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The penalty of death has existed as a punishment seemingly forever However the question of its morality has also existed for that same amount of time Murderers kill innocent people there is no question about that but does that give us the right to murder these killers The death penalty violates the right to lifeIt is the ultimate cruel inhuman and degrading punishmentIssue of Racism with the Death PenaltyRacism plays an essential role in crime In the justice system we state that we implement and preach equality however the justice system itself is led also by racism There is a pattern of evidence indicating racial disparities in the charging sentencing and imposition of the death penalty according to a 1990 US Government report Recent studies show that a large portion of death row defendants since 1977 were executed murdered for their acts of violence and killing of whites despite the fact that whites and blacks are victims of murder in approximately equal numbers In studies of the Texas Court House state African Americans found guilty of heinous acts or killings of whites were found to be about six times more likely to be given the death penalty than whites convicted of killing whites Like Racism many problems and concerns are presented in Capital Punishment For some inmates with a sentence on death row they suffer mentally and may be in need of medical attention Humanitarian standards declare that mentally impaired people should not be held criminally responsible for their acts Killing people who cannot comprehend the nature or purpose of their punishment is constitutionally offensive if we do not understand our rights or the consequences of a criminal nature and suffer in a mental state should we be accountable Despite all this the mentally ill are still being executed Should these men and women be held responsible for their actions when their mindset is not fully comprehensibleThe Countless Cost of Innocent LivesThe death penalty claims
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