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Is the death penalty needed?

As Ronnie Lee Gardner is set to face a firing squad in Utah for murdering a man in 1985, a big question remains. Is this form of punishment completely barbar...
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This clip shows an interview with an anti- death penalty supporter. The discussion asks whether death by firing squad is outdated. It is decided that it does not matter because there is no humane way to kill someone. It is believed that criminals would choose firing squad because they want the fame and glory. Therefore, death by firing squad should not be an option. 

It is argued that the death penalty in its entirety should be eliminated due to the killing of innocent people. And because it is not a humane way to punish criminals.

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U.S. Death Penalty Facts

U.S. Death Penalty Facts | Amendment 7: Death Penalty | Scoop.it
Information on US death penalty costs, trends, statistics and other facts from Amnesty International. Join the campaign to end capital punishment!
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This site is opposed to the death penalty. They say that capital punishment is not enough and does not work. They argue that the death penalty is used unfairly against the poor and many minorities. Also, they mention that putting criminals to the death penalty is more costly than keeping them alive. They are against the death penalty for many reasons.

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Florida Voices - Time to debate the death penalty

Florida Voices - Time to debate the death penalty | Amendment 7: Death Penalty | Scoop.it
It defies logic that taking life honors life.
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For the past 2 years, Florida has sent more criminals to the death penalty than any other state. The article states, "A life for a life is not justice, it is retribution," Many argue that the death penalty is not stopping anyone from killing. The state of Florida wants to go without the death penalty. Many argue that too many are dying and that it is not having the effect that the death penalty should have.

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US Supreme Court Rules Favorably On Death Penalty Case Personally Argued By Attorney General Horne

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The supreme court has decided to vote favorably on a death penatly case. This case allows death penalty inmates to delay their dates. Many people are saying that this is a big step towards the end of the death penalty. The people creating this new altering of the ammendment may end up saving many lives.

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Death Penalty Information Center

Death Penalty Information Center | Amendment 7: Death Penalty | Scoop.it
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This website gives lots of information on the death penalty such as resources, articles, and organizations. They seem to be against the death penalty. Most of the articles published refer to events that are likely to rid of the death penalty. For example, one article tells about studies that show the racial biases in the death penalty. Proving that the death penalty has been unfair to certain races.

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The Death Penalty in the United States

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This site refers to legalization of the death penalty in states in the year of 2008. In this year, 37 states, the federal government, and the military all authorized the death penalty. Some states are still opposed to the death penalty. Also, states like Nebraska are not opposed, but have no methods to utilize the death penalty that weren't banned in their states constitution. It seems that as of 2008, the death penalty was in high favor from the United States. However, the trend seems to be growing in the opposite direction now.

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Dilbert Cartoon - Death Penalty

Catbert prepares Dilbert for a punishment copyright to rightful owners
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This clip insults the death penalty in saying that the protectors of the law are taking crimes too seriously and applying the death penalty to everything. They insinuate that the death penalty will cost less. It seems that most places in the United States have overused the death penalty and it has cost a large amount of lives. In this clip specifically, the character is given the death penalty because he became angry at a vending machine. The law enforcement then decided that it would cost less to kill him than give him counseling, so death penalty was the answer.

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Death penalty grows rarer in US | National Catholic Reporter

Death penalty grows rarer in US | National Catholic Reporter | Amendment 7: Death Penalty | Scoop.it
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This article, from an anti- death penalty view, is happy to say that the death penalty count in 2012 is much lower than it has been in the past few years. This is due to many states abolishing the death penalty. It is likely that other states will follow this growing trend and the death penalty will be completely gone in years to come.

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Does Death Penalty Save Lives? A New Debate - NYTimes.com

Does Death Penalty Save Lives? A New Debate - NYTimes.com | Amendment 7: Death Penalty | Scoop.it
Studies indicating that executions are a deterrent against future murders have been the subject of sharp criticism.
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This article asks the question, does the death penalty save lives? This question has gotten a lot of attention and has been debated over. Studies show that for every 1 man put to death by the death penalty, 3 to 18 lives are saved from murder. Despite these results, many people are still strongly against the death penalty.

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