The Consequences Of The Death Penalty

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Crime! When people do it they don’t think of the consequences. Some consequences are unnecessary, cruel, and unreasonable and they are caused by the justice system. One of the consequences that are cruel is the death penalty. The European settlers first brought the death penalty to the U.S. The first known death or execution was in Jamestown, Virginia in 1608. You should be against the death penalty because it is hypocritical, there is a possibility of faulty conviction, and for religious reasons.
To begin with, the death penalty is a very hypocritical thing. The eighth amendment prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishment. Death penalty is breaking this amendment from the
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The death penalty kills people and it could be a faulty conviction. There have been many cases where the DNA was not tested before execution and it resulted in innocent people getting killed. An example of an innocent person killed is about Carlos DeLuna who was convicted in 1983 and executed in1989. According to Executed But Possibly Innocent, “A Chicago Tribune investigation released in 2006 revealed groundbreaking evidence that Texas may have executed an innocent man in 1989. New evidence uncovered by reporters Maurice Possley and Steve Mills casts doubt on DeLuna’s guilt and points towards another man, Carlos Hernandez, who had a record of similar crimes and repeatedly confessed to the murder.” This is just one of the many cases where innocent people are killed for no reason. The justice system tends to kill people that are innocent before they find enough evidence or test DNA. This is a bad habit of them, but we wouldn’t have to worry about this if the death penalty was no longer here. According to the US death row study, “At least 4.1% of all defendants sentenced to death in the US in the modern era are innocent, according to the first major study to attempt to calculate how often states get it wrong in their wielding of the ultimate punishment.” 4.1% is a lot and it may seem like a small number, but its not. Innocent people die from the death penalty and it does happen often. Texas is one of the …show more content…
Only God should take the life he created. No one should have the right to take someone’s life because they did not create it. God created life and he gave us life to enjoy and have a good experience not to kill someone even if they did wrong. God will punish them in his own ways. According to the bible, the sixth commandment states, ”Thou shall not kill or commit adultery.” This means you should not use impurity and immodesty in looks, actions, and works whether you are alone or not and that you should not kill for any reason. The people that are being given the death penalty may have killed, but it is not our duty to punish them and kill. It is only Gods duty to punish those who do wrong. The death penalty is immorally wrong. Whether you believe in God or not, the death penalty is killing people. Isn’t that what the people are getting punished for, for killing people they get killed. What good is done with the death penalty? Is killing off people that have done crimes any good? No it’s not any good. The death penalty is immorally wrong in every way possible. It kills people, some innocent and some not. It causes problems with people and family members that grieve. Don’t you think that the death penalty is letting people get away with crimes and murders easier? Instead or being put in jail for the rest of there lives, they are killed and don’t have to deal with what they have done. The lord states that we shall not kill

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