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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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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".
Voices from California's Death Row
Tracy Dearl Cain I am writing this letter in response to your request for comments from CA Death Row inmates regarding the proposed Justice that Works Act, 2016. My name is Tracy Dearl Cain. I’ve been on California Death Row going on 30 years now. I am a reasonably intelligent man. This is my personal response to the Justice that Works Act of 2016. I can’t speak for the entire Death Row population.  Personally, it’s hard for me to get around the idea that advocates for justice could structure a proposal that eludes the very essence of what justice stands for: Fairness.
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
End the Death Penalty or Speed It Up – California Faces Opposing Ballot Initiatives Author:  Liliana Segura The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2016/11/01/end-the-death-penalty-or-speed-it-up-california-faces-opposing-ballot-initiatives/ ON THE DAY a California jury sentenced 25-year-old Irving Ramirez to die, Dionne Wilson went out to a bar to celebrate. “We had a major party,” she told me. Ramirez had shot and killed her husband, Dan, in 2005 — the first Alameda County cop to be murdered in the line of duty in almost 40 years. Photo Caption:  A condemned inmate is wheeled back to his cell on death row at

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