The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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The death penalty is put into place when a person of some sort commits murder or rape or something to an extreme extent, is lethally injected and put to death because of the crime.
To put it in perspective think about it this way, you’re a thirty four year old with a spouse, and three young children, a man the age of sixty-seven brutally murders your spouse, would you want that man to spend the rest of his life with a roof over his head and three square meals a day, or would you prefer he be lethally injected and slowly and put to sleep? Although there are many reasons to stick with a life sentence for criminals, there are even more reasons to implement capital punishment, or the death penalty.
The history of the death penalty, or capital punishment dates all the way back to colonial times, when the Europeans came to the new world. One of the first executions on record was Captain George Kendall in 1612. Kendall was executed for being a spy for Spain.
In the mid to late 1800’s criminal began to receive a reformation sentence, which would be a twenty-five Years to life sentence. A reformation sentence is exactly as it sounds, it gave prisoners a second chance. The reformation sentence failed because prisoners learned that they could just commit a crime and get out on good behavior and continue the cycle. Master Sergeant Maurice L. Schick was convicted in 1958 for the murder of a eight year old girl on a military camp in Japan. Schick was sentenced to death, six years later

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