Death Penalty: Injustice Not Deterrence

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We’re only human, we all make mistakes. It is certainly that if a person who commits a crime deserves punishment, but there is a difference between making someone serve a punishment and killing them. The death penalty does not provide injustice, there are still criminals who continue to break the laws. There are still murder cases going on while a criminal is being punished for committing a crime. It does not deter the crime. It still continues. Who is stopping it? The government is committing a crime itself. They claim that killing someone means you shall be killed too. Well, that all is part of a murderer as well. Burning, hanging, drowning, crucifixion, breaking on the will, boiling to death, and, electrocution are such barbaric acts. Capital …show more content…

I mean God is the one who has given birth to mankind, and God alone should be allowed to take away life, and cause death to a person. I understand that criminals are out there, killing other humans, thus creating destructions; this doesn’t imply that the law should put those criminals through the cruel death penalty. I strongly agree that the death penalty is an irreversible denial of human rights. The government has no right to put conditions on human life. It is God’s will to when and how to confirm the death. I think it violates the rights of life, and the right to be free from cruel/injustice punishment. The criminals won’t be able to learn the life lessons through the death penalty. Lifelong imprisonment should be something that would actually teach lessons to the cruel criminals out …show more content…

The death penalty isn’t effective in reducing crime; it just continues to grow. Thirteen states do not have the death penalty: Alaska, District of Colombia, Hawaii, Iowa, Main, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. "DEATH PENALTY ARGUMENTS." DEATH PENALTY ARGUMENTS. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2016. There may be crimes going on over there, we can’t stop the crimes, but we can help reduce it and make the world a peaceful place. Prisoners may be given parole depending on what conditions to place on their release. Parole gives a criminal an option to repent and to have a good behavior. Sometimes parole goes too far. Some criminals tend to take advantage of this opportunity and end up back into prison. Instead of the death penalty, there is life imprisonment; to stay in jail all your life and repent for the bad deeds. This way the criminal may be ashamed of his or her actions. By killing them, they won’t learn anything from this. However, in most cases many people favor the death penalty because they want reparation for the wrongdoing in the victim’s family. In Edward Koch’s, it states “If we create a society in which injustice is not tolerated, incidents of murder- the most flagrant form of injustice- will diminish” (484). Murder is a major issue, but it can be solved from many others options. The

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that the death penalty should be abolished because it degrades the value of human life.
  • Opines that the death penalty is an irreversible denial of human rights and violates the rights of life and the right to be free from cruel/injustice punishment.
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