Capital Punishment and York north Dakota Essay

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Death Penalty Have you ever thought if the death penalty is fair or unfair? In many cases there are a lot of people that experience the death penalty. Many of these cases or most likely for murderers, rapist, espionage, treason or as part of military justice. Death penalties are all over the world and have killed many people. People should be against the death penalty because it just something that wouldn’t solve anything. In some cases usually the life in prison is more painful and more of a severe punishment than the death penalty. The types of executions they have are electric chair, injection, gas chamber and some cases it could be hanging. Texas has many cases of the death penalty and most of them have been murderers and rapist. It’s important to understand why the government appoints the death penalty as a natural way of putting away people who have committed crimes. There have been cases where people suggest that the death penalty is actually uncivilized and there could be other ways of punishment. The death penalty has been around since 1600’s and the “state with the most death penalty cases in the United States is Texas, with up to 442 executions since 1976” (about.com). “Also the country with the most executions is China, with 1,718 since 2008” (about.com). Although, there are many states in the United States with no current death penalty, believing that death constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment," which is prohibited by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution. Also, the various means used by the state to kill a criminal are cruel. Since World War II there has been a trend toward abolishing the death penalty. The only states that abolished the death penalty are Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. All these states have abolished the death penalty and are strictly against it. There are many reasons why these states have abolished the death penalty, and society has helped in a tremendous way to stop the executions. People believe that “the death penalty is used disproportionately against the poor, who cannot afford expensive legal counsel, as well as against racial, ethnic and religious minorities” (deathpenaltyinfo.org). The criminals don’t really have a say on this when they commit the crime, because it’s the governments decision what should happen to the criminal. The government should decide your punishment for whatever crime was performed but death should not be an option. No one deserves the right to take another person’s life, while the death penalty is applied arbitrarily and inconsistently. There has been a case where wrongly convicted, innocent people have received death penalty sentences, and tragically, were killed by the state. All criminals should be sent to prison, making it a more natural way of being punished, and life sentence should be sufficient, and a rehabilitated…