Capital Punishment Essay: This Big Issue Of The Death Penalty

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Capital Punishment also known as the Death Penalty is a legal and in some states, countries illegal process where a person is put to death by the state for a consequence and punishment for a crime they have done. The Judicial state of someone be punished for their crime is known as a death sentence, however the actual state of it is an execution. The crimes that are down resulting in the death penalty are crimes that are known as both capital crimes and or offenses. Today there are “. Currently 58 nations actively practice capital punishment, 98 countries have abolished it de jure for all crimes, 7 have abolished it for ordinary crimes only, and 35 have abolished it de facto.” (http://www.thethinkingblue.com/americashame.html) In the past …show more content…
Georgia, Ford vs. Wainwright, Furman vs. Georgia, Kennedy vs. Louisiana, an Executive order made in Colorado, and it goes against the 8th …show more content…
Georgia the Supreme Court rules 7-2 that the crime of rape is unconstitutional. The people in this court case was Coker who had escaped prison where he was serving for multiple different sentences of murder, rape, kidnapping and for aggravated assault. Coker was also committed more crimes of rape, kidnapping and armed robbery which the state of Georgia sentenced him to death and he appealed. In this case there were multiple victims because had done multiple crimes, but there was one couple, Allen and Elnita Carver where Coker entered their home threatened the couple and then tied up Mr. Carver in the bathroom. He then took a knife from the kitchen and took Mr. Carver’s money and keys to his car. Coker raped Mrs. Carver and then kidnapped her in the Carver’s family car. Mrs. Carver was not injured besides the rape and kidnapping and when Mr. Carver freed himself and called the police Mrs. Carver was very much alive. Coker was convicted of all his charges of rape, kidnapping, escape, armed robbery, and motor vehicle theft which is when the state of Georgia sentenced him to death .The biggest issue of this case was that is the imposition of death penalty of rape unconstitutional? According to the 8th amendment of the U.S. it forbids the cruel and unusual punishment. According to this court case the imposition of the death penalty of rape is in fact unconstitutional. The Supreme Court ruling was 7-2 which was not unanimous, the 7 votes were for

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