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Death Penalty Essay

  • Submitted by: Eniehutchins1
  • on November 17, 2013
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 597 words

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Eonia Hutchins
9/20/13
Death Penalty
Room 226

  Death penalty is a punishment for a person who committed a crime. However capital crimes and capital offenses will lead people getting the death sentence, which is basically an execution.   Most people believe in the death penalty, while others don’t. I strongly don’t agree with these cruel punishments to kill people. Therefore I don’t think a person who committed a very brutal crime doesn’t deserve to die.   Furthermore it is believed by most people that, if someone commits a crime, it is unforgiving and they believe the person should die and pay for what they have done. In addition to that I do believe a person who committed the crime, should get a punishment based on their conviction.
The 8th amendment states that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted”. However this means they can’t torture you in any way they like. While, you’re on the death penalty, you will die fast without feeling any pain. According to the United States Constitution bill of Rights 8th amendment a crime can’t be unusual or cruel such as strangled or burned, for the reason it’s based on the 8th amendment to prevent these kinds of punishments. So therefore, honestly no one should get killed for a crime they didn’t commit. In reference to that, you never know if they are innocent and accidents do happen; if you kill someone and if they wasn’t found guilty, then that is considered a murder.
Although in certain cases the death penalty violates the 14th amendment. The death penalty as it stands in this nation cannot be fairly and equally applied to all people due to the natural differences in predicate crimes, jury requirements, appeals and actual use. In addition the death penalty denies owed process by preventing an appeal based on new evidence after death by the fact that a dead person cannot be retried. For these reasons the death penalty is unconstitutional under...

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