The Debate Over The Death Penalty

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Murderers, thieves, and criminals all could receive the Death Penalty regarding on how bad the victims’ case was or what state and country the crime was committed in. It does not matter the age or the type of murder, if someone has so much evil in their heart that it leads them to kill someone then it will most likely happen again. For example, Charles Manson killed up to thirty five people and was always released from prison because of lack of evidence. On January of 1971 he was convicted of first degree murder. Manson was suppose to receive the death penalty, but this was automatically commuted to life in prison because California’s Supreme Court invalidated the Death Penalty. In 2012, Manson was denied parole for the twelfth time. Manson …show more content…
Some people’s outlook over the death penalty is that it is too expensive. The Death Penalty cost taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in general population. Those that do not think that the Death Penalty should exist think that Americans must choose life without parole. Another issue that the people who do not believe in the death Penalty have is that sometimes innocent people are put to this death. “Many people are sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. The death penalty is unconstitutional and inhumane.” (Capital Punishment). During the Witch Trials twenty innocent people were sentenced to death for being accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. This happening makes people believe that some ‘murders’ are receiving this Death Penalty and do not deserve it. Opponents also say that the death penalty is used unfairly. That poor people are more likely to be put to death because they cannot afford the high-powered defense that a wealthy person can buy. O. J. Simpson for example, many believe that he did kill his ex-wife, but since he had so much money he easily was able to pay for a good lawyer to get him out of his crime. Another issue that those against the Death Penalty have to say is that, “juveniles ' brains are not yet fully developed and juveniles are less mature than adults, [and that] they should not be punished as adults.” (Juvenile Death Penalty). Age should not be a factor …show more content…
Each state has which crime deserves the Death Penalty and which does not. All but nineteen states in the United States are for the Death Penalty. Every state that is for the Death Penalty has 1st degree murder on their list to be put to death. Other states have other things beside murder that will receive the Death Penalty if committed. Although most states differ between most of these consequences they mainly all agree on the ‘Murder Felony Rule.’ This rule states that even if the murder was an accident if someone is killed someone will be put in jail or receive the Death Penalty for this person’s life. Some say that this is how it should be and then others completely disagree with it saying that it is unfair. “If a death occurs accidentally during the commission of a felony, then the felon should not be charged.” (Felony-Murder

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