Does this mean that we should throw out the death penalty because people, who did not really deserve to die, were killed? No, we have changed the laws, and no one gets the death penalty unless they deserve to die. Capital punishment should stay around. Yes, there are some maldistributions on the way it is opposed on a person, but those maldistributions are imposed on guilty people. Capital punishment is feared by potential murderers because once it is ordered on them they are not coming back.
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. For example, no one has the right to judge another person but God. An average person should not put themselves at a higher power. In the World Medical Jour... ... middle of paper ... ...lks about how the death penalty may stop some criminals from committing erroneous acts but not the majority of them. In conclusion, the death penalty is inhumane because it goes against the constitution and violates the eight amendment by showing cruel and unusual punishment towards people who have been put on death row.
There are no benefits to killing a criminal who committed an awful crime. The state/country loses money, the criminals get an easy way out of their situation, people can be wrongly executed (which is irreversible), and it goes against God’s will of a natural death. These are all negative things that the death penalty brings about. For these reasons, the death penalty should be abolished for all states and all countries around the world.
The death penalty also serves as retribution because in a just society, if someone takes a life, then they should give up their life. Abolitionist against the death penalty feel it is immoral, applied unfairly, and serves to sanction revenge instead of retribution. Many people believe that the death penalty is immoral because it is not right to kill someone. According to Thurgood Marshall, capital punishment violates the Eight Amendment because it is morally unacceptable to people of the United States. In judging whether or not a given penalty is morally acceptable, most courts have said that the punishment is valid unless it shocks the conscience and sense of justice of the people.
In conclusion, the Stand Your Ground Law does not help out our society in any good way and is also letting more criminals off easily. This law is misused and not understood right; people are using this law as an excuse for killing people. Even though, I understand where the other view on this topic is coming from I do not believe this law should continue to be in effect. Furthermore, they should stop using this law in the states that allow this as a law or they should still have a punishment for the person that killed some. All in all, I believe this law should be taken out and not used anymore as an excuse for killing someone
It could be on accident, out of self-defense, out of mental instability, or pure revenge. You can’t give the death penalty to all of these people because their intensions were all different. The mentally unstable person should not be sentenced to death because it is possible that he or she was completely unaware of their actions and should be admitted into an institution. They will be punished in other ways and society will still get justice from it. Killing out of self-defense is never questioned for the death penalty, yet the outcome is still the same; a person is dead.
Just because someone has killed does not mean it is okay to take their life; that just means more murder and more murderers. We might as well call ourselves the murderers. No matter the reason or how bad the crime, taking a life should never be the conclusion, nor a decision even worth considering. Capital Punishment is a cruel and unnecessary punishment; it should be illegal in the United States for multiple reasons. Capital Punishment is awful and inhumane.
I agree, and do not think it is fair for someone who murdered and raped innocent people should be able to have these luxuries. The death penalty isn't necessarily the answer though. Inmates shouldn’t have the privileges of watching television, and should have more of a punishment. The opposing group presented their ideas and examples that supported why the death penalty is wrong, and non-effective. One thing they mentioned was that we do not have the resources, nor the money to make 100% sure that someone is guilty of the crime they are accused of.
The people of this country have come to the realization that capital punishment should be removed from our state 's legislature because it is does not prevent crime, it does not bring those who died back to life, and can easily be replaced with life without parole. The death penalty, stemming from both its brutal past and ineffective present, is a controversial and complex topic that all over the United States is becoming more clear that it is not an acceptable punishment due to the brutal methods, and lack of precise rules. A large factor in the support for capital punishment is the claim that the death penalty prevents crimes from occurring, which is false. Data presented Doctor Michael Radelet, who has a PhD in sociology, in the essay “How does Detterence Work?” He stated “We expect that some of the would-be Texas murderers who think about sanctions would recognize this new law and take their friend or loved one to New Mexico to kill them, thus risking “only” LWOP. Obviously, this idea is absurd.
It is wrong for everyone involved: the prosecuted innocent, criminals, victims’ families, and our nation. We need to replace the death penalty and capital punishment with life without parole, a safer and more inexpensive option. The death penalty does not guarantee safety for innocent victims, it does not follow the goals and promises of our nation, it does not effectively deter crime, and it does not give closure to victims’ families. Nothing good comes of hate, and nothing good can ever come from capital punishment. It cannot continue to be accepted by a nation that claims to have liberty and justice for all.