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Capital Punishment

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James Carter

on 22 April 2014

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Transcript of Capital Punishment

Capital punishment was suspended for a short period in the U.S. from 1972 to 1976, but then restored by the Supreme Court.
Why Does Texas Have a Higher Death Penalty Rate?
Capital Punishment is a world wide issue. It is not just a problem in the United States.
Capital Punishment In the U.S.
By: James Carter

The Death Penalty is a Human Rights Violation:
right to life
The United Nations and the Supreme Court should protect that right!
There are different kinds of capital punishments!
Lethal Injection
Gas Chamber
Firing Squad
Lethal injection has become the most common method of execution.
Most executions were for murder, but other crimes such as piracy, cattle rustling, treason, desertion, and rape have been subject to death sentences. That could be why?
Capital punishment is limited in Pennsylvania to treason and murder cases.
John Brown is hanged for treason, conspiracy and murder at Charles Town, Virginia.
First recorded execution in the British American Colonies and it is for treason

on June 25 the first person was executed under the United States federal death penalty.
Michigan becomes the first United States, state to abolish capital punishment except for treason.
Rhode Island is the first state to out law capital punishment for ALL crimes.
Last public execution in Kentucky.
United States supreme court rules capital punishment unconstitutional. (Overturns over 600 death sentences)!!!
United States Supreme court ruled that capital punishment is constitutional again...
Washington state Governor suspends the death penalty.

350 cases of defendants wrongfully convicted for capital crimes (capital punishment).
UN General Assembly adopted resolutions that call upon all countries that still impose the death penalty to establish a moratorium on executions with a view to totally abolishing the death penalty.
Capital punishment should not be used on anyone. If they committed a crime have them go to jail. To me that is the real suffering.
Carlos DeLuna
Texas may have executed an innocent man in 1989. The defendant, Carlos DeLuna, was executed for the fatal stabbing of Texas convenience store clerk Wanda Lopez in 1983.
Kirk Bloodsworth
served eight years in Maryland prison including two years on death row for a murder and rape he did not commit, before he was exonerated in 1993.
Michael Blair served 13 years on death row for a murder he didn’t commit before DNA testing obtained by his lawyers, exonerated in 2008.
In order to get rid of capital punishment the government needs to remember the Right to Life! (What happens on day you were wrongfully accused and was sentences to death.)
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