The “taxpayers have spent more than four billion dollars on capital punishment since 1978” (Banks). The death penalty is asking too much of taxpayers because paying money to kill people is unlawful. It may violate the morals of many people because they are aiding the killing of people by helping to pay for it. A “sentence to life without parole would be more honest and less expensive. We’ve created a system that’s not just unconstitutional arbitrary” (Banks). By spending a bunch of money through taxpayers, people lose money and are not able to use it for any other situations in their life. People’s money is being used to put others to death, so what makes them better than the criminals.
The Capital Punishment is an extremely serious matter because it deciphers whether or not a person lives or dies. The pros to the Death Penalty are it is deserved punishment, brings closure, and it keeps criminals off the streets. The cons are innocent people can be brought to death, racial discrimination, and paying for death is both cost ineffective and unlawful. Maybe in the nearby future or later on, the question on whether or not the Capital Punishment’s place should be in