Persuasive Essay Against Death Penalty

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The punishment of death can be brutal, since 1 out of 3 people that is convicted to death is innocent. Because death penalty was restored 1,976,262 black people have been convicted for the murder of a white person where only 12 white’s had stes been convicted for the murder of a black person. The family has choices to give the killer death or life imprisonment, but in their perspective death penalty might prevent these causes to ever occur again. The death penalty is a cruel way to punish people who has done certain crime, since their lives are being taken away from getting an injection by others and it manifest the U.S. as a vicious state. Sentence of execution has brought guilt upon victims’ families and the act of forgiveness is better than justice. FROM DEATH INTO LIFE states, “The reasons for opposition to the death penalty among victims' families span a wide range, from…show more content…
Fein states, “The death penalty honors human dignity by treating the defendant as a free moral actor able to control his own destiny for good or for ill; it does not treat him as an animal with no moral sense, and thus subject even to butchery to satiate human gluttony”, meaning that the consequence has to be fair to all. According to the Fein, “Conscription and war, like the death penalty, also involve government action that knowingly will precipitate the extinguishment of human life. And the dead conscripts, unlike a capital criminal, will be free of any legal or moral guilt. Indeed, they may deserve and enjoy commemoration and burial on hallowed ground, like Civil War Union soldiers who gave that last full measure of devotion for a new birth of freedom”, meaning that executing others is like killing people in war. The author wants the audience to know that death penalty isn’t the right way to handle some of the

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