Persuasive Essay On The Death Penalty

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Since the beginning of time there has always been the question of what to do with someone that has committed a serious offense that has resulted in serious injury or even death to a person. The death penalty has always been a topic of whether it is humane or inhumane to put someone to death over their crimes against another human being. The death penalty to some is either acceptable to where a person should be put t death for their crimes or is not doing anything to deter people from committing crimes. the death penalty is starting to become less of a punishment and more of a costly expense to taxpayers whom for “Each death penalty case in Texas costs taxpayers about $2.3 million.” The death penalty for some think it should be abolished while others would rather see it extended. The death penalty has been dated back to the “Ancient Law of China” but it’s mostly known during the time of “King Hammurabi where the death penalty was given for 25 different crimes”. The first actual recorded death penalty usage was set during the “16th century where one was accused of magic, and ordered to take his own life”. In America, the first person known to be put to death was “Captain George Kendall” for allegedly “being a spy for Spain.” What seems to make America’s first interpretation of the death penalty is that it was even used for “minor offenses such as stealing grapes, killing chickens, and trading with Indians”. The death penalty is a way for those to punish people for their

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