The Texas Death Penalty
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The paper argues that execution is not state sponsored murder; state sponsored murder is when a convicted killer is put back on the street to kill another innocent citizen. The paper further argues that the disproportionate number of minorities being executed is only because a disproportionate number of minorities are committing crimes. The paper discusses the contention that many defendants are found innocent and asserts that there is a big difference between being innocent of a crime and being found not guilty due to manipulation of the system and a lack of prosecution. The paper then reveals that the number of executions in Texas is declining and contends that this is a sign the system is working.
From the Paper:"The idea that execution is not a deterrent to crime may be true. Killers may not stop to consider their chances of being executed before they commit their crime. So what? The idea of execution as a deterrent is still viable. The executed killer will certainly never commit murder again, and that is a fact. Time and again convicted murderers are freed, having served their sentence and go out and kill again. Anti-death penalty proponents have argued that execution is state sponsored murder. State sponsored murder is when a convicted killer is put back on the street to attack some other citizen when the state knows he has killed before."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Death Penalty Info.Org Texas Death Sentences Retrieved 11-22-2006 fromhttp://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?did=1976&scid=64
- Pro-Death Penalty.Com Death Penalty Issues Retrieved 11-22-2006 fromhttp://www.prodeathpenalty.com/
- Dow, D. Machinery of Death New York: Routledge 2002
Cite this Argumentative Essay:
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