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Dead Man walking was an extraordinary and really thought provoking movie that got me to re-examine some of my fundamental beliefs of the death penalty Its the first time I actually saw a video so graphic about death row It was so detailed and it showed us how the inmate on death row felt through out the process I use to be all for death row My beliefs were you take a life your life shall be taken with no mercy Thats what my religion also taught me an eye for an eye But after watching Dead Man Walking it got me thinking the criminals on death row do deserve there sentence but taking away a life is in gods hand not ours I liked when Sister Helen asked Phelps Arent there I argue some rights fundamental to human beings-- such as the right not to be tortured or killed-- that everyone including governments must respect Doesnt the moral foundation of a society erode if its government is allowed to treat these fundamental nonnegotiable rights as some sort of privilege which they take on themselves to dispense for good behaviour or withdraw for bad behaviour We are all entitled to life with out torture with out worry of some day are life being taken away The government should respect this not go against are right and put an end to our life The long appeal process seams to insure a fair trial but in reality the prisoners success depends on how good of a lawyer he can afford Rayfay and Burns only 18 years old and Washington already consider that if they find them guilty they will put them on death row The only thing that stopped Washington was on the basis of extradition A death sentence goes against section 7 of the Charter of rights and freedom stating that Everyone has the right to life liberty and security of the person and the right
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