Capital Punishment-Lethal Injection

Essay by AngelStarHigh School, 10th gradeA, April 2004

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Capital punishment, or the Death Penalty, has been used since the ancient times. People have been sentenced to anything from decapitation, to being hung, to the electric chair for hundreds of years. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Holocaust, the death penalty has been a timeless part of our worlds history. Though Capital Punishment may be more brutal in some parts of the world than others, it is still a major part of our justice system. But, is Capital Punishment by lethal injection all that just? Do you think that all those axe murders that chopped a family of five up into ground beef really deserve to get out of it that easily? I don't. I do not believe it is just for someone that butchered another human being to death, to get a tiny little prick in the arm and get a little drowsy, fall asleep, and never wake up again.

They shouldn't be able to get out of life that easily.

Yes, I do believe that there are some cases where there may be a malfunction in the procedure and the prisoner will have to endure some physical pain, maybe even severe pain. But, even so, there are very few of those cases, and they usually only occur when there has been some error made by the executioner. Above all, the majority of the cases are carried out according to plan and the prisoner only experiences the slight discomfort of the insertion of the 14 gauge catheters. I think that it isn't right for someone who has slaughtered countless people, should not deserve to have such a pleasant death. Now, I am not saying that they should too be slaughtered, because the electric chair, hanging, and shooting are all death penalties that I am against. I...