Summary on “Capital Punishment Deserves a Quick Death”By The Editorial Board for The New York TimesAs the voice for The New York Times, The Editorial Board’s article “Capital Punishment Deservesa Quick Death,” printed on December 31, 2017 in The New York Times, believes that the death penaltyshould be obsolete. The death penalty is “a savage, racially biased, arbitrary and pointless punishment”(line 20) according to The Editorial Board. They argue that the death penalty has never been about thebrutality of a crime, but about the accused victim and their background, or if the judicial party did themjustice. Since 1973, there have been 160 innocent victims put on death row, The Board points out thatmost of these convictions and sentences were overridden by racial bias or misconduct when therewasn’t sufficient evidence. Furthermore, a study that was published in the 2014 edition of Proceedings
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