The Death Penalty Should Be Legal Essay

1014 Words Nov 9th, 2015 null Page
The debate on whether the death penalty should continue is an argument fought strongly on both sides. The phrase an eye for an eye (Exodus 21:24) tells us that if we are done wrong we deserve compensation from the one doing wrong to us. Every state is different on what they feel warrants for the death penalty but the one crime every state agrees on is murder. Society is split saying that the death penalty is inhumane and a legal unjust while others feel as though it is the only way for the victims’ to receive justice. The death penalty almost seems like something of the past, movies and television shows depict it as something that happene in the past but is uncommon in modern times. As shocking as it may be this depiction is completely false the most recent execution occurred on 29 Oct. 2015 in Florida. The death penalty continues to be a moot question because it has yet to be satisfactory answered by either side due to the fact that every execution is different and every case is different. Adrianne Haslet-Davis the Author of the article “Why the Death Penalty Should Live” has first hand experience with desiring the death penalty for another person. Haslet-Davis explains her personal view and experience on a bombing that shocked all of America, in the bombing she lost her left leg and her husband was wounded in both of his. She explains how after testifying she walked past the defendant and wondered if he was scared for what the jury would rule or if he was scared that one…

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