommend it, and when a judge should order it. This lack of objective measurable standards ensures that the application of the death penalty will be discriminatory against racial, gender and ethnic groups. Racially biased decisions can easily enter the criminal justice system through the discretion given to prosecutors to selectively seek the death penalty in some cases but not others. The General Accountability Office (GAO), an independent nonpartisan agency review of race discrimination noted that “race of victim influence
This editorial piece argues that Frank Babic a double murderer could be released from jail after just 28 years. The targeted audience is to all adults it explains how people like him they should not be released to the streets. The tone of this piece is angry, disgusted and disappointed in the fact that the judge would only give 28 years to the a murder like this. The writer complains how an safe it would be if murderers are released from jail to easily. This affect the community and makes them feel scared and unsafe by the fact that this people are being released from jail, and if they are released what is stopping them from doing it
The person should be allowed to make their own decision based on their circumstances. Also, I believe there should be welfare reform because the welfare ( people who get money from the government ) system is being abused since there are too many people who are quite capable of working who are on the system. On the issue of gun control, I think there should be stricter gun control and not just anyone should be allowed to carry a gun. On the issue of tax cuts, I believe that the new president should give the American citizens and businesses a tax cut. 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.
Hangings were used in the past until the electric chair came along. Protesters find the chair to be cruel and unusual punishment and prefer the more recent lethal injection. Today, Antigone wouldn’t have been put to death and even if she was, her fate wouldn’t so cruel as to lock her in a tomb until she starves to death. The death penalty has been around for thousands of years and has always had its opponents. In contemporary times, morals and ethics are stronger than ever and people have the right to protest.
Culpability and the Death Penalty The death penalty and the qualifications for its sentencing continues to be a controversial topic in America, especially when it pertains to mental health inmates. The punishment of death is formidable, in states where the death penalty is allowed, as a comprehendible circumstance to deter an individual from a deviant behavior. If the person is capable of understanding the magnitude of the crime they are committing, then they are capable of comprehending the circumstances and consequences associated with that crime. However, if a person is incapable of understanding that same crime, and its implication, this is where the question of if they are deemed competent comes into play. The issue at hand as
The penalty of death is a very thought out process when it is subjected to a convict. The convict has to deserve the severity of the punishment and the courts cannot have any thoughts of the sentencing as unconstitutional for it to come into affect. Some arguments that were made that are for the death penalty, “gives closure for victim’s family who have suffered, creates form of deterrent crime, parole or escaped prisoners are given another chance to kill, and gives prosecutors another bargaining chip for plea bargain process” (Messerli). The constitutional arguments against the death penalty are, “financial costs of death penalty cost more than life in prison, appeals clog court system, why kill people who killed someone, innocent men and women may be put to death, and it does not bring the victim’s life back” (Messerli). The arguments for and against the death penalty are very strong arguments and could persuade a person’s mind to believe in both sides.