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Capital Punishment better known as the Death Penalty has been practiced since the beginning of time The Bible says Whosoever sheds mans blood by man his blood may be shed Genesis 96 So why do we not rape a rapistburn down an arsonists house blind the peeping toms or mutilate those who have mutilated Isnt this more in line with the eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth concept The Bible states the basic let the punishment fit the crime concept at the very beginning but as we proceed through the chapters one of the main Ten Commandments is Thou Shall Not Kill It seems that as a society that we have distanced ourselves from the eye for an eyeform of punishment as somehow this would be cruel and unusual and would really make us the same as those who committed the crime Yet some of us condone murder feel that it is not cruel and unusual to plan and carry out a premeditated murder of someone for crimes committed Currently there are 38 states that have the death penaltyDemographics of the Death Penalty 1996 16 - have death by lethal injection 9 - by electrocution 1 - by gas chamber 4 - electrocution or lethal injection 3 - gas chamber or lethal injection 2 - hanging or lethal injection 2 - firing squad or lethal injection The following are descriptions of the way a person is executed Death by lethal injection is the continuous intravenous injection of a lethal quantity of three different drugs The prisoner is secured on a hospital type gurney with wrist and ankle restraints A stethoscope and heart monitor are attached and two saline intravenous lines are started in each arm The inmate is then covered with a sheet for whatever reasons Sodium Thiopental is
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