The Death Penalty Essay

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I believe that the capital punishment is an excellent thing that every state should have and use for definite reasons. The penalty must be effective and first-class as well since it’s been in history for a long period of time. The death penalty has varied in kinds of capital punishments throughout history such as burning, drowning, crucifixion, breaking on the will, boiled to death, hanging, gas chambers, firing squads and numerous other forms of execution. The more well known forms of capital punishments that are used today that started in the seventies are death by lethal injection or electrocution. Throughout the years, people have debated over the death penalty regarding if it is an incorrect or correct thing to do, and I do believe …show more content…
Retribution means something done or given to somebody as punishment for something he or she has done, which is a just retribution for their crime. Retribution is one of the supporting claims on the subject of the death penalty. Many people tend to view it as an act of revenge, but retribution is not done as revenge because vengeance means and action were done in wrath towards someone, and that is not the case when someone is put on death row to be executed. Once retribution is brought in on the discussion of the death penalty, most people tend to jump to their own opinions and biases and do not tend to think about the victim’s family, because those families could have originally been con to the argument until someone close to them was murdered or wanted justice for what had happened to their loved ones.
A case in Franklin County is a good example of what a victim’s family wanted to happen to the killer. The killer here was a man named Caron E. Montgomery who had stabbed a woman and two children under the age of 13 to death. The article quoted the family; “Tia Hendricks’ mother, Deborah Hendricks, had hoped for a death sentence “since day one,” a relative said after the hearing. “She felt comforted to know that he will be put to death,” said Anita Hayes, Tia Hendricks’ aunt. She spoke on behalf of the mother, who suffered a stroke and a heart attack after the slayings and attended yesterday’s

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