The death penalty the ultimate scare to detour one for committing a crime. There’s been many debates on whether the death penalty is the correct means of punishment. Some people say yes to killing murderers, molesters, and rapist. Does killing by death bring back those which were lost or allow revenge for those who have suffered the lost? I feel that the death penalty glorifies retaliation for those who have lost a love one to a violent crime. Everyone who’s served the death penalty is not alway the guilty but accused and innocent.
There was a news story in Maryland of a man accused of raping and murdering a nine-year old little girl and sentenced to the death penalty in Maryland. Kurt Bloodsworth identified by his neighbor and three other little kids that were friend of the nine year old and immediately put in to custody and sentence to the death penalty with not further investigation to prove if he was really the murderer. Kurt never had any prior convictions on his record but police still did consider that he was not the one who committed the crime. It was till five years later a DNA test proved that Kurt could not be the killer of the little girl and the real killer discovered. If Kurt’s date to be executed was moved up a year earlier an innocent man would have been wrongly killed. this case clearly proves tow wrongs don’t make a right. Just because criminal has committed a heinous crime does not give us the right to condemn them to death. I don’t feel that is our right to decide and plus I feel that is an easy out for the criminal. Like Maryland I feel it should be abolished and other means of punishment be created. Is the Death penalty the answer? I say no because you can never be sure you have the right person for the crime and how can we live knowing we killed someone innocents.