First-degree murder, treason, capital drug trafficking and, kidnapping resulting in death. These are some of the crimes punshiable by the death penalty. Instead of putting the criminal in jail for a lifetime, you kill him. For what? Statisitcs show that Homicide rates are actually higher in states and regions that have the death penalty than in those that don’t. The death penalty should be illegal because you don’t gain anything from it. The death penalty costs a lot of money than keeping him/her in jail for a lifetime. The death penalty is morally wrong, nobody should have that much power to choose life or death on a human being.
In some cases the legal system gets it wrong. In the USA 130 people have been released from death row, in the past 30 years. You know why, they were proven innocent by DNA evidence. Even though these people were found guilty “beyond a reasonable doubt.”Sadly, in some cases where the “criminal” is innocent, there is no DNA evidence available. So, as long as the death penalty is already in place, they are pretty much GUARANTEED to execute an innocent person.
Violent/Homicide crime rates are actually HIGHER in states that allow the death penalty. I honesty think that criminals take it as a challenge. 10 of the 12 states without the death penalty have homicide rates below the national average. FBI data show that while half the states with the death penalty have homicide rates above the national average. A state-by-state comparison found that in the last 20 years, the murder rate in states with the death penalty were 48 percent to 101 percent higher than the states without the death penalty.
Death is too good for the worst criminals. Let them wake up every day of their lives in prison and think about the freedom they DON’T have. In 1978 when Ted Bundy was arrested he literally told the police officer, “I wish you had killed me.” Instead of taking the “easy way” out, the criminals should think about the crime(s) they have committed. They need to think about what they have done and at least have the opportunity to make themselves better people. Facing life in prison gives them the rest of their life to think and realize that what they have done is wrong, kind of like a time-out. Except for the rest of your life.
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