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An Eye for an Eye As an American citizen one receives the rights of life liberty and property If someone is to rob one of these freedoms of life the court should also take away his or her freedom Murderers in the United Stated receive too little of a punishment when they kill another human being Reinstating the death penalty has hardly deterred criminals This is because of the easy sentences that criminals can receive after they murder another human being Presently in the United States the average sentence for murder is six years If a person were to kill someone when they were twenty-three years old they would be out roaming the streets again before they reach the age of thirty The United States government releases hundreds of murderers every day These murderers are the men and women who brutally kill innocent people Rarely does a murderer receive a sentence of life imprisonment The court gives the death penalty to a very small percentage of murderers Second degree murder is when a criminal kills another person without premeditation The punishment for second-degree murder is fifteen years imprisonment hardly enough time to pay for the life that was taken away First degree murder is when a criminal intentionally murders the person after having thought about it for a while The sentence for this murder is life imprisonment but this is hard to prove takes too long and costs a lot of money Life imprisonment rarely results in living the rest of your life in prison Criminals know this and that is why they continue to kill other human beings The death penalty protects those American citizens who have not committed the crime of murder The death penalty can save lives by stopping repeat murders Six percent of those released from prison murder again within the next six years Making the death penalty mandatory for those who kill another human being would prove effective
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