Mark Klaas Arguments Against The Death Penalty
The court's job is to decide if a murder is considered heinous, but all murders should be seen as atrocious and thus treated the same. I agree with Alex Kozinski, …show more content…
When students do not study, they get bad grades. When people drive too fast they, get a ticket. The price for murder should be execution. The Southern Baptist Convention stated that they, "... support the fair and equitable use of capital punishment by civil magistrates as a legitimate form of punishment for those guilty of murder or treasonous acts that result in death." The quote not only supports capital punishment, but it also says that it is "fair and equitable". The price of someone taking another's life, should be having theirs taken also.
More families like Mark Klaas' will be able to get closure if the death penalty proceeds for all murders. Dismissing the death penalty would lead to families living in constant fear and never being able to move forward with their lives. The Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association said it like this, "Giving up on the death penalty would mean giving up on justice for crime victims and their families." By widening the criteria for capital punishment, more families will be able to feel closure. Families will let go of what has happened, and move forward without ever hearing the name of that murderer