Monday, April 6, 2015

Tell me what you think?

In 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty had become "freakishly" random in the way it was imposed.  Has the death penalty now become freakishly arbitrary in the way it is carried out?

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Anonymous said...

The death penalty should be abolished. The death penalty is neither swift nor certain. No one should wait 20 years to receive punishment.

Anonymous said...

Student #5
I believe that the death penalty has not become freakishly arbitrary because the number of people who have died due to the death penalty has decreased over the years. The court system has mainly kept prisoners in criminal facilities unless the accused asked for the death penalty. The death penalty is set forth to kill the guilty so if this is considered freakishly then it is freakish. The death penalty really doesn't have to have a purpose in the end because the guilty is there for a reason. therefore, if the guilty dies it was for a certain reason to begin with. I personally don't feel that the death penalty is freakish because thousands of people die everyday.

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