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harrytruman
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The death penalty should be abolished

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Started: 9/28/2016 Category: Society
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harrytruman

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partisan

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If you search 'define death penalty' on Google, the meaning will probably be 'Punishment by Execution'. I currently live in a country which, alongside 139 other countries have already abolished the death penalty, which includes most of The West and a few countries in Africa and Asia.

In the US alone, 3070 inmates are currently on death row, waiting for their inhumane execution. Out of those inmates, over 120 inmates are thought to be innocent. This is my first contention-innocent inmates. Every year thousands of people are falsely convicted of crimes they didn't commit. Many are fined or imprisoned wrongly. Fortunately, they still have a chance to be released and/or pardoned while they're still alive. On the other hand, wrongfully condemned inmates who will face execution will very likely be killed, which not only affects the person and his/her families, but also puts a stain on a justice system's reputation. In August 19 1989, Georgian Police Officer Mark McPhail was fatally shot while intervening to protect a homeless man from assault. The accused was a 20-year old man called Troy Davis. Despite the substantial lack of evidence, Davis was charged with McPhail's murder and sentenced to the death row. Despite seven of the nine witnesses retracting their claims that Troy was the shooter, he was put to death by lethal injection, a shocking and cruel form of punishment. Executing someone innocent is unjustifiable, and is murder, and it is a risk that we cannot dare to take

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