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The Death Penalty Is The Sentence Of Execution

- The death penalty is the sentence of execution for murder and some other capital crimes. The death penalty, or capital punishment, may be prescribed by Congress or any state legislature for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is not a per se violation of the Eighth Amendment 's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Death Penalty History The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammaurabi of Babylon....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection, Prison]

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The Death Penalty Is The Sentence Of Execution

- A death penalty is the sentence of execution for murder and some other capital crimes. Capital punishment can also be applied for treason, espionage, and other crimes. The death penalty, or capital punishment, may be prescribed by Congress or any state legislature for murder and other capital crimes. The Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is not a per se violation of the Eighth Amendment 's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Death Penalty History The first established death penalty laws date as far back as the Eighteenth Century B.C....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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The Death Penalty Is The Punishment Of Execution

- ... Could he turn around and change his entire life into something good. The world may never know, we do not know what may happen tomorrow or the next day after. The determination of guilt within our legal system is also in question. Legally, criminals are to be “innocent until proven guilty”, but in reality they are often “guilty until proven innocent’. Unfortunately, our legal system is not always just or accurate. “From 1973 to present there have been 156 persons on death row that have been released after being proven innocent“ (The Innocence List)....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Crime, Human]

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Lethal Injection Is The Method Of Execution

- Can you imagine what it would be like waking up one day in a 60-square-foot cement enclosure telling a guard what you would like for your very last meal. Having to walk down to a room where people get to watch you die. Where you’re bound to a gurney or a chair and then two needles are inserted into your arms. Heart monitors are placed all over your chest by one of the execution team members. The curtain is lifted, and there is a room full of people staring at you. Waiting for you to take your last breaths....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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The Unjust Execution of Anne Boleyn

- How does one marry a person and then wrongly condemn them to death. Is one supposed to cry or laugh when informed of their own future execution. Anne Boleyn was wrongly condemned to death and did not cry when informed of her future execution, instead she laughed. It takes a weak and selfish man to make up lies to have someone they love beheaded. Anne Boleyn was unjustly charged with treason and adultery by Henry VIII because of her inability to produce a male heir, her slick tongue, and sexually magnetizing aura....   [tags: Henry VIII, British history]

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The United States' Execution System

- Capital punishment has been used as a form of punishment for various crimes dating back to as early as the Eighteenth Century B.C. in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon codifying the death penalty for 25 different crimes. These executions were carried out in forms of crucifixion, drowning, beating to death, burning alive, and impalement (“History of the Death Penalty”). In a more moral, humane country, the United States of America, we have come to much more reasonable forms of punishment. Nevertheless, this sentence is still carried out and reserved for the worst labeled form of crime, murder....   [tags: capital punishment, code of hammurabi]

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Execution of King Charles I

- King Charles I left us with some of the most intriguing questions of his period. In January 1649 Charles I was put on trial and found guilty of being a tyrant, a traitor, a murderer and a public enemy of England. He was sentenced to death and was executed on the 9th of February 1649. It has subsequently been debated whether or not this harsh sentence was justifiable. This sentence was most likely an unfair decision as there was no rule that could be found in all of English history that dealt with the trial of a monarch....   [tags: european history, royalty]

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The Execution of Private Slovik

- In the narrator’s quest for information about the bombing of Dresden, he wrote to the Air Force, hoping to gain more knowledge about what went into the decision. His only official response at the time was “that the information was top secret still” (11). How bombing of Dresden could ever be considered classified when it had such a devastating effect on so many people is just one of the many absurdities pointed out by the narrator in his quest to provide a balanced view of the war. One novel, The Execution of Private Slovik by William Bradford Huie, details the only execution of an American soldier for desertion during World War II....   [tags: Literary Analysis, William Bradford Huie]

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Execution in North Korea

- Execution in North Korea If there were such thing as cruel and unusual punishment it would be the purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un who is also the nephew of Jang hailed the execution of his once powerful uncle. Kim Jong-un became North Korea’s leader 11 December 2011 after his father died. After changing his ascribed status to leader he began to display a more informal style in public appearances, although the official media quickly repressed any hopes that this might mean a relaxation in totalitarian controls....   [tags: cruel and unusual punishment, Kim Jong un]

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The Death Penalty: Methods of Execution in America

- Crime in America is something that has been around for many decades. While a large number of crimes are considered minor, many more result in the serious injury or death of another human being. “When we think about crimes, we … normally focus on inherently wrongful acts that harm or threaten to harm persons or property” (Bibas 22). The death penalty, also called capital punishment, has been used as a means of punishing the most violent of criminals in an attempt to prevent others from committing similar crimes....   [tags: crime, hanging, lethal injection]

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Edwar Hirch's Execution

- Edward Hirch's poem Execution touches on various thought provoking and heart touching subjects such as cancer. Hirsch does this by using a common American loved sport football to make connections with the reader. Within the poem Hirsch begins to by building a character for us which was the football Coach who was diagnosed with cancer. Hirsch used an extensive amount of literary strategies in his poem to portray the Coach as a man who had always been a strong fighter and strives for the "perfect execution" and winning in life....   [tags: literary analysis of the poem]

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The Death Penalty: Multiple Methods of Execution

