should the death penalty be allowed

by francisco raffaele

the problem of the death penalty

The issue for the death penalty is it is not always fair that african americans and hispanics are always blaed for the death most of the is an issue because most of the people who get blamed for the death penalty did not do the crime.1,188 people were executed in the US from 1977 through 2009, primarily by means of lethal injection.Proponents of the death penalty say it is an important tool for preserving law and order, deters crime, and costs less than life imprisonmenThey argue that retribution or "an eye for an eye" honors the victim.Opponents of capital punishment say it has no deterrent effect on crime, wrongly gives governments the power to take human life, and perpetuates social injustices by disproportionately targeting people of color (racist) and people who cannot afford good attorneys (classist).