Death Sentence Should be Banned
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Should the death penalty be banned? I think so. The death penalty does much more harm than good.
Argument One: High Cost 
I'm going to start out this debate with something pretty straightforward: The high cost of the excecution. The death penalty has literally costed us MILLIONS of dollars, which could've gone to roads, schools, saftey, etc. In North Carolina, they have put down 43 people since 1976, and each has costed 2.16 million , making a total of over 90 million dollars spent on the death row. But that is a very mild example. In California, each excecution costs 250 MILLION , and 13 people have been put down since 1976. That's 4 billion dollars spent on excecutions. Considering we are chest-high in debt, the death row is doing nothing to help us. Just stick them in jail for life, they will feel the wrath.
Argument Two: Innocence 
1,264 people have been excecuted in America since 1976 . Thats a thousand families casted into misery. But even worse, what if the culprit was proved innocent... after the excecution? My first prime example is Carlos DeLuna, who was excecuted in 1989. But in 2006, evedince arose that we excecuted an innocent man. Larry Griffin was excecuted in 1995, but evidence has come close to proving that he was innocent of his crime. There is no way to tell how many of the 1,200+ people that we convicted were innocent, but hopefully not more than ten of them.
Argument Three: Death Row is Doing Nothing to Stop Crimes
I looked all over the web and I could not find anything that proved the death row is good because it stops crimes. If it doesn't stop crimes, then why do we even do it? Just stick them in jail for life. That's a far worse punishment (I think anyway.)
Good luck to anyone who accepts this debate!
...We're both on the same side here? You selected con, so you think it shouldn't be banned. I'm confused here. I think it should be banned by selecting pro, and you think it shouldn't by selecting con.
I dunno... Lol
I believe that people like the men involved in the Jamie Bulger case are a danger to everyones life and so should be out of here. They are a danger to you me and everyone else do you seriously want to have a repetition of that?
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