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Capital Punishment A needless waste The death penalty was originally brought to America from Europeans in the 1600s Laurence 23 Some states have abolished implement of the pathetic eye for an eye attempt of resolving and decreasing criminal activity however most still enforce the 100 year-old petty form of torture When most argue against capital punishment one usually considers the coldness of killing people and the poor treatment of a criminal it creates Few view if continuing to use capital punishment profits the society Capital punishment is not beneficial to the society that enforces it When a civilization to acknowledges murder by the government it reduces the civilizations value for human life Retribution for a wrongly accused criminal is impossible and the death penalty does not reduce crime To expose a civilization to acknowledged murders by the government reduces the societys value for human life Watching executions desensitizes these civilizations regard for human life The society will start to believe that murder is acceptable under the circumstance that the inflicted are criminals Criminals feel one of their side have been taken and wants to even the ratio Deacons 52 This would enhance criminal activity creating a more hostile environment lowering their respect for human life The increase in the death rate and exposure to the cold hands of a society composes more deaths for the society to perceive Capital punishment preaches revenge on the enforced society Civilians feel if the government can seek and perform revenge then why can its people not The state uses violence but asks its citizens to embrace nonviolence 0Father John 2 This causes tension between ruler and society The expectation of this is impossible for a mind to comprehend Yes they have thinned the gruesomeness from the criminal being hung before the town but the publicity of the execution is increasing For example Timothy McVeigh was charged for the murder of sixty-eight people after he
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