Death Penalty: The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishment Essay

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Most people in the United States believe we should have the death penalty. They believe that the death penalty keeps people from committing crimes. Most of these people today think that people will get scared of being executed by gas or needle and that they won’t commit real bad crimes. A lot of other people believe that it is just plain wrong to kill someone and no one should be killed for any reason even murder and rape and so they are against the death penalty. I will talk to you about these problems with the death penalty in my paper. Everyone should ask themselves what they believe. Do you believe that by killing people using the death it will save lives. The death penalty is called capital punishment. You get sentenced with…show more content…
Even if you don’t believe in the death penalty, the United States does have it. There are many reasons people have for being against it. The American Civil Liberties Union is a organization that fights against the death penalty. They don’t believe that the death penalty should be used at all. They have been trying for years and years to get rid of the death penalty. Some of the things the ACLU does is they will be the attorney for some people if they are sentenced with the death penalty. They go around the country and the world trying to end the death penalty everywhere.I remember all the news stories about people being put in the prison for the wrong reason so that is some of the reasons people don’t like it.
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Everyone has to decide for themselves if they believe in the death penalty or not. You can’t just use one person’s opinon. You have to look at it for yourself and decide what you believe. Death penalty is not the right way to do things all the time because it can be not fair and people may do some bad things but that doesn’t mean they have to die for the things they have done and I think a lot of people should agree with me. Since the bible times people have been killed for doing many different things. There are many states that still use the death penalty or capital punishment and there are many states who don’t. Texas is a state that is very hard on criminals. The killed more people with the death penalty than
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