Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty Essay

1230 Words Nov 28th, 2016 5 Pages
Horrific crimes are committed across the United States every year and deciding on the correct punishment can be difficult. There are no perfect guidelines for how to lawfully punish someone and this is where the conflict of capital punishment, otherwise referred to as the death penalty arises. Capital punishment is a government-sanctioned practice where a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime (Capital Punishment). If there are humans on Earth there surely will be people doing evil things and we need to have consequences to keep order in our complex society. We are one country, united and through compromise we can find a solution that will aim to satisfy all parties involved to make the death penalty a truthful, seamless process.

Summary of opposing views
Evidently, capital punishment isn’t popular among all people. Those who oppose the death penalty and wish to abolish it utilize reports of people who have been accused, prosecuted and put to death wrongfully such as Carlos DeLuna of Texas in 1989, Joseph O 'Dell of Virginia in 1997 and Richard Masterson of Texas in 2016. In the Richard Masterson case, Paul Shrode was the medical examiner and “after having been told that Masterson had confessed to putting a sleeper hold on the victim during an episode of erotic asphyxiation, ruled (victim’s)

Gerstenbacher 2 death a homicide and testified that Honeycutt had died by strangulation.” It was unclear at the time but Shrode was found “unqualified to…

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