longer are people being electrocuted, shot in a firing squad or other forms of cruel execution. This has brought up questions as to whether the changing of how the executions are performed makes it more dignifiable.
DYING WITH DIGNITY 3 According to Hsu (2015), human dignity shows two concerns. The first being that human dignity is a revered status and the second is an “alternative conception” which means dignity with intrinsic work. The first one which involves respect which everyone should have can affect human dignity depending on the means by which the death penalty is done. If it is carried out in the sense of how McVeigh’s death than this would be an acceptable form of the death penalty as it relates to human dignity. The U.S.A. and the Death Penalty The United States is one of the few countries that still use capital punishment. Also within the United States, 19 states no longer use the death penalty(amnestyusa, 2019). Furthermore, as of 2017, some 142 countries have abolished the death penalty and 84% of total deaths by the death penalty were done so by four countries. The United States has a lot of work to do with its flawed criminal justice system. From condemning to death persons such as Angel Breard, after numerous fails to explain that they had the right to have their consulate intervene, still no response was heard from the governor of Virginia until they were heard by the Supreme Court who dismissed the case on technicalities. The case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was being held upon the belief that he was the mastermind behind the attack on the USS Cole in 2000, raises concerns because of a lack of effective counsel (Deither, 2019). The Death Penalty in the United States came over from the borrowing of Englands’ criminal justice system and some of the practices that were in place in England in the time of America’s younger years of establishing their government and criminal justice practices. their criminal justice system. Deiter (2019) mentions that although these practices came from England some states took initiative and banned the death penalty. Michigan banned the death penalty in
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