By Silvia Lamp Møller 1.e
In the United States of America, death penalty has been used as far back as the eighteenth century B.C. This was under the rule of King Hammaurabi of Babylon ruled, who codified the death penalty for twenty-five different types of crimes.
Within the US, there are 32 states who employ death penalty, and only 18 who don’t. Death penalty has been an ordinary way to deal with extreme criminals in order to end their crimes, for a longer time.
Capital punishment has for long been a component of the government. In American history, there have been numerous methods of capital punishment. Everything from electrocution, hanging, firing squad to ...view middle of the document...
Justice lies deep within the citizens in Texas, and a large part of them live by the “eye for an eye”-saying.
Racism can unfortunately not be excluded as one of the reasons for capital punishment either. Racial bias is one of the things that are ranked high on accusations, which is worrying for the capital punishment system. If the inmates are getting judged on their racial background, then no one can trust the system, and this is one of the reasons why people call it “the broken system”. The supporters of death penalty says that there are no prejudges, when it comes to the inmates heritage, but this is not true.
I am personally totally against death penalty and I think it is concerning, that lethal injection is legal in USA. To kill a human on purpose, “just” because he or she has might has committed a crime. There are horrible stories about people getting the death penalty, even though they were innocent. When I read the attached text a lot of questions popped up in my mind, I was shocked. I could not believe that this is actually happening in the world, the same world that I am living in, unbelievable. When I read articles about capital punishment and how it affects people and families I honestly feel...