ICE 2 - Francis 1 Ian Francis Mr. Calvey WRT 102-65 3 April...

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Ian Francis Mr. Calvey WRT 102-65 3 April 2009 Why Murder Should be Illegal The United States’ is painfully behind the rest of the world in regards to capital punishment. Most other western countries have long past realized that it is state sponsored murder and have done away with it. It is time the US does the same. In recent years a de facto end to the death penalty has settled over much of the US. Very few executions have been carried out in only a few states. This is a sign that the citizens of the US are ready to seriously consider a change in policy towards capital punishment. The death penalty is financially impractical, ineffective and unfairly enforced. A purely practical argument against the death penalty is rooted in economics. In most states it costs the taxpayer much more to kill a person than to keep him in jail. Every inmate on death row is guaranteed 4 appeals including the US Supreme Court. Trials tend to be extremely expensive affairs, especially for high profile defendants as death penalty inmates tend to be. Costs include facilities, death penalty trials are extremely long, security, for the defendant and others, fees for the DA and
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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ICE 2 - Francis 1 Ian Francis Mr. Calvey WRT 102-65 3 April...

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