The Debate Of Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty

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Over time, punishment has changed, and society’s views have as well. Capital punishment has been a largely debatable subject over the past decades, but the government still chooses to keep this punishment. Although the death penalty should be viewed as a good way to keep murderers behind bars, this punishment can send an innocent person to death row for a crime they did not commit, and in cases, there are problems of people being subjective, such as having discrimination.
Capital punishment is a place for justice. People say this punishment is for those who have created barbaric crimes. Murderers taking lives like frogs catching flies. Serial killers are known to be extremely intelligent, they enjoy killing, and will try to outsmart the authorities.
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If someone is to commit murder people will want to see the person be punished, and most will favor and push for the death penalty. Society tries to eliminate crime and seek justice by having capital punishment, but these factors lead to wrong decision making. Once people notice the gravity of a situation they become subjective and it can cause the authorities to wrongfully accuse an innocent person of a crime. For example, if multiple children are murdered, the parents and the communities will seek authorities to find the person responsible, which they should, but it can cause the authorities to hastily accuse one of being the “cold-blooded killer.” There was a case where this happened, “the legend of Cropsey became disturbingly real with the psychopath Rand, who used to be a physical therapist at Willowbrook. From his various secret lairs, he would maneuver and plan his kidnappings and murders, such as that of Jennifer Schweiger, Holly Hughes, and Tiahese Jackson” (Elshamy). This statement from the article states what the people thought of supposed kidnapper and murderer Andre Rand. Rand was supposedly seen with one of the missing girls, this and with his record placed him number one suspect. The community placed all the blame on Rand, which is understandable, but cannot be completely true. Rand could have been an innocent bystander. This alone will not help the system convict the innocent bystander, but if the community decided to state that they saw the victim with the accused, they would have a motive, and the accuser would be

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