Capital Punishment Is An Unlawful Practice Of The United States

1033 Words Apr 18th, 2016 5 Pages
The Bible implies that “for the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (“ Holy Bible, New International Version”). Capital punishment is an unlawful practice of the United States. It allows the government to legally execute a person for committing serious crimes such as murder, rape, and kidnapping. The Death Penalty Information Center reports that “ The practice of capital punishment was first introduced to America in 1608 by European settlers” (“ Death Penalty Information Center”). Furthermore, capital punishment is legal in America in 31 states by lethal injection, electrocution, and the gas chamber. Capital punishment is a problem. There should be measures taken to abolish it.

The use of the capital punishment fails to protect the innocent. The possibility of executing an innocent person exists in any justice system. Executing innocent defendants are made because of reasons, including eyewitness errors and false confessions that are made under pressure. Capital cases can sometimes take several years before the case goes to trial. Therefore, an eyewitness might have a difficult time remembering certain important accounts of a past event that occurred. David Von Drehle, author of More Innocent People on Death Row Than Estimated: Study Time Magazine, “points out that at least four percent of all death row inmates in the United States have been wrongfully convicted of committing a crime” (“ More Innocent…

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