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The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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Capital punishment, also known as death penalty is a legal procedure in which a state executes a person for crimes he/she has committed. This punishment has been implemented by many states and used for barbaric crimes, especially murder. It is also used on crimes against the state such as treason, crimes against humanity and violent crimes. There are mixed reactions on capital punishment depending on one’s faith. In my view, I am not in favor of capital punishment, as I strongly believe that, death penalty is unacceptable and an inhumane practice for it denies one’s right to live. Death penalty does not deter crime, it is an act of punishment, it is costly than life in prison, and worst of all, risks executions of innocent people.
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It is undeniable that there had already been many people sentenced to death penalty that were eventually executed even if they were truly innocent. “Since 1973, 140 people have been released from death rows throughout the country due to evidence of their wrongful conviction. In this same time, more than 1,200 people have been executed” (http://www.amnestyusa.org/pdfs/DeathPenaltyFactsMay2012.pdf). Witnesses, prosecutors and jurors can all make mistakes. When this is coupled by flaws in the system, it is unavoidable that innocent people will be convicted of crimes. Capital punishment must not be implemented because of wrongful…show more content…
It is wrong for everyone involved: the prosecuted innocent, criminals, victims’ families, and our nation. We need to replace the death penalty and capital punishment with life without parole, a safer and more inexpensive option. The death penalty does not guarantee safety for innocent victims, it does not follow the goals and promises of our nation, it does not effectively deter crime, and it does not give closure to victims’ families. Nothing good comes of hate, and nothing good can ever come from capital punishment. It cannot continue to be accepted by a nation that claims to have liberty and justice for all. The death penalty is murder on the sly and it’s dead
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