The Abolishment of the Death Penalty is Necessary to Achieve a Utopian Society

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The Abolishment of the Death Penalty is Necessary to Achieve a Utopian Society

You recently purchase a new car that is said to be the most fuel efficient and safest vehicle on the market. After a few months of driving it you notice that this car is costing you more money on gasoline and upkeep than you thought, and occasionally the airbags deploy, the doors fall off, and the seatbelts unclip while you are driving. Would you keep this car that is not living up to its high expectations? Capital Punishment was said to be a cheaper alternative to life imprisonment; and it claimed to be an effective way to deter people from criminal acts. We have received a "lemon"; our new car, and the death penalty are not proving to be good investments.
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When Bryan Schlussel, FAU student, was educated of these numbers he commented: "No *censored*. It really costs that much to kill someone? I always thought that we had the death penalty because it was cheaper and faster." The only way to make the death penalty a "better buy" than life imprisonment is to weaken the court system and the length of appeals, which are the defendants (and your) only protection against the wrongdoings of the law. The amount of money the nation would save would be at the price of justice. It is not economically feasible to keep Capital Punishment in the U.S. Court System since the price of execution is too high. The argument most often cited in support of capital punishment is that the threat of executions deters capital crimes more effectively than imprisonment. This claim is possible but the facts do not support it. Capital punishment could be an effective deterrent if it was consistently and promptly employed; but it can not be administered to meet these conditions. The process can be sped up, at the price of abandoning the procedural safeguards and constitutional rights of suspects, defendants, and convicts, with the high risk of convicting the wrong person and executing the innocent. After seeing some of the alarming statistics, lawyer Rob Lovett stated: "most of the time the people who commit these hanious crimes are too mentally

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