Capital Punishment is awful and inhumane. The Death Penalty is not only unconstitutional, but it is taking away a human life. It is not right to punish criminals by doing to them exactly what they did to their victim. “The penalty for rape cannot be rape. Those who steal are not punished by being stolen from.
The death penalty should be replaced with life without parole, a safer and more inexpensive option. The death penalty does not follow the goals and promises of our nation, it does not effectively deter crime, and it does eliminate chances for error. 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.
As with many debates of human rights, the moral implications tend to be individual. But, the facts against the death penalty are less vague. Concrete examples of false convictions, unnecessary pain, and barbaric practices can be found within this practice. Due to the imperfect nature of human behavior, no one human entity possesses the arbitrary ability to end the life of another human being. Richard Alan Davis did indeed commit what the government considers to be the most heinous of crimes.
Anti-death penalty advocates contend that scientific studies consistently fail to demonstrate that executions discourage people from committing crime (Death Penalty Focus, 2015). Another reason for stopping the death penalty is because it can and has been inflicted on innocent people. In addition, abolitionists suggest that the US is unable to prevent such occurrences (Death Penalty Focus, 2015). A third rationale is that the death penalty discriminates against certain ethnic and racial groups. According to Justice Department figures, nearly 80 percent of inmates on death row are Black, Hispanic or from another minority group (Eddlem, 2002).
This is not true. The sentence of a death penalty is much more expensive due to the long and complex judicial process required by the Constitution. Giving the sentence of “life without parole” or “life in prison” saves millions of dollars that could be used on other programs and eliminates the risk of wrongful execution. A large example of just how expensive the death penalty is found in the state of California, who could save $1 billion over the course of 5 years by simply replacing the death penalty with life imprisonment. California, since reinstating the sentence of capital punishment, has spent over $4 billion on prisoners on death row; over $338 million on each prisoner (Death Penalty: The High Cost of the Death Penalty).
For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life." -Albert Camus There have been at least 349 people wrongly convicted of crimes punishable by death since 1900. -Stanford Law Review 1987. How can fallible human beings allow themselves to impose a punishment that is irrevocable?
My opinion is that capital punishment is not ethical, and it is not okay for the government to execute people. It is hypocritical for the government to kill someone because they kill... ... middle of paper ... ...elevision, and they are still alive. Life is precious, and when you take they life of someone else away from them, you don’t deserve life yourself. I found this a very valid point, and it supported their proposition greatly. I agree, and do not think it is fair for someone who murdered and raped innocent people should be able to have these luxuries.
Obviously that cannot be rationalized in any manner. No matter from what perspective it is viewed, capital punishment is murdering another human being. Even if a law is broken and the person has made the world a worse place to live, killing someone else can never be justified, especially by measuring its social utility. The world would be a better place if many people did not exist, but it would not be legitimate to exterminate everyone who does not increase the happiness in the world. Social utility cannot justify the existence of capital punishment, nor can it be used as rationale to reject it.
The death penalty is incorrect and wrong for anyone involved in it since innocent people have been prosecuted in the past. The capital punishment system gives people all over the world a feeling that our nation is uncivilized and barbaric. Replacing such punishments with life without parole is a less expensive and safer option. Without a doubt the United States should abolish capital punishment in all states witnessing the flaws, expenses, inaccuracy and the fact that it disobeys our own constitutional rights as citizens and human beings.
No human being should be allowed to be tortured to death legally. In conclusion, capital punishment has the potential to take innocent individuals autonomy, and ultimately their life away. “The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in an Apr. 9, 2007 website section titled “The Death Penalty: Questions and Answers,” offered the following: “It [capital punishment] is immoral in principle, and unfair and discriminatory in practice…No one deserves to die. When the government metes out vengeance disguised as justice, it becomes complicit with killers in devaluing human life and human dignity.””("Is the Death Penalty Immoral?," sec.