Unfortunately, a lot of people have committed some horrendous acts throughout the nation recently. This is not a new problem. This should not be a surprise to anyone.
Now, I cannot speak for others, but I know that throughout my upbringing there were consequences for my actions. When I did something good I was rewarded and the reverse happened when I did something bad.
I am not trying to say that it was a perfect system, but when we really think about it, is there such a thing as a perfect system? I would venture to say “no.”
So, what’s the point? I believe that there has to be a bigger deterrent when it comes to crime. While prison is not fun I do not think it truly rehabilitates criminals.
What can we do about this? It seems we may be stuck between a rock and a hard place, however, there is another option. The death penalty.
Sure, it is harsh yet, according to the “Death Penalty Poll Results found on isidewith.com” many Americans agree with me.
Can you imagine what the impact would be on criminals if they knew that if they were convicted of a violent crime that they would be put to death?
That does raise the question, “what qualifies as a violent crime?” If the justice system went through the list of violent crimes, such as murder, and rape, as well as others, and determined what constitutes the death penalty there would be no way criminals could say that they were being treated a certain way due to their race, creed, culture, or anything like that with validity.
It would also be advantageous to design the whole system to say that the death penalty can only be applied when there is sufficient indisputable evidence to warrant that the convicted truly did do the crime.
I believe that the death penalty could be highly effective in the fight against crime. I am not saying it is good to kill people. In fact, it would better if everyone developed their own opinion of the death penalty by looking at a site such as “Death Penalty ProCon.org” or a similar website.
Ideally, no one would need to be killed. However, sometimes it may be better to end one life to protect others.
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