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Capital Punishment is Racist, and Should Be Banned.

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Blatant Racism is seen and heard too often in the courtrooms in the country. In death penalty cases, the use of derogatory slurs kindles the flames of prejudice and allows the jury to judge harshly those they wish to scapegoat for the problem of crime. Capital Punishment is racially biased, includes risks in killing innocent people, and is inhumane. The race of the defendant is not supposed to influence whether a person is sentenced to death. Throughout history, race has figured heavily in the death penalty. . ...read more.

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According to the Death Row statistics, if the victim was white the murderer would have one in ten chance of being executed, but if the victim was black the murder would only have one in a hundred chance of being executed. The death penalty must be imposed fairly and with reasonable consistency or not at all. The Proponents of Capital Punishment argues that Capital Punishment Deters. Capital Punishment does not deter. A Person who commits murder and other crimes of personal violence are premeditated. When the crime is premeditated, the criminal ordinarily concentrates on escaping detection, arrest, and conviction. ...read more.

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These cases illustrate the flaw in Capital Punishment. Capital Punishment fails to deliver the fair, consistent, and reliable sentences of death required by the constitution. Capital Punishment is inhumane. There is no such thing as a humane method of putting a person to death. Every form of execution causes the prisoner suffering, some methods perhaps cause less than others, but be in no doubt that being executed is a terrifying and gruesome ordeal for the prisoner. What is also often overlooked is the extreme mental torture that the person suffers in the time leading up to the execution. Capital Punishment demonstrates an inadequate respect for the value of human life. Because Capital Punishment is racially biased, risks innocent lives, and is inhumane it should be banned. ...read more.

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