Death Pentaly

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Comp 1
Mr. Croomer
Argumentative Essay
April 26, 2013

Death Penalty
Should the death penalty be used to punish violent criminals? No one should ever take another humans life no matter what. Killing people who kill just makes us the killers. Some people have been proven innocent after they have been executed. Criminals should expect to be killed if they killed someone else. The death penalty helps prevent future murders. It also gives closer to the victims family. It cost less money to kill someone than to keep them alive in jail. Tax payers should not have to pay for a criminal to live. Every year a prisoner gets older so their health care goes up. If you are proven guilty in a court of law of a crime that is so horrible, like murder with no reason, then you should be put to death. Killers should expect to be killed. With the death penalty in place less people die. If we go ahead and kill them now after they have killed some one then it prevents them from killing again. They cant kill the wittiness. They wont have the chance to plot any other killings. It gives closer to the victims family. The family gets to watch him die like he watched their family member die. Either way it cost a lot of money for someone to live in prison or be put to death. It cost more money to keep someone alive instead of killing them. Tax payers should not have to pay for a criminals life in jail. They have to pay for everything their clothes, shelter, and food. They also pay for their chance to get out of jail. Every year a prison gets older so tax payers also have to pay for their health care. It cost tax payers $140 billion over the course of one persons life in jail. If someone goes to jail at age 37 it cost the tax payers 49,000 a year and by the time they are 77 then they end up paying as much a 4 million. According to Petersen, Nicholas, and Mona Lynch, The decision to seek the death penalty in a pending murder prosecution triggers a number of consequences that affect the...
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