The Importance Of Capital Punishment Is Unjust

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Capital Punishment is Unjust In America we kill people to show that killing people is wrong, but what most people fail to understand is that action makes them murderers too. If we kill someone for killing someone, shouldn’t we then be killed too? Nothing gives us the right to take away someone’s life, even if that person has committed a nefarious crime. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, “since 1976, one thousand four hundred and forty-two people have suffered from the death penalty.” (DPIC) That means one thousand four hundred and forty-two families have mourned the loss of a love one. America does not seem to care that a daughter may witness the gruesome sight of her father being electrocuted to death, or that a mother may …show more content…
Why do we kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong? Nothing gives us the right to determine the fate of another human being. Even though the crimes they have committed were unacceptable, they are still human. Humans make mistakes, though some are more extreme than others. “By saying a killer should die if found guilty, that makes one a killer too,” according to the South Dakota Peace and Justice Center. Knowing in their mind that that person could be someone’s mother, father, son, daughter, grandparent or best friend, and they would choose to kill them and leave their family in morning as well. Imagine yourself as the person staring into the eyes of death. Knowing that you will never see your family again. You would never create anymore happy memories, never smell your favorite smells, eat your favorite foods, or say good morning to the people you love. You know you’ve made a huge mistake, but you can’t change the past. Your whole life you had been a good person, but this one time you changed and made a terrible mistake. All you can do now is wait until you are inhumanly murdered in front of others. Take your pick, would you rather be hanged, shot at by a firing squad, put into a gas chamber, electrocuted, or be lethally …show more content…
“A case where the punishment does not involve death cost $740,000, while cases with the death penalty cost around $1.26 million. This means American taxpayers are paying about $90,000 more per year to have someone put on death row.” (DPIC) A study by Lewis & Clark Law School and Seattle University found that the cost of a trial and murder case that results in the death penalty cost almost double than a case that would end with a life sentence in prison. They continue to believe that death sentence cases remain three to four times more expensive.” In addition, a study by Dr. Ernest Goss a Creighton University economics professor

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