A such as death, and that justice is

A
large population of Americans have a clear stance when it comes to the death penalty.

People That agree with this type of punishment will say that it serves as an appropriate
solution to horrible crimes such as death, and that justice is being served in the
way of how it should be. I believe the death penalty is wrong outdated non moral
and there are better ways to go about it. It really has no true benefit to society
and causing more harm than good to society as a whole. It’s wrong and there’s better
ways to go about dealing with crimes then taking money from us and making other
suffer.

There
are people who will argue that a murder done can only be justified by a death. There
reasoning being an eye for an eye a life for a life is justice being served. As
I see it as our nation tries to rise above a higher standard than our worst of enemies
and criminals any death left done by pain and suffering is immoral. We should at
the very least let out justice system left to do what it’s supposed to. According
to an interview done with Supreme court member Ginsberg he states “nowhere in history
has the Supreme Court ever advocated for the use of cruel and unusual punishment”
Seeing as how own member of the supreme court doesn’t think death is justifiable,
I’d like to think our nation has more compassion and humanity than those who have
done wrong and showing them the compassion they have denied someone else by not
sinking to their level but by letting them rot in a cell.

One
may also like to try and argue that its justice for the families of the fallen,
but what about the wrongfully accused take Troy Anthony Davis for
example he was convicted of the shooting and death of an off duty police officer
Mark McPhail.  His conviction was based on the testimony of nine witnesses,
seven of whom later admitted their testimony was false or forced upon them to
tell a story put into their heads to make the process go faster. Wrongful convictions
and executions happen because of things such as mistaken eye witness testimony,
faulty forensic science, or racial profiling police enforcement officers that
push people towards convicting the wrong person. We must also look at the mental mind
of the person who is being convicted and sentenced to this serve match of a punishment.

If a person is not mentally capable of processing and understanding the actions
they have committed, it is ethically wrong to execute them for this.

When looking at
the ethics of capital punishment, it’s also very important to look at whether or
not it is actually  a cruel and unusual punishment.

 Some see the death penalty as a good way
to put justice where justice is needed, and yes some who have been convicted
have even said they would do it again if they had they chance. A pro to the
death penalty is yes those who feel no remorse for what they have done and have
brutally murder over and over again innocent kids and adults in heinous ways
don’t deserve they chance to one day become eligible for parole and leave the
jail cells they once had to call home when they have admitted they would do it
all over again but better.

By saying that
we look at the fact that an execution is a violent crime and is technically homicide, and one
that goes about killing to solve problems is the worst possible example to set for
this nation, Governments worldwide have often attempted to justify what they
are doing by praising the claimed benefits that such killing would bring to the
rest of society. Some criminologists, such as William Bowers of Northeastern
University, maintain that the death penalty has the opposite effect: that is,
society is brutalized by the use of the death penalty, and this increases the
likelihood of more murder. Ron McAndrew, a
former warden on Florida’s death row, has said, “Many colleagues turned to
drugs and alcohol from the pain of knowing a man died at their hands.”
 Some have even committed suicide. By
directly participating in the execution process, prison workers have to face
the moral implication of knowingly participating in the act of killing another
human being who does feel remorse and at the very same time could be possibly
innocent. At the same time, those responsible for carrying out the execution do
not have the benefit of having heard all evidence presented at the trial. Many
times, the doubt of the condemned person’s guilt is a heavy burden on the
consciences of those that have to perform the execution.

Executing someone because
they’ve taken someone’s life could be considered revenge, not justice. An
execution or the threat of one inflicts terrible physical and psychological
cruelty. Any society which executes offenders is committing the same violence
it condemns. Instead of killing criminals it would be more justifiable to lock
someone in jail for the rest of their lives without there being any chance of
seeing the light of freedom again. Sitting locked away where prisoners do who
knows what to you is already inhumane alone having to go through it till the
day you die or worse it’s a better punishment. Statics show that prisoners left
in prison longer would rather be put on death row then sit and deal with the
guilt of what they’ve done or be around people worse than what they are. In the
end, you can determine that the death penalty is not only inhumane but against
the 8th amendment of cruel and inhumane punishment. The death penalty has no
benefits for the taxpayers and no benefit for the public safety. Instead of
killing these admitted criminals who have over and over again admitted they
have done wrong, they could just let them stay alive in prison and live out the
rest of your life. The people who acquit these people don’t know what their
life is like and why they did it. They also may have executed hundreds or even
thousands of innocent people. The death penalty is cruel and inhumane and
should be stopped in all states and in all countries. What good does the death
penalty do than destroy the society we live in, raise taxes and cause more harm
than good. The Eighth Amendment
of the Constitution states: ‘Excessive bail shall not be required, nor
excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. The amendment is meant to protect Americans
against harmful punishments. So if the definition is no cruel and unusual
punishments, why would the U.S. Government have the death penalty by cause of
lethal injection which has been proven to be one of the most painful
punishments and can take upwards of 1 hour to kill a person why would they
still have it. Lethal Injection has been shown to not be used in the right ways
people can argue it painless but there are cases that shown inexperienced doctors
have put the injection in the wrong spots, and don’t inject it right. There
have also been cases where a lethal injection has gone to wrong it burned the
criminal from the inside out and caused a excruciating death. Now that sounds
like cruel and unusual punishment to me. The Death penalty in in moral and
should be illegal. 

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