Capital Punishment: Is It Right or Wrong?

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At first thought it may seem that capital punishment is the right thing to do. But what most people don’t realize is that it is injustice and wrong. Capital punishment has been around since the middle ages and is used today to kill people who commit crimes it varies from state to state but one of the main crimes to receive the death penalty is murder. Also the U.S.A. has used capital punishment from it’s beginning it started with hanging and it’s changed over the years there have been many different types such as electric chair, hanging, gas chamber, firing squad and lethal injection the person who is going to be executed gets a option on which of five he would prefer most states only provide two or three. Lethal injection is the most…show more content…
Its not right putting people to death let alone possibly putting an innocent person to death. I think if someone is going to be sentences with the death penalty they need at least DNA evidence or hard proof such as video and witnesses. If your going to put someone to death then it should be fair.
Another reason why i am against capital punishment is that death is a unusual and cruel punishment and goes against the 8th amendment, the 8th amendment states: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” As i stated earlier the death penalty is a unusual and cruel punishment. The reason why its cruel and unusual is because everyone has the right to live and taking a life is not right even though they might have took a life to get in death row i still think they should sit in prison instead. The death penalty is like “You took a life now we are going to take yours.” Thinking about it, it sounds right but it’s not you just doing what they did that makes us no better than them. Life is a very sacred thing and even though they might have took a life i feel they should still be able to live even if they get life in prison. plus life in prison will protect the wrongly convicted from the constant fear of death and they have more time to prove their innocence. another
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