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Persuasive Essay: Capital Punishment
... "wrongly accused", and the rights of the convicted. But how often do these concepts creep into the public's mind when it hears of our 'fair, trusty' government taking away someone's breathing rights?
The Bible states "Thou shalt not kill," and this being a sin should have to be amended within oneself. However, the Bible also states "Don't judge others' personal convictions." It is the government's responsibility to punish people that disobey the law to keep our world in tact but is it their right to take away their lives? It is a Christian's responsibility to point out to those who sin that they do so and this ...
... face a firing
squad. Then in 1888, New York directed the construction of an "electric chair"
(Flanders 11). It was believed that the new harnessed power of electricity
would prove to be a more scientific and humane means of execution. The first
electrocution took place in New York in 1890.
In the past, capital crimes were much different than they are now.
Robbery and the selling of alcohol to underage customers was a serious capital
crime (McCuen and Baumgart 21). Rape was also a crime where the criminal was
sentenced to death.
In America, only thirty-seven states authorize the death penalty. In
most of ...
Capital Punishment: Injustice Of Society
... involved in its enforcement, as well as its victim.(Stewart 1) Perhaps the most frequent argument for capital punishment is that of deterrence. The prevailing thought is that imposition of the death penalty will act to dissuade other criminals from committing violent acts. Numerous studies have been created attempting to prove this belief; however, [a]ll the evidence taken together makes it hard to be confident that capital punishment deters more than long prison terms do.(Cavanagh 4) Going ever farther, Bryan Stevenson, the executive director of the Montgomery based Equal Justice Initiative, has stated that
What To Do When You're A Crime Victim
... feel that it has been burglarized, DO NOT ENTER, but go to another location and call the police. Let the police search the property to make sure that no suspect is still present. Upon entering your home or business, do not touch things unnecessarily as you may disturb or destroy fingerprint and other evidence. Inform the police of anything that has been moved from its original position so that it can be checked for prints. Notify the police if you find anything that is not yours that may have been left behind by the burglar such as tools, clothing, etc. (Driver's licenses and other identification have been left beh ...
The Need To Legalize Pot
... doctors can prescribe
marijuana, heroin, and LSD for patients when there is "medicinal value"
(California 62). The passing of these two propositions has also helped the
release of prisoners convicted of drug possession (---). With jail capacity
already overflowing, if you were to lock up a dealer, you therefore create a job
Bob Randall, president of the Alliance for the Cannabis Therapeutics, a
Washington-based patients' right group, says as many as five-million sick
Americans might benefit from the legal access to marijuana. Marijuana has been
found to: relieve nausea and stimulate appetite in peop ...
The Legalization Of Marijuana: Pros And Cons
... them from going blind, and cancer patients for whom
it alleviates the severe nausea that is often accompanies chemotherapy and
sometimes makes lifesaving treatment impossible.
Due to all these lobbying groups which show substantial evidence that
marijuana can be used as a prescribed drug. Also many advocates who are pro
marijuana complain that morphine and cocaine are legal and are very
dangerous drugs, that brings up the question why not legalize marijuana as
medical drug which is proven to be less dangerous than cocaine and morphine.
Lobbying groups in a San Diego, California , council committee unanimo ...
Inform About Sex Offenders: Yes Or No?
... have known, and if she should
have done this her daughter would still be alive today. Sure it might be
nice to know, then you could take the right precautions, but if the system
does its job then you should have to worry about Jesse as much as any other
person. It is not fair to the child to limit the way he or she can play
just because a sex offender is free.
I feel that the police department has an obligation to make sure
everybody that wants to know about the half way house does. It shouldn't
matter who lives in the house. They just got out of prison, so they must
have committed some sort of bad crime. Now ...
The Pros And Cons About Legalizing Marijuana
... and may be led to believe facts that are not true.
Marijuana and Medicine
Both pro and anti-marijuana groups have discussed whether or not
marijuana can be used for medicinal purposes. Mainstream groups do not
believe that there are any convincing reasons to make marijuana a
treatment to sick patients. Their position is that marijuana can have
harmful long-term effects. The Anti-Legalization Forum explains that some
of these effects are: impairment of the immune system due to the inability
of T-cells to battle off diseases, delaying puberty in both males and
females, and unhealthy and smaller children born t ...
The Death Penalty: The Deterrent
... happened to be home when a man named Luis Vera burglarized her apartment in Brooklyn. "Yeah, I shot her," Vera admitted...And I knew I wouldn't go to the chair." (Lowe 3)
As the above passage reads, why should we waste our time with these heartless and arrogant people?
Murderers should not be allowed to walk the streets after being found guilty of such violent crimes. "To protect the innocent and transfer the fear and burden of crime to the criminal element where it belongs, we must demand that capital punishment be imposed when justified and expanded to cover terrible crimes in addition to murder" (Lee 163). ...
... possible therapeutic uses of Ergot. Hoffman continued his
experiments, but never came in contact with the crystals until1943. (LSD can be
absorbed through the skin.) Hoffman then sent LSD around the world to be tested
and investigated to find medical uses. Lysergic acid deviates were found to
relieve migraines and control postpartum hemorrhage because it causes veins to
contract, but also caused gangrene of the limbs, and so further experimentation
with the drug was abandoned. In the late 50's, however, LSD was used by the
CIA as an interrogation drug for spies. However, it was proven to be unreliable
and was lat ...