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The death penalty has been a controversy for many years the question being if its ethical or not The death penalty has been used for many years and has been applied to different crimes Recently there has been a spike in abolishing the death penaltyThe death penalty has been around since the ancient Mesopotamian Code of Hammurabi 1760 BCE Jeffrey Bowman Tracy M Dilascio and where the first occurrence of the phrase an eye for an eye a tooth for a tooth Jeffrey Bowman Tracy M Dilascio Although the state has repeatedly abused the death penalty Jeffrey Bowman Tracy M Dilascio it is seen as a punishment that best carries out justice towards heinous crimes such as murder and terrorism If the death penalty were to be abolished then the prisons will be overpopulated This would later lead to more problems Also the price to keep someone in jail is high because tax payers have to pay for food and basic health care for convicts And if the murderer is dead then the victims family could have closure knowing that a killer is off the streets Also when other killers see that the State isnt afraid to charge the death sentence some might think twice about killing Theres also no need to worry about people being wrongly convicted because DNA testing and modern crime scene forensics can accurately test the convicted persons guilt and innocence Joe MesserliMurder is a horrible act Everyone agrees on that Its what we do to punish them is what we have a problem with The death penalty has valid points though The murder killed somebody so how else should he be punished then to pay with his own life We cant just let them serve 20 years in prison and let them out on the streets again thats why sentencing murderers to the death penalty is
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