The death penalty is still murder and it is still wrong. If you want to punish someone for doing a horrible crime give them life in prison. Giving someone the death penalty is just giving them the easy way out. Don't you think they should have to live with their choices. Living is much harder than dying
How is killing someone for commiting murder solve the problem. It's just an eye for an eye and is outright revenge. The dealth penalty should be reserve for people who will never stop commiting terrible crimes, no matter what we do. Whose very exitstance threatens the life and safety of others.
The idea of putting someone to death as punishment just doesn't sit well with me. Sure, there are some heinous crimes and demented criminals, and there are certainly times there is evidence of guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. But does that make it right to kill another? What about the innocent people who are found guilty and put to death? How about all of the money that goes into the court and appeals process for these death row inmates? Studies have shown that far less taxpayer dollars are spent on a person who spends the rest of their life in prison that on giving someone the death sentence. There just isn't any rational sense in it.
The death penalty should be abolished. There are numerous cases of the wrong person being sentenced so there is always the risk, even with every step that it takes to get there, that the wrong person could be killed for a crime. There are also the examples of the methods of killing the convicted person not working efficiently and creating unnecessary suffering for the individual. And to truly punish someone for a crime, why let them "go" by killing them; is it not better to let them live our their days with nothing but time to think about their actions?
Yes I agree some people are wrongfully executed but out of 100% only 25% are of innocent people according to FBI statistics. There are inmates who are waiting list for death row its standard procedure. People who have been convicted of murder and harsher forms of murder should be held accountable for actions and not just get a slap on the wrist while sitting safely in prison with warm beds and clothes and food, work that pays, and special programs.
I do believe the death penalty should be a last resort, but I also think there are some crimes so heinous that they do deserve death. Again, there should be a thorough appeals process and guilt should be established way way beyond a reasonable doubt before a life is taken.