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Furthermore, the inequality in the court room is icing on cake on how unjust the justice system is in capital punishment cases. It is for these reasons that the death penalty needs to be abolished in the United States. Background The laws and regulations of capital punishment have significantly changed over the last couple hundred years. Britain greatly influenced the original laws of the colonies because of the European settlers. The laws then were very callous and a person could be given the death penalty for a crime as trivial as stealing fruit or hitting your mother or father.
Web. "Part I: History of the Death Penalty." Death Penalty Information Center. Death Penalty Information Center, n.d. 21 Jan. 2014. Web.