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An Infallible Penalty Based on Fallible People The death penalty is defined as execution by hanging firing squad lethal injection asphyxiation to eradicate by inadequate oxygen or electrocution This is one of most controversial human issues of our time It is a policy that does not take into account the imperfection of the legal system human beings in general which implicates cruel and unusual punishment and exemplifies moral unjustness For these three primary reasons the abolishment of this policy is warranted Since the death penalty is an irrevocable punishment it demands the infallibility of the human beings who are part of the legal system which imposes death As human beings are fallible innocent people have been executed in the past and will continue to be executed in the future Earl Washington Jr is one of the very fortunate people that was nearly executed for a rape and murder he didnt commit He was just recently released from prison after serving seventeen years The death penalty is a lethal lottery of the twenty-two thousand homicides committed every year three hundred people are sentenced to death The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights It is cruel inhuman and degrading punishment In 1948 the Declaration of Independence Declaration was pledged among nations to promote fundamental rights as the foundation of freedom justice and peace in the world The Declaration proclaims each persons right to protection from deprivation of life and it categorically states that no one shall be subjected to cruel andor degrading punishment The death penalty -- the pre-meditated cold-blooded killing of prisoners in state or federal custody -- violates both of these rights On a biblical note the death penalty defiles one of the most common commandments found in the Bible Thou shalt not Kill This commandment does not have a sub-paragraph giving exceptions to the rule It is also stated in the Bible that If someone does evil
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