kill the death penalty law

criminal in jail - criminal in jail
December 18, 2006 9:27am CST
I abhor crimes just like everyone else. People who commit crimes should be punished. Penalties should of course be commensurate with the offense committed. Petty crimes are punished with lighter penalties. While grave, heinous offenses deserve hard punishment. However, I do believe death penalty is too harsh a penalty for any crime. If this kind of penalty is to be imposed there is a very real risk that the innocent will be executed. It is more humane to let the guilty go free than to punish an innocent man. Killing a criminal exhibits revenge- the blood vengeance of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. If we kill a murderer to punish him, aren’t we also committing the same crime we are trying to punish?
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