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Human or Inhumane?! You decide...

Many people in the United States think that the death penalty is inhumane and unjust! At the same time over 70% of the United States people believe that it's more costly to keep a person alive than to kill them on death row. Now that you have read the pros and cons of the death penalty, read on to discover the real facts so that you can make a decision based on facts rather than unsubstanitated myths regarding the continuation of the death penalty in the U.S. and throughout the world.


Did you know that an average imamate spends 13 years on death row with others spend up to 30 years or more? Some death row prisoners end up being sentenced with life imprisonment but a chance to be let out on probation due to good behavior. People who what they call live on death row only means that they are just like every prisoner but with the treat of being put to death. But only 8,864 an average of how many people are killed by the death penalty a year here in the United States compared to the 30,000 killed WORLDWIDE! More than 90 countries in the world have the death penalty and feel it is needed that’s over 90 countries that use the death penalty freely. 2008 that was the year when the first step to abolishing the death penalty was taken but come to find out in 1972 the Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional all of the 589 prisoners who were on death row had their sentenced reduced to life in prison. On June 2005 322 prisoners who were part of the 589 reduced sentences were let go. Of those released 111 were re-incarcerated for committing another crime or violating their parole. Few offenses involved violent crimes many that were horrendous. 11 1 sent back to prison, they then let out another 111 people from prison. 33 of them were returned to prison for technical violations such as not reporting a new address, committing a misdemeanor offense or failure to pay administrative fees. But only 2 out of the 111 put back in prison were put and killed on death row, 37 of them though had been re-paroled and had not committed crimes again.

The American Civil Liberties Union considers the death penalty to be unconstitutional under the Eight Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that its discriminatory application violates the Fourteenth Amendment. ACLU organization finds the death penalty highly unconstitutional. As you can tell by their opinion they feel that it impeaches on a human’s rights when they are born. Now consider the following quote made by a Marquette University professor:
"If we execute murderers and there is in fact no deterrent effect, we have killed a bunch of murderers. If we fail to execute murderers, and doing so would in fact have deterred other murders, we have allowed the killing of a bunch of innocent victims. I would much rather risk the former. This, to me, is not a tough call."
John McAdams - Marquette University/Department of Political Science, on deterrence

Please read on for more facts...

The balance between For death penalty and Not for death penalty people is slowly becoming uneven.
The balance between For death penalty and Not for death penalty people is slowly becoming uneven.
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