Essays - The Need for Capital Punishment
Imagine yourself in a room, 12 feet long by 6 feet wide. You're sitting
on a metal bed bolted to the floor with a thin foam cushion. The only other
things in the room are a table and a chair, a sink and a toilet. There is no
window, only a small faint light on the ceiling. You spend all of your time in
this room, you have no choice. This is your dining room, your den, your bedroom
and your bathroom. You are allowed to read and write letters in this room. You
cannot entertain guests in this room, you must go somewhere else for that, in a
room with a mesh screen for you to sit behind, where you are constantly ...view middle of the document...
Maybe you were the first women to die by lethel
injection, Marcie Barfield, or the first women to die by the electric chair,
Martha Place. Whoever it was well deserved this punishment, in fact, some
readily accepted it in comparison to spending the rest of their lives in a jail
cell, but many people who did deserve the death penalty did not recieve it.
In August 1969, seven people died at the hands of a serial killer
including eight month pregnant acress Sharon Tate. This was the result of a
bloody rampage by Charles Manson. Manson, who believes he is the reincarnate of
god, is elible for parole this April.
Between 1976 & 1977 David Berkowitz terrorized New York City killing 6
woman and wounding 7 more. Berkowitz, A.K.A Son of Sam, a mail man, took the
orders to kill from his dog Sam, and is now serving 25 years to life in jail.
Between 1978 and 1991 Jeffrey Dahmer murdered and raped the dead bodies
of 15 young men, cutting of their body parts and storing them in serveralplaces.
When the police raided his house the found a human head in the fridge, 3 heads
in the freezer, a human heart in the refridgerator freezer compartment, a blue
barrel jammed with body parts and bones, 2 skulls in a computer packaging box, 3