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A CAPITAL OR OTHERWISE INFAMOUS CRIME NOR BE DEPRIVED OF LIFE WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OF LAW THE DEATH PENALTY UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION BY PROTECTING THE PUBLIC AND RIDDING THE COUNTRY OF OFFENDERS WITH DUE PROCESS OF LAWFrom 1882 through 1951 there were 4730 recorded lynchings by vigilantes in the US with many of them being highly public affairs Even when miscreants were afforded a trial and executed in accordance with law such events were often local in nature For example while states such as New York electrocuted condemned prisoners at Sing Sings electric chair as early as the late 19th century in states such as Missouri hangings were conducted at local county jails as late as 1937The race and the crime seem to play a huge role in the determination of the sentencing For example if a black male had stolen like a candy bar out of a store and got 10 years that proves its more than likely an issue of race than the crime But also if a black man murders someone the death penalty is probably going to be a sentence and a sentence of justice in my opinion In a lot of state death penalty cases the race of the victim is much more important than the prior criminal record of the defendant or the actual circumstances of the crime A study by the Bureau of Justice stated that more than one-half of people the people on death row are of color Race and the crime are a very important factor in determining who is going to be sentenced to die Several studies have been shown that the role of race in the death penalty they include a study in 1990 a report from the General Accounting Office that stated that in 82 of the cases reviewed the race of the victim was found to influence the punishment for the crime A black man who kills a white person
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