America's Death

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Justin Jernigan
12/6/2013
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The debate on whether or whether not the death penalty is effective or even constitutional has been going on since the beginning of it. A lot of people believe “eye for an eye” and others believe that it dance on a thin line of human rights, serves no real purpose, and is a waste of money. Since the start of the death penalty, people thought that it was put in place to make an example out of people, scare people from committing crimes, and eventually stop it but studies show that the death penalty is only wasting tax payer’s money because it has neither stopped nor slowed crime. The death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment and doesn’t do anything to right the wrong of the convicted nor bring back or give the victim peace. Also what about the innocent people that were convicted and sentenced to death, you can’t make it right. So how can the death penalty be effective and constitutional if crime rates are still high, an innocent person can be killed, and when tax payers have to come out of pocket to kill a human being? It can’t and it isn’t constitutional.
People that support the death penalty say that it is designed for future criminals who are thinking about committing harsh despicable crimes most likely murders, rape, etc. I can’t agree with this because criminals do not think about what they’re doing when they do it most of the time or even might not care what the consequences are. There is research that will prove that majority of crimes being committed in our society are either crimes of passion or crimes that are not premeditated or planned. Logic will tell us that if a crime is committed in a fit of rage and anger then the thought of being executed for a would-be criminal offender will not serve any deterrent purpose because at the time of the crime he or she is no longer capable of making…...

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