By Nadia Gonzalez
Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes? Capital punishment is when someone commits a crime and that person's punishment is to be killed. It occurs mostly with murder. It could also occur when rape, kidnapping, molesting, and hostage that all lead up to murder. Judges determine if a death penalty is to happen or not. Many people agree and disagree with capital punishment. Here are a few facts from each opposing side.
People believe that capital punishment is fair because they believe they should die for killing someone else. They believe that it’s only fair that they take their life because they took somebody else's life. They don't believe that they should have to feed someone who deserves to starve. They think jail time isn't enough. What if the person just does jail time and when he gets out he starts to kill people again. Also, not every crime gets capital punishment . So, if they receive capital punishment then they must have truly deserved it. They believe that killing them means safety for others because they can't harm anyone anymore.
The same amount of people believe that capital punishment should not be allowed because they don't think anyone should get their life taken away even if they are criminals. Also, what if they are innocent and didn't actually kill anyone, but another person did and they thought that it was that person? Then they would be taking an innocent person’s life. They believe that there are other ways to solve the problem instead of using death. Lastly, they believe that if government is trying to stop murder and, such then why are they killing people as well? It is a never ending cycle of death that needs to stop.
I believe in my own opinion that capital punishment is not right because there are other ways to handle the situation. They could spend the rest of their life in jail, always be on patrol, or anything else really. And if they go to prison they could do something beneficial. I don't believe that they should just sit around all day but I do believe that they could work in the prison and do something productive and do something with their life and hopefully learn to become a better person. But, if they receive capital punishment how will they learn to become a better person and learn from their mistakes. I don't think whatever it is that a person did to get capital punishment was right, but I don't think that it's right for the government to take their life instead of thinking of another way.
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