Should Capital Punishment Stay?

Alek Zarco


Capital punishment should be a form of punishment because people will be afraid of the punishment, and will reduce huge crimes.
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Capital punishment is putting a prisoner to death for a crime they did. Many people think that capital punishment is too harsh on people. Other people think that the only thing that can pay for taking a life, is to give your own life. This topic can have multiple arguments. Some people are against it and some think it should be abolished.
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Do you want this to happen to you?

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In the article 'GLOSSIP ET AL. v. GROSS ET AL." it says " Many people advocate the death penalty as a quick, simple, effective solution. The reality is nothing of the sort. Capital punishment clogs and distorts our entire judicial system. Over 3,100 inmates sit on death rows across the country; they will remain there an average of 10 years." This quote shows how many people are on death row. If this many people are waiting to die, why can't the same thing happen to you? In The article said "Oklahoma death-row inmates filed a 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 action claiming that the use of midazolam violates the Eighth Amendment. Four of those inmates filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and argued that a 500-milligram dose of midazolam will not render them unable to feel pain associated with administration of the second and third drugs."These drugs allow the lethal injection to hurt really bad, no one wants this pain. The article "RICHARD E. GLOSSIP, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. KEVIN J. GROSS, ET AL" said,"In 1921, the Nevada Legislature adopted another new method of execution, lethal gas, after concluding that this was “the most humane manner known to modern science. ” State v. Jon, 46 Nev. 418, 437, 211 P. 676, 682 (1923). The Nevada Supreme Court rejected the argument that the use of lethal gas was unconstitutional" If this almost passed imagine what could pass to replace lethal injection. The article make the point of "The sole American manufacturer of sodium thiopental, the first drug used in the standard three-drug protocol, was persuaded to cease production of the drug." If states can't obtain the drugs to kill someone, they are going to go back to old ways of executing people. In the article "ROPER, SUPERINTENDENT, POTOSI CORRECTIONAL CENTER v. SIMMONS" it says,"At age 17, respondent Simmons planned and committed a capital murder. After he had turned 18, he was sentenced to death. His direct appeal and subsequent petitions for state and federal postconviction relief were rejected." This quote shows that even if you commit a crime before you're 18, if you turn 18 before the trial you will be sent to death.
Some people who are against capital punishment may say that it is inhumane and that the government is doing the same to the convicts families that the convict did to the victims family. But if there is no ultimate punishment to be afraid of people who are used to prison life won't fear anything and do any crime they want.
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