These are just some of the reasons the death penalty should be removed. With the chance of being innocent, unjust, corrupt, what of the death penalty can be justified?I am strongly against the death penalty and what it stands for.
My first issue is that the justice system is never 100% correct.
“Judges and juries can convict the innocent, as we know from the case of Donald Marshall, jailed for more than a decade for a murder he did not commit.”(143). Several times the same crimes are committed and different sentences are given out.
*All quotations are taken from “Debating the Death Penalty” by D.
This assignment instructed students to write a persuasive essay which argues for a specific viewpoint or a specific action to be taken on a societal issue.
I believe the death penalty should be legal throughout the nation.
Introduction Paragraph Persuasive Essay Penalty
There are many reasons as to why I believe the death penalty should be legalized in all states, including deterrence, retribution, and morality; and because opposing arguments do not hold up, I will refute the ideas that the death penalty is unconstitutional, irrevocable mistakes are made, and that there is a disproportionality of race and income level.
Most crimes end up with criminals serving jail time. Because they were only sent to jail and not sentenced to death their sentence can be reversed. A black man may receive the death penalty while a white man can get imprisonment.
“In Canada, before the death penalty was abolished, native Indians, Ukrainians, and French Canadians were more likely to be executed than others.”(141) A jury who consists of those who believe in the death penalty is more likely to vote guilty while one opposed may vote innocent.
It would be a wanton cruelty.” (140) Why do we murder the murderers?
The death penalty takes focus away from the victims and focuses the attention on the criminal.