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Capital Punishment Capital punishment (death penalty) is still used today in countries like the USA, it is a very controversial issue and a lot of people have different points of view on it. I am against this, since it is a savage way top deal with criminals, and I think this should not be used. On March 25, 1997, Pedro Medina was executed at Florida State Prison by means of electrocution. During the execution process, flames appeared from under the hood covering the head and smoke filled the chamber. Due to this apparent malfunctioning, the Florida Corrections Commission reviewed the method(s) of execution used by Florida and other states and recorded the problems encountered with these methods. ...read more.


are conducted in five states: Texas, Virginia, Missouri, Florida and Oklahoma. Texas leads the other states in number of killings (256 killings; 34% of the national total). There were about 3,690 prisoners sentenced to death in 37 state death rows, and 31 being held by the U.S. government and military. 7 About 1.5% are women. The United States is one of the very few industrialized countries in the world which executes criminals. It is one of the few countries in the world which executes mentally ill persons, persons with very low IQ, and child murderers (i.e. persons who were under 18 at the time of their crime). When asked whether they prefer to keep or abolish the death penalty, about 60 to 80% of American adults say that they want to retain capital punishment. ...read more.


Even though they only use electrocution and lethal injection, its still horrible to kill another human being since you will just be as bad as him. There is also a big chance that the victim is innocent like a book I read about an innocent man on death row, who managed to survive and tell the story. Criminals, if so, should be put in a jail, since if they are found not guilty they can always release him, but if he dies then that's an innocent you have killed. Arguments pro and con: Reasons people give Public support of and opposition to the death penalty Religious factors: What the Bible says about the death penalty Policies by religious groups about the death penalty Alternatives to the death penalty ...read more.

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