Why Do We Kill People

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“Why do we kill people, who kill people, to show that killing people is wrong”. Fair enough as it might seem, but what is the ground for the opposition to the death penalty? It is asserted that death penalty is unjust, Tax Payer waste too much money, and it is a breech of biblical principles in our society. In the U.S. in 2010, 129 people on death row have been released with proof that they were wrongfully convicted.DNA, available have justify most of these convictions. I can’t guarantee we won’t execute innocent people. If someone is convicted and later found innocent you can release him from prison, but not from the realm of their graves.Imagine being ready to die. On January 7, 1988, at 3:19 a.m., Texas began to execute murderer Robert Streetland by pumping lethal drugs into his vein. Before he was pronounced death seven minutes later, the telephone rang in the death chamber. The governor’s office had received word that the united States Supreme Court was ready to consider a new motion of appeal.in the words of a prison spokesman,”the Supreme Court wanted to know where we were in the process,but by then it was too late”. Even if we put aside the issues of innocent people getting executed, inefficiency in our justice system is corrupted. Tampering with evidence is nothing strange to us, especially in Jamaica so, “Why not confined them to hard work and labor, to make a positive imprint on our society?” However,the average death penalty case is appeal three times. This means that the taxpayers must pay for the same trial to be heard three times. This is a very expensive practice. Also, the average convicted murderer spends 12 years on dead row. If supporters of the death penalty are positive enough to kill the person for committing the crime, shouldn’t the supporter be confident enough to execute them in a timely manner? Why spend the taxpayer’s money keeping
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