Essay on Capital Punishment : An Unjust Denial Of Civil Liberties

1097 Words Dec 16th, 2015 null Page
Capital punishment was meant to be used to rid the world of people who are of serious danger to certain groups or everyone in society. The death penalty is punishment by execution, carried out legally against an individual convicted of a capital crime. The people who are on the agreeing side of the death penalty may attempt to make the argument that it’s the clear thing to do. We would be getting rid of murders, rapes, people trying to create a genocide, etc. While the other side of the debate may argue that the death penalty isn’t the right solution to the problem, it has no justice for the victim nor is it solving anything for the perpetrator. Capital punishment is an intolerable denial of civil liberties and is inconsistent with the fundamental values of our democratic system. The death penalty is uncivilized in theory and unfair and inequitable in practice. Through litigation, legislation, and advocacy against this barbaric and brutal institution, we strive to prevent executions and seek the abolition of capital punishment (www.aclu.org). What happened to the cliché saying that, if you do the crime you do the time? Now a days it’s been turned into, you might have done the crime so you die. People of society have to open up their eyes and see what’s really going on with capital punishment. Once someone is dead there is no going back. The people who are putting away these alleged criminals need to make their decision like their own life depended on it, and maybe less…

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