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    Perry and let him remain on death row until his mental competency could be restored without the aid of medication. While it is almost certain that Perry was mentally compromised when he committed the crime, since he did not plead insanity and did not receive a mitigated sentence because of it, I will assume the court was correct in treating as if he lost his competency while on death row. Therefore, while this solution preserves justice for Perry, what about the other death row inmates, or the…

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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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    chance that he is innocent. The death penalty has been possibly the most controversial part of the American legal system since its reinstatement in 1976. Though some believe it is only fitting retribution,…

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    According to the Death Penalty Info Center, on April 1, 2017, 2843 criminals were on death-row. The death penalty is a way to stop a criminal from harming other people again, but it does not make anything better. Ever since the beginning of time, some form of the death penalty has been in effect. In the 1800s, people would all gather in the middle of town and watch criminals get decapitated and even though it is now more humane, enforcing the death penalty is the easy way out for criminals and…

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    The states who were able to successfully ban the death penalty from individuals who suffer with mental illnesses, argued that these individuals are not aware of what they are capable of, or know what the consequences would be. Many individuals who have been executed under the death penalty have experienced hallucinations, or has suffered with schizophrenia, PTSD, or bipolar disorder. Race – The majority of the prosecutors who deal with the death penalty are white individuals in the states. It…

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    While growing up our family and teachers always told us that two wrongs don’t make a right. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, there has been a total of 1448 executions and 157 exonerations and as of July 1, 2016, 2905 inmates sit on death row awaiting execution (deathpenaltyinfo.org). The death penalty can turn into a very controversial and misinterpreted subject when talking about what offense validates the sentencing. People have a tough time deciding whether capital punishment…

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    Why is the death penalty still around? Capital punishment is the legal killing of an individual as a consequence of an unlawful act they commit. The death penalty has had an increased resentment but has not been abolished largely due to the belief that it is a deterrent to violent crime. There are a myriad of reasons why this punishment is looked down upon in society mainly structured on the argument that it is ineffective and paradoxical in the way it serves justice. The death penalty is…

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    many death penalty cases, the question of a person’s competency to be executed is raised. Many people, including me before the lecture, do not know that these competency evaluations take place. Competency evaluations for executions were the product of Ford v. Wainwright case in 1986. In 1974, Alfred Bernard Ford attempted to rob a Red Lobster. In his attempt to escape using a police car, he shot and killed a police officer. Ford was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death row.…

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    should be clear that the death penalty does just the opposite of promoting decency and respect for life... It can never be applied fairly.” Since the mid nineteenth century, inmates on death row have been murdered by a plethora of gruesome methods, such as venomous lethal injections, gas chambers, and electrocution. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, there have been 1,413 executions in the United States from 1976 to the present. Although the number of death penalty verdicts are…

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    Capital Punishment

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    punishment others believe the crime should fit the punishment which in some cases death is the punishment. Many people have their own opinions on capital punishment. I am going to specify on why people believe we should keep capital punishment and why we shouldn 't. Capital punishment isn 't always accurate when it comes to if he/she has committed the crime. There have been numerous victims that have been giving the death penalty and years to pass have…

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