The criminal justice system offers death to the family of the victim and, in turn, destroys the defendant’s family. The families of the defendant are often ignored. Capitol punishment is a final sentence. There is no room for a mistake because once the execution is carried out there is no going back. Looking back, we see that the potential for innocent men to die exists, inmates must struggle to receive a fair trial, and that our society will suffer because of those who seek vengeance.
The death penalty is killing people for their murderous action. A book called In Cold Blood talked about people dying or being robbed. Two people named Perry and Dick did that, and now they sent themselves to jail and will get the death penalty for what they did. What they suggest for the death penalty now is rich never hang. Only poor and friendless, finding guilty people to death penalty, and defendants that stand up to the jury will get the death penalty.
She felt that it would be better to kill Homer and keep him, rather than letting Homer leave her. The people of Grierson also fear change; they are tied to old South traditions and cultures. They refuse to accept Miss Emily’s relationship with Homer Baron because it does not follow typical Southern traditions and culture. The fear of change is prevalent in this community; Emily not wanting to give of her father’s body shows how resistant Emily is to anything changing in her life. Emily and the town of Grierson are afraid of anything in their society changing because they have always followed tradition; Emily is a byproduct of this community not wanting to change: “Emily is a product of that society and she clings desperately to it as when she refuses to give up her father’s body” (Dilworth 252).
After the group of friends rob a convenient store, and Bishop kills the owner for no reason, the group runs to a nearby abandon building. Bishops coercive power stems from the fact that he’s the one with control and possession of the gun, while the rest of the group is without a gun. During a physical struggle between Bishop and Raheem, over why Bishop killed the store owner, Bishop kills his friend Raheem in cold blood. Bishop killing Raheem instantly solidified his ability to wield his coercive power over the two other remaining friends, Q and Steel. After Bishop kills Raheem the three remaining friends run to another abandoned building while sirens wale in the background.
Others might argue that this criminal can be put in solitary confinement. However, in order to be isolated from the rest of the inmates you must have done something inside the prison. This means the inmate has to kill another inmate or possibly a guard. The only way to put down this psychopath is to sentence him to death. Death penalty contributes to the problem of overpopulation in the prison system.
Body Paragraph 1 (opponent viewpoint) Topic Sentence: The death penalty is a way to make justice for all the victims who can’t do it anymore. Introduce quote 1: K. Jost presents in his article Death Penalty Debates a crime where I father murdered his daughters and wife, in which the father was sentenced to death. The people against him selected the death as the best punishment to his crime. Quote: “It was just so heinous and just so over the top and depraved,” Herbert Gram told The New York Times. “Here is a case where somebody doesn 't deserve to remain on the face of the Earth”
So the question for the previous statement is how can the criminal haunt the victim’s family? If the family wants that criminal to die, then it is just pure vengeance for what that criminal did. And even if that criminal was to be given the death sentence, what closure does that bring? It brings absolutely no closure, no finality. When the prisoner dies in the electric chair, the victim doesn’t come back alive; the family does not rejoice.
Before the time he, Martha Corey, and Rebecca Nurse were sentenced to hang, John had the option to sign a confession stating he had sided with and seen the devil. It further stated he had repentance for his errors and sins. This confession had the power to reverse his destiny to hang on the scaffold; he decided to sign it because he wanted to live for his wife, children, and unborn baby. As a result, this validated the townspeople’s’ trust in the court system and in the previous accusations, condemnations, and executions that were hangings. Yet, he tore the confession up for redemption because the judges were going to hang it on the church door, for everyone to see.
Later, because of the surviving brother who knew the people who killed his brothers, the murderers were caught and sentenced to death. Till this day, I don’t know if they have been put to death or not, but what I do know is that’s not what their brother or my father wanted. What they wanted was to have them suffer in prison for the rest of their lives as they are now still suffering from the loss of their brothers. My father and their brother believed that it was the only fit punishment, because they believed in what Gandhi said which is “if we lived eye for an eye the whole world would be blind.” In the end it must be understood that killing someone who has killed is not going to solve our problems. Making those who end the lives of others suffer until their own death is the my personal answer to the problem.
The Effects of the Death Penalty The effects of the death penalty can be divided into three main groups: public safety, deterrence, and retribution. The death penalty is the judicially ordered execution of a prisoner as a punishment for a serious crime, most often first-degree murder. Prisoners who have been sentenced to death are usually kept separate from other prisoners pending their execution. However, isolation and eventually, the death of a convicted inmate, play an important role on public safety, deterrence, and retribution in the future. The principle of deterrence is based on the idea that the threat of punishment must be harsh enough to counter the benefits or pleasures that the criminal would receive from the illegal act.