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.