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Capital Punishment

Summary: Arguments include the recent halt by the American judicial system of executions by several states, including Illinois, how politics and emotional rhetoric play a part in capital punishment by sending defendants to their deaths by lethal injection, how it should be abolished, and about the pain of the victim's families for the brutal crimes. The essay also covers how some people believe capital punishment to be cruel and unusual punishment and is not cost-effective, as well as how the death penalty goes against religious scripture and the will of God. Also covered are the ideas of how innocent people are sometimes wrongly convicted due to incompetent legal representation, perjured or mistaken testimony, erroneous police work, forced confessions, or simply not being able to afford reputable attorneys.
Capital Punishment:

Capital punishment has been a popularly debated topic throughout American history. Points have been made for both sides of the issue. In recent developments several states the most notable Illinois have placed a halt on executions after finding several men sentenced to die proven innocent after being convicted. In 2004, "59 inmates were executed" (BOJ) sent to their death by means of lethal injection in the United States. Capital punishment a form of "cruel and unusual" punishment, not always punishing the right person, justified by political and emotional rhetoric, and it is not cost effective and should be abolished.

Nothing is more "cruel and unusual" than an over zealous government and breaking the laws of God. A death sentence ends everything without rehabilitation. The American justice system is supposed to rehabilitate, and we can't justify murdering murderers and call it rehabilitation. A man sentenced to death from that...

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