What Is Racial Discrimination In The Death Penalty?

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“I would like to see the day that the death penalty is abolished. I doubt it will be in my lifetime, but I want to use my life to contribute as I can to this cause that I believe in.” said Greg Wilhoit, who was proved innocence and was released in 1993 after spending five years on death row. Grey once had a happy family, but a tragedy changed his whole life. On June 1, 1985, Grey’s wife Kathy was murdered in Tulsa and Grey was changed with Kathy’s murder because of misjudgment. Although he is freed, his life has been totally changed — he not only lost 5 years of his life, the opportunity to bring his two daughters up, but also got physical and mental harm. However, Grey is only one example of the victims of the death penalty. In the United States, over 1,000 people …show more content…
Since you 're the nigger, you 're elected.” But after ten years later on the death row, Brandley was proved to be innocent and was released in 1990.
Human Rights Violation The death penalty contravenes the most basic human rights, and one of the most basic human rights that are violated is the right to life. So long as the government maintains the power of determine who should live or die, people loss the right to control their own lives. There are substantial evidence illustrates that the death penalty violates the human rights. For instance, article 3 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights emphasizes that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.” Also, article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights contains similar stipulation — that is, the law protects human’s right to

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