Death Penalty Persuasive Speech

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“I’m going to heaven, I’ll see you when I come,” these are the last words of Dennis McGuire, a man sentenced to death row. Little did he know that 26-minutes after his lethal injection he would still be gasping for air. Dennis McGuire is just one of seven percent of death penalties that were botched or messed up. Many others and I have one main goal; our goal is to stop these horrible death penalties.
Although many Americans probably think the death penalty is the right punishment for someone who has hurt people, but have they ever thought about how inhumane it is. Well, I am here to prove that point by telling yet another story about a convicted inmate. Clayton Lockett was convicted to a death sentence. He knew eventually how he was going to receive the death sentence, but he thought, just like his correctional officer, he was going to die painlessly and quickly. Clayton did not die by lethal injection, but of a heart attack. According to the Washington Post, Clayton did not he until 43 minutes after 3 injectable drugs,of a heart attack. The same article An Inhumane Death explains that they said it took the man this long due to an exploded vein. This and 7% of death
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President Obama had this to say about the death penalty, “"The application of the death penalty in this country, we have seen significant problems -- racial bias, uneven application of the death penalty, you know, situations in which there were individuals on death row who later on were discovered to have been innocent because of exculpatory evidence.” To support this No Death Penalty Organization has said since 1900, 102 people in 25 states have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. Also, since 1900-according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -there have been 4 cases each year of convicts convicted of murder are actually
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