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    Todd willingham is a man who was wrongfully convicted and executed in Texas due to the false information of a jailhouse snitch (....4). Willingham was accused of killing his three daughters in a fire and was convicted of the crime and sentenced to death. Later on, before Willingham was executed, evidence for his exoneration came to the court 's attention but they chose to ignore it and he was later executed in 2004. Recently, in March of 2015, new evidence that would have completely exonerated…

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    Guilty on All Counts Guilty on All Counts, written by Elizabeth Hull discusses the death penalty and the randomness and inconsistencies of the punishment. The author outlines in the article the many flaws of execution in the United States. There are many arguments about the logistics of this sentence and whether it is a cruel or unusual punishment. First, the article explains how the death penalty is gravely flawed. The death penalty has no consistency, and it seems like a random pick of who get…

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    The media focused less on the crimes committed by the people on death row and more on their stories and how capital punishment was carried out. The news media also covered how flawed the system was and how people that were innocent were put on death row without a fair trial. This change in media coverage “has highlighted problems in the death penalty’s application” as written in the Washington Post (2013). In an editorial done in the New York Times, they…

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    Congress, There are currently over 1,000 state prisoners on death row in America. As you are aware, the punishment of execution, known as the death penalty, is administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Death penalty sends the wrong message, by creating sympathy for the perpetrators of the crimes. Why kill people who kill people to show killing is wrong? Yes, there should be accountability for crime, but the message for the death penalty saying ”You killed one of us, so we…

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    ended up dead. Everyone knew it was Mike, the police, the news outlets, the families of the community. Mike was arrested and sentenced to death on circumstantial evidence, because the jury knew it was him. He was executed last year after 45 years on death row fighting his innocence. Shortly after, DNA evidence exonerated him and proved him not guilty. The death penalty (except in cases of heinous crimes) does more harm than good. Many people have strong feelings about capital punishment…

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    Ronald Fuller Jr. a fifty-eight-year old Caucasian male is the latest death row offender that has been executed. Fuller was executed on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas. He was pronounced dead at 7:01 pm EDT. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 2004 for the murder of his neighbors Annette and Nathan Copland. Texas being the very conservative and passionate state that it is, approves of the death penalty. Texas is a state that is known for its numerous…

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    “I just wanna say i think killin’ is wrong, no matter who does it, whether it’s me or y’all or your government.” Matthew Poncelet spoke his opinion loud and clear. There are many different views on the death penalty. The two films, The Life of David Gale and Dead Man Walking put these views into perspective. David Gale has a very different background than Matthew Poncelet. They both are accused of similar crimes but, the audience soon discovers how flawed the justice system truly is. The Life of…

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    philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty seems appropriate¨ (Kevorkian). In the eighteenth century the death penalty was established by King Hammurabi. Back then the death penalty was the only punishment for a crime. Drowning, beating and burning where some of the methods that were used. Today, society is torn between whether capital punishment is cruel and should not be used or that it is effective in todays world. The death penalty is a punishment a person receives when…

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    the past 20 years, death sentences and executions have decreased by more than 60 percent nationwide. The death penalty is being used more sparingly where it is still legal, and has been outlawed in 18 states. The death penalty is ceasing to exist, and therefore, should be ended altogether. It is time to remove the death penalty once and for all because it is rarely even used nowadays, it is a lengthy and costly process, and the system is majorly flawed. First of all, the death penalty has been…

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    Between 1973 and 2015, one hundred and fifty-six inmates were exonerated from death row in the United States after new evidence demonstrated they were wrongfully convicted (Mallicoat, 2016). Anthony Porter came within forty-eight hours of being put to death for a double murder after serving seventeen years on death row before new evidence proved his innocence (University of Michigan Law School, 2012). Although the death penalty remains a controversial topic in the United States, most Americans…

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