Today crime has become part of our daily lives. We live in a society where the legal system sympathizes with criminals and neglects to protect the safety and welfare of the innocent. Studies show that prison overcrowding due to countries not adopting a more capital punishment approach now exceeds in atleast 114 countries and this number is still expected to grow. Twenty four national prison systems hold more than double their capacity, with a further 27 countries holding between 150 and 200 per cent more. I do not advocate death penalty for everybody. A person, who stole bread from a grocery store in order to survive, definitely does not deserve the death penalty. However, a serial killer, who kills people for his own sick twisted agenda, definitely deserves to be punished. As a society we are responsible for upholding our moral code and I support capital punishment because I believe in justice no matter who it is for or against, and protecting the innocent.
We live today in fear amongst criminals. One of the men that walk free today due to an anti- capital punishment approach is Mr. Valjakkala who stole a bike in 1992, when the owner of the bike and his son chased him down, Valjakkala shot and killed the 2 men, doubled back and killed the man's wife. While in prison, he escaped 4 times and 19 years into his life sentence was released on parole. Shortly after, he was caught stealing a car and thrown back into jail only to be released a year later. Don’t the members of this murdered family deserve closure? Where is the justice? Some people might think that death penalty is inhuman and barbarous, but ask those people who have lost their beloved or whose lives have been tied to a hospital bed because of some barbarous person. I am sure they would be very unhappy to see the person who ruined their lives just getting a few years of imprisonment or mere rehabilitation. Consider the example of the rapist and killer. Now, suppose the woman raped was your wife,...
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