Death Penalty In Favor
James Rhodes is the man who walked into the cell phone store and murdered Shelby
Farah. He admitted to being high when he shot …show more content…
This statistic is just one example that Liptak uses to show that the death penalty in a way is beneficial. He believes that if the penalty of death is around, that it could lead to dip in crimes.
Also Liptak (2007) says, “In 2003, for instance, there were more than 16,000 homicides, but only
153 death sentences and 65 executions” (para. 26). Liptak uses this statistic to prove that the death penalty did not stop very many crimes. But as years went on, crimes went down to the growing number of death penalty’s per year. The statistic used above, 3 of 18 crimes are prevented knowing the death penalty is a possible consequence. In the article, Liptak uses facts from the two sides to show the reader the positives and the negatives to the death penalty.
The Editorial board are composed of sixteen different authors, and the article they covered was that they believe prosecutors are out to kill. The authors even slimmed down a list to only five prosecutors who they believe are those aiming to kill. The authors (2016) said,
“These men are members of a very small club: five prosecutors who together are responsible for one of every seven death-row inmates nationwide” (para. 2). The authors pulled these facts