To begin with, punishment is an act that involves intentional infliction of agony or misery to a person for wrong doing, with the aim of correction....
Whatever side of the debate we all sit on – whether you see it as an abasement of all civilized human values or as a necessary evil in an increasingly evil society – it’s obvious that it’s not a clear-cut issue and that if it isn’t 100% clear, we have no right to so readily take the lives of other human beings.
America is only a secondary object in the system of British politics, England consults the good of country, no farther than it answers her purpose. Wherefore, her own interest leads her to suppress the growth of in every case which doth not promote her advantage, or in the least interferes with it. A pretty state we should soon be in under such a second-hand government, considering what has happened! Men do not change from enemies to friends by the alteration of a name: And in order to shew that reconciliation is a dangerous doctrine, I affirm, in order that HE MAY ACCOMPLISH BY CRAFT AND SUBTILITY, IN THE LONG RUN, WHAT HE CANNOT DO BY FORCE AND VIOLENCE IN THE SHORT ONE. Reconciliation and ruin are nearly related.
its not uncertainty its the lawyers that choose to prolong the case so they can make money, if there are changes made to the appeal process C P will cost a lot less
Capital punishment will always have its pros and cons.
I don't argue that minorities may very well recieve a death sentence more often, but that does not require we discontinue it, merely equalize the judgments for all felons, regardless of race or gender.
There are opponents who absolutely disagree with capital punishment.
Compassion for the victims of violent crime is paramount in all views on the death penalty, whether for or against it. A cursory glance at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s comprehensive web site revealing the actual crimes for which many of the residents of Death Row have been convicted makes for pretty gruesome reading. The most “bleeding heart” liberal could not argue with the litany of heinous crimes scrupulously recorded there. These people, if guilty of their crimes, undoubtedly should be punished. But should they be put to death? Because are they all guilty? In the last twenty-five years, 102 condemned prisoners were released from Death Row in the U.S. because they were discovered to be innocent. (A few due to the advent of DNA, but mostly they were victims of dishonest witnesses.)
He should receive the death penalty.
As of writing, the most recent U.S. survey (Gallup, May 2002) shows that 52% approve of the death penalty as opposed to 43% who favor “life without parole.” The “for” figure has grown steadily since an all time low in 1965, with a high in recent years of 61% (1997). When the question is asked without an alternative of life sentence, the figure in favor is a good deal higher.