Against Death penalty.

Against Death penalty *Who are you to decide the life of one man. No man has the power to do so, only god does. This is why I , and fortunately many other people, do not agree with the act of sentencing an man to death in general. If men are equal then they must live in an equal way. If you cannot kill a man neither can the jury or the judge or the queen. I think that death penalty should be abolished because it is senseless, heretical and unorthodox. God did not give us the choice to choose the end of a mans life. In the bible he teaches us to forgive, not to blame or condemn a simile. He wants us to live in peace and love and if he asks so we must try to obey his call. I think, that the electric chir, the gallows, the guillotine, the gas chambers and the lethal injections have all been, along with the creators and users, one of the darkest pages of history. ( SHOW PHOTOS) *This is what happened to millions of people in the world and unfortunately in some nation it still does. America should be the country, the nation, the world but still in it a barbarian way of living is used.(SHOW MAP). As you can see from the map out of 50 states only eleven have no death penalty, 18 use lethal injection, 8 use electrocution, 5 use lethal gas, 2 use hanging and 1 still uses firing squad. *Now I will show how a man that is sentenced to death by lethal injection will pass his days.

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According to the affirmitive team, the death penalty is a contradiction of the constitution.

According to the affirmitive team, the death penalty is a contradiction of the constitution. In their plan they stated that they would like to enforce the 8th amendment, which states, "nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." In the case of Furman Vs. Georgia, the Supreme Court ruled in 1972 that capital punishment, as it was imposed, violated this amendment. The court held that the death penalty was cruel and unusual punishment because it was not applied fairly and uniformly. Many states then adopted new laws designed to meet the court's objections. The court has ruled that the death penalty may be imposed if certain standards are applied to guard against its arbitrary use. Note that the court held capital punishment as cruel and unusual because of how it was applied, not because of the physical nature. As states passed laws designed to meet the court's objections, the court changed its ruling so that the death penalty may be imposed if certain standards are upheld. Therefore, enforcing the 8th amendment, as the affirmitive states in their plan, would be enforcing modern capital punishment. High standards in capital cases are continually upheld, as statistics prove. According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, imposition of the death penalty is extraordinarily rare. Since 1967, there has been one execution for every 16

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Using an examination of Act One, Scene Three (punishment) as a starting point, explore the varying ways in which Wertenbaker presents different attitudes to punishment in the play as a whole?

Saturday, 14 December 2002 Jad Salfiti A2 English Literature Using an examination of Act One, Scene Three (punishment) as a starting point, explore the varying ways in which Wertenbaker presents different attitudes to punishment in the play as a whole? 'Our Country's Good' is based on events that occurred in the first penal colony to be set up in Australia in 1789. The play deals with the prisoners in the colony, who were imprisoned for minor infractions, while still in Britain. It tells of the abuse they endured at the hands of their officers, in the world's most remote outpost. Some British convicts were dragged over from Britain for petty crimes such as stealing a morsel of food. These harsh laws were imposed in direct response to public opinion. This 'public' wanted severe punishment for those crimes committed against property (i.e. theft), and was less concerned with crimes against the self (i.e. murder). After a horrendously severe voyage at sea, and with rations becoming dangerously low, the Governor of the colony, Captain Arthur Phillip realizes that morale is at an all time low. In an effort to uplift the spirits of the convicts and officers, he suggests a stage play be presented. The convicts would take the parts in this comedy; 'The Recruiting Officer'. In Act One Scene Three, political conflict in shown in attitudes towards punishment: should prison act to

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The Death Penalty is wrong.

The Death Penalty is wrong, The death penalty controversy is an interwoven controversy. The law is supposed to bring together the basic principles and purposes of society, including the recognition and protection of individual rights to life and liberty, and the security of people and property. The two separate groups of normalities that are woven into the death penalty are desirable social principles and respectable moral principles. The death penalty has shown itself to be an ineffective punishment, due to the fact that, it is an immoral and anti-social practice in today's society. It does not and will not uphold any of the basic principles that are the basis of the law in this country. Do not let people fool you with words such as justice and deterrence, because the death penalty serves neither of these purposes. The fact is the death penalty is not a deterrent of crime, as the death penalty has been proven not to deter crime. The death penalty can not be called moral, because taking another human life in such a fashion is not moral. Also, there is always the risk that an innocent mans life may be taken. Now I ask you, is taking an innocent mans life moral. The discriminate way the death penalty is given to minorities is not a socially acceptable occurrence, especially in today's society. Last of all, the death penalty is an uneconomical practice, and wastes valuable

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Flatliners review.

Flatliners Essay The story behind the movie Flatliners is very deep. On the surface Flatliners can be taken as a normal psychological-horror film. The mysteries of death compel the five medical students (Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt) in Flatliners to experiment with their own mortality by putting each other in a suspended animation like state. Delving deeper into the film the viewer can see that the film also reflects issues of ethics, spirituality and on existential questions. The death experiences of the five main characters suggest to the viewer that there is a life after death. The biggest and most obvious existential question asked in Faltliners is simply "Is there life after death." All of the characters that experienced the brain death all concluded that there was something beyond. Dave Labraccio the atheist of the group saw mountains, flashbacks of his former life and even a girl he picked on as a child. When Joe was brought back to life he told the group that he felt a good presence guiding him through his dream like state. The movie tries to suggest to the viewer that there is something beyond life. However the movie also does suggest through the Julia Roberts character "Rachel Manus" that every person has a different death experience. The movie also reflects spirituality in almost every death experience scene.

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Is capital punishment just?

