Death Sentence

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What is something I feel strongly about? I took about five minutes after reading the prompt for this writing assignment before I knew exactly what I wanted to write about. I am going to write about how I think the death penalty should be abolished. There are many reasons behind the idea of myself wanting it to be eradicated. I personally believe that the death penalty is just unfair. The saying “Don’t fight fire with fire” is a perfect example to be incorporated with my thoughts and feelings. Just because someone kills someone doesn’t mean that we should retaliate with the gesture that got them in trouble to begin with. What kind of example is that giving the community, or the whole state for that matter, to handle their problems?
Another reason that I feel so strongly against the death penalty has to do with the judicial process that has to be gone through just too even began the execution process. There has to be so much extensive research done to make sure those innocent men and women do not get executed for a crime that did not even commit. Even with going through all these precautions, the risk of executing an innocent person is still there. While this process is happening the guilty party just has to sit and hesitantly wait to have their destiny pronounced. Imagine how the innocent people feel after they wait and then find out that are declared guilty, they were not only accused of something they did not do but then they almost got killed because of it. The mixed emotions coming from those people have to be so intense, being raged with anger then being so happy to have their life back. They had to sit there, knowing they did nothing to be there in the first place and wait until a decision is made.
There are so many cases involving people who have been released from death row because they were proven innocent. How does that make our law enforcement look? They…...

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