The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

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Tom Peterson was sleeping in bed next to his wife after a tiring day at work, while his two little daughters slept in the next room. Suddenly he was violently awakened by the terrified screams of his wife only to get a glance of a huge man standing over him with a butcher's knife. Tom was stabbed thirteen times, one of his daughters was killed and his wife was severely injured. Now, the Peterson family has just exited the supreme court of justice in which the judge has condemned the murderer of their little girl to the death penalty, for as it turns out the Peterson family had not been the first victim of this murderer. Capital Punishment is punished by death, it is the practice of putting a criminal to death as punishment for serious crimes. But not all cases are like this, some people just get thrown in prison. Take Charles Manson for instance, he was sentenced to life in prison in 1969 and was there for over 40 years because California outlawed the Death penalty. Instead of getting sentenced the Death penalty for murdering 9 people he just got to go sit in prison while taxpayers fed and clothed him. So instead of giving him the justice he deserved he sat in prison and charged taxpayers roughly 12 million dollars. It is still legal in 33 states, but it has been abolished in 17 other states. For the longest time people used their own methods of punishment, they would use the term “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth”. This saying originated from Rome. But people

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