Essay on The Death Penalty Should Be Legal

1294 Words May 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
In 2013, the media was roaring about the Boston bombing. The footage was horrifying. Many were severely injured. Many ambulances, police, the swat team, and the bomb squad were seen in every corner of Boston. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the criminal behind the Boston bombing including his brother who died. In May 2015, the jury decided to put Tsarnaev on death sentence. Tsarnaev, 21, is the youngest person on federal death row. In court he showed remorse, but many still despise him. Believe it or not a few forgave him. Some believe that Tsarnaev should be imprisoned for life because it cost less and it is more immoral. On the other hand, some believe Tsarnaev should get the death penalty because they believe he should suffer for what he has done. Should Tsarnaev get the death penalty for the crime? There are 31 states that allow death penalty and there are 19 who abolished it. Many believe that the death penalty should be legal and some oppose. Supporters of death penalty believe it will make their streets a fearless and safer place to roam. Opposers of death penalty believe it will not heal the victims wounds nor would it end their pain. The death penalty is a disagreeable way of capital punishment.
In oppose of death penalty, the death penalty is anti poor and discriminatory. There are 58.8% of white inmates, 37.7% are African American, 2% Native American, and 1.5% are Asian. The American Civil Liberties Union found that “12 people who have been executed where the defendant was…

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