Death Penalty

3871 Words May 9th, 2013 16 Pages
The world will keep turning, but not in this room for this individual. Death Penalty or capital punishment is the sentence of execution for the crime of murder and some other capital crime (serious crimes especially murder, punishable by death). The death penalty was practiced in the United States from since colonial times until today. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, 1,289 people have been executed as of this date. 1,115 of which were executed by lethal injection. This is said to be the least painful method of death compared to the other methods of execution, such as the electric chair and firing squad. Lethal injection kills the condemned person more quickly, thus they will not suffer for long periods of time. …show more content…
According to Anne James, Director of The Project for the Advancement of International Human Rights Law, American University, Washington College of Law, “A high percentage of juveniles on death row have suffered from all, or a combination of the following factors; mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, drug addition, abandonment and severe poverty. These factors may cause serious distress for the children involved”. If society know a child is facing this, and it’s the cause of their crime. Why anyone should belittle the child? Seeking help and retention could prevent a lot of mistakes for the individual. Most times when a child conduct a brutal act it can be the possibility that the individual came from a violent and abusive home, which could have built frustration and hatred. This notation is contrary to the human rights because it doesn’t affect the children and freedom. Human rights are important rights which every human being is entitled to just because they are human. Every individual have rights; man, woman, boy, girl, and every race. Society is always sad and talking amongst themselves, “how children die so young”, when technically, society is the one killing them. It’s a contradiction because we want the children to grow up and succeed, when the system is taking their life from them at a young age instead of leading a hand to help them. The United States cannot be a place of love and peace when they’re

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