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One Gif Map Shows The History of The Death Penalty in The United States

One Gif Map Shows The History of The Death Penalty in The United States | Death penalty | Scoop.it
Watch the death penalty evolve from 1887 until present day. 
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This source is useful because it explains the dates and methods of death penalty. This article surprise me because it say that some states want to have the electric chair for death penalty. I like that the   article have long but easy understanding paragraphs.

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Capital Punishment: Three Good Reasons for Supporting the Death Penalty

James Melton Publications (www.av1611.org/JMelton)

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This source has very good reasons and that supports people evidence. It tells the number of people that get killed and how many they need to kill. This page has good spelling and it easy to understand.

 

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shannon curley's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:19 PM

This article, from BibleBelievers.com, is written by a devout Christian who sees capital punishment as the will of God. Thought its arguments are far from academic and are a bit outlandish, it is an interesting commentary on capital punishment from a radically conservative perspective; its citations of the Bible are also particularly compelling. In terms of “Dead Man Walking,” its relevance lies in its religious input. Obviously Sister Helen Prejean is a woman of the church, and this position complicates her role in the execution of Matthew Poncelot in the film. On the one hand, the Bible supposedly allows the execution of murderers, as Melton argues in his article; on the other, Sister Helen sees Matthew as a redeemable soul whose condemnation to death gets in the way of his journey to recovery and understanding of self. Most of the members of the church in the film seem to be for the death penalty, but Sister Helen seems to be against it – and this complicates the film’s interpretation as having either an anti- or pro- capital punishment agenda. I would be interested in further analyzing what role religion has in the film as well as the message that the film is trying to send about capital punishment, i.e. whether it is an effective system of punishment or not. 

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Death Penalty

Why I think the death penalty is absurd. Subscribe to save a kitten. Stalk me: http://Twitter.com/DeanLeysen http://Facebook.com/DeanLeysen Tumblr: http://De...

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This source is useful because, it explains several reasons why you shouldn't kill people. The comes from someone that knows about jail And does not like people being killed, which surprised me because i knew it was going to be against death penalty. I also like that this video has a bunch of star statements, it has good clear sentences, and it gets to the point. That why i think it a good video.

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Historical Timeline - Death Penalty - ProCon.org

Historical Timeline - Death Penalty - ProCon.org | Death penalty | Scoop.it

A history of death penalty from 1700 BC to the present.


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This source is useful because it explains a lot of reasons of the history of death penalty. It comes from a website of pros and cons and it surprise me that in the present days death penalty is not illegal in some places. I like that in the article because it says all the dates of when death penalty started  up until today and the important people that were in favor or against. I also like that it has descriptive sentences, and star statements. 

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Support for death penalty drops among Americans

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More than half of Americans favor the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, down from 78% in 1996.
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This source is useful because it tells the opinion of the Americans, the percentage of people who are in favor, neutral and against. This source is good because it has graphs and pictures and it make it very clear. It has reasons why it should be done so that gives evidence so it convinces people. It tells not only in the present but it also talks of the past so it tells that a lot of time it has been supported.

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Maryland becomes latest US state to abolish death penalty - Reuters

Maryland becomes latest US state to abolish death penalty - Reuters | Death penalty | Scoop.it
DigitalJournal.com Maryland becomes latest US state to abolish death penalty Reuters Five other states - Connecticut, Illinois, New Mexico, New York and New Jersey - have repealed capital punishment since 2007, according to the Death Penalty...

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This source is useful because it explain how Maryland abolished death penalty Without being emotional. The article comes from a very important newspaper in Maryland which surprised me because i thought they would be talking about why they abolished death penalty. I also, love that the article has a lot of star statements, ithas reasons  and evidence, and a lot of quotes. That what makes a good article.

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5 Things You Should Know About the History of the Death Penalty

5 Things You Should Know About the History of the Death Penalty | Death penalty | Scoop.it
Debates about the death penalty are as old as the nation itself.

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This source is useful because it  explain several reasons of the places that approve and are against death penalty also it says five important things that you should know about death penalty. I like that only one topic has tons of examples and information. It also says the city's that are turning in favor of death penalty.

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shannon curley's curator insight, October 27, 2013 5:48 PM

This one is pretty self-explanatory: it’s an article that sums up the death penalty and some of its most important historical bases. It is from AlterNet, an alternative news website since 1998 that publishes independent news stories to the public about contemporary world issues. As the article’s tagline says: “Debates about the death penalty are as old as the nation itself”; as such, the conversation about capital punishment and penal reform is one that is always in fashion. In terms of “Dead Man Walking,” the article’s point that “Death penalty fervor was stoked by an explosion of sensational mass media” is probably one of the most relevant. Arguably, the film “Dead Man Walking” is a form of mass media in and of itself: it is a publicized account of an historical event that has been creatively manufactured to incite both shock and sympathy in its audiences. I think it would be interesting to explore what was going on in penal reform and in the media during the production of this film and its release in 1998. The article claims that much support for capital punishment comes from a communal fear that violence is on the rise in the United States. It would be interesting to see how this argument relates to actual cases in the 90s and how this argument is represented, if at all, in the film. Certainly the violent scenes in the movie seem to support this argument that violence is on the rise and that there has to be some way to shut it down – the question is, what is the right way of doing it? Also notable is the article’s fourth point that “Capital punishment's strongest supporters justified executions as acts of biblical retribution.” Once again, in terms of Sister Helen Prejean, it would be worthwhile to analyze the role that religion plays in “Dead Man Walking” and the ways in which Sister Helen both follows and goes against traditional biblical ideologies about justifiably killing those who kill. 

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Support for death penalty hits 40-year low

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Only briefly in the 1960s did opposition to the death penalty trump support.

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This is a good source because it has good illustrations like graphs, It also has a map of the USA and it tells we're is it supported and were is against. It talks about how they think of death penalty in the past and people opinion in that time. It tells the percentage of people opinion in the past.

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Death row inmate's effort to spare life gains momentum

Death row inmate's effort to spare life gains momentum | Death penalty | Scoop.it
Like so many before him, Texas death row inmate Robert Gene Will II says he's not guilty. Given the state of Texas' record in seeing its death sentences carried out, the odds on getting the right people to believe him are not great.

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This source is useful because it explains several reasons of abolish of death penalty. The article comes from a police department in Texas which hooked me because i knew they were going to talk about the abolish. I also love the article because it has a lot of quotes,  descriptive paragraph and real life story's. That also makes a convincing story.

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