The Punishment Of The Death Penalty

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Rough Draft On a cool, sunny morning in the City of Brotherly Love during the most wonderful time of the year, people are joyful, bells are ringing, and everyone is smiling in the Philly Center, Philadelphia’s multipurpose skyscraper in the heart of Downtown. The Philly Center includes a daycare, a special needs center, and an office that carries hundreds of children and adults. One man, however, drives up with his car and parks it right under the building in the parking garage. He leaves his car parked and walks down Main Street for a couple of miles. What the jubilant people of the Philly Center did not know was that the building would collapse due to a car bomb and everyone will die. That morning, Philly Center collapsed killing hundreds …show more content…
When one commits a heinous crime such as murder, he/she is put to death if only he/she has been indicted for doing so. Capital punishment was first put into action a long time ago; in fact, dating back to “Hammurabi’s Code and the Old Testament of the bible and was practice in both ancient Greece and Rome. It was also used extensively in English and American colonial history for a wide variety of crimes, including murder, theft, and witchcraft.” The death penalty has also been considered questionable and considered an ethical dilemma. More recently, “capital punishment was considered unconstitutional and was abolished in the Furman v. Georgia case in 1972, which caused executions to cease for about five years. Executions were shortly reinstated in the 1976 case Gregg v. Georgia” (Vile). Capital punishment today is a necessary punishment in an age of violence with murderers and terrorists, as a society must rightfully protect itself from even the most vehement criminals. Capital punishment provides a deterrent for murders, provides justice for the victims and their families, and is cheaper than to keep a criminal in prison for the rest of their

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