The death penalty targets minorities, religious/political groups and poor people showing the system is futile because it’s incorrect. It goes against all humans’ first alienable right, the right to life, and effectively deter crime. To get rid of capital punishment, we should have our political and cultural leaders speak against prejudice. This form of punishment is unacceptable and has little to no effect on how much crime is in the United States. Well-built structures of justice can effectively deter crime without going against someone’s rights.

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Dudley Sharp
Dudley Sharp
March 14, 2022 12:33 pm


Research is required, along with fact checking and vetting of that research, with critical thinking, throughout.

Dudley Sharp
Dudley Sharp
March 14, 2022 7:27 am
Dudley Sharp
Dudley Sharp
March 14, 2022 7:26 am

The Death Penalty: Not a Human Rights Violation

Those who say that the death penalty is a human rights violation have no solid moral or philosophical foundation for making such a statement. What opponents of capital punishment really are saying is that they just don’t approve of executions.

Certainly, both freedom and life are fundamental human rights. On this, there is virtually no disagreement. Virtually all agree, that freedom may be taken away when there is a violation of the social contract. Freedom, a fundamental human right, may be taken away from those who violate society’s laws. So to is the fundamental human right of life forfeit when the violation of the social contract is most grave.

Dudley Sharp
Dudley Sharp
March 14, 2022 7:24 am

Is There Class Disparity with Executions?

“99.8% of poor murderers have avoided execution.

It is, solely, dependent upon one’s definitions of “wealthy” and “poor”, as to whether wealthy murderers are any more or less likely than 0.2% to be executed, based upon the vast minority of capital murders committed by the rich, as compared to the vast majority committed by the poor.

Dudley Sharp
Dudley Sharp
March 14, 2022 7:23 am


White murderers are twice as likely to be executed as are black murderers 

From 1977-2012, white death row murderers have been executed at a rate 41% higher than are black death row murderers, 19.3% vs 13.7%, respectively.

“There is no race of the offender / victim effect at either the decision to advance a case to penalty hearing or the decision to sentence a defendant to death given a penalty hearing.”

For the White–Black comparisons, the Black level is 12.7 times greater than the White level for homicide, 15.6 times greater for robbery, 6.7 times greater for rape, and 4.5 times greater for aggravated assault.

As robbery/murder and rape/murder are, by far, the most common death penalty eligible murders, the multiples will be even greater, as one would expect.

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