Death is a scary thing to think about, but it happens to every single human being and creature in this world. It is such a tragedy with the violent death of a loved one, but there really is nothing that can be done. All murderers and criminals need to pay for their actions, but the death penalty is not so effective and should be abolished. The death penalty has caused a division in the United States because of its fighting debates of getting rid of the death penalty. The death penalty is a capital punishment given to those who commit murder, treason, arson, and rape.
The criminal justice system offers death to the family of the victim and, in turn, destroys the defendant’s family. The families of the defendant are often ignored. Capitol punishment is a final sentence. There is no room for a mistake because once the execution is carried out there is no going back. Looking back, we see that the potential for innocent men to die exists, inmates must struggle to receive a fair trial, and that our society will suffer because of those who seek vengeance.
There are chances that the system might convict an innocent citizen. There is no way to mend the mistakes we make. “‘We’re only humans, we all make mistakes,”’ (“Capital Punishment”) is a frequently used expression, but is it as true as anything can be. Therefore, the fact that there is a chance of an innocent life to be condemned to death should be enough to abolish the death penalty, but it is not enough for our government. Additionally, according to Amnesty International “‘the death penalty legitimizes an irreversible act of violence by the state and will inevitably claim innocent victims.”’(“Capital Punishment”).
This was the hill where all the witches were hanged. After a witch was hanged, later that night, their family would usually take the body down and give it a proper burial. The Salem Witchcraft Trials were one of the most terrible times in the history of America. As you can see the chaotic Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692 were caused by superstition, the strict puritan lifestyle, religious beliefs, and hysteria.
Two reasons why euthanasia should be legal in Canada are: Many people believe that ill people, debilitated for life and in torturous pain basically live no life and suffer every hour, day, minute and second they live. The second reason is that the law in Canada considers euthanasia to be manslaughter as seen in the following quote, “One might expect euthanasia to be prosecuted as first-degree murder, because there is intent to cause death, which is the definition of murder, and the act is most often planned and deliberate, which is the definition of first-degree murder.” Euthanasia is simply a way to end a person’s agony, but should only be done if the individual specifically asks for it to be done. Every person that lives in pain deserves to have the chance to put it all to an end. Some people are debilitated and can’t even feed themselves. Everything in their life has to be done for them and with assistance.
Capital punishment is a problem that effects everyone. There is no way to dignify this cruel act when there are so many factors ruling against it. Not only is capital punishment unconstitutional but it also inhuman, a drain on tax payers money, and unfair on many levels. Innocent or guilty no one deserve to die under the botched unapproved toxins the prison systems are injecting into these death roll inmates. Capital punishment shouldn’t be abolished in some states, it should be abolished everywhere.
Capital crime is something that is meant for people that are found guilty of committing a serious crime, such as murder, rape, or theft. These are offences that should not be taken lightly but by killing the offender, the government is carrying about the action that they are trying to prevent. There are many other ways for the government to enforce federal laws that don’t involve the killing of an individual. After this person is executed, there is obviously nothing that can be done for the terrible mistake to be reversed. The death penalty should be abolished because it costs more money than life imprisonment, numerous innocent people are condemned to death row, and it is cruel and inhumane.
The death penalty is inhumane. One could say that the death penalty is inhumane because it takes a person’s life away in the form of revenge. For example, families of victims tend to be upset toward the suspect and want the ultimate revenge which is the death penalty. People have no right to want a murderer to be put to death because it is inhumane to decide another person’s fate and it lowers us to the suspect’s level. One could say that it is understandable where the families of victims are coming form on this issue and others should not judge them for that because the families are acting out of anger, but people have no right to decide if another person lives or dies.
The death penalty also every so often kills innocent people and goes against our rights and values. The death penalty should not be used as a deterrent to lower murder rates by the reasons of inefficiency, high expenses, extensive sufferings, murdering innocent people, and immorality. Capital punishment is the execution of a person convicted of a crime and it has been around since the eighteenth century. When the death penalty first came about, the different types of deaths were crucifixions, hangings, stoning, drowning, burning alive, decapitation, etc. Today, the different ways to die are not the same.
The Death Penalty in Canada and the USA The death penalty, also referred to as capital punishment, has been abolished in Canada since 1976, but still exist in a few American States. The last execution in Canada took place in 1962. I disagree with the death penalty for several reasons. My first reason is that I find it extremely inhumane to take someone's life in order to demonstrate the power of the law. Another reason for my disapproval of the death penalty, is the amount of money that it takes to put someone to death, as it would cost the same to keep an inmate in jail for life, as it would to put that same inmate to death.