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Vidal FloresGOVT 2306June 30, 2020Trial by Fire Death Penalty Critical analysis of the Todd Willingham CaseThe controversial topic of the death penalty has received national attention in recent years. While some believe it is the best way to offer justice against capital offenses, others find it an unnecessary punishment that does not help in tackling future crimes or may lead to the unredeemable sentence of an innocent person. The video, "Trial By Fire" by the Frontline is a crucial example of the controversy surrounding the death penalty. This paper issues my position concerning the death penalty and then explains and applies to the nature of the political debate ofthe topic.My PositionI am firmly against the use of the death penalty as a way of punishing the offenders. I feelthat the worst sentence that a criminal offender should receive is life imprisonment. Two reasons influence my position: killing the offender is an unredeemable punishment that may

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