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Abolish Capital Punishment

Petition published by Brittany Thiessen on Mar 05, 2010
2 Signatures 
Target: Government of the United States

Petition Background (Preamble):

Capital Punishment is cruel and unusual treatment and in my opinion, is barbaric and extremely inhumane. Research has proven that capital punishment does not deter future crime of the general public and also does not reduce crime rates.

It does not make sense for a society to kill a convicted person who allegedly murdered an individual, in order to express society's disapproval for murder. It is a circular argument. We as a society, should also not be willing to take the risk of killing an individual who is innocent and wrongfully convicted of murder.

Everyday, many people are wrongfully convicted and that is not a risk, that I feel we should be taking. Many have later been proven to have been innocent, after being administered the death penalty. I propose, that the government abolish the practice of capital punishment because of these issues listed above.

Petition:

Capital Punishment is cruel and unusual treatment and in my opinion, is barbaric and extremely inhumane. Research has proven that capital punishment does not deter future crime of the general public and also does not reduce crime rates.

It does not make sense for a society to kill a convicted person who allegedly murdered an individual, in order to express society's disapproval for murder. It is a circular argument. We as a society, should also not be willing to take the risk of killing an individual who is innocent and wrongfully convicted of murder.

Everyday, many people are wrongfully convicted and that is not a risk, that I feel we should be taking. Many have later been proven to have been innocent, after being administered the death penalty. I propose, that the government abolish the practice of capital punishment because of these issues listed above.

The Abolish Capital Punishment petition to Government of the United States was written by Brittany Thiessen and is in the category Justice at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ,

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