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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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Stop the Execution of Jeff Wood!
Texas death row prisoner Jeffrey Lee Wood is scheduled to be executed on August 24, 2016. If this execution is allowed to go forward, it will be a grave injustice. Consider these facts: JeffClemencyLetter.pdf 1
End to California Execution Moratorium Raises Controversial Death Penalty Case
Author:  By Ari Melber NBC News http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/end-california-execution-moratorium-raises-controversial-death-penalty-case-n507866?platform=hootsuite California lifted a moratorium on executions in November and is now set to execute Kevin Cooper — even though several federal judges say he may be innocent.  Having exhausted all his options in court, Cooper, 57, is about to file a last-ditch appeal with Gov. Jerry Brown. In a new interview from death row, Cooper says he is pleading with Brown to bring "an open mind" about the evidence in his case.  Photo Caption:  Kevin Cooper on Oct. 23, 2013.
Death penalty dysfunction in 2015
Author:  Liliana Segura The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2015/12/11/death-penalty-dysfunction-in-2015/ ON DECEMBER 8, the state of Georgia carried out its fifth and final execution of the year, killing 47-year-old Brian Keith Terrell by lethal injection for a 1992 murder. It was a fight over money, the state said. Terrell forged checks belonging to an elderly family friend, then shot the man after he was found out. Photo Caption:  Crosses mark the graves of inmates in Huntsville, Texas, April 23, 1997. About 1,300 people from the Texas prison system are buried here, among them 200 who died on death row. Featured
Death penalty dysfunction in 2015
Author:  Liliana Segura The Intercept https://theintercept.com/2015/12/11/death-penalty-dysfunction-in-2015/ ON DECEMBER 8, the state of Georgia carried out its fifth and final execution of the year, killing 47-year-old Brian Keith Terrell by lethal injection for a 1992 murder. It was a fight over money, the state said. Terrell forged checks belonging to an elderly family friend, then shot the man after he was found out. Photo Caption:  Crosses mark the graves of inmates in Huntsville, Texas, April 23, 1997. About 1,300 people from the Texas prison system are buried here, among them 200 who died on death row. Featured



 
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