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Capital Punishment is morally wrong and sometimes dangerously mistaken Imagine you are sitting in the front row of a small room seated in a chair designed for comfort looking through the small window and watching as they strap your brother to the metal table Your mother beside you is crying hysterically while your sister attempts to comfort her You watch with sad eyes as your brother dies alone on that metal slab You look away unable to watch anymore but instead see the woman behind you smile as your brother is murdered and you feel sick to your stomach at this madness Has this new death actually righted a wrong Capital Punishment is unjust and the US should abolish it Most of the population of Earth knows the injustice of Capital Punishment The United States is one of the very few industrialized countries in the world which continues to execute criminals Further it is one of a handful of countries in the world which executes mentally ill persons persons with very low IQ and child murderers ie persons who were under 18 at the time of their crime Robinson Overview We pride ourselves on our sophisticated society but we prove ourselves to be mere barbarians when we execute prisoners Barbarians Thats what we have become We kill each other and instead of mourning the tragedy we want the state to satisfy our bloodlust by killing the offenderwe must learn to deal with these people in our midst - punish them but do not become them Another posting to the same feedback forum Detroit News 1999-MAR-2 Robinson Quotations On a national level more people are beginning to recognize Capital Punishment as the crude sin that it is From 1976 when executions were resumed until 2003-JAN-1 there have been 820 executions in the US This includes 66 during 2001 and 71 in 2002 About two out of three executions are conducted in only five states Texas
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