.A CAPITAL OR OTHERWISE INFAMOUS CRIME… ..
.NOR BE DEPRIVED OF LIFE …
WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OFLAW… THE DEATH PENALTY UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTIONBY PROTECTING THE PUBLIC AND RIDDING THE COUNTRYOF OFFENDERS WITH DUE PROCESS OF LAW.
From 1882through 1951 there were 4,730 recorded lynchingsby vigilantes in the U.S, with many of them beinghighly public affairs. Even when miscreants wereafforded a trial and executed in accordance withlaw, such events were often local in nature.Forexample, while states such as New Yorkelectrocuted condemned prisoners at Sing Singselectric chair as early as the late 19th century,in states such as Missouri hangings were conductedat local county jails as late as 1937.
The raceand the crime seem to play a huge role in thedetermination of the sentencing. For example if ablack male had stolen like a candy bar out of astore, and got 10 years, that proves its more thanlikely an issue of race than the crime. But alsoif a black man murders someone, the death penaltyis probably going to be a sentence, and a sentenceof justice in my opinion. In a lot of state deathpenalty cases, the race of the victim is much moreimportant than the prior criminal record of thedefendant, or the actual circumstances of thecrime. A study by the Bureau of Justice statedthat more than one-half of people the people ondeath row are of color.
Race and the crime are avery important factor in determining who is goingto be sentenced to die. Several studies have beenshown that the role of race in the death penalty,they include a study in 1990, a report from theGeneral Accounting Office that stated that in 82of the cases reviewed the race of the victim wasfound to influence the punishment for the crime. Ablack man who kills a white person is 11 timesmore likely to receive a death sentence than if awhite person kills a black stated John Monty ofthe Bureau of Justice.
And of blacks, which killblacks, they even have less to worry about; it’salmost like saying, oh, well, he needed killinganyhow! In 1991, in Texas, blacks made up 12% ofthe population, but 48% of the prison populationand 55.5% of those on death row are black says thedeath penalty information center. Since 1988, thefederal government has reviewed 92 death penaltycases. Of these cases; 56 defendants were black,11 were Hispanic, 5 were Asian, and 20 wereCaucasian.From 1930 through 1989, 3,939 peoplewere executed in the United States, and 54% ofthem were black.
In my opinion, the death penaltyis a must. Baring in mind that the idea of puttinganother human to death is hard to completelyfathom. The physical mechanics involved in the actof execution are easy to grasp, but the emotionsinvolved in carrying out a death sentence onanother person, regardless of how much theydeserve it, is beyond my own understanding.
I knowit must be painful, dehumanizing, and sickening.However, this act is sometimes necessary and it isour responsibility Bibliography:.