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Death Penalty

Capitol Punishment is a subject of much controversy for many years. Some United States citizens doubt the Death Penalties worth, but it is a proven deterrent to crime. Other people fear the murders of innocent people by the United States government, but now with aid of DNA testing, there is no escaping science. Even though most people believe in the Death Penalty, due to the fact that the Death Penalty leaves no way for them to get out and harm another innocent victim. Capitol Punishment should be pursed in the United States as a whole, not just in a select number of states. The Death Penalty is a deterrent to crime. As the rate of executions raise, the murder rate drops (Johansen, Jay, Page 135). In Texas in 1982 there were 701 murders, then dropped down to 261 in 1996. This dropped by 63% in 1982, which was the year the Death Penalty was reinstated (Lowe, Wesley). Some times major cases involving the Death Penalty, for example in 1988 there were 47 murders. 26 were in January to June; June 10th Arthur Gary Bishop was executed. This dropped the Murder Rate by 19% (Lowe, Wesley). In 1976 to 1977 Gary Gilmore was executed via firing squad, this dropped the murder rate by 20%. In Utah in 1987 there was an average of 4.75 murders a month. In the Wake of the Pierre Dale Shelby execution, it dropped to 4.0 murders a month (Lowe, Wesley). These facts do not lie; they show that with the Death penalty in place, murderers are afraid to kill. In some states that lack the death penalty, some cold-hearted killers will kill because they know they are not going to be executed. Luis Vere said “Yeah, I shot her and knew I wouldn’t go to the chair” (Lowe, Wesley). This shows that if he thought that he would have been executed for committing such a horrific crime we would still have poor Rosa Velez alive with us today. With the new technology we now have along with the many new resources that are now available, there is no ...

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