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    Unjust Death Penalty

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    The time from which the criminal is convicted to when he is executed is an enduring amount of time that is wasted. The federal and state death penalty system is a long and agonizing ordeal that with this bill could become a swift and smooth process. In a novel, published in 1980, it states, “there have been only three executions since 1976” (Sellin). Just in the state of California alone…

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    Ruben Cantu. One of the many people sentenced to death after the wrongful conviction of murder. He was 17 at the time of his conviction and was executed in 1993 at 26 years old. About 12 years after his death, investigations show that he likely didn’t commit the murder. The one eyewitness withdrew his testimony, and Cantu’s co-defendant later admitted he allowed his friend to be falsely accused. He says Cantu wasn’t even there the night of the murder. After reading through more stories similar…

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    punishment is the legally authorized killing of someone as punishment for a crime. The death penalty is a complex issue, and can understandably be argued from both sides, those opposing the death penalty, and those who feel capital punishment should still be an option. Capital punishment should be abolished because, people are capable of change, the penalty puts innocent lives at risk, and we pay millions for each death penalty case. Firstly, people are capable of change; in other words, the…

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    security of death row. (Dieter) There are too many irrevocable mistakes that happen while prosecuting someone. Since 1973, 121 people have been released from death row due to innocence, and 982 prisoners have been executed.(Innocence,In Opposition to the Death Penalty). Thomas and Meeks Griffin were one of those found innocent. They were pardoned in 2009, which is 94 years after their executions.(Save Innocents) In today’s count, there are 87 people who have been freed from the death row,…

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    The Death Penalty should not be allowed in any country because of its bad influence. The death penalty has the risk of executing an innocent person. Everyone in death row has the right to a second chance to life. Sometime there is no evidence for execution just because of what they did. Other countries use the death penalty to punish their political opponents. The death penalty is a bad thing for inmates family because it's a reminder of what the government did to their loved one. When put on…

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    The Death Penalty. The worst punishment to come to a criminal in the justice system. It has evolved over the years and many ways of doing it have been used. Lethal injection are is the most recent procedure, but a firing squad, and even hanging were used many years ago. So what should the U.S. do about the topic of The Death Penalty. Is the price of keeping people on death row worth it or is it possible that the procedures for the death penalty costs more and can cause more problems in the U.S.…

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    Unfair Death Penalty

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    The death penalty is destroying the sanctity of the United States Justice system as we know it. The most common form of carrying out the death penalty is ineffective, the whole process of the death penalty is expensive and lengthy, and people simply don’t want it anymore. It is a barbaric way of treating criminals and is more of a burden than a benefit. There are other ways to treat terrible criminals that would keep them isolated and with no chance of escaping. The death penalty, as in any…

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    this right is being disenfranchised by the death penalty. The most basic human right is life and no one should have that taken away from them. The death penalty is the most obvious example of a cruel and unusual punishment. There are too many negatives that the death penalty has to say that it is effective. The chance that someone on death row is innocent, the racial biases that have been shown when convicting someone to death row, and the costs of a death…

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    Death Penalty Analysis

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    Consequences of the Death Penalty Capital Punishment is the punishment of execution, better known as the death penalty. The death penalty punishes criminals who are convicted of a capital crime by implanting the person with lethal injections. There are around 25 people put to death per year in the United States. The death penalty has happened since eighteenth century B.C. During that time, people were hung, or their heads would be chopped off by a guillotine (DPIC). More recently, people have…

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    Have you ever been wrongly accused of something? Stealing a cookie, or cheating. Well what if you were sent to death row for a murder that you didn’t commit. This happened to Walter McMillan and Tom Robinson in the books Just Mercy and To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. explore themes of innocent imprisonment, wrongful death sentences, and racial injustice in the court system. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson is…

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