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Edward Koch’s Article 1 The Second Writing Task: Argumentation Edward Koch’s Article Erman Pattuk Freshman English 101, Section D2 Brian Rodrigues December 30, 2004
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Edward Koch’s Article 2 In his article, Edward Koch (1985) expressed the need for the death penalty. In order to convince, he gave examples from other arguments written about the issue of the death penalty. In his third argument (¶ 8), using Adam Bedau’s research, Koch states that no innocent person was executed between 1893 and 1971. He goes on to say that only way to stop “re-murdering” is to use the death penalty. What is meant by “re-murdering” is the process of a murderer to kill another person after s\he is freed from prison. Koch’s third argument did not convince me that the death penalty should be legal and it is the only way to stop re-murdering. Probably, the most important reason is that he may not have had enough information to give a statement. In order to give a reliable statement, he should have done enough research. He has only one source. According to Koch (¶ 8), no innocent people were executed between 1893 and 1971. He shows Adam Bedau as reference and adds that there is no evidence of execution of an innocent person. The first problem in this statement is that he should have told the importance of the year 1893 and 1971. What significant event happened on these dates? For example,
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