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A man who has claimed his innocents since day one is sentenced to death by means of lethal injection The average time on death row prior to execution is 10 years TDCJ 2001 Dead man begins his walk Individuals place bumper stickers on their cars as one way of expressing their feelings or opinions toward an issue The most recent sticker that has been seen on a few cars read Why do we kill people who kill people -- to show that killing is wrong That is why I am against capital punishment no matter who is doing the killing Capital punishment is a contradicting solution to an even greater problem The government justifies capital punishment as self-defense or self-defense for society as a whole Suppose one applies the same standards to civilians that are had by the government A civilian at home can legally shoot an intruder but if the civilian catches the intruder lock him up in a cage count down the time that he will die and then shoot him that act would be considered cruel and inhumane Most would call that murder That is what capital punishment is--murder One would defend capital punishment as deterrence for other violent crimes retribution for the victims family or a less expensive way for dealing with offenders But the death penalty has not shown to eliminate or decrease the amount of capital crimes being committed Contrary to popular belief the death penalty does not act as a deterrent to crime Expert after expert and study after study have emphasized and emphasized the lack of correlation between the threat of the death penalty and the occurrence of violent crime Meador 69 As for being less expensive than life imprisonment it has been financially figured out that The cost of the apparatus and maintenance of the procedures attending the death penalty including death row and the endless appeals and legal machinery far outweighs the expense
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