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Dead Man Walking: Taking a Side Against the Death Penalty with Helen Prejean

Summary: Sister Helen Prejean wrote a book based on her own experiences serving a man who was sentenced to the death penalty. The following overview covers some of Prejean's main arguements against the death penalty.

Killing people is wrong, that is a widely acknowledged truth, but when a life is taken by the government, we do not call it wrong, we call in justice. Capitol Punishment is not justice. It endorses cruel and unusual punishment, causes economic problems, and is not an effective crime deterrent; therefore Capitol Punishment should be abolished.

There is no humane way to kill a person because death is not a humane thing. Death, when premeditated and/or purposely carried out, whether by a citizens or government, is cruel and unusual. Especially the way the government does it. For instance on April 22, 1983 the state of Alabama was executing Louis Evans. After the first shock one of the electrodes fell off. They stopped the execution, repaired the equipment and proceeded to kill him. Next, Evans=s temple and leg exploded; out came smoke and fire, but he was still alive...

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