Benny Hodge escaped from prison, where he was awaiting sentencing after murdering Joseph Acker and Mr. Acker’s young daughter Tammy. Weeks later, Hodge entered the home of Patricia Sanborn and stabbed Mrs. Sanborn to death while her two children pleaded for him to stop. He then beat and stabbed Will in front of a hysterical Chrissy, before stabbing five-year-old Chrissy nine times, killing her. Hodge stole $37 from the home before being apprehended by the police. Young Will lived through his ordeal, only to have Hodge threaten during the trial that he’d “finish the job and kill Will” as soon as he got out of prison.
Any society is based on laws. Without laws, everybody would be free to steal, kill, etc., and society would dissolve. (Read LORD OF THE FLIES sometime.)
At GA there are consequences for breaking rules. If you are running in the halls, you earn an MDR. If you do something worse, you earn a detention, breaking a still-more serious rule can result in Disciplinary Probation, and a still-more-serious can cause a student to be expelled. This is logical; the punishment’s in proportion to the offense.
In criminal law, there are consequences for breaking laws. These consequences are earned in propor
MDRs, detentions, suspensions, and finally expulsion. "While these statements may sound warm and fuzzy to say, I want to show you right now how each one of them wilts like an unwatered flower when you look at it closely. He can literally get away with murder. SIt"tms even wrong for the courts to take back that thing from the robber and return it to you, because "Then the courts are taking things, and that makes the courts no better than the thieves. In other words, people will still commit murder, even if they know they might get the death penalty. There have been approximately 7,000 executions in the US during the 20th century. BACKGROUND FACTSThe Bureau of Justice Statistics points out that the of death-row inmates who are black is 42, but the of criminals charged with murder is 48 black. The 8th Amendment to the Constitution prevents "cruel and unusual punishment. In other words, people will still commit murder, even if they know they might get the death penalty. A main study on these by Bedau and Radelet cite 23 cases, 23 out of 7,000, on which they claim the death penalty was unfairly imposed. If a murderer is given the death penalty, their case is automatically appealed. Without the death penalty, the average convicted murderer sentenced to "life in jail" serves 8 12 years, then is out, completely free to murder another mother and her family At what point do we say, "Enough!" The death penalty is THE ONLY WAY to say "Enough!"The main duty of the state is to protect its citizens. House argues that the death penalty is unfair.