The death penalty

Mark NW.

Seattle, Washington Pending Approval

It’s all a sham. The death penalty is wrong for many reasons that are indisputable:              1. The possibility of executing an innocent person. In a situation like that, the execution is as horrific a crime as any. Imagine the terror of that innocent person being led to his or her death by the state.                                                                                                                          2. In real life, the death penalty never applies to the wealthy. They can afford high-powered defense, and it always keeps them from being executed. Period.                     3. Inconsistent application of the death penalty. In one place, death is the sentence. In another, not so. Lots of variables – the makeup of the jury, the demographics. It is absolutely true that ethnicity comes into play – a black killing a white is many times more likely to get the death sentence than a white killing a black.                                          Continuing the death penalty comes from blood-lust. It’s wrong, and it lessens us as a society.  And just about everybody know it.

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