Death Penalty In Favor

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The death penalty, is it acceptable or is it not? This question has been around for many years and will continue to be around. There are different views when it comes to the death penalty. The views include, those in favor of the death penalty and those who are not in favor of the death penalty. Also, there are certain areas in the United States that allow the death penalty and those who do not. Texas is the most popular state that uses capital punishment. Thirty of the fifty states in the United States are still in favor of the death penalty. The death penalty is a very severe punishment, many people are in favor and others are not 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
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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

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