Essay on The Death Penalty

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When committing a rape, murder, or treason does it occur to you that, if Caught, you could be, electrocuted, gassed, or lethally injected? I highly doubt it. So what is it that is running through your mind? Do you honestly think you can murder or rape some innocent person and get away with it? I don’t think so. I feel the death penalty is a great concept. My philosophy is, why should someone that murdered an innocent human being still be able to breathe, while his or her victim cannot? Life without parole is a good idea, but that person is still getting the chance to breathe, eat, sleep, smell, hear, and see while his or her victim cannot. Many people see capital punishment as cruel and wrong, but is not what that person did cruel and …show more content…
I think anyone who admits to doing anything bad enough for the death penalty should be executed immediately. Here’s a recent case that came up in NY State. Ken Williams beat a two-year-old to death. Williams admitted in a signed confession that he smacked his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son with a belt seven or eight times and rapped him about eight hours before the defenseless 2 year old stopped breathing. This entire thing started because the boy, Lavonty Johnson, threw up on his bed. Williams got upset and grabbed a belt and beat him with it then rapped him. The weird thing is after he did this they played video games, then Johnson’s started breathing funny. He stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest. Williams tried giving him CPR, the boy died that night with a shattered kidney, no blood flow to his liver or spleen, and there was blood in his abdomen. Williams admitted to doing it he should be put to death if you ask me. The Effects of the Death Penalty. The death penalty saves lives, by executing murderers you prevent them from murdering again. The fear of execution will also keep criminals from murdering innocent people. There is statistical proof that executions produce fewer murders however, there’s a strong side against that as well. You have to remember though, what’s there to be scared about when only 0.08% of the murderers have been executed since 1973, I find that absolutely ludicrous. Deep down inside many…

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