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.
Consequently, there are laws in place that allow the punishment of murder, by murder. Society's integrity is diminished every time a criminal is executed. The very tenets of modern organization are opposed to the notion of capital punishment, yet this is constantly defied and ignored by the American legal system. If no changes are made and the death penalty remains an acceptable form of punishment, it is inevitable that this correctional method will bleed throughout the American legal system and be utilized for "potential murderers" and small-time thieves. The mentality that encourages organized murder in the name of justice is doomed to devour the society that supports it, creating a totalitarian culture governed by paranoia.
The Death Penalty: Killing to Show Killing is Wrong Everyone knows that killing is wrong. So why should the government be able to kill people in order to show the population that killing is wrong? The answer is: they shouldn’t. Capital punishment is hypocritical and should no longer be given out as a sentence. The death penalty is immoral and should be abolished due to its high costs, its ability to give the criminals an “easy way out,” it leaves too much room for error, and most importantly, it goes against God’s way of a natural death.
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.
“No matter how vicious the crime, no matter how vile the criminal, some death penalty opponents feel certain that nobody can ever deserve to die -- even if that person burned children alive, massacred a dozen strangers in a movie theater, or bombed the Boston Marathon. Other opponents admit the worst of the worst of the worst do deserve to die. They just distrust the government ever to get it right.”(Blecker, Robert 1) What is capital punishment, but insight into human morals and our sense of justice. For this very reason capital punishment is a debated controversy to this day. The death penalty as we know it is flawed, however it is still a proper punishment for those who commit heinous crimes.
Who has the right to take away someone’s life? No one really, but the bitter truth is that the government does. The way they see it is an eye for an eye. Protecting the rest of the world from what is considered to be a monstrous human being filled with only hatred and violence, with no chance of changing or improving their horrific behaviors. The death penalty is racially and economically biased, rarely reversed for the wrongly accused, and the government should not have that power.
First, some may say the death penalty is effective and necessary because it makes criminals think twice before committing a crime. If the criminal knows that they could be killed as a punishment, they may rethink their choice. In addition, the death penalty is necessary because it is not fair for those who committed terrible crimes to just be sentenced to a life time in jail. Although they are stuck in jail for the rest of their lives, they aren’t given enough justice. The punishment of a criminal should be fit to the crime.
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.
Pre-writing- Outline Introduction: Attention Getter: Does somebody really deserve to be sentence with the Death Penalty? Elaboration- information about the issue: This process was been practiced as a sentence to the criminals, back in the years. However, now in the day government still use it as a punishment to some delinquents. People are wondering if US should allow the Death Penalty. Thesis Statement: Supporters to the Death Penalty are falling because of the lack of evidence to prove they are doing the right, in contrast the opponents are finding more and more material to abolish the Death Penalty.
In the end, it is wrong for the taxpayer’s of this nation to financially support the offender of the crime until they are finally put to death. The death penalty should be abolished because of the problems associated with how the State administers the punishment. Specifically, it violates an individual’s 8th Amendment right. Stated in "Problems Associated with Lethal Injection," an article posted on the National Coalition Against the Death Penalty (NCADP) website, the Coalition comments on a problem faced with lethal injection, which boldly reveals, "Recently, concerns have surfaced regarding Pavulon [a drug used in lethal injections], which could paralyze inmates to the point where they are unable to communicate any pain they are feeling from the following dose of potassium chloride. Painful, lengthy executions constitute violations of the 8th Amendment, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment” (“is the death”, 2008).