- The death penalty is one of the nation’s most hotly debated topic. Most Americans are either heavily in favor of execution or heavily opposed to it. In America, there are multiple methods of execution, lethal injection, firing squad, hanging, electrocution, and the gas chamber. Imagine, being strapped to a chair in various areas; usually the chest, groin, arms, and legs. A metal skullcap attached to your head, and then you’re blind folded. What might be going through your head. Were you wrongly convicted, or did you deserve death....   [tags: lethal injection, squad, hanging, electrocution]

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The Stanford Method of the Execution of Mayor Yin

- The story “The Execution of Mayor Yin” takes a perilous look at the dark side of the events that happened during the Cultural Revolution. Chairman Mao’s Red Guards were tasked with a cultural cleansing that left many people more confused at the roles they played in society than it reinforced the social class structure. The story tells of a young member of the Red Guard and the personal conflict he suffered during the cleansing of Hsingan, which lay to rest his uncle and possibly even a good friend....   [tags: cultural, revolution, social, stucture, evil]

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The Impact Of Government Spending On Financial Execution

- ... Financial movement is next to no or nonexistence without government, yet it bounced significantly as center elements of government are financed. Be that as it may, this doesn 't imply that administration costs nothing, however that the advantages exceed the expenses. The article additionally talks about the cost versus advantages of the administration spending. Financial experts concur that administration spending turns into a weight sooner or later since government turns out to be too extensive....   [tags: Macroeconomics, Investment, Recession, Finance]

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Execution by Hunger

- Execution by Hunger Miron Dolot. Execution By Hunger: New York: W.W. Norton & Company Inc., 1985 Miron Dolot’s book, EXECUTION BY HUNGER, is a detailed account as seen through the eyes of a true survivor during the reign of Stalin and the Soviet Union between 1929-1933. In his accounts, he portrays atrocities against human civilization while documenting his real life experiences and those of his fellow Ukrainian village farmers....   [tags: Papers]

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Methods Of Execution

- Methods of Execution One man's taking of another's life is generally seen as an unforgivable act which is punishable with death. When this is done as punishment however, it is seen as an honorary deed by removing this criminal from the world and making it a much safer place to live. With executions in mind, it is incredible what ingenious methods can be thought of by the human brain and the fact that the idea is centered around the murdering of one man does not even change how prodigious these innovations are seen to be....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Execution as an Appropriate Deterrent to Crime

- Execution as an Appropriate Deterrent to Crime Execution is an appropriate punishment for people convicted of premeditated murder, rape, treason or child molestation. By allowing these people to live in prisons for their whole lives, taxpayers' money is being wasted. More money is spent on providing for convicts than is spent on disadvantaged children in the United States. New prisons also have to be built, using taxpayers' money, to house convicts. Those prisoners who are there for life should be executed, creating more room for other criminals without having to build more prisons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Publicizing Execution of the Death Penalty

- "Punishment," writes McTaggart, "is pain and to inflict pain on any person obviously needs justification." But if the need to justify punishment is obvious, the manner of doing so is not. In fact, there is a wide variety of opinion on the single issue of publicizing execution. For example, Even though Sister Helen Prejean, a spiritual advisor who worked with death row inmates wrote the deeply moving novel Dead Man Walking, her ideas to make a difference may be impractical wishes to others. In addition, Prejean finds the moral cost of death penalty too damaging to tolerate, and thus she believes those death row inmates who "have died a thousand times already" deserve to die and stop suffering...   [tags: American Literature]

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Is Capital Punishment Just in Execution of Tropmann by Ivan Turgenev

- In the essay titled The Execution of Tropmann by Ivan Turgenev, he offers an eye witness account of the execution of young gentlemen named Tropmann. Throughout Turgenev’s essay, his focus to his readers is to primarily deliver his perspective as an un-involved onlooker of Tropmann’s execution. As Turgenev’s speaks, he sets a tone of anxiety and anticipation surrounding this ordeal and during this publically hyped execution he turns his attention towards whether or not capital punishment is morally just....   [tags: crime, murder, moral]

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Historical Methods of Torture and Execution

- Historical Methods of Torture and Execution Europe is the place to visit if this is what you're into. Many cities and towns have medieval torture museums. We liked one that we visited at Mont St. Michel in France. For those of you who can't afford to travel, check out the movie version of Edgar Allen Poe's The Pit and the Pendulum starring Lance Henrickson. Don't know how historically accurate it is, but it's great atmospherically. Beheading by Axe or Sword An executioner, usually hooded, chops off the person's head....   [tags: Papers]

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Execution of the Mentally Retarded

- Execution of the Mentally Retarded Stories regarding terrorism and war plaster every news broadcast, newspaper, and television show in the country; however, there has recently been a story that has become just as important, and is being focused upon by almost every state in our nation. The story regards the issue of execution and if it is wrong to execute those who are considered mentally retarded, due to the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment. The amendment states that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted” (“Eighth Amendment”)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Unjust Execution Of Socrates

- The Unjust Execution of Socrates In the vortex of life, many evils have transpired. Vices such as plagues, unforeseen deaths, and corruptness. Among the tragic acts of malefic proportion was the death of the Greek philosopher, Socrates. He tried to prove and invalidate many theories through reasoning, and he was murdered for his beliefs. His execution was not justified because the charges that were brought against him were false and unfounded. The fist crime that Socrates was charged with was that of impiety....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Louis Mansor's Rights of Execution

