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Abolish Capital Punishment

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The death penalty is lawful for capital murder. It eliminates life in prison, and it also saves tax dollars. It gives the victim’s family more closure along with the reduction of murder rates. The death penalty might seem cruel, but it is not very different from life in prison. Some crimes are so inherently wrong that they demand stricter punishments. We have the ability and power to punish people who deserve to be punished at the extent of how they should be punished. Of course, this penalty has its faults, but it does more good than bad. Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is a government sanctioned practice whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. It is a legal process where the state…show more content…
Feeding and housing a criminal for the remainder of their life is expensive, as well as necessary medical care that they may require. Medical care might increase too because they are surrounded by violent and destructive individuals. It costs a lot to keep a human being alive, and it's pointless if they are just going to stay in prison for the rest of their lives. “Claimed 'cost studies,' often performed by or at the behest of death penalty opponents, are frequently so incomplete as to be false and misleading. For example, they don't take into account the increase in the cost of life without parole cases if there were no death penalty. Criminal defendants who are facing the death penalty — which today must be pleaded by prosecutors up front — often want to make a deal by pleading guilty to first degree murder in exchange for a sentencing recommendation of life without parole. The existence of the death penalty as a possible sentence leads to guilty pleas that save the money spent on trials and limit the opportunity for appeals." (Robert B.Evnen,…show more content…
In any case, surviving family members deserve more closure than the criminal justice system has the power to provide. The death penalty is a reasonable punishment for a murder or any other serious crime. The bible verse Matthew (5:38) says, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” The victim’s family need closure for their loss. Murder is not the right thing, but in serious cases it is the best option. Losing a loved one is hard to cope with, so the death penalty is good closure if you consider the circumstances.
Many people disapprove of the death penalty. Some say that it could cause an innocent person to be executed. Some people say that the death penalty is too expensive, but life in prison is a lot of money also. The court will make the right decision when it comes to the death penalty. Why would the court sentence someone to death if the offender did not commit the crime? That is where the jury comes in to say that the person was found guilty. Yes, life in prison might be cheaper in the long run, but the death penalty has a much better outcome. It lowers crime rate, and it also eases the victim’s family’s
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