for and 52.8% against repealing the law. As a result, California’s death penalty system has become backlogged and many offenders continue to wither away on death row. Something to bear in mind is the fact that just because a state has a capital punishment law on the books, doesn’t necessarily mean that the condemned will be executed soon after conviction. As already discussed, multiple trials, appeals, and petitions will delay the process, which will likely result in years, sometimes decades before the convicted is ever executed, if at all. Sometimes an offender dies on death row before he ever receives an execution date.
The ‘worst of the worst’
So, what do we do with the ‘worst of the worst’? Is there a chance of rehabilitation? Have they
Nonetheless, the choice of most people does not mean that is correct. I personally support the Prop.62 because it repeals the death penalty; the most immediate benefit that repealing the death penalty will have is that saving of $170 million per year, and the prisoners will have enough time to repent their offenses and work and pay restitution to victims' families. We need to learn from prisoners to see what lead them to crime and find what should be improved better in our society in order to prevent future crime. The majority in CA support the Prop.66 which was designed to support the death penalty and shorten the time that legal challenges to death sentences. These supporters believe that keeping the death penalty would be effective deterrent to crime, and changing the death penalty procedures to speed up the appeals process would effectively solve the problems that death penalty has such as too much cost. Undeniably, shorten the procedures’ time could save taxpayers millions of dollars, but the Prop.66 also leads out of new problems. For instance, it becomes pretty hard for the courts to review some extremely complex cases in the short timeline, and it is really easy to make mistake when there’s no enough time to review the cases. Therefore, even though Prop.66 defeated Prop.62, this does not mean Prop.66 is the right one. In addition, herd
The state of California is currently suffering from a state deficit so great it would seem wise to restructure the death penalty as it stands now rather than cut education programs and jobs. California is a state which supports capital punishment; it is also a state that very rarely executes it death row inmates. In the last several years, California’s public educations system has taken on enormous budget cuts due to the state revenue crisis. As political leaders gather in the senate and review the gravity of the state’s situation, political leaders should examine how restructuring the death penalty and implementing life without parole would be beneficial for the state and those residing within the state itself. Utilizing the death penalty
4% of the criminals on death row have been wrongly accused of a crime and ended up being killed. You have a say in whether or not you want this atrocity to continue. California's death penalty system has failed. Tax payers money is being wasted on the death penalty and is also a empty promise to victims families and carries the unavoidable risk of executing an innocent person. The article Yes on prop 62 states that “there is no evidence that the death penalty lowers crime” (Hastings) The astronomical costs associated with putting a person on death row – including criminal investigations, lengthy trials and appeals – are leading many states to reevaluate and reconsider having this flawed and unjust system on the books. Proposition 62 is the
According to Di Editorial Board, “the death penalty is both an ineffective deterrent to violent crime and is incredibly cost-inefficient. Our funds would be better put to use in other areas, such as education, mental health, and law enforcement — all of which have been proven to deter violent crime”(2012). We have learn that punishment did not prevent crime in California as a result of the War on Drug and harsh punishment have lead criminal justice system in crisis. California prisons are overcrowded and now political what to modify the system to reduce sentences for nonviolent offender. Dan Levine and David Ingram claim, “… a modification of the Justice Department's charging policies so that certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to
Since Proposition 34, the proposed measures of “pro-death” and “anti-death penalty” have created controversies. In California the death penalty is allowed, but this state has the most inmates on death row. The last time someone was put to death was over 8 years. The death penalty is carried out with lethal injection on inmates with certain crimes punishable for death. Voters with this proposition get the right to choose if prisoners are sentenced to death or life imprisonment without parole. Both options make the inmate work to pay fines to the victims’ families. Although some may argue, California should abolish the death penalty since the system is dysfunctional and a waste of money.
The death penalty in Indiana, should it be legal or illegal? Personally I believe that the death penalty should be legal, here’s why. One why should, us the tax payers, have to pay more money out of our pockets each and every year to keep people in prison when they should be dead. Two, our prisons are becoming overcrowded and using the death penalty on this certain inmates would open up some room. Finally, they committed the crime of murder or rape so why should they not get the ultimate punishment for what they did. Those are just the three main reasons on why death penalty should be legal in Indiana.
