Pro Death Penalty Speech

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Pro Death Penalty Persuasive Speech

It is October 1978 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Roger Stafford; his wife, Verna; and his brother, Harold entered the Sirloin Stockade restaurant and without any remorse or sympathy, brutally gunned down 6 people, 4 of them young teenagers.The gruesome scene depicted five bodie piled atop each other, their blood forming a slick pool that covered the floor and stained the surrounding boxes of ground beef patties and Wisconsin blue cheese.
That was not Staffords’ first killings, less than a month before this trio of cold-blooded killers fatally shot a North Dakota family of three. Verna Stafford first lured the family driving in their car, pretending to be a stranded motorist.
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Some are allowed to publish books while serving life sentences in prison. Many of these murderers brag about their sick crimes and some have even sent letters from prison to the victims families boasting how they enjoyed killing their loved one in gruesome detail. The family is forced to relive the crime again and again. The animals who committed a heinous crime of murder should not escape with lesser punishments and it is only logical to award him/her death penalty. Professor van den Haag, a psychoanalyst and adjunct professor at New
York University had this to say “I hold life sacred, …I feel that anyone who takes some one’s life should know that thereby he forsakes his own” (qtd. in prodeathpenalty.com) If these killers are given life sentences or in some cases lesser jail sentences, these animals could be set free to kill again. They are a danger to society as studies have shown that 10% of people convicted of murder will indeed murder again. The victim 's families and witnesses that may have testified in court live in fear of retaliation from the free murderer.Some prisoner 's who are serving life sentences for murder have even escaped from prison. For example, Michael
Rodriguez, sentenced only to life sentence for heinous murder, joined six other criminals in overpowering prison employees in Connolly, Texas in 2001.
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