- Capital Punishment: For With out the death penalty families of murder victims would be delt a double blow. Many families feel that the only justice they could posiblly recive is having the murder put on death row. In the book "Rights of execcution" by louis Mansor there was a case where a girl had both her parents brudally murdered, the book reads "She cries every day, she doesn't sleep through a single night and she thinks apart of her died too. She doesn't find much joy on anything." Don't you think is a moral obligation to her, and her family, and it would also bring justice to society to put the criminal on Death Row....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Capital Punishment Is The Execution Of A Person Convicted Of Crimes By A State

- ... DNA helps determine if the person in question is innocent and prove if they committed or did not commit the crime, but there are few cases that have DNA evidence able to prove innocence. Eyewitnesses are often used in trials, but they are not always reliable. A staggering 72% of wrongful convictions are partially caused by eyewitness misidentification (“The Causes of Wrongful Conviction”). Who lives and who dies for their crimes is often determined by something reminiscent of a lottery. Justice Brennan in 1972 put “When the punishment of death is inflicted in a trivial number of cases in which it is legally available, the conclusion is virtually inescapable that it is being inflicted ar...   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Lethal injection]

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A Framework for Parallel Code Execution using Java

- Abstract—Today, the combination of computing power and fast networks provides a workable solution to solve complex problems by using computational clusters. Java is considered one of the most popular languages for writing platform independent applications. There are many High Performance Computing (HPC) frameworks available for writing parallel applications in Java mostly using synchronous mode of communication. This paper presents a new easy-to-use message passing framework. This framework facilitates writing parallel code in Java for hybrid architectures using different standard protocols....   [tags: Information Technology ]

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Charles I and His Execution

- Charles I and His Execution In order to consider whether Charles the first was responsible for his execution it is important to explore a number of different issues. Some of the factors could were under Charles' control, others were unavoidable. The factors that were under his control include, most importantly, his policies that eventually led to disagreements with Parliament. However his involvement in the English Civil War was also important as was his relationship with parliament, the popularity of the monarch at the time and his strong belief in Divine Right....   [tags: Papers]

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The Main Reasons of Anne Boleyn’s Execution

- Different kinds of theories are circling around about the reasons why Henry VIII had his second wife beheaded. It is known that the king, who was notorious for his cruelty and heartlessness, had viciousness. He had even his best friends and allies killed if they were thought guilty in defeating his power. However, his main enemies were his wives. He had six wives: Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr ( Two of them were beheaded: Anne Boleyn and her cousin, Catherine Howard....   [tags: History, Anne Boleyn’s Destiny]

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The Methods of Execution and the Medical Experiments at Auschwitz

- The Methods of Execution and the Medical Experiments at Auschwitz My report will deal with the ways the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp were executed, and also the medical experiments that took place. Accurate statistics were not kept, but the estimation of deaths that took place at Auschwitz ranged from 1.5 million to 4 million. Jews were the largest number of people who were killed. Poles and Soviet prisoners were also killed. The principle sites of Auschwitz, were the executions took place, were in the courtyard, and also block 11....   [tags: Papers]

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Coach in Edward Hirsch's Poem Execution

- In Edward Hirsch's poem Execution, the All-American sport of football is used to illustrate how a man's beloved high school football coach is matched up with his greatest opponent yet, something that play books and trick plays cannot defeat, cancer. The author tells the reader that his coach had 'cancer stenciled into his face,' which obviously implies that the man was diagnosed with the genetic defect, cancer. Though the man, whom we shall call Coach, made special plays and drew up as many plans of action that he could muster and believed in the new options as a way to win an uncertain game, he could not defeat the invading team from upstate....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Justine's Thoughts and Feelings Before the Execution

- Pretend To Be Justine, Write Your Thoughts And Feelings Before The Execution. Dear Diary The seconds that pass seem like hours that never end, as I sit and wait for my fate to take me a tear drops from my eye stinging my face as the pain of knowing what is to happen to my innocent self sinks deep into my thoughts , I now find it increasingly unbearable of this harsh reality that is taking place in my soon to be ended life. I would have never thought in a thousand years that a person like me which wouldn’t even hurt a fly would be accused of such despicable and unforgivable actions as those which I have been accused of....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Youth Offending and The Teen Brain

- The juvenile execution rate is low in the U.S. but there are still some countries that allow for youth to be killed. The brain of a teen compared to an adult’s brain is still growing and developing. “Research has shown that brains don’t look like an adult brain until the early to mid-twenties, so if your child is under 25, you are still in the teen zone.”(Ritvo, Eva M.D), so the brain is unsure on the decision making process. Immaturity is the key factor in most cases of juveniles....   [tags: juvenile execution]

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The Life of an Executioner

- It was starting. I could tell because everyone started cheering and shouting. I could sort of see the far away arms of the noble who was presenting the execution on the platform tossed in the air, milking the crowd for more applause. Almost everyone was cheering at the top of their lungs. Everyone except for me. I was repulsed by that filthy nobleman; by the whole execution. I couldn't see the man about to be executed, but in a way, i was glad not to. I had no intention of looking into the face of a man in pure terror....   [tags: Execution, death,]

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Should Doctors Treat Inmates Awaiting Execution Like Patients With A Terminal Illness?

