Presentation on theme: "Thesis While the death penalty is still being practiced in more than half of the United States, abolishing the death penalty in the state of Texas is."— Presentation transcript:
Thesis While the death penalty is still being practiced in more than half of the United States, abolishing the death penalty in the state of Texas is actually proved to be safer for the inmates and population of the state, takes human rights against cruel and unusual punishment in accountability, and is actually financial better for the state of Texas.
Safer for the InmatesSafer for the Inmates The death penalty for Texas should be abolished; it is a safer choice for the inmates for a few different reasons.. Joseph Rosenbloom, Scott Phillips, and Thomas Fox are agree on the same common factor that abolishing the death penalty is safer for inmates for the reasons being wrongly accused inmates, keeping information from the jury, and legally irrelevant factors.
Human RightsHuman Rights The death penalty also should be abolished for the fact that everyone has human rights and it is thought to be cruel and unusual punishment by some people in Texas. Thomas Fox, Gardner C. Hanks, and Hugo Adams Bedau all write about how human rights affect the present day death penalty.
Financially BetterFinancially Better Many people think sentencing people to death would be the more economic way to go but research has proven that capital punishment is far more expensive than life without parole. Mark Costanzo and Lawrence T. White give facts about the prices against the death penalty in the state of Texas.
The Other SideThe Other Side Many Texans will now be thinking why they should change their mind over to abolishing the death penalty. Guy Goldberg and Gina Bunn, Hugo Adams Bedau, and Jeffery Reiman gives all accounts that prove abolishing the death penalty is actually better compared to keeping the death penalty.
So What?So What? Even with thinking that death row is the best choice out there, there are so many better reasons of why Texas should keep them in prison life without parole. So is it really worth ending someone’s life over a crime they committed when it is proven better for the state of Texas to keep them in prison? Keep in mind, the death penalty represents cruel and unusual punishment, expensive costs, and unsafe towards the inmates that are wrongly accused. No one has the right to kill someone for anything they do and the state of Texas is giving you plenty of reasons not to execute them that are credible.
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