Death Penalty

Death Penalty - T he death penalty has been debated for...

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The death penalty has been debated for many years now, and now only 58 countries have retained it, including the United States. The United Nations General Assembly has put a resolution against the death penalty, and a clear majority has supported it. But still, many countries are putting people to death for crimes they “probably” committed. Outside of China, 714 people were believed to have been killed in 2009. The death penalty should be abolished around the world because of its cruelty and the harm it brings to mankind. Mohandas Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” By killing someone for a crime they have committed, we do not solve the problem; we just make ourselves the same as the criminal. The killing of someone is always wrong. One man said, “I am completely against any form of violence. ..And in the case of the death penalty we are actually faced with killing that is decided and carried out by a country's justice system. I think this quite immoral and wrong.”
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