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Luu 1Tien LuuProfessor Jennifer Bachan GOVT 230610 Dec 2017Death PenaltyDeath penalty or capital punishment has become increasingly important in society.Capital punishment is the killing of a person by judicial process for retribution general deterrenceand incapacitation. This issue hits home with all of us in particular because the state of Texas hasknown 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 todaybecause of its inefficiency and immortality. The executions are more costly than life in prison without parole. They are some timesperformed on wrongfully convicted people. Killing another human being is against manyreligious beliefs and finally that the death penalty does not serve like proponent’s claim. Thirtyfive of fifty states in the U.S use the death penalty and this must change as long as our judicialsystem makes mistakes we cannot continue executing people.Several controversial death penaltycases are currently under examination in Texas and in other states, but it's the 2004 execution of CameronTodd Willingham convicted for the arson deaths of his three young children that are now at the center ofthe national debate.