This essay explains why justice cannot be served until there is agreement on capital punishment.

Essay by spammer96University, Bachelor'sA+, February 2004

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Justice can not be served until the debate on capital punishment is resolved and all states have come to agree that the death penalty is the best way to stop crime completely.

"The bottom line is, one method of execution is just as brutal and as barbaric as the next," says Mr. Breedlove of the National

Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. This comes straight from the mouth of a member of a national organization against capital punishment. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English

Language, Third Edition defines execution as The act or an instance of putting to death or being put to death as a lawful penalty. So if

Breedlove?s words hold true, then what he believes is that someone going out and killing someone is barbaric. In a sense isn?t that what he?s saying, that one way of killing someone is just as bad as any other.

So if he finds this so barbaric, why doesn?t he do something about it?

Many people who are against capital punishment are only thinking of the criminal and how cruel it is for them. But, shouldn?t we think of the families that are broken apart now because of the merciless acts of these criminals. Think of Susan Smith, how she knowingly drove her car off into a lake with her two children strapped to the seats. Think of how they must have felt as the cold water started to fill the cabin of the car, and then ultimately drown them.

Barbaric is exactly the word I would use to describe her actions.

But yet, the jury rejected the death penalty and chose a life sentence instead. Mr. Smith, the father of the two children, broken up from the ruling said "Me and my family are disappointed that the death penalty...