- ... This person could be an executioner like Jerry Given whose medical education only goes up to first aid. (Avila, Harris, and Francescani). Consequently, this system will fall into suspicion by the public in its ability to actually provide executioners that would help minimize the risks of unnecessary suffering for the inmate. While others may continue to argue the presence of official witnesses will ensure state executioner will follow the medical procedure, they are heavily misinformed. State executions are highly unregulated to ensure that inmates do not suffer, so potential unqualified executioners will still exist in this system....   [tags: Lethal injection, Capital punishment, Physician]

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Trauma of Execution Yields Social Conformity: The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson

- In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the people of the small community reveal the psychological effects of participating in public executions and how these effects lead to social conformity. The main characters Tessie Hutchinson and Old Man Warner reveal the varying psychological reactions one would have from participating in a public execution. Other townspeople have developed dissociative symptoms that explain their conformity to the lottery. Jackson herself shows psychological symptoms because of the way readers treated her after the 1948 publication of “The Lottery.” The psychological effects of participating in public executions lead people to conform to societal norms to avoid becomin...   [tags: Humanization, Dissociative Symptoms]

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Comparing and Contrasting Teradyne's Traditional Project Execution Strategy to the Approach It Used in Jaguar

- 1. Compare and contrast Teradyne's traditional project execution strategy to the approach it used in Jaguar. What was different and what was similar. In the traditional approach, 1. The requirements were not well defined and the stakeholders kept on adding new features to during the development there were no clear goals defined. This led to the shift of delivery time and affected the quality. 2. Individual divisions and managers had the final say for using any tools. 3. Project progress and phase was not clearly visible to the higher management....   [tags: business analysis]

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Capital Punishment Essay: Should Execution of Inmates be Televised?

- Should the Execution of Death Row Inmates be Televised.        On discussing the appeal of the highly-rated CBS television show, "Survivor," host Jeff Probst said the "appeal of the show lies in the idea that it is truly a human experience" (Mason par. 3).  Now imagine a show in which American television viewers are permitted to watch the live execution of a Death Row inmate.  Would broadcasting a live execution have the same "appeal" as "Survivor"?  Or would televising an inmate's execution have horrific and harmful consequences on the American public, putting the issue of capital punishment, as well as their ethical standards, in jeopardy....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Comparing the Written Report of Derek Bentleys Execution to the Film

- Comparing the Written Report of Derek Bentleys Execution to the Film The film was made in 1999 ,40 years after the murder trail of Derek Bentley. The movie is not a documentary its a writers and directors view of what happened in side the prison. The film is an interpretation of the true story. This movie very sympathetic towards Derek an his family. The written report is from a Book published in 1954 by Montgomery Hyde. The film and report are both pro- Bentley and anti- capital punishment....   [tags: Papers]

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Elizabeth's Reaction to the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

- Elizabeth's Reaction to the Execution of Mary Queen of Scots Important Dates: 1st February 1587: Death Warrant Signed 8th February 1587: Mary Queen of Scots executed. In October of 1586, Mary was put on trial at Fotheringhay for plotting to kill Elizabeth and claim the English throne. Elizabeth's last letter to Mary was delivered at the start of the trial: You have in various ways and manners attempted to take my life and to bring my kingdom to destruction by bloodshed....   [tags: Papers]

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Peaceful Execution in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

- Peaceful Execution in Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men is written by John Steinbeck. The story is about these two men, George and Lennie, and they find work at this ranch. Within a few days, Lennie, a tall bulky man with the brain of a young child, gets in trouble, making his traveling buddy, George, do the unthinkable. George shoots Lennie to make his death a more "joyous" one than the one he would've received from Curley, the man that wanted to kill him the most. It was right for George to shoot Lennie because Lennie died suddenly, was thinking about the dream, and was shot by a friend....   [tags: Steinbeck Of Mice and Men Essays]

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Hidden Suffering: Problems With the United States’ Use of Lethal Injection

- Imagine yourself in a vacuum sealed room bound to a gurney by thick leather straps, rendering you captive. In both arms, the executioner positions intravenous catheters connected to tubes that run from you into a wall embedded with a one way window. Hidden behind that window are the syringes containing the serums that will shortly be injected into the saline solution now running through your body, ending the last few minutes of your life. A curtain in front of you is then raised, revealing a crowd of about 20 people quietly sitting in on your execution; these people are family from both sides of your trial as well as selected individuals from the media....   [tags: Execution, Death Penalty]

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The Oklahoma City Bombing: Timoty McVeigh

- On April 19 1995 the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building had a 7,000 lb. fertilizer bomb detonated in front of it killing 168 people and injuring 680. Ninety minutes later the police found Timothy McVeigh on driving without a license plate and unlawful carrying of a gun. Evidence found then quickly linked McVeigh to the bombing. McVeigh was then executed by lethal injection on June 11 2001. After major federal executions such as Timothy McVeigh, Osama Bin Laden, and the Rosenberg’s there has been an increase in the number of smaller terrorist plots and more executions, leading me to conclude that the death penalty is not a deterrent in cases of terrorism and seditious acts, because it makes th...   [tags: dead penalty, execution]

