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Gamar Aleksanian
Prof. M.
English 114B
Death Penalty Isn't The Way To Go
The Death Penalty has been a way to bring a convicted murderer to justice, though sometimes
the convicted murders aren't even the people who did the murder. How is the death penalty a good way
on bringing someone to justice, because most of the people who are trialed with this act they usually end
up being dead anyways. The murderers themselves don't think of the consequences of killing another
human being, knowing there is such a thing as the death penalty. Do the convicted murderers who are
put on trial really have a say in their jurisdiction.
With the death penalty everyone has to think if it's the right punishment to give or not. You have
to realize that the murderers who are convicted with this punishment really have no say on what is to
come from their trail. They usually just remain there in the courthouse quiet and to themselves, because
they know no matter what they say there will not be a shift in the view of the jurors. In the article, "Our
Broken Death Penalty" by Fletcher, The main focus the author tries to explain in the article, is to tell the
reader of how the death penalty isn't right for various reasons. He claims that, ow are we to say if a
man wounded another intentionally...which in all respect we can't know that for sure. What if that man
was going to be killed by the victim, and so it starts to make you think if the death penalty is the right
punishment to give or not.
Murderers themselves really don't think of the consequences of killing another human being
though. Therefore they go on killing innocent people, knowing that if they get caught they too will be
put on trail and most likely end up dead. So then again if the citizens of the United States know there is
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a such thing as a Death Penalty why do people still commit murders? In the article, "The Future of the
Death Penalty in the United States." There are many accounts in which to show that the death penalty
really has no purpose in today's society. The article provides statistics in how much money goes into a
Death Penalty case, and how the ratio of innocent people being convicted versus the ratio of the actual
murderers being convicted don't add up. So there may be no more death penalty in the near future.
Can there be a new way to justify someones actions? In the future there will be a new way to do
so, rather than just killing the convicted murderers. Stated in the article, "The Future of the Death
Penalty in the United States", the author explains on how the death penalty shouldn't be the main way as
to punishing criminals, additionally he states that the criminals are sometimes not even the authentic
criminals who committed the crime. People must be really desperate for money, because in the article
you read about how the criminals give out thousands and thousands of dollars just so they can have a
fake person stand in the courthouse and wait for their punishment. While the real convict is resting
somewhere in their mansion, this is some real corruption of the system to the extent that we don't know
who really is the person who committed the crime. We just keep on punishing, spending useless money,
etc. the United States really needs to opens it's eyes and see what the country has became.
America is already in a tremendous amount of debt, so why not find a more money efficient way
of punishing these criminals. I mean just imagine all the money we will save if the death penalty didn't
exist, and with that money we could use it to further research medicine or use it towards our military.
The criminals can have at least some freedom in what to say, and their trial won't be scripted or biased.
The death penalty could be after all a way to show power to the people of the United States, though
what are we really showing. Killing another man because he killed another person, then we are doing the
same dirty deed that he has done. America needs to reevaluate their views on how the death penalty
should work, or how effective is this punishment for our country.
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Speaking of freedom and rights to our humanity, in the book Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong

Kingston the author demonstrates how a person should have the right to fight for their freedom no
matter what the case may be. One of the short stories in particular is the short story of, o Name
Women This story shows how extreme someone can be when they are misjudged in their actions, usually
leading to fatal endings. Now how this story relates to the Death Penalty is that it shows even people
who didn't mean to do things, are still put on with shame and demise that eventual they want to be end
up being dead. e could hear the animals scream their deaths...(Kingston 4). These few words have a
lot of background to them, now when the death penalty is done it's usually a vile that is injected into our
bloodstream which quickly and painlessly stops your heart and all other organs to functions. So you end
up being dead quick and painlessly, so we are not savages with our death penalty.
Although if we kill a criminal for killing another human being or whatever the case may be, then what
kind of an example is our government or country setting for our citizens or even our children.
People need to realize that we are all human, we are not all perfect we have our own flaws. The
death penalty takes away humanity, because that only reason animals and us differ is that animals kill
each other or abuse each other in the wild. So since we're doing the same thing with our death penalty
then we are nothing more than those animals. The Death Penalty may be a great way of punishing
criminals in an equal act of manner, the it's unethical and doesn't allow freedom. The United States was
based off as being the land of the free, though I don't really see that now and that really hurts this
country. So we should stop the Death Penalty, because it serves no use in our society, and we should
think of a new practical punishment to put on our convicts.

Works Cited
Fletcher, WA. "Our Broken Death Penalty." New York
University Law Review, 89.3 (2014): 805-829.

Dieter, Richard C. "The Future of the Death Penalty in the United States."
University of Richmond Law Review, 49.3 (2015): 921.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. o Name Woman.1975. Making Literature Matter. Ed. John Schilb
and John Clifford. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin , 2006. 1154-1163.