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.
There needs to be a certainty attached to it to make it effective, and that has not happened. There needs to be one trial, one appeal, and then either acquittal, or execution. (Baltimore Sun) The states need to stop pushing for the abolition of the death penalty and start looking for a way to make it more cost-effective. The death penalty debate in the United States is dominated by the fraudulent voice of the anti-death penalty movement. The culture of lies and deceit so dominates that movement that many of the falsehoods are now wrongly accepted as fact, by both advocates and opponents of capital punishment.
How would you feel if the state that you lived in had to pay at least $117 million in tax money to the people that are on death row? Well, in 2008 Californian tax payers did. This $117 million averages out to be at least $175,000 per inmate each year. If California was to abolish capital punishment and allowed all the inmates on death row to die naturally in prison the state would save at least $4 billion in future costs (Carter). If the death penalty isn’t used an alternate option would be a sentence of life without parole.
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The death penalty is very controversial nationwide. However, we believe the death penalty is the only way to deter crime. Unlike the lethal injection, electrocution, firing squad, and gas chamber, hanging is more painful; therefore, using hanging as a death penalty puts more fear into murderers (Death Penalty Information Center). “Although you will never deter all murderers, the effect of deterrence will rise as the probability of executions rise” (Sharp “Death Penalty Paper”). Whenever death penalties are used as a punishment, the percentage of murders committed declines.
Since 1973, according to the non-profit Death Penalty Information Center in Washington, D.C., 115 people have been released from America's death rows with evidence of their innocence (Recinella, 20). c. DNA plays an important role in proving ones innocence. d. Innocence has made its way of becoming a strong argument in capital punishment over the past decade because abolitionists have been able to point to the near-execution of inmates whose innocence is supported by post-conviction DNA tests (Aronson, 605). Innocent people died every day from being wrongfully accused. III... ... middle of paper ... ...ce, stress on families, and importance of life.
In the year of 2013 there were 39 deaths alone. The death penalty eliminates the chance for any man or woman accused of a crime to sit and suffer a lifetime in prison. It costs more to execute a suspect with the penalty that ... ... middle of paper ... ...etails as the claims to be against the penalty. The world we live in now can be a very dark place. It’s almost as if everyday a terrible crime is committed, such as murder.
Our own mortality drives humans to do crazy things through out our lives. It is human nature to fight for ones life, no matter the cost that one may pay. However, this idea has no credible evidence behind it. In a statement made by American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) they stated that “[T]here is no credible evidence that the death penalty deters crime more effectively than long terms of imprisonment. States that have death penalty laws do not have lower crime rates or murder rates than states without such laws.
The cost varies from state to state depending on the state and area that the inmate is housed. In the state of New York it can cost up to three to four times as much as in Illinois. In Illinois taxpayers have spent nearly $800 million dollars to send around just 300 men and women to death row in the last 22 years (Edgar 2001). Such a large price to pay to send a very small amount of people to death row seems appalling. Without a justice system that has no flaws how can the death penalty be carried out properly?