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The Death Penalty: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right

- ... The electric current exits the body through the electrode on the leg. The neurons in the inmate’s brain are so overwhelmed by the current which causes them to become brain dead. Sometimes during electrocution, the body changes color and skin might catch on fire which causes a smell of burning skin. The smell led some states to change their main execution type to lethal injection. (, n.d.) In 1929, a man named Willie Francis was sentenced to the death penalty. He was to be executed through electrocution....   [tags: wrongful execution, capital punishment]

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George Orwell's Stance on Capital Punishment in Essay, A Hanging

- ... Right from the start I could picture the scene of the execution. Except for a few, most everyone is solemn and seemingly downcast, with some men wavering and some prisoners turning grey. I think Orwell is trying to show that most people are against capital punishment, including himself, and that only a select few support it. When he described the procession of the condemned man towards the gallows, I was challenged in my thoughts about the events going to take place. What did this man do. Was he innocent....   [tags: condemned, execution, death]

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Transition from Nun to Spiritual Advisor for Death Row Convicts in Dead Man Walking

- Sister Helen Prejean wrote Dead Man Walking based on her experiences with a convicted death row inmate named Patrick Sonnier. The story allows readers to follow Prejean as she transitions from nun to spiritual advisor. As the narrator for the story, Prejean delves into the emotional toll this situation takes on both the victim’s families and the death row inmates themselves. The story follows her entire experience with Patrick and his brother that eventually ends with Patrick’s execution and also the execution of Robert Willie....   [tags: execution, appeals, inmates]

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Crime and Punishment is not Enough

- ... An additional electrode is moistened with conductive jelly (Electro-Creme) and attached to a portion of the prisoner's leg that has been shaved to reduce resistance to electricity. The prisoner is then blindfolded. (Hillman, 1992 and Weisberg, 1991) After the execution team has withdrawn to the observation room, the warden signals the executioner, who pulls a handle to connect the power supply. A jolt of between 500 and 2000 volts, which lasts for about 30 seconds, is given. The current surges and is then turned off, at which time the body is seen to relax....   [tags: death penalty, taxes, execution]

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The Death Penalty: The Case of Carlos DeLuna

- ... Therefore, the homicide rate of capital punishment state should be higher than the state that does not have it. Unfortunately, the reality in the US shows that capital punishment does not deter criminal acts. As the FBI stated that, “the states without parole punishment generally had lower homicide rates than the states that execute.” Texas, for instance, performs 40 percent of US executions, has twice the murder rate of Wisconsin, which does not have death penalty since 1853. Wisconsin was one of the earliest states in the United States to abolish capital punishment and it is the only state that has practiced death penalty only once....   [tags: convenience, cost, execution]

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Taking Sides: Was WWII Solely Hitler's Fault?

- ... Hitler is seen as an opportunist who makes spur-of-the-moment decisions, rather than a man with a concrete plan (354). Kershaw provides support for his argument by including the views of other structuralists, such as Hans Mommsen, Martin Broszat, and Tim Mason. Mommsen’s approach displays an emphasis on “Hitler’s improvised, spontaneous responses to developments he did little directly to shape”, and views Hitler “as little more than a gifted opportunist”. The execution of Germany’s foreign policy was inconsistent and illogical, and only appears to be consistent in retrospect (354)....   [tags: German foreign policy execution]

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Plato’s Crito: The Last Days of Socrates

- As Socrates awaits his upcoming execution; he is visited before dawn by a close old friend Crito. Crito has made arrangements to help Socrates escape from prison. Socrates is grateful to his old friend for his willing to help aide him in the escape. However, Socrates is quite willing to await his execution. Crito tries to change Socrates mind about escaping by presenting him with several arguments. The first is that if Socrates choices to stay, his death will reflect poorly on Crito. The people will think that Crito did nothing to save his friend....   [tags: Crito, Socrates Execution]

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Capital Pusnishment: Crime, Spionange and Treason

- ... Each of these arguments are great reasons for continuing with the death penalty as a punishment. However for every argument supporting the death penalty there is an equally strong argument for reasons to abolish this punishment and they include: • The death penalty teaches the criminals nothing.[9] How can we teach a person to learn from their mistakes when they are not alive to learn from their mistakes. • The death penalty does not dissuade.[10] If the knowledge of the punishment is intended as a prevention to committing a crime then why are there still people who commit murder....   [tags: execution, prison, death row]

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Arguement for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

- The Supreme Court effectively decided to suspend the death penalty in June 1972 through 1976. After 4 years of suspending the death penalty across the country, the court reinstalled the penalty to the states. The death penalty includes 34 states that proceeded to statute the new death penalty. The states such as Florida, Georgia, and Texas were essential in reinstating the death penalty. The Eighth Amendment and many states wished to reinstate the penalty.These reforms were at once allowed by the court that death penalty itself was constitutional under the change....   [tags: execution, prison, consitution]

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Turbulant History of the Troubled Island of Haiti

