Despite how people agree that the death penalty is justifiable, however; it still violates the international human rights laws. These laws were created to protect the lives of all human beings including the criminals, who some might agree they do not deserve to live. Even though some might say that the death penalty is justifiable for restoring justice and the moral order, however; it promotes that killing is an acceptable solution to a difficult problem. The death penalty is said to be justifiable because people who commit a crime and takes an innocent life should pay at all costs. If someone took a life than that person’s life should also be taken.
As James A. Ardaiz, a former judge, and the prosecutor on the case of Allen, so succinctly put it, “Retribution is not only a need of society; it is a right of those victimized.” One person who the death penalty brought peace to was John Rizzotti. Rizzotti’s 78 year old great grandmother was sexually abused and murdered in1980 by Manuel Babbitt, and Rizzotti says that his family found relief in Babbitt’s execution in 1999. Rizzotti recounts that the legal process from conviction to execution was frustrating, but he believes that the families of murder victims have the right to see the murderers put to death. “What he did and how he did it was so unbelievably gruesome that there w... ... middle of paper ... ...ies Union, 11 Dec. 2012. Web.
Most death row inmates, unless they commit a serious multiple murder have been in and out of jail most of their life. Capital Punishment is a way for society to weed out the bad seeds that corrupt the whole. Personally I think they should be castrated, or not have a conjugal visits. Having people like that procreate makes me sick. Someone who has taken someone’s ability to procreate and enjoy life should be treated if they had killed themselves that day.
Society 's needs of punishment and protection can be met without running the risk of an erroneous and irrevocable punishment. Many people favor the death penalty as reparation for the wrong done to a victim’s family; however, in most cases, closure is not the result. Losing a loved one, no matter how that person is lost, is unbearable, irrevocable, and shattering. Moreover, the death penalty supporters claim that the murderers must suffer in order to make the victims’ families feel better and that death is what murderers deserve – “making the punishment fit the crime.” If punishments are unjust unless they mirror the crime itself, then it would mean punishing rapists
“There are some defendants who have earned the ultimate punishment our society has to offer by committing murder with aggravating circumstances present. I believe life is sacred. It cheapens the life of an innocent murder victim to say that society has no right to keep the murderer from ever killing again. In my view, society has not only the right, but the duty to act in self defense to protect the innocent", argues the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ent person on death row. There have been several cases that evidence were proven to exonerate death row inmates.
Regardless of cost or how long it takes I believe that putting these people to death is the correct sentence, not only because I feel that they deserve to die but because the death penalty is a deterrent and society is better off without these criminals. Therefore I agree with supporters of capital punishment and that the death penalty should remain in existence. My research further solidified my position because I felt that the arguments in favor of capital punishment clearly debunked many of the reasons for abolishment by the anti-death penalty movement. References Death Penalty Focus (2015). Facts.
People like him do make you wish that society would have done him a little better and maybe those children would have still been alive. Next, the death penalty still remains a hot topic upon Americans. I ask myself should the death penalty be abolished in the United states or should we keep it. The death penalty does have pros and cons; the only reason I feel a certain way is we are taking another life for a life. What I mean by that statement is the convicted inmate murder, kills, and or torture multiple victims, then he/she is caught by the hands of justice and we want to give them the death penalty based upon their records.
Capital punishment (the death penalty) is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. There are different opinions of the death penalty. Some oppose it and some agree with it. The death penalty has been regarded as a deterrent for murder. In an article called ”Working for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, it reveals “Death Penalty Focus reports on November 20th, 2008, that many victims of crime have realized a life for a life is no way to ease their pain”.
Their victims feel the pain, but imagine the pain and sorrow the families of the victims feel. The Death penalty is the only justifying sentence for a murderer. The Death penalty is effective because it deters crime. According to polls, more than 70 percent of Americans feel that murderers deserve the death penalty (Winters et al. 168).
Some citizens were proven to be innocent long after their execution. It is here clear that in making the death penalty a mandatory ‘law’, a meaningful number of innocent people will be executed which is obviously not right. Death penal... ... middle of paper ... ...end to blame the death of the murderer on them, causing them to feel a huge guilt. Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation and The Journey of Hope is a group founded by all victims’ families who oppose the death penalty. They denote their differences from the ones who have taken their precious ones from them by refusing to descend to a murderer’s level.