Amendment Of The Constitution Prohibits Cruel And Unusual Punishment

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The eighth amendment of the constitution prohibits cruel and unusual punishment. What makes something qualify as cruel and unusual? Killing a person certainly sounds cruel, and injecting various chemical drugs to put to sleep and kill a person most definitely sounds unusual. The united states is the only Major western country that still practices the death penalty. Therefore why would the death penalty even be considered as constitutional by anyone?
Two wrongs do not make a right and making an example of the ones put to death doesn’t even help reduce violent crime. If it did slow crime there would be less of it in regions where the death penalty is practiced, in reality the opposite is true. The south has the highest murder rate out of all
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