- ... The Haitian environment continued to deteriorate, Aristide continued to publicly criticize the U.S. for their lack of action towards his cause, and refugees continued to flee the country. Now a good six months into the planning, the JCS asked USACOM to consider an alternate, more peaceful course of action. USACOM, in turn passed this down the XVIII Airborne Corps planners and OPLAN 2380 was born. As the taxed XVIII got the planning under way, a concerned General Dennis Reimer, the FORSCOM commander, suggested relieving them of some of their planning burdens to the 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum....   [tags: invasion, execution, lesson]

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The Death Penalty in Decline

- ... Maybe the answer would be based on the reason that motivates the murderer to violate the law. However, there was only few studies regarding the criminology and its factors. However today, more educated people are influencing the structure of capital punishment by more detailed research. Regardless, Gaines and Millers argues some of the 2000s reports which claim that "each execution deters between three and eighteen future homicides" (274). The death penalty's ideology has changed over the years and especially after the 1930s....   [tags: supreme court, execution, crime]

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Moral Dilemmas in Celia, A Slave by Melton McLaurin

- Melton McLaurin’s book Celia, A Slave is the account of the trial, conviction, and execution of a female slave for the murder of her “master” Robert Newsom in 1855. The author uses evidence compiled through studying documents from Callaway County, Missouri and the surrounding area during the middle of the Nineteenth Century. Although much of what can be determine about this event is merely speculation, McLaurin proposes arguments for the different motives that contribute to the way in which many of the events unfold....   [tags: execution, evidence, trail, conviction]

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The Russian War Games Played on August 10, 2000

- Introduction On August 10, 2000, a Russian Naval contingent of over 30 boats departed the shores of the Kola Peninsula in northwest Russia.1 These vessels included several attack submarines tasked with conducting the test fire of cruise missiles and torpedoes into mock U.S. targets. These war game exercises took place over a five-day period in the Barents Sea. What was to be a display of Russian Naval power and superiority degraded into utter catastrophe as several explosions sent Russia’s fourth largest nuclear cruise missile submarine, the K-141 Kursk, to the seafloor....   [tags: naval, planning, execution]

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Should Capital Punishment Be Abolished?

- Capital punishment has been present in this country since the beginning (Connors 38). Even today, the federal government and thirty-five states retain the right to issue capital punishment (Mysliwiec 254). In fact, in 2011 and 2012 each, there were forty-three inmates executed across the nation (Use 6). However, there are twelve other states that have completely abolished the practice for various reasons and six others that retain the right, but have not executed anyone since 1976 (Henningfeld 35)....   [tags: Capital Punishment, Execution, History]

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The Battle of an Loc Vietnam

- THE BATLE OF AN LOC Introduction The Battle of An Loc Vietnam also regarded as the Easter offensive as it started the Thursday before Easter weekend and lasted 96 days. It preceded the TET offensive of 1968 and may have been one of the most prolific battles of the era. The Battle of An Loc showed the will and fortitude of the enemy as well as tested the perseverance of the defending forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN). Along with all this it showed a more modern form of battle using ground as well as air power, and set the stage for the superiority of the air power used today.1 History In 1968 after the TET Offensive the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) along with their c...   [tags: easter, history, phase, execution]

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Desert Storm and the Logistical Instrument

- Desert Storm and the Logistical Instrument INTRODUCTION On the second of August 1990, Saddam Hussein launched a surprise attack on the small country of Kuwait. With more than 130,000 troops, Saddam quickly took Kuwait and pushed forward to the borders of Saudi Arabia. The United States, with virtually no military presence, launched the largest, strategic logistical movement the world had ever seen. This Case Study will focus on the tactical planning for the movement of U.S. forces and equipment that led to a swift victory over Saddam Hussein and his forces....   [tags: attack, execution, history, lessons]

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The Rosenbergs: Crime of Espionage

- In the 1950’s, the Soviet Union gained information on the atomic bomb with the help of two Americans. The couple, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, suffered greatly for their crime. The Rosenbergs, having committed a crime of espionage on the US, had a large impact on not only the nation, but the world. This was due to their historical execution. Julius Rosenberg was born on May 12, 1918, in New York City (Petersen 1). Julius grew up in poverty on the lower east side of New York. He was the youngest of five children, and was very studious and religious....   [tags: spy, atomic bomb, execution]

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Life and Liberty for all

- Life and Liberty for All: Unless Deemed Otherwise Crafted and derived from the foresight and ideologies of the founding fathers, the words enshrined in the Declaration of Independence in conjunction with those of the Constitution has served this country well. Moreover, we must accredit the knowledge contained within the Constitution for being the guiding facet that has contributed to the prosperity and greatness we as a nation, have become to date. Arguably enough, like with any nation’s journey, ours is a nation that has endured its shares of errors which can only be expected....   [tags: execution, constitution, death penalty]

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The Katyn Woods Massacre

- 4,250 Polish soldiers being murdered and buried at the Katyn Woods was one of the greatest atrocities of WW2. But this isn't the entire story. The Polish army collapsed when Germany and Russia attacked from both the east and the west. even though the russians had attacked them , the polish let them in unharmed because they believed the Russians were to aid them. Once in, the red army took over many polish cities and began to capture soldiers and civilians to be imprisoned or executed, but probably both....   [tags: Stalin, Russian mass execution]

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Business Practices For Leadership : The Right Attitude And Execution Styles That Help Develop Strong Positive Habits

