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Almost 90 percent of all convicted killers who are released kill again I think that all states should have a mandatory death sentence for certain crimes It was accepted in the past but recently certain states have decided against it The death penalty was widely accepted throughout the early United States but not everyone approved of it As time went on opposition to the death penalty grew By the mid-nineteenth century a few states had abolished the practice altogether Soon other states began to think the same way These states decided that they would send a capital offender to life imprisonment rather than to death They thought of executions as barbaric and said law should forbid them Some of the ancient methods of execution included stoning burning breaking on the wheel drawing and quartering beheading or decapitation shooting and hanging I agree these types of punishments are cruel and unusual but more humane and less painful methods are currently in practice Today the death penalty is currently authorized in one of five ways firing squad hanging gas chamber electrocution and lethal injection gas chamber and lethal injection being the only ways enforced in recent years These methods of execution compared to those of the past are not meant for torture but meant as equal punishment for the offenders crime If all states had a mandatory death sentence for certain crimes it would do more than rightfully punish criminals who break these laws but it would also serve as a deterrent to all people contemplating committing such serious crimes The fear of death should deter people from committing such crimes Surely if a criminal knows in their mind that they will be killed them selves for the crime they are about to commit and they decide to follow through then they were a lost cause to begin withSome political groups say that capital punishment should not be allowed because it cant be reversed and
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