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Does the death penalty violate the 8th amendment?

  • The death penalty violates the 8th amendment.

    It violates the 8th amendment because it is a cruel and unusual punishment. It is cruel to kill someone no matter how horrible the crime. It is showing people that if you do something the same will be done to you, it is an eye for an eye. I disagree with that type of justice completely.

  • The Death Penalty is Unconstitutional

    The death penalty is unconstitutional. Its in obvious violation of the 8th Amendment. Why go out of your way to kill someone when society has other options of punishment? The death penalty does not solve the crime, fix the problems that were caused by the crime, or teach anyone a lesson. It is just killing for the sake of killing. The federal government needs to work with state and put a stop to this as soon as possible.

  • A clear violation of the 8th amendment

    Whenever I try to formulate my opinions about the constitution, I rarely try to understand what Supreme Court has ruled for cases arguing against the 8th amendment because in most cases the Supreme Court likes to add a modern twist to it. I believe that when our founding fathers came together to create the Bill of Rights, they clearly viewed this as one that should eliminate death as a penalty. Not only is death cruel, in most cases it can be viewed as unusual. Let us consider that this is the only crime that we punish those with the same crime that they committed. This just seems barbaric. We need to progress our society by find better was to rehabilitate people or to keep out those that cannot be allowed back into our society. Death is the end and so should be using it as a way to punish.

  • Yes, it is cruel and unusual

    The death penalty is a violation of the eighth amendment because it ends in the death of the accused. We should never kill someone as punishment for their crimes, instead they should get a fair trial and be subject to other forms of justice, I don't believe in the death penalty.

  • Violates the eighth amendment

    It is cruel to kill someone no matter how horrible the crime is. It is showing people that if you do something the same will be done to you. The death penalty does not solve the crime, fix the problems caused by the crime, or teach them a lesson. It is just killing for the sake of killing. The death penalty is unconstitutional. We have a right to life under the amendment 5 and pursue happiness and it is stated in the declaration. It violates 2 amendments under the constitution. It violates the 5th amendment because under the 5th amendment we have the right to live. It violates the eighth amendment because it is cruel and unusual punishment. The cases lethal injection went wrong in three states proves my side. The cases happened in Ohio, Arizona, and Oklahoma. The lethal injection is supposed to be injected into particular veins. In all these three cases they have injected to the wrong veins and due to this, they had a severe, horrible and painful death. The case of Oklahoma lethal injection gone wrong proves my side. This case happened in Oklahoma the victim who suffered was Clayton Lockett. She has shot a 19-year-old with a shotgun as a result to this she was led up to lethal injection. Her execution was slightly delayed. The person who has to inject the liquid into the body of Clayton had injected it into the wrong vein. Due to that, she had a terrible and horrifying death. Lockett was pronounced dead of an apparent heart attack 43 minutes after his execution began.

  • Yes the death penalty violates the 8 th amendment.

    It's unethical and immoral. We have a right to life and pursue happiness and it's stated Under the constitution.We shouldn't have to deal with this is does damage that can't be healed. You just need to learn that in this society we can't accept it. All in all if it was you would you want to be killed.

  • I think it interferes with the 8th amendment because

    I think that the death penalty is interfering with the death penalty because it says that in the 8th amendment that there is no unusual or cruel penalty's to be done to or from anyone. This is why the death penalty interferes with the death penalty this is my resoning.

  • It violates the 8th amendment.

    In so many ways can the death penalty be described as violation of the 8th amendment. Not only does it go against the 8th amendment, it also goes against the basis of the Human Rights Law. I can understand from certain perspectives that the death penalty may be crucial, but is it really needed? I believe that it is not. Why should we use this cruel and unusual form of punishment when we can punish them with life without parole. If you were the one put on death row...Would you be saying that it was right? Would you say that it was not going against the death penalty? I assure you....Your opinions may change if you look deeper than what the surface shows about the death penalty.

  • The 8th amendment protects it because

    It ruins the 8th amendment because the 8th amendment is excessive bail required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or and unusual punishment inflicted so there in the very end it says exactly no cruel or unusual punishment inflicted so yeah the death penalty violates the 8th amendment the end.

  • It violates the 8th ammendment

    Killing someone based on the crime committed should be removed. The death penalty teaches no one a lesson. I personally think that no one should undergo the death penalty because it solves literally nothing. It makes things much harder to resolve. The death penalty only creates more cleanup for the government and the victim's family.

  • Death penalty doesn't violate the eight amendment.

    The supreme court has stated that the death penalty is not a violation of the eight amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment although it does shape certain procedural aspects regarding when a jury may use death penalty and how it should be carried out so they know their limits and what needs to take place. Plus the person that commits the crime gets to choose his or her punishment making it not cruel.

  • Death penalty doesn't violate the eight amendment.

    The supreme court has stated that the death penalty is not a violation of the eight amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment although it does shape certain procedural aspects regarding when a jury may use death penalty and how it should be carried out so they know their limits and what needs to take place. Plus the person that commits the crime gets to choose his or her punishment making it not cruel.

  • It does not violate the 8th amendment.

    For a murderer, a cruel punishment would not be death. They broke federal law and moral law by taking a life and killing a human being- why would it be cruel for them to also die? I agree with the first argument saying it' s less expensive than keeping them in prison- as well as the prison system is already crowded.

  • The death penalty does not violate the 8th amendment.

    If they committed a crime such as murder they should be punished for that and death penalty it shall be! Keeping them in prison for life is not an option because it is a million times more expensive to keep those sh*t heads in there rather than just giving them the death penalty.

  • NOPE it doesn't

    No Violation - Death penalty is not cruel or unusual and at least they have the chance to plan for death. Their victims do not have that opportunity. Easy to say it doesn't deter people but how can you truly measure who hasn't committed murder due the to fear of execution?

  • Nope it does not

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