- ... When a person can provide a strong confidence in front of people influence becomes easier. To act with power means you need to personify power in your behavior. By maintaining a wide stance with arms extended from your body, a person shows greater confidence. Making eye contact while you are speaking also suggests confidence to those who are listening. Key to speaking to others and providing confidence and authority is to speak succinctly, not rambling or over explaining an idea. Trying to justify ideas does not prove that you are sure of yourself....   [tags: Best practice, Management, Leadership, People]

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Prosecutorial Discretion and Law Execution

- Prosecutorial Discretion Whitebread and Slogobin state that the job of executing the law at the federal and state levels rests with the prosecution. This means that the prosecutor makes the decisions about the charges. Prosecutorial discretion means that the prosecutor decides whether someone should be charged for a crime and what that individual should be charged with (Whitebread & Slogobin, 2000). The Bordenkircher v. Hayes (1978) case established some guidelines for using prosecutorial discretion....   [tags: Prosecution, Federal and State Levels, Laws]

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Death Penalty and its Execution

- One of the first recorded uses of the death plenty occurred in 16th Century Bc Egypt. The death plenty was established in the United States in 1608. There were many different tactics used to executed before there were laws passed. Several different tactics such as stoning, being burned to death, crucifixion, drowning, being buried alive, implement, and in many cases people were boil alive which took up to two hours most of time. In 1612, Virginia’s governor Sir Thomas Dale started the Divine, Moral, and Martial laws that stated even minor offenses were part of the death penalty....   [tags: History, Prisoners, Justice]

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The Controversy of Death Penalty in the US

- The death penalty, ever since it was established, has created a huge controversy all throughout the world. Ever since the death penalty was created, there have been people who supported the death penalty and those who wanted to destroy it. When the death penalty was first created the methods that were used were gruesome and painful, it goes against the Eighth Amendment that was put in place many years later. The methods they used were focused on torturing the people and putting them through as much pain as possible....   [tags: capital punishment, execution, supreme court]

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The Army Problem Solving Model and The Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process

- 1. Compare and Contrast the Army Problem Solving Model (Process) with the Rapid Decision Making and Synchronization Process. (C100) Military leaders make decisions and solve problems every day. Some need a decision quickly while others can take time. The US Army has several decision-making methods to assist leaders. The Army Problem Solving Model (Process) (PSM) is a systematic approach to identifying the best possible solution to an issue or problem and a deliberate method of decision-making (FM 6-0, 2009)....   [tags: US army, leaders, execution operations]

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The History of Capital Punishment

- The clock ticks to 10:53. The late night has grown longer, and Troy Davis is strapped down to a gurney. If he is scared, he does not show it; he appears strong and resolute in what is undoubtedly a very daunting situation. “For those about to take my life,” he says, “may God have mercy on your souls” (“Georgia”). Davis has been on death row for over twenty years for killing a police officer. After every request and appeal has failed, the time has come for Davis to be executed by the state of Georgia....   [tags: human rights, death sentence, execution]

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The Practice of Capital Punishment

- Capital Punishment When court declares capital punishment to a criminal, he or she is put to death by the State for his or her crime. The practice is not uniform across the states in the US. Some of the states do not allow capital punishment while others have the law permitting capital punishment; however, execution procedures may differ. As of May 2013, the District of Columbia and 18 other States have abolished the capital punishment for any kind of crime whatsoever. States employ different methods of execution such as lethal injection or gas, electrocution, firing squad, hanging in executing the criminal....   [tags: Court, Criminal, Death Sentece, Execution]

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Wolf Team Execution

- "Wolf Team" is a Sci-Fi MMOFPS. It features the ability to transform into an anthropomorphic Wolf to fight or to use pistols, main-arms, and grenades to do the fighting for you which is developed by Softnyx, who also hosts it themselves, but also hosted by Aeria Games. It is a complete PvP game, meaning you will only be pit against other players and never against NPC's. The UI of the game is also quite user-friendly, showing you the score (top), allied player names, ammo in the weapon as well as in the belt (lower right), the map including allied positions (upper right) and current health value (lower left)....   [tags: Video Game Review]

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Capital Punishment is Useless and Immoral

- Capital Punishment is Useless and Immoral The death penalty has been a controversial issue for decades in the United States. The way a particular individual feels about capital punishment usually reflects his or her economic background and social condition. While the majority of Americans favor capital punishment, research shows that the public is gravely misinformed about certain issues surrounding the death penalty. Through extensive research and examination of the empirical and moral claims on both sides of the issue, we have concluded that the death penalty is useless and immoral in today’s society....   [tags: Execution Justice Systems Papers]

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Charles Yale Harrison’s Generals Die in Bed vs Colin McDougall’s Execution

- Charles Yale Harrison’s Generals Die in Bed vs Colin McDougall’s Execution As with any genre, all novels termed ‘war stories’ share certain elements in common. The place and time settings of the novels, obviously, take in at least some aspect of at least one war or conflict. The characters tend to either be soldiers or are at least immediately affected by the military. An ever present sense of doom with punctuated moments of peace is almost a standard of the war novel. Beyond the basic similarities, however, each of these battle books stands apart as an individual....   [tags: Charles Yale Harrison Colin McDougall]

