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ENG: Argument for the death penalty: The death penalty prevents future murders. A just society requires the death penalty for the taking of a life. Executing the innocent is a rare but acceptable risk of the death penalty. The death penalty is applied fairly and may be used. Source:http://deathpenaltycurriculum.org/student/c/about/arguments/contents.htm
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Human Rights:The Council of Europe,a death penalty free area

Europe is today the only region in the world where the death penalty is no longer applied. All the Council of Europe's 47 member states have either abolished capital punishment or instituted a moratorium on executions. The Council of Europe played a leading role in the battle for abolition, believing that the death penalty has no place in democratic societies. This determination to eradicate the death penalty was reflected in Protocol No.6 to the European Convention on Human Rights. It followed an initiative from the Parliamentary Assembly to abolish the death penalty in peacetime and ...

Does the death penalty deter crime?

General Reference (not clearly pro or con) Daniel S. Nagin, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, and John V. Pepper, PhD, Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia, wrote in their 2012 book Deterrence and the Death Penalty:"...[R]esearch to date of the effect of capital punishment on crime is not informative about whether capital punishment decreases, increases, or has no effect on crime rates. Therefore, the committee recommends that these studies not be used to inform deliberations requiring judgments about the effect of the death ...

U.S. Death Penalty Support Stable at 63%

Decade-long decline in support after 2001 seen mostly among Democrats PRINCETON, NJ - Americans' support for the death penalty as punishment for murder has plateaued in the low 60s in recent years, after several years in which support was diminishing. Sixty-three percent now favor the death penalty as the punishment for murder, similar to 61% in 2011 and 64% in 2010. Gallup first asked Americans for their views on the death penalty using this question in 1936, and has asked it at least annually since 1999. The latest results come from a Dec. 19-22, 2012, USA Today/Gallup survey, ...

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Jeff Wood's Stay of Execution Casts More Doubt on the Texas Death Machine
Author:  Jordan Smith The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2016/08/25/in-staying-jeff-woods-execution-a-texas-judge-casts-more-doubt-on-the-states-death-machine/ TERRI BEEN WAS being interviewed by a reporter inside a Whataburger restaurant in East Texas on the afternoon of August 19 when the text came in: Her brother, Jeff Wood, on death row for his alleged involvement as an accomplice in the 1996 murder of his friend and facing imminent execution, had been granted a stay. She read the text sent by Wood’s attorney twice before dialing him up. “Are you serious?” she asked. Featured
Voices from California's Death Row
Death Penalty Initiatives in the California Election Author:  CEDP We invite people to check this ongoing and vitally important election year project:   Voices From California's Death Row.  There are two initiatives that have made it on the ballot for the November election– Proposition 62 is called "The Justice that Works Act" and seeks to replace the death penalty with life without possibility of parole.   The other is Proposition 66 and is called the "Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016".
Death Penalty Loses Majority Support for First Time in 45 Years
Author:  Niraj Chokshi New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/04/us/death-penalty-loses-majority-support-for-first-time-in-45-years.html?_r=0 For the first time in almost half a century, support for the death penalty has dipped below 50 percent in the United States. Featured
Texas Sees an Unusual Lull in Executions
Author:  Jolie McCullough The Texas Tribune https://www.texastribune.org/2016/09/14/court-stays-create-lull-texas-executions/ The last execution in Texas was more than five months ago, the longest gap since 2008. While the hiatus eight years ago reflected a nationwide pause as the U.S. Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of lethal injection, this time the reasons for the slowdown are less clear. Execution dates are still being set, but judges and courts have been rescheduling or stopping executions. At least two judges on the state's highest criminal court say better lawyering by defense attorneys has contributed to the recent stays. Death penalty opponents are looking for a silver lining, hoping the court is more deeply scrutinizing the constitutional use of the punishment.

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