Essay about The Death Penalty Should Be Legal

1601 Words Nov 21st, 2014 7 Pages
The death penalty should be legal in all states. The death penalty is a punishment that fits the crimes committed. Prison life is too easy and gives too much freedom to criminals who commit terrible crimes. The death penalty provides true justice for victims and closure for their families.
The death penalty works. Having the death penalty be legal in all states would deter new criminals from going into the system. One particular state that is known for giving the penalty frequently is Texas. On December 7, 1982 Texas became the first state to carry out an execution by lethal injection. Texas has a high number of executions, “Texas is first in the number of executions carried out in the United States since 1976” (Death Penalty information center). Since the death penalty rate is so high in Texas if it were like that throughout the whole United States it would make the offender think more about wanting to commit the crime of murdering someone. The death penalty should be legal in all states. According to the legal dictionary, murder is the unlawful killing of another human being without justification or proper excuse. Murder is a brutal act of killing someone in cold blood who was innocent. The crime of murder fits the punishment of the death penalty. Mass murderers such as Charles Manson, who is known for his “family killings”, murdered many people. His crime was a brutal act, one that should have gotten him the death penalty; but he has been living his whole life in prison…

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