Essay on The Death Penalty

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Capital Punishment
The Death Penalty
In the United States many crimes are committed every day, people killing another person, raping innocent children. I strongly believe that people who committed a crime should be punished and punished harshly and those who commit harm to another person should die. The Capital Punishment is a controversial topic that affects society as a whole and causes a great deal of disagreement. Capital punishment is the government legally kills an individual as punishment for a serious crime. It is not intended to inflict any physical pain or any torture; it is only another form of punishment. Addressing the follow questions:
1. What is history of the death Penalty?
2. Florida status in the death Row
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In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts many lives were taking in trial most knows as “the witchcraft trial”. Also, the government had made a big impact throughout history by narrow the crimes in order to make it justice; in 1682, the Great Act stated that the only treason and murder could be punished by death. In the late 1880’s the government passed a law limiting the number of crimes punishable by death such as treason, murder and rape.

Florida Status In The
Death Row Nationwide?
In Florida, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Fins) states that as of January 1, 2009; Florida has 402 death row inmates, making it the state with the second highest number of death row inmates in the nation. The crimes that are punishable by death in Florida are first degree murder, felony murder, capital drug trafficking, and capital sexual battery. Currently, the methods of execution practiced are lethal injection and the electric chair. In lethal injection, there is a three drug combination which consists of Sodium Pentothal (an anesthetic), Pancuronium Bromide (a paralytic agent), and Potassium Chloride (stops the heart and causes death). In electrocution, the inmate is strapped down to a chair while various cycles of electrical currents differing in voltage and duration (500-2000 volts and up to 30 seconds) pass through the body damaging the internal organs and causing death.

Cost Of Inmate?
People who oppose the death penalty might state…

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