Capital Punishment POSITION PAPER (Death penalty) Is capital punishment just? The death penalty is a controversial issue for most people. Supporter's claim that it eliminates repeat offenders, deters potential murderers and is the ultimate retribution. Opponents denounce it as murder, say that it does not cause deterrence but rather promotes violence and claim that it introduces the chance of an innocent person being executed. Due to the arguments presented by both sides and because of my own personal beliefs, the argument against legal execution is most compelling. The idea of putting another human to death is hard to completely fathom. The physical mechanics involved in carrying out a death sentence on another person, regardless of how much they deserve it, is beyond human understanding. In the United States, there are thirty-eight states that have the death penalty and twelve without capital punishment. The first method used was in New York in 1890 and is still in use in thirteen states. "Old Sparky" was the horrific outcome of Thomas Edison's attempt to show the dangers of the AC power supply being promoted by his rivals (Anderson, 51). The condemned is strapped to a wooden chair, electrodes are attached, and a shock of thirty thousand watts is applied. The prisoner is literally cooked internally, and death may require multiple shocks. When someone was executed with

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An Essay on Crime, what Capital Punishment is, my own view and also the Christian View.

Capital Punishment Coursework An Essay on Crime, what Capital Punishment is, my own view and also the Christian View. Crime is a social act that offends the laws of society. This can range from stealing a bar of chocolate from a shop to murder. All crimes can be divided into 2 groups- against people (e.g. vandalism, theft) and against people (e.g. assault, murder, rape). There are lots of causes for people carrying out crime, whether it be because they are so poor they commit robberies to survive or because they are mentally unstable and do not realize the difference between right and wrong. Nowadays drugs are a major factor in creating crime. Drug addicts obviously need drugs to keep themselves on a "normal level". So to keep them on that level, they need money to buy drugs. The only way they can get the money (if they have run out of their own money) is by stealing and committing money making crimes. Crime is also created because of pier pressure. Some gangs think its hard and good fun to go around beating people up and graffiting. Other sorts of people get a thrill out of vandalism and other crimes. Some people do it for revenge, for things which have been done against them previously. For a lot of people that do commit crime, it gives them a sense of power and makes them feel good. There are lots of ways to punish the criminals but it isn't all about punishing them.

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Essay: how does Peter Medak gain the viewers sympathy for Derek Bentley in the film Let Him Have It? The word bias means that the view of one person is distorted,

Media Coursework Let Him Have It! Essay: how does Peter Medak gain the viewer's sympathy for Derek Bentley in the film "Let Him Have It?" The word bias means that the view of one person is distorted, in the way that it is one-sided viewpoint. Peter Medak used this to gain the viewers sympathy this can be achieve by sudden cuts to the persons face looking down or another shot which seems like they know they are going to get it trouble. Peter Medak uses this technique for Derek by the way camera shots, music, lighting and what the Derek says and does. These points will be my main focus during this essay. I believe that Peter Medak wanted to make this because he wanted to show that Derek's punishment was unfair and he was wrongly hung this was an injustice. I also think Peter Medak used this film to show how wrong capital punishment was and how this lad to an innocent man being killed as it wasn't Derek who pulled the trigger and killed the police man also because Craig was only 16, he could not be punished and that was also an in justice. There was much speculation over the fact that two wrongs don't make a right and that people ponder the idea that if some one was killed the person who committed the crime should also be killed this works out to be unfair as if they had done nothing wrong where as on the other hand if Derek was imprisoned they could appeal the conviction

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The mysterious bog people.

THE MYSTERIOUS BOG PEOPLE INTRODUCTION On May 8th, 1950, two Danish men were cutting peat at Tollund Fen in Denmark when suddenly they saw a human face bulge from the peat. Horrified, they had first thought it to be the buried remains of a murder victim but it turned out to be something totally different and the local police called for archaeologist Peter Glob. The bog body became known as the Tollund man, he was lying naked except for a leather cap and belt, with his legs drawn up in the fetal position. When the peat around his neck was removed, archaeologists discovered the rope which he was hanged by about 2, 000 years ago. The Tollund man was not the only ancient body recovered from a bog. In fact, hundreds of men, women, and children have been discovered during peat-cutting activities decades or centuries ago in northwestern Europe - particularly in Denmark, the Netherlands, northern Germany, Ireland, and Great Britain. (http://tornadohills.com/strange/bog_people.htm). These people are known as "The Bog People." This term is used to label the preserved remains of the people (dating from the Metholistic period) who have been recovered from peat bogs. (VanMeter, 1998). This report will focus on the description of these mysterious people, their fate, scientific research that is performed on the bodies, famous bog discoveries, and future of the bog bodies. WHAT

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I'm only 13 years old and I was brought up in a Jewish family in Germany. My family and I were sent off to a ghetto in February of 1944. We have only been here for five months, but it seems like five years. So many awful things have happened here.

My name is Eva Berlinski. I'm only 13 years old and I was brought up in a Jewish family in Germany. My family and I were sent off to a ghetto in February of 1944. We have only been here for five months, but it seems like five years. So many awful things have happened here. First, the fence was finished, and nobody can go out or come in anymore. Second, the Aryans who used to live in the area of the ghetto all left during these few days to make place for the Jews. From today on, we're not in a ghetto anymore, but in a ghetto camp. On every house, there is a notice which tells exactly what we're not allowed to do, signed by Gendarme Lieutenant-Colonel Peterffy, commander of the ghetto camp. Everything here is forbidden, but the most awful thing of all is that the punishment for everything is death. There is no difference between things; no standing in the corner, no spankings, no food taken away, no yellings, nothing at all. The lightest and heaviest punishment - death. The gendarmes once came into the house and took all the food we brought along from the pantry, and we go to bed at 9 p.m. every night, and from now on we are supposed to get up at five o'clock in the morning. This has also been ordered by the gendarmes who took everything away from us. I have no idea how things are going to be now. Every time I think that this is the end, things couldn't possibly be worse,

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