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The Death Penalty Right Or Wrong Capital punishment or better known as the death penalty is a very controversial issue in the United States today The death penalty has been viewed by many people as wrong while still other people see the death penalty to be acceptable in todays society People who oppose the death penalty complain that it is morally wrong and the majority of the people who receive the death penalty are wrongfully treated either due to race poverty or even gender Even though many people oppose the death penalty there are still people such as myself who feel that the death penalty should be accepted in the United States today Whether it is to reduce overcrowding in prisons or to cut down on serious crimes I feel that the death penalty should be accepted in the United States and in other countries around the world Some people in the United States feel that the death penalty is wrong and should be abolished People believe that capital punishment diminishes all of us and contributes towards a brutal cycle of violence which is all too prevalent in our society Capital 105 People also are unconvinced that our society can teach that killing is wrong by killing those who kill Opponents of the death penalty also claim that minorities and poor defendants are more likely to be convicted and receive the death penalty than white and wealthy defendants Capital 79 Statistics tend to show that Black defendants who were convicted of killing Whites were most likely to receive death sentences than White murderers Capital 79 Another reason people feel the death penalty is wrong is due to religious and morality issues According to some religious beliefs their opposition to the use of the death penalty reflects their commitment to human life and human dignity Religious followers believe that executions end a life deny dignity and remove any chance for repentance and forgiveness Capital
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