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The verdict of his case was guilty on the grounds of circumstantial evidence. When in all reality, he was guilty because he was black, poor and socially unacceptable.
His case never stood a chance, it was over before it started. The judge and jury sentence the man to die in the electric chair. The condemned man sat in the chair sweating profusely, waiting for a someone to wake him from this nightmare.
He could not believe that a country like ours upheld a system of such unfairness. There have been circumstances such as this, that were said to be true. This is one example why capital punishment should be abolished in our country. Is capital punishment fair, and based on equality?
Does it cost less than other alternatives? Is it considered cruel and unusual punishment? And does the presence of the death penalty deter crime?
These are questions that need to be answered to determine whether capital punishment should be abolished or maintained in our society. To start, capital punishment is a racist and unfair solution for the criminals in our system.
It discriminates toward individuals on the basis of their race, wealth or social standing in society. It is not right to kill nineteen men a year out of hundreds and hundreds of convicted murderers. These men are not being killed because they committed murder.
They are being killed because they are poor, black, ugly or all of these things. As capital punishment becomes less and less likely to be applied, it becomes more likely to be used in discrimination against those who have no money to afford a good lawyer, those who are poor and powerless, personally ugly and socially unacceptable.
Since89 percent of those executed in the United States for rape have been black, as were 76 percent of those executed for robbery, Study after study turns up the same results, one can conclude that there is a pattern of discrimination.
One study shows that prosecutors seek the death penalty most often when the victim is white. Prosecutors sought the death penalty twice as often when the victim was white as when the victim was a member of a racial minority. I think the feeling toward capital punishment boils down to two things.
It is a kind of feeling most of us have that death really scares us, and a harsh penalty, you have to say deters more than life imprisonment. But if you took the death penalty away, most of us would be just as scared by a life imprisonment.
Secondly, most of us who are thinking about this subject are well adjusted, normal, non-murderers. We do not commit murder, not because of the existence of the death penalty, but because we are morally developed, life respecting citizens. The people that do commit murders are of a different sort, their minds do not work like the rest of us.
Whether you call them insane, phycopaths or whatever, no amount of punishment could have an effect on them. Now that is not to say it is impossible that, in some few cases, the death penalty did deter a capital crime.
These cases, if they exist, must be very few, since they do not show up in the comparative statistical studies. The states with the highest homicide rates are states still seeking to put people to death.
While the states with the lowest homicide rates have abolished capital punishment. In fact it probably promotes more murder than prevents, because it is telling society that it is alright.
It is proven failure because we have more murders and violence today than before the death penalty was reinstated back in We also have more murders and violence than states and countries without it. Far from deterring murder, the continued existence of the death penalty makes us believe are doing nothing at all about it.
We have been killing murders for years and years but the murders still continue. The time has come for us to realize that we cannot stop killing with more killing.
In addition to that, capital punishment is also more expensive. Capital punishment ups court cost, takes up so much judicial time and expends so much judicial effort that other criminal penalties become less of an importance.
As capital punishment becomes increasingly rare, and unusual, it also becomes increasingly costly to process capital cases.The Case for Reparations.
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