How would you feel if you were woken up , were arrested , taken to jail and was charged with an adult sentence with no valid evidence that you committed a crime? In 1999 Adnan Syed who was 17 at that time was arrested for murder for killing his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee. He was brought into an adult court and was charged with an adult sentence. There was no valid evidence that Adnan committed this murder , but the cops came to his front door one night to arrest him. Even though Adnan was only 17 this was a case of a serious crime , some states consider the age of 17 to be trialed at an adult court, but there should be some certain restrictions that go along with this.
of them medically. If there is no chance for them to re-enter society and become a productive
The Supreme Court would responded to this case and consider a habeas relief to the prisoner if the state court was deemed unreasonable under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDP.) The Appeals court would take Whites case to the supreme court in violation of his 6th and 14th amendments on claims of how juror 638 was excused from the jury. For the Supreme Court to side with the appeals court, then White would have to prove that there was an error beyond any doubt in removing juror 638. During the review of juror 638 in the trial of white vs. wheeler, the trial judge removed 638 because of his inconsistency in his viewpoints on the death penalty. The judge confirmed this when reviewing his testimony on whether he could realistically
In this case you are a young, inexperienced assistant district attorney in a small state prosecutors office. You worked your way through law school, excellent grande and were selected over 10 other applicants for the job. Your boss, the DA is known for her "get tough on crime" prosecutions and was recently reelected on a promise to advocate for victim rights. During your interview you made it clear you did not support Capital punishment (the death penalty) because of its discrimination against minorities and it is against your religious beliefs. Your most recent assignment is to prosecute a brutal, premeditated murder committed by a 22 year old Hispanic male. You are surprised when the DA gave you the case since your opposition to the death
One reason the death penalty is strongly objected is purely based on practical economic grounds. The cost in death penalty cases has become expensive compared to housing them for life, even when sentenced to life without the possibility of parole has created us several complications. The majority of these capital cases require several members of counsel, the deposition of additional expert witnesses, the expensive procedure of DNA testing, and more times than not they become very drawn out inflating the cost of each person involved, and time equals more money. District attorneys and defense counsel can spend in excess of a year preparing for cases involving a sentence of capital punishment. (per inter) In addition to this, all successful death
It’s undeniable that race plays a huge factor in determining whether or not an offender receives the death penalty. Although, any offender of a serious crime can be eligible for the death penalty, African American men are sentenced to the death penalty at a much higher rate than anyone else. In fact, the odds of an offender being sentenced to the death penalty increases exponentially if the offender is African American. Additionally, data has shown that African American men are disproportionately and unfairly sentenced and there is no other group of people who are sentenced to death at the same rate that African American men are. The reason for this is because capital punishment has always been profoundly affected impacted by race. It’s also
As of July 1, 2016, in the United States there are 2,905 men and women on death row for murder. Of the 2,905 inmates, 183 inmates are on death row in Alabama. Arthur Lee Giles has been on death row for 38 years for the murder of Willene and Carl Nelson, critically injuring three children ages 10, 13, 21 and the children’s 85-year-old grandmother. Why is he still on death row when his accomplice was executed after being in prison for twenty-eight years? His time spent on death row is largely due to appeals and habeas proceedings. What takes so long to administer the punishment set by the jury and judge? It is the constant appeals inmates can file. The execution can’t take place until the last appeal is denied. On May 17,
Death penalty is a progress done by the state of committing a bad crime. I think it shouldn’t be a death penalty because you jus injecting someone and jus looking at them die I feel like no one should die like dat. It have been capital punishment because it was reinstated in the U.S. following a four court ruled it unconstitutional in 1972. Many states now do not use death penalty today because you can miss out on a blessing by doin something like that. Just like a Young man name Troy Davis from Georgia they are trying to give him death penalty he was accused of killing a white man Knowing he is a innocent men but they are trying to take him out he probably got kids and stuff he got to live for a family to take care but if they give him the Death penalty he wont be able to do nhun of that with his family I don’t know him but ikno he is a innocent men and Georgia should stop and help troy davis from getting injective with that stuff I know his family don’t want too see him like that and lose him to the death penalty but the world is carzy now days. Over 100 men have been released from death penalty. There are many victims who oppose the death penalty are denied their leg as a defined by the laws of their states. Because they are often not allowed to make statements on the trial, because they are pro- defendant, and even excluded from the court prosecution. There are only a few states who still do the death penalty. This population is split wheather execute someone in