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Capital Punishment should not be allowed Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls and for those of you who don't know me

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Capital Punishment should not be allowed Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls and for those of you who don't know me, my name is Charanjit Sandhu, and first of all, I would like to thank you all for coming here today and giving your valuable time to listen to my speech. In today's modern life, innocent people are being hanged and no body is their to prove they are innocent. But I would like to ask you all to ask yourself, should the capital punishment be allowed? (Rhetorical question) After learning about the issues regarding both sides of the argument, I would choose Capital punishment should not be allowed in the whole world. Many feel that capital punishment is an appropriate way to punish someone for his wrong work but they do not think that sometimes law finds out that the person whom they executed was innocent, which is an extremely wrong and a regrettable thing but no body can bring that person back to life. There are many valid reasons that show that capital punishment is not an appropriate way to punish offenders. The most considerable is that sometimes the innocent can be executed mistakenly. ...read more.

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Florida also spends $57 million to execute 18 offenders in1988, the average rate of per execution is $3.2 million. On one hand the cost for execution is too high than the life imprisonment and on the other hand the risk of executing innocent is too high so why on earth should we allow the capital punishment? Why should not keep the person in prison for life so if there is any evidence that can be brought up in future to show the person's innocence, he can be pronounced free? Why should not give the offender the chance to rehabilitate because the priority of law is to finish crime not to kill people who commit crime? (rule of three) There are so many reports produced by different group of government that show the evidences of racial discrimination. According to the statistics from 1930 to 1990, the office of Government Accounting reports facts about racial discrimination. They proved that "those who murdered whites were more likely to be sentenced to death than those who murdered blacks". However nowadays the issue has changed, it's now less towards the racial discrimination but issue is of money. People who have money to hire a better lawyer has higher change of escaping from death penalty even by committing serious crimes than those who have to stay with the lawyer provided by the court and cannot afford a better lawyer. ...read more.

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Why not give offenders a chance to reform? (Rhetorical question) Devices I used in my speech > Should the capital punishment to allow? (Rhetorical question) > However it seems that in view of some people, killing an innocent by the rope of law is fine but getting killed by the hand of criminal is crime (metaphor). > The capital crime trials cost approximately $2.3 million per case (Fact) > On one hand the cost for execution is too high than the life imprisonment and on the other hand the risk of executing innocent is too high so why on earth should we allow the capital punishment? Why should not keep the person in prison for life so if there is any evidence that can be brought up in future to show the person's innocence, he can be pronounced free? Why should not give the offender the chance to rehabilitate because the priority of law is to finish crime not to kill people who commit crime? (rule of three) > killing an innocent by the rope of law is fine but getting killed by the hand of criminal is crime (repetition) > Why not give offenders a chance to reform? (rhetorical question) ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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