Indeed, inmates are six times more likely to get off death row by appeals than by execution.
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It is not run by an organization, just by me, and I hope that you will find it useful and that it will provide you some food for thought, even if you are a proponent for the death penalty or you oppose it like I do.
Welcome and enjoy the stay here. Niels Graverholt How would you react if somebody raped and murdered your child?
I have often been asked this question by supporters of the death penalty, and my answer is: My first reaction would probably be a strong wish to cut the balls off the bastard, to tear him apart and kill him.
But my next reaction would hopefully be gratitude for living in a constitutional state where the principle of personal revenge has been replaced by societies obligation to administer an appropriate punishment and give me the necessary support to get a decent life in spite of my loss.
There are four answers to that: The victims are dead, and no execution will make them alive. If the dp-proponents really care so much about these relatives, I do not understand why the funding for psychological support for them is so embarrassing low or missing.
How about the relatives of the person being executed? Is it civilized to regard them as outcasts too? How can you feel sympathy for those monsters on death row?
And although it is not at all an excuse, a majority of the death row inhabitants had a terrible childhood - and as it seems that society did nothing to support them at that time, one could consider at least to treat them like human beings now.
What would you do if the streets were as unsafe in your country as they are in many parts of the US? It is understandable that many Americans feel that something drastic has to be done by the violence.
But the dp is definitely not the answer. If all the money that is being spent on the dp were used instead for better child care, education etc, this would provide more safe streets than prisons and the needle do. But we are talking about a vicious circle, which could eventually lead to the incarceration of the majority of Americans.
How about starting to fight the reasons for the crime instead of fighting the criminals. What right do you have to interfere in the way we solve our problems in America?
Human rights and dignity is not merely a national issue.Murder Rates in Death Penalty States and Non-Death Penalty States. INTRODUCTION TO THE “MODERN ERA” OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE UNITED STATES.
In , the Supreme Court declared that under then-existing laws "the imposition and carrying out of the death penalty constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments."Furman v.
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In , Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two . The death penalty has always been one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States.
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