capital punishment as americans minds change
Capitol Punishment is the harshest punishment there is for a crime in the United States. Just like most ideas and policies in our nation people agree with Capitol Punishment and people don’t agree with it. As time goes on more and more Americans support the death penalty. Despite the increase in support there are still questionable factors about Capitol Punishment. It is said that the death penalty is overcrowding our prisons, that there are racial bias, and poor representation for poor defendants when it comes the cases where lawyers are seeking the death penalty. Polls from the 1960’s prove that most American’s opposed the death penalty. Most western nations had eliminated the death penalty completely or had modified its use. Polls from the 1990’s show that 75-80 percent of Americans support the death penalty ( Monk, 252). Then there are Americans such as Justice Brennan that says the death penalty is “uncivilized,” “inhuman,” ‘inconsistent with’ “human dignity” and with “the sanctity of life.” He also says that the death penalty “treats the human race as nonhumans, as objects to be toyed with and discarded, that it is uniquely degrading to human dignity and by its very nature, [involves]
A hand print of blood matched McCray"tms and proved his guilt. Each man had his own punishment phase trial. In the United States the state of Texas has the most inmates on death row, exceeding more than 300. He first tried to rape her and when she screamed he strangled her with her show laces. California has over 300 prisoners on death row. " Case studies have also proven that the cost to carry out a death sentence is far more expensive than it is it hold a prisoner for life. A inmate named Gerald Stano, who in the 1980"tms admitted to killing more than two dozen women, Thomas Knight who killed a prison guard, and Jesus Scull who burned down a house around two people that he had killed in 1983 are just a few of the vicious killers that are still alive and waiting their execution (Monk, 264). " Second: " if his death were the only real way of restraining others from committing crimes" (Roberson and Wallace,59). In the last four years the number of black people sentenced to death row has decreased but more prisoners have been sentenced to die (Records show death, 1981).
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