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The Death Penalty Should Be Abolished

- Executing people for what they have done; homicide, kidnapping, illegal injection and so, has been a “vast” object at issue for years, since it had been seen as a cruel, vicious way of punishment. Nevertheless, among numerous countries, states and ultimately, the public, death warrant has been attempted continuously while insisting it is brutal, but mostly; found that it literally cannot prevent people from committing a crime. In the meantime, harshness is considered as the only way of hampering humanity from killing each other, arbeit, according to Statistic Brain, by a 85% of deaths, it clearly is not....   [tags: capital punishment, inmate execution]

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Elegy, Written With His Own Hand In the Tower Before His Execution and To See A World In A Grain Of

- Comparing Metaphors in Chidiock Tichborne's Elegy, Written With His Own Hand In the Tower Before His Execution and William Blake's To See A World In A Grain Of Sand Chidiock Tichborne's "Elegy, Written With His Own Hand In the Tower Before His Execution" and William Blake's "To See A World In A Grain Of Sand" contain several fascinating metaphors that produce two impressive verses that capture our imagination. Both of these elegies deal with life and the contrasting ways it surfaces from within the poet's mind....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Opposition Against Death Penalty

- The predominant school of thought in the American populace lies with the vigorous acceptance for the execution of murderers. While the majority of Americans tend to believe in the inherent right of the state to exact capital punishment on suspected murderers, an increasing opposition to the death penalty can be seen both within the US and globally. The supporters believe that by killing the criminals, the country can be a safer place at the same time as discouraging future criminals. But, as facts continue to prove, enforcing the death row has little to no effect in the deterrence of criminals and instead, can leave innocent people hanging from a noose....   [tags: death row,capital punishment,criminal execution]

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North Korea Human Rights Issues

- North Korea Human Rights Issues North Korea as we know is a communist country ruled by Kim Jong-Un. North Korea has been under the State’s radar from the nuclear threats to their human rights. They spark United State’s interest once more when the previous leader passed away and the duty was passed to the youngest son and now we are trying to dig deeper into the secrets that North Korea has been hiding away with the their barred wire to keep others from coming in. With the help of South Korea, we can explore the different levels of torture, inhumane activates, and the new leadership of Kim Jong-Un....   [tags: Nuclear Missiles, Public Execution]

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Learning Necessary Life Skills: Planning, Execution and Dialogue

- Our first topic was, “How do I work toward something when I don’t know what it is?” However, in the process we began to answer other questions. We all picked a topic from the Big Questions document that we would be interested in discussing. After, we thought about how answerable the question was. For example, one of the options was, “Am I wasting time that I will regret later?” This is an amazing question. I think about this all the time. However, I don’t believe it’s a good conversation starter....   [tags: Conversation Cafe]

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Against Louis Riel's Execution

- Louis Riel should not have been hung because he represented those who couldn't represent themselves. Louis Riel was disappointed with the way the Métis were, so he took it upon himself to represent the Métis and their rights. Even though the actions that followed, such as keeping the new governor out the colony, was illegal and very wrong. Riel risked it for the rights of the Métis. As for Thomas Scott, Riel has absolutely no legal right to have him shot, but Riel himself never touched a gun for that purpose....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Capital Punishment Controversy

- Although it is argued that capital punishment is a strong deterrent to crimes and serves as a just punishment, nevertheless, capital punishment should be abolished because it is a violation of human rights, carries a risk of executing innocent people, is a burden on taxpayer’s money and is discriminant in application. Capital punishment has been argued to be a violation of human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 recognizes that every person has a right to life and further states “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment” ....   [tags: Violation of Human Rights, Execution, Human Life]

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Televised Executions

- In recent years, more and more people have become aware of crime and murder. It is something that has affected them, their families and neighborhoods. Just about everyone in the world knows someone who has become a victim of murder, rape, and or robbery. In most cases the suspects are heartless and have no remorse in regards to the crime they committed. Some individuals are repeat offenders who have received a slap on the wrist from the justice system or only faced small jail time. A recent report by the Senate judiciary Committee, called America the "most violent and self-destructive nation on earth", and it was noted that violent crime in America had increased by 516% since 1960 (Econ...   [tags: Ethical Issues, Death Penalty]

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The Death Penalty

- The death penalty is a very controversial subject. I think that we should use the death penalty instead of placing murderers, rapists, and people who commit treason in prison or letting them out on parol. People that commit the most heinous of crimes should receive the most heinous of consequences. Isn't that just the most fair way to deal with those offenders of the law. From 1930, the first year of which statistics are readily available from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, to 1967, 3,859 people were executed under civil jurisdiction in the United States....   [tags: Papers Informative Execution Essays]

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All About Eliezer Wiesel from the Book Night by Elie Wiesel

- Eliezer Wiesel is a fourteen-year-old boy living in Sighet, Transylvania, at the start of World War II. He is very devout and wants to study Jewish mysticism. His father, who is a prominent leader of the Jewish community, thinks that he is too young. Nevertheless, Eliezer starts studying the cabbala with Moché the Beadle, a poor and humble man who works in the Hasidic temple. Moché teaches him that he must seek to ask God the right questions even though we will never understand the answers he gives us....   [tags: regious, concentration camp, execution]

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