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Should the Death Penalty by used in Modern Society

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"An Eye for an Eye"
Should the Death Penalty be Allowed in Modern Society?
Lena Baker
Lena Baker
First and only woman to ever be executed in Georgia by the electric chair.
Employed as a domestic worker by Ernest B. Knight
Charged with manslaughter in the first degree.
Kidnapped from home to a gristmill by her employer.
Miss Baker was pardoned in 2005 posthumously.
Lena Baker
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.
It was created as a result of the Second World War to insure that the atrocities that were committed would not happen again.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Two of the articles in The Declaration of Human Rights deal with the Death Penalty in some way.
-Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.
-Article 5. No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
Human Rights and the Death Penalty
It is often said that the Death Penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights.
It directly violates Articles 3 and 5 of the Declaration which are two of the main components of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Ultimate Denial
Statistics
Out of the 196 countries in the world, 92 don't have the death penalty.
Mexico doesn't have the death penalty.
In 2011, there were 2,606 murders with firearms, and 5,991 murders committed by youths.
Statistics Continued
The Death Penalty
The first recorded instances of the Death Penalty dates back to the Eighteenth century B.C.
Since then it has appeared consistently in history as part of various civilization's code of laws.
The United States is not one of the 92 countries that doesn't have the death penalty.
In 2011, there were 9,369 murders with firearms.
Also, there were 8,226 murders committed by youths.

-It is a violation of Human Rights
-There will be too many inconsistencies in the process such as false condemnations.
-Even if they committed a crime with that punishment, How can another murder be justified by the law?
- The statistics show that the threat of it doesn't affect the crime rate in that area.
The Death Penalty cont.
Ted Bundy enrolls at the University of Washington where he meets Stephanie Brooks.
After graduating from the university, Bundy proposes to Stephanie even though he has a long-term girlfriend.
His first confirmed victim is Joni Lenz (abducted January 5, 1974 from her apartment in Seattle) and a month later abducts Lynda Ann Healy (also in Seattle).
Ted Bundy
January 12, 1975 Caryn Campbell is abducted from her hotel in Aspen. In March, some of Bundy's first victims are found in Washington near Taylor Mountain.
Ted Bundy cont.
March 1976, Bundy is found guilty of aggravated kidnapping. In October, he is charged with the murder of Caryn Campbell in Colorado and escorted back to Aspen in January 1977.
Bundy breaks into the Florida State University Chi Omega sorority house in Tallahassee.
His last victim was 12-year-old Kimberly Leach.
January 24, 1989, Bundy was prosecuted for the murders of Lisa Levy, Margaret Bowman and Kimberly Leach.
According to the Death Penalty Information Center, inmates spend on average a decade on death row. This is unnecessary for the following reasons:
The process of death row takes a long time.
The inmates are away from the public.
Statistics
Works Cited
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UDHR, Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Declaration, Human Rights Charter, The Un and Human Rights." UN News Center. UN, n.d. Web. 13 July 2012. <http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/>.
"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UDHR, Declaration of Human Rights, Human Rights Declaration, Human Rights Charter, The Un and Human Rights." UN News Center. UN, n.d. Web. 13 July 2012. <http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/history.shtml>.
"Ted Bundy Timeline : Deranged : Investigation Discovery." Investigation Discovery. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 July 2012. <http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/deranged/timelines/ted-bundy.html>.
In Conclusion

It violates Human Rights.
It is plagued with inconsistencies such as false condemnations.
How can a murder be justified by another murder?
It is unnecessary because the threat of the death penalty doesn't affect crime rate in an area.
Part I: History of the Death" Penalty." Death Penalty Information Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 July 2012. <http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/part-i-history-death-penalty>.
"TIME ON DEATH ROW." Death Penalty Information Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 July 2012. <http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/time-death-row>.
"Crime Stats: Mexico vs United States." NationMaster.com. NationMaster, n.d. Web. 13 July 2012. <http://www.nationmaster.com/compare/Mexico/United-States/Crime>.
Will only leave the world blind.
"New Georgia Encyclopedia: Lena Baker Case." New Georgia Encyclopedia: Lena Baker Case. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 July 2012. <http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2917>.
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