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it_nadia666
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JohnnyDepp420
Con (against)

The Death Penalty

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Started: 3/14/2017 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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it_nadia666

Pro

Should the death penalty be aloud in the United States? the answer is yes
JohnnyDepp420

Con

I think the death penalty is a bad idea and here are some reasons why

  • Innocent people are wrongly executed. ...

  • In relation to free will, some criminals are suffering from mental illness or are having clouded judgment at the time of the crime.

  • It is an added cost to the government and taxpayers' money

  • Death penalty is a form of revenge.


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Posted by What50 3 years ago
What50
"Innocent people are wrongly executed. ..."

So 4% of people in death row are innocent. That is less than 5 percent. There will be innocent people wrongly convicted.
https://www.theguardian.com...

"In relation to free will, some criminals are suffering from mental illness or are having clouded judgment at the time of the crime."

5-10% of criminals suffer from severe mental illness. That is pretty low. So yeah some are suffering from mental illness but the odds of that are pretty low.
https://www.aclu.org...
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