The Death Penalty

The death penalty is the hardest punishment that a convicted person can get. This kind of penalty can end the life of the punished person in two ways. The first way is by using intravenous injection of a toxic fluid, which is made specially for the purpose of killing human beings. Another way in which the death penalty can end the existence of the punished person is by using the electric chair. Since the death penalty is the hardest punishment that leads to the termination of a life of the sentenced person, it is sentenced for horrible murders some of which are killing children or rapes. However, the death penalty should be abolished, and human beings should not be killed under any circumstances. In my opinion, there are three main reasons for the abolishment of this punishment: innocent people are sometimes killed, it costs a lot of money and killing is ethically wrong.

The first reason why the death penalty should be abolished is that there is a possibility for innocent people to be executed for crimes that they did not commit. Unfortunately, there are still in the world individuals and groups of people who are discriminated. The racial discrimination, for example, can be one of the reasons why some people can be unjustly sentenced to the death penalty. Our society has an imperfect system of justice, and there is always a possibility that that imperfect system of justice turns into a killing machine.

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The second reason why the death penalty should be abolished is that it costs a lot of money. Due to the fact that proceedings are very expensive, the states that are in favor of the death penalty pay huge amounts of money for it. I recently listened to the radio that some states pay for each person around $2 million more than they would pay to imprison that person for life. This means that the average amount of money that these states spend on the death penalty is around $120 million a year. In my opinion, it would be more ...

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