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Capital punishment

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  • 1. Capital PunishmentAbolishing the Death Penalty the Death Penalty
  • 2. There are too many mistakes…
  • 3. UnequalTreatmentAccording to The InnocenceProject, about 70 percent ofthose exonerated by DNAhave been people of color
  • 4. The DeathPenalty is not adeterrent fromcrimeData from the FBI indicatesthat the fourteen stateswithout Capital Punishmentin 2008 had homicide ratesat or below the national rate(Amn)
  • 5. The Death Penalty Costs Taxpayers More…The California Death Penalty costs the state $137million per year compared to $11.5 million for a systemwithout the death penalty (Amn)
  • 6. There is something we can do• Become familiar with local/national laws and policies• Connect with local Outreach Organizations (InnocenceProject, The Equal Justice Initiative)• Spread awareness to others
  • 7. Or we can choose to do nothing…
  • 8. Equal JusticeAccording to U.S. Senator RussFeingold, “ we simply can not offerequal justice to all Americans whenracial disparities plague the systemby which our society imposes theultimate punishment”(Deb 27).
  • 9. Works Cited• "DNA Exoneree Case Profiles." The Innocence Project. Web. 23 May 2013.http://www.innocenceproject.org/know/• Bedau, Hugo Adam., and Paul G. Cassell. Debating the Death Penalty: Should America Have CapitalPunishment? : The Experts on Both Sides Make Their Best Case. New York: Oxford UP, 2004. Print• "Know The Facts About Capital Punishment." U.S. Death Penalty Facts. Amnesty International USA,Web. 25 Apr. 2013. http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/death-penalty/us-death-penalty-facts• “States with and without the Death Penalty.” .Death Penalty Information Center. Web.28 May 2013.http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/states-and-without-death-penalty• "New ACLU Report Details Pervasive Racial Discrimination in America." American Civil Liberties Union.Web. 26 Apr. 2013. http://www.aclu.org/human-rights/new-aclu-report-details-pervasive-racial-discrimination-america• "Race and the Death Penalty. Capital Punishment in Context." Welcome to Capital Punishment in ContextCapital Punishment in Context. Web. 26 Apr. 2013. www.capitalpunishmentincontext.org/issues

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