Removing The Two-Step Process Of Making The Death Penalty

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Besides a few exceptions, the death penalty can only be applied in cases of murder. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty cannot be made mandatory for a crime. The Supreme Court believes very strongly in “innocent until proven guilty.” They would rather let a guilty person go than wrongly convict an innocent person. If the death penalty is mandatory, then anyone convicted of a certain crime is executed. No appeals can be made, and no discussion about appropriate punishment can be had. Innocent people that are wrongly convicted have no chance. If the evidence points towards their guilt, they go to their death. Many people on death row are wrongfully convicted. Removing the two-step process and making the death penalty a