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In todays world life is in no way at all easy or a given Just because you are here today doesnt guarantee that you will be here to see the sun tomorrow There are hundreds of life threatening diseases lurking around us thousands of fatal transportation accidents everyday and sometimes natural disasters But then there are murders where struggling individuals take into their own hands the decision as to whether you should see the sun tomorrow Why should a cold-blooded killer be able to kill someone and live to talk about it They shouldnt but this is exactly what is happening as we speak I dont care what anyone says murder is murder However in the US only those that commit heinous acts of murder are considered for facing the death penalty If the criminal justice system continues to enforce the death penalty so sparingly then basically we are telling killers that what they are doing isnt wrong in societys eyes According to Ernest van den Haag a retired professor of jurisprudence and public policy at Fordham University in the United States each year there are nearly 20000 homicides So one would think that there would be close to 20000 death penalties issued accordingly But there isnt In fact not even 300 of the convicted are threatened with a death penalty sentence and those that are given a death penalty sentence doesnt guarantee that they will even see the execution room With an average waiting time of six to seven years only about 20 executions occur each year nationwide Murderers do not deserve to survive their victimsvan den Haag I think that this is something that society as a whole needs to take into severe consideration The thoughts of Edward I Koch illustrate that the death penalty is the only way to convince murderers that they are not going to get away with cold-blooded murder Thats one of the major problems with the rising murder
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