Editorial Final

Editorial Final - Sean Chapin Writing 1122 January 20, 2008...

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Sean Chapin Writing 1122 January 20, 2008 An Inhumane Consequence 1,099 defendants have been executed since the death penalty was first instated by the government in America since 1976, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC). This is the same number of men that reside in a small town in rural Minnesota (City Data). Imagine an entire towns population of men wiped clean off the map. That’s the numbers who have been executed using the death penalty. Although authorities claim the death penalty is becoming more “humane”, it is in no way humane. The first government funded execution, of a man named Gary Gilmore, was executed by firing squad (DPIC). Now tell me, what is humane about being executed while standing against a wall and being shot at by a bunch of police with high-powered semi-automatic rifles? I agree, yes, the death penalty has become more humane since its legal introduction, with electrocutions and lethal injections, opposed to firing squads and gas chambers, making it less painful and easier to administer, but it is still far from humane. The death penalty is cruel and inhumane. It causes for the defendant to go through
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course WRIT 1133 taught by Professor Ludwig during the Fall '08 term at Denver.

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