The Death Penalty United State is the only country in the western world Since 1976, more than 580 people have been executed Public support has declined. The time for building a movement to abolish the death penalty is now
The Death Penalty should be banned. 1.The death penalty is racist. 2.The death penalty condemns the innocent to die. 3.The death penalty is not a deterrent to violent crime.
The death penalty is racist Africa Americans – 12% U.S. population But, 42 % of prisoners on death row. 80% of the victims in death penalty case were white, only 14% were black.
The death penalty is racist Only 42 out of over 18,000 executions involved a white person for killing a black person. In 1972, US Supreme court rule that death penalty law is unconstitutional.
The death penalty condemns the innocent to die. The possibility exists that innocent people may be put to death. Since 1973, 123 people have been released. 1 Death Row prisoner wrongfully convicted for every 7 executed.
The death penalty is not a deterrent to violent crime. States with death penalty have a homicide rate of 5.91 per 100,000, states without the death penalty 4.10 44% difference.