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Death Row presentation.

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  2. 2. "To take a life when a life has been lost is revenge, not justice." -- Desmond Tutu <br />
  3. 3. Death Penalty<br />The death penalty is only used on the worst cases in which the victims of the crime require a form of justice.<br />
  4. 4. Troy Davis <br />September 21, 2011 at 11:08 p.m Troy Davis was declared dead for the murder of an off- duty police officer.<br />He had denied committing the crime to the end of his life.<br /> He was convicted in 1991 of killing Officer MacPhail.<br />
  5. 5. Murder Case<br />MacPhail was working as a security guard at the time.<br />He rushed to the aid of a homeless man.<br />Davis was reportedly bashing the homeless man with a handgun.<br />He then supposedly shot the officer to death in a Burger King parking lot.<br />
  6. 6. No gun was ever found.<br />Shell casings were tied to an earlier shooting that Davis was convicted for.<br />Witnesses placed Davis at the crime scene and identified him as the shooter.<br />Several statements have been taken back.<br />Jurors have said that they've changed their minds if he is even guilty.<br />Reports claim that a man that was with Davis actually admitted in shooting the officer that night.<br />http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/09/21/troy-davis-deathrow.html<br />
  7. 7. FUN DEATH PENALTY FACTS<br />
  8. 8. From December 7, 1982 - September 21, 2011<br />In the state of Texas alone there has been 475 convicted criminals killed by the death penalty.<br />Texas has executed more people in the past decade than any other state. <br />18 out of 20 states with the highest murder rates today have the death penalty.<br />17 of the cities with the highest murder rates are in death penalty jurisdictions.<br />
  9. 9. Race in the Death Penalty?<br />Do you think race has anything to do with the death penalty?<br />Does being a different race change the sentencing you receive?<br />
  10. 10. Death Penalty in Texas Statistics<br />White - 220 <br />Black - 173<br />Hispanic - 80<br />Other - 2<br />Total – 475 people executed in Texas<br />http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/annual.htm<br />
  11. 11. Justice for Family<br />By handing out the same experience to “guilty” party<br />A popular justification for the death penalty is that it is only used on the worst of cases in which the victims of the crime require a form of justice.<br />This justice has been shifted into a form of revenge represented as balance or equality; murdering the “guilty” party.<br />
  12. 12. The Issue?<br />The pain and suffering of the initial victims go through is passed on to a new set of victims, with it never truly leaving.<br />The life of the lost cannot be brought back.<br />
  13. 13. Do you think in any way the death penalty deters crime?<br />Louisiana today has a high record of practicing capital punishment.<br />New Orleans is the leading city in the United States for crimes of murder.<br />In fact Canada abolished capital punishment in 1975<br />The murder rate in Canada declined consistently over the next decade.<br />http://www.vincenter.org/95/gregory.html<br />
  14. 14. Last Supper<br />
  15. 15. When you are in Death Row you have a chance in having a special last meal.<br />There are instances when inmates that are sentenced to death row order a large amount of food and do not even end up eating any of it<br />Even Troy Davis declined his special last meal before he was executed.<br />
  16. 16. Do you think that inmates should have the right to order what ever they want?<br />OR<br />Should their last meal be a catering of options?<br />
  17. 17. William Blackstone<br />“Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer."<br />

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