The universal declaration of human rights was signed after World War II, this letter, as indicated, referred to all humans and I would ask your excellency whether it is for us mere mortals, we too are only human, to decide life or death to someone and take the life of another person?
How many more innocents have to die via the death penalty, because of justice mistakes? how many more sick people, according to doctors and scientists, will have to die as if they were just criminals and monsters? How much more panic and terror must exist elsewhere in the world while we have breakfast? How many more mothers whose only crime they committed was to have a child, will have to suffer, innocent as they are, the tremendous pain of losing their son or daughter on the electric chair or letal injection or whatever horror may be? and innocent children lose their father for the death penalty, broken families and hurt by the State, by the government that does not give the good example? a state that does pay a crime with another crime? Until when the law of an eye for an eye? When will there be mercy and forgiveness for all human beings? The only righteous judge is God! any effort made to restore justice in a murder case will not repair the loss (and in many cases without a single mistake alike in the past, and yet enough for such hard penalty to bare? Can you imagine yourself in their place? do that exercise...
There are many myths around the dissuasive effect of death penalty, and many other facts on it are also not considered.
-> In every country with death penalty, the crime rate is not inferior! so much for dissuasive effect...
-> The question is not on innocent/guilty issue, it is on not paying evil with evil! taking lives is allways a crime and a sin. Even the guilty ones have innocent mothers, children, brothers etc
-> The convicted with less economical means to pay a good defense: make justice unfair on rich versus poor inmates
-> The State is suppose to give the good example! not the eye for an eye logic.
-> scientists should be heard on what chemical unbalances in the brain / criminal minds.
%uFFFDCleaning up%uFFFD a criminal from the %uFFFDmap%uFFFD doesn`t prevent the appearence of another, and another, and another, because the bottom line the true cause of those choices in life, are not solved, socially.
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