Repeal Capital Punishment

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In the United States, this has been a constant source of controversy for decades. With having no problems when it was first taken place in 1608, the creator never thought of the problems that were yet to come. It was abolished for a short amount of time during the 1900s; but since the reinstatement of the death penalty in the United States in 1976, 138 innocent men and women have been released from death row, including some who came within minutes of execution. In several state across the world, investigations have been opened to determine if those states executed innocent men. To execute an innocent person is morally inhumane, this is why all 50 states should repeal capital punishment. This is a risk we shouldn’t take, by having the death …show more content…
From my understanding, it is supposed to make criminals not commit crimes in order to get on death row but this hasn 't worked and will not work. Laws are intended to correct, by definition laws can’t obey, or isn’t intended to imitate or reproduce that nature of man.(Bedau, Cassell) The law says we can 't follow or obey the nature of man that 's exactly what we 're doing by following through with Capital Punishment. The by putting people on death row and to kill them is exactly what they did was murder because you 're taking someone 's life. This should be the start in stopping the Death Penalty because it 's morally wrong just like murdering is but just because it 's run by the government and the justice system doesn’t make it okay! It is unavoidably evident, that ethnic discrimination racial bias, apartheid, is all a part of the administration of capital punishment in America.(Bedau, Cassell) This is saying that racism in Capital Punishment is unavoidable, no matter what in this world today the minorities and poor won’t ever get the benefit of the doubt. It means that even though racism happens right in front of people they act as nothing happens. This help proves how inhumane this country in the way it is running. This is important because there needs to be a change, in a hurry because things are getting out of hand. Racial minorities face unacceptable, illegally discrimination and bias in America 's Criminal Justice …show more content…
For most it 's the one everyone would guess; They say the Death Penalty is necessary because it serves as a warning to criminals, provides closure for the victims and the only punishment fit for murder? So murdering is fit for killing someone who has just murdered another person. ("English 15." English 15. N.p., 11 Nov. 2013.) This is saying it 's okay to do the same thing a murder did if I interpreted it right. This should mean that the person following up with the execution put on the Death Row but they can’t because he’s legally taking someone 's life. This plays a huge role because it just shows how bad the United States is with dealing with all of their problems. To help people understand how it feels. It brings the families of the victim closure, allowing them to live is an injustice to the victim itself. (Put the death penalty out of its misery) It gives closure to the families by killing; By not killing the criminal, that would be an injustice to the victim. This mean they have to kill another person to help one family get over a death that has to happen and this will result in the families feeling an injustice so it 's hard either way you put it. It 's other ways to bring a family closure to also but this would play a huge role because no one would follow through with the Death Penalty because they know if they did their consequence would be death. This would be a key factor

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