Essay Archive - Capital Punishment: Against
Capital Punishment: Against
More money is spent executing humans than keeping them in a
penitentiary for life. Compared to capital punishment, life in prison is far
worse. Mistakes may be made and no one can bring another human back to life.
Juries are often white and this may lead to racial decisions. Of the 144
executions since the 1976 reinstatement of the death penalty in the U.S., not
one white person has been executed for killing a black. Of the 16,000 executions
in U.S. history, only 30 cases involved a white sentenced for killing a black.
Therefore, no one, including the....