I’m here to talk to about capital punishment or as you know it the death penalty. The death penalty dates back to the 10th century when the British would hang people. We still do it in the 21 century. So I ask you why? I when no better than people from 900s. If you believe so then we must stop death penalties. In the Constitution in the 8th amendment we have written that we shall not preform cruel and unusual punishment. Well the death penalty is cruel but not unusual. In April 2005, in the British medical journal The Lancet, a team of medical researchers found serious flaws in how lethal injections were being administered, causing extreme suffering to the prisoners being executed. The report found “that in 43 of the 49 executed prisoners studied the anesthetic administered during lethal injection was lower than required for surgery. On December 13, 2006, Angel ...view middle of the document...
This left Diaz struggling and mouthing words in pain for over 34 minutes, when a second set of needles were inserted. The county medical examiner found 12-inch chemical burns inside both of his arms after the execution Sounds like a pasted sleeping like a baby. This is not the only time this has happen. In 2007, executions are on hold in over a dozen states and botched executions have put the lethal injection process under increasing scrutiny.
The death penalty is not always right. Sometimes innocent man die for no wither reason then the color of then skin. An example of this is Troy Davis an innocent Georgia man that was killed. There eyewitnesses lied for what every reason. At the original trial, for instance, several eyewitnesses that prosecutors used to identify Davis as the shooter had actually seen pictures identifying him as a suspect before being asked to select the shooter from an array of photos, according to Moore’s 172-page decision. Another key eyewitness originally told police that he had not seen the shooter’s face; at the trial, two years later, he told the jury he was confident Davis was the killer. That’s not even the worst part. How can you kill a man when another man says he killed him? I understand that he may have lied but 24 hours after the execution why was this man proven innocent. May someone was hiding something.
Also the government tells us it saves money. That is not true. According to the Palm Beach post the death penalty process cost $ 24 million per electrocuted murderer. It’s cheaper to house an inmate who. It is about $ 23 million for imprisoned in his 20s and dies in his 70s. So think about that the next time someone tells you that it is cheaper to just execute the person.
So what I’m saying basically that we truly need to end this system. It is cheaper and more humane to just give them life without parole. It is better anyway because normally it worst to live your life in prison then it is to receive the death penalty anyway.