The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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There have been plenty of issues with our correctional facilities in the past. There have also been a good deal of them which have caused an uproar in the public eye. Capital punishment has a long yet brutal history attached to it. It has left an irremovable stain on our government. In some instances, it has been justifiable, but in the majority of them it has not. Capital punishment is inhumane and a flaw in the correctional system because it is a permanent decision that cannot be reversed, it is very costly, and to conclude, racial disparities are highly considered and unfairly sentenced.
Even though people commit crimes, No one deserves to die. We do not have any right to determine whether one person’s life is more valuable than another.
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It is callous, and along with that, it makes it impossible to bring back an innocent person. Once someone is assigned to the Death Penalty, there is no going back. It is done no matter who the person was or if they actually did what they were convicted for. In a recent study from “Scientific American”, it discussed the statistical loss of people we have had through Capital Punishment who were wrongly charged. “A team of researchers has concluded that about 4.1 percent of criminal defendants who are sentenced to death are falsely convicted” (Maron). This statistic totals up to 340 people who were innocent, but murdered. It is definitely appalling to see the unimaginable deeds of the government coming to life and killing people who were completely guiltless. This proves that even though the wrongly convicted cases are brushed under the rug, it still is a big problem that we have to face till this day with all our research and forensic…show more content…
It is one of the few laws left which are unnecessary and degrading to the common public. There are so many problems with the capital punishment and it has been affecting our rights, correctional system, and government overall. Not only is it hurting our reputation, but also our standard at which we hold our criminals. Capital punishment is fallacious and foul because is it an option which cannot be revoked, it is a huge expense, and the racial discriminations are applied without
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