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Capital Punishment in the US: Inhumane or Just?
Capital punishment should be abolished in the United States.
Death penalty generates too many ethical difficulties for those involved in the process.
The death penalty is often applied in an arbitrary, discriminatory or inconsistent manner.
There are irrevocable consequences to execution, such as wrongful conviction.
Most major democracies have abolished and condemned the death penalty. The US should not be different.
The death penalty is not efficient in terms of costs and procedure.
Some criminals deserve the death penalty due to the severity of their crimes.
The death penalty is an effective deterrent, preventing serious crimes from occuring in the first place.
Absent capital punishment, life imprisonment would be the only choice, which can be equally, if not more, cruel.
The death of a criminal gives closure to the victim's families.
Capital punishment protects public safety by ensuring that convicted criminals do not ever offend again.
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