Capital Punishment Should Be Illegal

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Why Capital Punishment should be illegal? The Constitution that governs our laws in
America is there to protect all of the people and that includes the criminals that are on death row.
The death penalty materially violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment, the guarantees of due process of law, and of equal protection under the law. (Bedau,
Hugo Adam, The Case Against the Death Penalty) This is the reason why capital punishment should be illegal in all fifty states. We believe that the states should not give itself the right to kill any human beings. Capital punishment is an inexcusable denial of civil rights and is inconsistent with the basic values of our democratic system. The death penalty is uncivilized in theory and unfair in practice. The death penalty system in the US is applied in an unfair and unjust manner against people, largely dependent on how much money they have, the skills of their attorneys, race of the victim and where the crime took place. Through litigations, legislation, and encouragement against this vicious and brutal way, we strive to prevent executions and seek to abolishment of capital punishment. (Bedau, Hugo Adam, The Case Against the Death Penalty)
We would like to think that the death penalty is more cost effective. It seems like the accused is seen in court for their horrendous crime, sentenced for Capital Punishment, and the next day they face execution, easy and cheap for us taxpayers. That is far
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