Against Capital Punishment

1084 Words Jan 31st, 2018 4 Pages
So is it right to be able to kill people because of a crime or because someone took another person’s life in the name of justice? Capital Punishment is not only morally wrong, but it is the ultimate inhuman punishment. Bryan Stevenson, an attorney for death row inmates states, “The reality is that capital punishment in America is a lottery. It is a punishment that is shaped by the constraints of poverty, race, geography and local politics” (Rutherford.org). Capital punishment is not just looked at by the crime someone has committed; it looks at how much money one has, where one lives and one’s ethnicity. Capital punishment is not only morally wrong, but it is the ultimate inhuman punishment. People believe that states that have allowed the death penalty have lower crime and violence rates. That is no true. Over the past years the death penalty has been dropped off in North Carolina, and according to the Department of Justice, the murder rates for North Carolina have dropped increasingly since the state had decided to stop pushing for the death penalty (nccadp.org). People often do a crime when they are under the influence of items like dugs, or alcohol. When people are under drugs or alcohol they do not fear or understand the consequences that will follow once the crime is finished. Therefore the death penalty is not a warning to criminals and the death penalty does not give the people…
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