Pros And Cons Of The Death Penalty Case

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One death penalty case, one single case, costs around $2.4 million (Statistic Brain). Is it worth it? Do lives really need to be taken as retribution for crimes that were committed? Capital Punishment has been around for a very long time, and so has the split between people on the topic. Way back in the day, the death penalty originated as hanging criminals and we gradually moved up as technology did. Now we use forms of execution like lethal injection, and the electric chair. The United States will only use the death penalty if one commits first degree murder, and we are among the other 58 nations that also use the death penalty. If you think about the definition of Capital Punishment you can hear how incredibly insane the idea is, “The legally …show more content…
There are many inconspicuous reasons as to why this type of punishment could come to an end. Well one, it is irreversible. God forbid the offender ends up being innocent by later proved evidence, then what? The deed has already been done, and there’s no turning back. A very good example of this would be Steven Avery, the man from Wisconsin who was wrongly accused sexual assault and attempted murder. The law enforcement officials involved in this case had gone so far just to find a suspect and pin this on Avery that they planted evidence in his house, car, etc. Mr. Avery served 18 of his 32 years in prison, that’s how old most of us are now and he spent the span of our entire lives in prison for something he did not even do. He was released due to a find in new evidence that exonerated him, but imagine that happened a completely different way. Imagine he was facing the death penalty and they went through with it to only find new evidence to prove him innocent weeks after he was executed. That has to put an immense amount of pressure on the judges and prosecutors, to willingly allow a man or woman to be put to death with even the slightest gut feeling that they could be innocent or that the evidence could have been obtained illegally or even placed illegally and they would have no idea. Now who says that this cannot happen to you or your family? This is called Parochialism, we as human beings are willing to do much more and go to further extents for someone close to us like a family member or friend, rather than for someone we don’t know at all. With this being said, hoping to put into perspective the fact that just because you are not involved or directly impacted by capital punishment, you will start to think about the lives of the unidentifiable victims. In addition, while it is said that using forms of the death penalty, it deters other future

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