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debracuazo
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jamessan
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Should the death penalty be just punishment for someone who commits murder?

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Started: 12/20/2012 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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debracuazo

Pro

I believe that the death penalty should be used as punishment for people who commit murder because if you take someone's life than the judicial system should end your life as well. The only time that the death penalty shouldn't be used is in cases when the person is mentally incompetent and therefore, is unaware of his/her actions. Murder is the ultimate crime and when you willingly choose to end someone's life, you should pay for that horrendous crime with your own life!!
jamessan

Con

The judicial system could have some changes in order to adapt to our society people who commit murder, and a person who is mentally incompetent and commit murder, must have a penalty but with out ending with their life's , because that will be another crime. It is wrong to take a life from someone, throughout rehabilitation and life in prison criminals could pay for their actions. These punishments could give the opportunity to change, everyone deserves a second opportunity. The death penalty should be abolished, studies shows that the capital punishment failed, because innocent people have been executed for crimes they did not commit, this error end with their life. So the death penalty should be remove from existence, and radiate from our society.
Debate Round No. 1
debracuazo

Pro

debracuazo forfeited this round.
jamessan

Con

The death penalty or capital punishment is an act of murder, we learn that " two wrong do not make a right " so it is wrong to kill someone who commit a crime, there are more ways of punishment, murder is immoral and inhumane behavior, same as the death penalty that is not a good solution. Death penalty do not lower rates of violent crime, it is also less effective at protecting society, so we are not preventing more crimes, with this punishment. society should work together to prevent it, I oppose all kinds or acts of violence, I oppose the death penalty because the killing of human beings in wrong.
Debate Round No. 2
debracuazo

Pro

debracuazo forfeited this round.
jamessan

Con

The capital punishment should be abolished, studies demonstrate that innocent people have been convicted and executed. There is a high probability of innocent people being killed due to human judgement error, this error is unacceptable and that is another kind of murder. people who commits a crime could receive alternative sentences, of course laws must keep them off the streets but the death penalty allows mistakes in justice system, and that should be corrected. because sometimes the death penalty is implemented wrongly to minorities groups like poor people, blacks, women and people with mental illness and that is worse when is applied to innocent people.
Debate Round No. 3
debracuazo

Pro

debracuazo forfeited this round.
jamessan

Con

Constitutionally the death penalty violates the human rights under the eight amendment " it is a cruel and unusual punishment " , and under the fourteenth amendment " all persons will have equal protection under the law ". These amendments guarantees that every one have the right to life, and not one shall be deprive of life. Finally I know that this is a very controversial issue but I against the death penalty in all cases without exceptions because it is a denial of human rights.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by jamessan 4 years ago
jamessan
The judicial system could have some changes in order to adapt to our society. people who commit murder, and a person who is mentally incompetent and commit murder, must have a penalty but with out ending with their life's, because that will be another crime. It is wrong to take a life from someone, throughout rehabilitation and life in prison criminals could pay for the actions. these punishments could give the opportunity to change, everyone deserves a second opportunity. The death penalty should be abolished, studies shows that the capital punishment failed, because innocent people have been executed for crimes they did not commit, this error end with their life. So the death penalty should be remove from existence, and radiate from our society.
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