Death Penalty Through Life of David Gale Essay

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The Life of David Gale makes many arguments against the death penalty throughout the movie showing how far the characters in the movie will go to promote this cause they hold near and dear to their hearts. David Gale plays a Professor in the philosophy department, but after a series of unfortunate events he ends up on death row even though through his entire career he made himself a known advocate for the Death Watch; which was an anti-death penalty organization that frequently fought for this cause through rally’s and debates. After he has sex with one of his students, Berlin, through which she directs him to do so in a way that evidence of rape is prominent. He is arrested on charges of rape and Berlin
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Also inadequate representation can have a lot to do with the outcome of your trial, and almost all defendants in capital cases do not have the funds to afford their own attorneys. Because of this the state must provide an attorney, many of these attorneys are overworked, unqualified, unprepared, or incompetent. An examination of 461 capital cases by The Dallas Morning News found that nearly one in four condemned inmates has been represented at trial or on appeal by court-appointed attorneys who have been disciplined for professional misconduct at some point in their careers. The death penalty is in no way an effective, efficient, or equitable form of policy. It doesn’t define the problem or try to determine the root cause of this problem; it only focuses on proximate causes and symptom level solutions to a growing problem. Different policy alternatives should be explored to produce better outcomes that don’t result in such inequalities for those affected. The purpose of a punishment is meant to deter people from committing the acts that will cause said punishment, and if it isn’t deterring anyone from doing these things then what is the point? Life in prison is a more effective deterrent and even a worse punishment, many jurors won’t even vote to convict solely because they don’t want to put someone to death. The ACLU wrote in an article titled “ The Truth About Life Without Parole "The death penalty