In the article, “Is the Death Penalty on the Way Out?” (Patricia Smith, November 21, 2022, Upfront, subscription required) I learned that the death penalty is slowly being abolished form states and countries. Over the years people have changed there opinions on the death penalty because in 1994, 80 percent of the people supported death penalty’s and now only 54 percent of people support it. Smith talks about data that was provide to her about the death penalty being discriminative toward African Americans because they make up 14 percent of the U.S. population but there are more than 40 percent of them on death row. Also that the death penalty is a cruel action that is not right no matter what and no matter who is doing the death penalty. Smith say that the death penalty gives states to much power what should not be give to them.What are your thought on the death penalty?
I think that the death penalty is not right but most of all that no one should die because someone give them a death sentence. No matter what a person has done they should not be sentenced to death because it is cruel and you are giving them the easy way out. But most of all no one should have the right to choose where someone live or dies because it is inhumane. Also the government is giving way too much power to one person that can take advantage of that and believe that they are more than what they really are.