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The Death Penalty The death penalty what does it do Is it right or wrong Why If the death penalty is not familiar to someone these are some of the questions someone may have about the subject Fortunately the death penalty still exists It was reinstated in the United States in 1976 Since then the legal killings which include electrocution lethal injection and firing squads have been an American controversy The death penalty in fact should remain in effect and set an example for those monsters that are out in this world rapping and killing innocent citizens The earliest historical record contain evidence of capital punishment It was mentioned in the Code of Hammurabi 1750 BC The Bible prescribed death as a penalty for more than 30 different crimes ranging from murder Exodus 2112 to fornication Deuteronomy 2213 Bedau In the United States there are different methods of execution Execution by lethal injection involves the continuous intravenous injection of a lethal quantity of a short-acting barbiturate in combination with a chemical paralytic agent Electrocution produces visibly destructive effects as the bodys internal organs are burned the prisoner often leaps forward against the restraining straps when the switch is thrown Prisoners are restrained in hermetically sealed steel gas chamber below which is a pan Upon a signal the executioner opens a valve flowing hydrochloric acid into the pan On a second signal about eight ounces of potassium cyanide crystals are dropped mechanically into the acid-producing hydrocyanic gas which destroys the ability of blood hemoglobin to perform Sandholzer Many people believe that all of these methods are cruel and wrong But what gives the killers the right to kill The death penalty is totally justified for the fact that life imprisonment can be a rewarding experience for some killers Americans are paying taxes so they can eat and sleep in a warm bed and get food every day In America there are thousands of people
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