Persuasive Essay Against Capital Punishment

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In the past 5 years in Canada, there have been 2, 730 homicide offences. Now, just imagine 2,730 corpses all lying in a giant pile. The colour being drained from their skin, their body rotting from the inside out, their chance to keep living gone-- because someone else had the audacity to take away that precious life. To murder someone should never be justified and the best solution to this crime is capital punishment. A life for a life, as simple as that.
The definition of capital punishment is to legally authorize the killing of someone as punishment for their crime. Although capital punishment may seem unethical to some, it actually holds many advantages like, providing closure for those who loved the victim. ( the family
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Throughout the years, there’ve been many strategies tried out; some successful and some not. The most frequently used ones are ones that aren’t that cruel. For example, when a person gets fastened into the electric chair, one of the conductors is strapped securely around the head with the bare metal flush right against their shaved and wet scalp. This guarantees that the electricity will go directly into the brain, shutting it off before the brain can detect pain. Another method is the firing squad. This one is very rarely used; it was only used once last year. It involves five men shooting at the heart of the murderer with rifles that are high powered. Once they shoot, the heart is completely destroyed and they’re left unconscious within seconds. These methods were made to be effective but weren’t made to torture or leave the person suffering before they die. It’s a quick and painless execution. The most painful part of the procedure is knowing that whoever’s getting killed is getting served with …show more content…
In the 1980s her brother died, and that’s when she moved to Florida to attempt to make money by prostituting. She was constantly in trouble with the law, for several crimes. By 1991, her record included arrests for illegal possession of a firearm, forgery, assault, and robbery. There would also several other felonies and misdemeanors. The law enforcement describes her as erratic and easily angered, which should’ve been their first sign of suspicious nature. During her trial, the jury found her guilty on all counts—including first-degree murder and armed

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