The death penalty is absolutely outrageous. There is no real reason that the government should feel that it has the right to execute people. Capital punishment is murder just as much as the people being executed murdered. The is no need for the death penalty and it needs to be abolished. It goes against the Constitution which states that there will be no cruel and unusual punishment.
Killing innocent people is by far the worst thing that could ever happen. People fight against the death penalty for the loss of innocent lives, which is also the reason why the death penalty was created. Killers kill innocent people all the time, but is the system sure that they caught the right person? The death penalty has also killed innocent lives. We will nev... ... middle of paper ... ...r guilt for their actions.
The death penalty provides nothing but pain for the victims family, the economy and the society. There are multiple reasons why one should be against the death penalty. For a society that wants to be civilized, putting people to death does not solve that problem. Thinking that its helping, the death penalty actually creates a whole new set of victims. Mistakes are made because cases always turns out to be innocent.
There are no benefits to killing a criminal who committed an awful crime. The state/country loses money, the criminals get an easy way out of their situation, people can be wrongly executed (which is irreversible), and it goes against God’s will of a natural death. These are all negative things that the death penalty brings about. For these reasons, the death penalty should be abolished for all states and all countries around the world.
These people usually come from broken homes. (A Death Penalty Fight Comes Home, 3) Life is not exactly “cherished” by these people, so dying would not be a very compelling punishment. Punishments such as life in prison would better suffice for the crime of killing. In conclusion, the death penalty is morally wrong and unjust. The death penalty should be abolished and no one should have to go through that pain.
Even with death penalty, crime rates in some states are still high even with death penalty and there is no gu... ... middle of paper ... ...making them question the strength of the government to make tough decisions in whether the criminals should live or die by the death penalty. Death penalty should be avoided and eradicated in this country and other countries that still use the system. It does not bring any good in any way, just the pleasure of getting rid of a problem. It is a brutal and unjust technique of destroying the life individuals without knowing the truth about their problems, their past, or their suffering. This is the 21st century and countries still perform these inhumane acts of executions.
An easy way to answer these questions is to totally nullify capital punishment completely. One reason why the death penalty is so controversial is because many feel its cruel ways of punishment are unnecessary, even if the crime is murder, whether it be premeditated or unintentional. They believe there are other ways of condemnation besides execution. In the case of an unintentional death feelings are that the perpetrators should have the right to live, but have to face each day with the fact that they killed someone weighing on their conscience. On the other hand, such as with a voluntary murder, the ideas are somewhat similar.
It is really too bad that if you have money you can get your way out of the death penalty, but money talks in this country. Yes, we should change this policy, but will it ever change? It will probably never change... ... middle of paper ... ...er happens. The death penalty is only handed out to peolpe, who commit horrible immoral crimes like premeditated murder. Does this mean that we should throw out the death penalty because people, who did not really deserve to die, were killed?
An innocent victim by the name of “Steven Truscott was wrongly convicted of murder… It was horrible for Truscott and the victim 's family because the real culprit got away with murder” (Wheeler). So far, under this horrifying system, “17 innocent people sentenced to death have been exonerated and released based on DNA evidence, and 112 other people based on other evidence” ("An Indefensible Punishment”). As long as the death penalty exists, there will be risks of executing innocent people. It must be abolished permanently and substituted by a sentence of life imprisonment without parole. Society 's needs of punishment and protection can be met without running the risk of an erroneous and irrevocable punishment.
What kind of society can go around killing people immediately for crimes that may be persuaded by others or assured by racial demographics? One may argue that the people that undergo these abhorrent felonies deserve to die and that “they wanted it”. Even if they did want it, that shouldn’t have an impact on what the punishment should be. If anything that should make a greater point to why these criminals should be put in jail, so that they can suffer for what they have done. The death penalty is wrongful in many aspects and should not be prohibited in any states, no matter what the circumstances are.