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An issue that has continually created tension in our society is capital punishment Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty It is carried out in the United States in the following harsh ways electrocution hanging firing squad lethal injection and the gas chamber The death penalty has imposed throughout history for many crimes ranging from blasphemy and treason to petty theft and murder Ancient Roman and Mosaic Law endorsed the notion of retaliation they believed in the rule of an eye for an eye tooth for a tooth Similarly the ancient Egyptians Assyrians and Greeks all executed citizens for a variety of crimes The most known people to be executed were Jesus and Socrates Common historical methods of execution included stoning crucifixion burning beheading shooting and hanging These methods are considered cruel and unusual punishment todayThere are currently 3269 people on death row right now All of these waiting to be put to death by a fellow human being If we use these figures to see what the death row population will be in 2061 There will be an alarming amount of 700000 at this rate There were seventy-four people executed in the United States in 1997 Thirty of those people still claimed their innocence at death A report conducted by the death penalty information center identifies sixty-nine people who have been released from death row since 1973 after evidence of their innocence emerged The death penalty is wrong and also unfairly administered First females are a very small percentage of death row although they commit over twenty percent of murders Second there are more nonwhites on death row A black man who kills a white person is eleven times more likely to be put to death for that crime than if it where a white man Third it has been proven that if you have money you can get away with murder If you are poor theres no way out The
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