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The death penalty should be abolished

Nicholas_Neal
KeytarHero

I am pleased to be debating Clinton Wilcox. I challenge him to a debate on whether or not the death penalty should be abolished. I am going to make the case that it should based on two main reasons. 1. The Death Penalty has killed innocent people and will always carry that possibility. Since 1973 there have been 138 exonerations of people on death row. Now admittedly this is small number, however it still brings up an ethical question about the death penalty. "Is killing the guilty wor...

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Updated 5 Years Ago

The death penalty must be abolished.

NiBrown
16kadams

There is no justification for allowing the death penalty to continue if innocent lives are being lost. According to a recent study, if all death-sentenced defendants remained under sentence of death indefinitely at least 4.1% would be exonerated(1). As a result, we must pause to consider how many innocent lives have been mercilessly taken by the death penalty and those who instigate it. How can we justify such senseless killing and mask it as some twisted form of justice? With all the technology...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Death Penalty

evandudeguy
MyDinosaurHands

Hello! Today i am challenging anyone who wishes to discuss the topic of the Death Penalty (whether we should encourage it or not) The first round is for acceptance only. to my opponent, good luck, and may the mass x acceleration be with you!...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

This House supports the death penalty!

Cezar
miketheman1200

The death penalty can also help provide closure for the victim's family and friends, who will no longer have to fear the return of this criminal into society. They will not have to worry about parole or the chance of escape, and will thus be able to achieve a greater degree of closure. Mary Heidcamp, a Chicago woman whose mother's killer faced the death penalty before the State Governor commuted the sentences to life in prison, stated 'we were looking forward to the death penalty. I'm just so d...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Is the Death Penalty an unjust punishment?

MathandScienceprodigy
JonathanDJ

I will be arguing in favor of the resolution that the Death Penalty is in fact an unjust punishment. Definition(s): The Death Penalty is the punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. Contention(s): Bad, for many reasons: - Mistakes happen. Since 1973 in the U.S., 140 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. These are ALL people who had been found...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

death penalty

andrew26
EndarkenedRationalist

I think we should have it because it cost to much to keep these prisoners...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Capital Punishment (death penalty) should be legal in all states

Do_I_Need_A_Username
WillYouMarryMe

Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, should be legal in all states. Currently, it is only legal in 32 states. Sometimes, the ultimate crime deserves the ultimate punishment. An eye for an eye. Crimes such as, premeditated murder, murder of children, rape of children, etc. These crimes are terrible, and the perpetrator deserves no mercy, as the perpetrator was showing no mercy to his/her victims. Keeping a convicted murder in prison for life can use various resources. For...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

We should abolish the death penalty in the US

kelsieisboss
TheUser

The death penalty does more harm than good in today's society. At one time, it may have served a useful purpose, but it is no longer necessary and the small positives it may have are outweighed by the negatives. The death penalty is not able to be overturned, so any mistake in its application cannot be corrected because we do not have the power to resurrect people. Some propose that capricious application of the death penalty is flawed, but feel that the death penalty needs to be there for tr...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The Federal U.S. Government should declare the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment

Prettyy_Flacko
Chief_Sosa

The death penalty is inhumane. No matter what crime someone is accused of committing, no person deserves to be punished by death. It is cruel and not morally correct....

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Updated 2 Years Ago

The Death Penalty Should Be Used In Certain Cases

mongoose
mongeese

Resolved: The death penalty should be used in certain cases There are many cases in which the death penalty is just and should be used. For example, if a man is proven that, without a doubt, he killed another man, that murderer should be killed. While it would be profitable to use the people in prison to do labor, the prisoner should at least be given the option between death and working in prison for the rest of his life. Death Penalty: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_penalty...

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21 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago