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Luu 1 Tien Luu Professor Jennifer Bachan GOVT 2306 10 Dec 2017 Death Penalty Death penalty or capital punishment has become increasingly important in society. Capital punishment is the killing of a person by judicial process for retribution general deterrence and incapacitation. This issue hits home with all of us in particular because the state of Texas has known for its extremely high execution rates. State of Texas has executed a total of 437 people. this is more than four times that of any other states. The death penalty should not be used today because of its inefficiency and immortality. The executions are more costly than life in prison without parole. They are some times performed on wrongfully convicted people. Killing another human being is against many religious beliefs and finally that the death penalty does not serve like proponent’s claim. Thirty five of fifty states in the U.S use the death penalty and this must change as long as our judicial system makes mistakes we cannot continue executing people. Several controversial death penalty cases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of Cameron Todd Willingham convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children that are now at the center of the national debate.

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