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The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishemt


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The Pros and Cons of Capital Punishemt

  1. 1. The Controversy of Capital Punishment<br /><ul><li>What is capital punishment?
  2. 2. What are the Pros of the Death Penalty
  3. 3. What are the Cons of the Death Penalty?
  4. 4. Which states allow it?
  5. 5. People who have received the death penalty…
  6. 6. Who are its most likely candidates?
  7. 7. Lost Loves…
  8. 8. Do you agree with capital punishment?</li></li></ul><li>What is Capital Punishment?<br />Capital Punishment – when a condemned person is put to death. It is also known as the death penalty.<br />(Richard Ramirez – “The Night stalker”)<br />(Ted Bundy)<br />(Timothy McVeigh)<br />
  9. 9. What are some Pros of the Death Penalty?<br />Many believe that the death penalty saves lives. It keeps the mentally unstable from killing again.<br /><ul><li>Anthony Sowell, 50, of Cleveland was a former Marine who had previously to 2009, been imprisoned for a 15 year sentence which he completed in its entirety.
  10. 10. Sowell, was released in 2005 and since then has committed at least 11 murders.
  11. 11. Should he be sentenced to the death penalty?</li></li></ul><li>Lost Loves…<br />When it comes down to it, how many of our loved ones are probably in actuality not missing but dead? Think about the possibility of a brutal murderand the pain that was endured.<br />If criminals weren’t threatened by the death penalty would those criminals ever confess to those crimes?<br />Without enforcing the death penalty will those families ever be able to put there child or loved one to rest?<br />It has been suggested in many cases that there was a significant increase when the death penalty was halted.<br />
  12. 12. More Arguments from the Pro Death Penalty Supporters<br />Many Americans believe that the death penalty provides closure for the victim’s family.<br />Some believe that when the death penalty was halted, the crime rate made a dramatic increase.<br />“Missing People,” if criminals didn’t fear the death penalty, how many of these children on fliers would the police find? Resolving these cases would allow closure for the family.<br />It is justified in the Bible, many will argue that in numerous places in the Bible the death penalty is supported. For example, Genesis 9:5-6 <br />“Whoever sheds man’s blood,<br /> by man his blood shall be shed.”<br />
  13. 13. What are some of the Cons of Capital Punishment?<br />Capital punishment is high in cost.<br />According to the Death Penalty Information Center, some states spend millions of dollars more a year paying for a death penalty trial then if they were to pay for a non-death penalty trial.<br />While many victim’s families argue that capital punishment gives them closure there are others who disagree. They feel as if they would be just as satisfied with “life imprisonment without parole.”<br />
  14. 14. Which states are For and Against the Death Penalty?<br /><br />
  15. 15. Theodore Robert Bundy<br />Ted Bundy grew up not knowing that he oldest sister was in actuality, his mother.<br />He was a serial killer who committed his crimes in the 1970s.<br />He killed at least 30 people, but the actual number of deaths remains a mystery.<br />He was a rapist and a necrophiliac.<br />He worked for a suicide hotline.<br />Ted Bundy was executed January 24, 1989 by the electric chair.<br />Watch one of Ted’s Final Interviews:<br />Ted Bundy Final Interview <br />
  16. 16. Timothy McVeigh<br />Also known as, “The Oklahoma City Bomber.” was a 33-year-old U.S Army Veteran.<br />According to the FBI there were 168 deaths that day. Among those deaths 19 of them were children.<br />McVeigh was executed on June 11, 2001, in Terre Haute, Indiana.<br />
  17. 17. Richard Ramirez <br />Commonly known as “The Night Stalker,” Richard Ramirez is responsible for at least 13 deaths. <br />When he was 2, a dresser fell on his head and caused a contusion.<br />By the age of 10, he was spending the night in cemeteries. <br />The victims ranging in age from 6 to 83.<br />He was found guilty of 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries.<br />He is currently awaiting his death sentence and since he was imprisoned, has gotten married.<br />
  18. 18. Which Crimes are Likely to Receive the Death Penalty?<br />In most cases, murder can be a likely cause for a death penalty sentence. However, not in all cases or all states.<br />According to the Death Penalty Information Center:<br />Treason (In Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Washington)<br />Aggravated Kidnapping (In Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, and Montana)<br />Drug Trafficking (Florida and Mississippi)<br />Aircraft High jacking (Georgia and Missouri)<br />Placing a bomb near a bus terminal (Missouri)<br />Aggravated assault by incarcerated, persistent felons or murderers. (Missouri)<br />
  19. 19. Do You Agree with Capital Punishment?<br />Now it is time to ask the ultimate question. Do you agree with capital punishment?<br />Do the pros outweigh the cons or do the cons outweigh the pros?<br />Should we just sentence those who kill to life in prison or is that not enough? If these people are released will they kill loves ones again?<br />
  20. 20. Lost Loves you may remember…<br />
  21. 21. Jon Benet Ramsey - (August 6, 1990 – December 25, 1996)<br />
  22. 22. Caylee Anthony – (August 9, 2005 – 2008)<br />
  23. 23. Trenton Duckett - (August 1-, 2004 – missing)<br />
  24. 24. Natalee Holloway – (October 21, 1986 - missing)<br />
  25. 25. Annie Le, whose remains were recovered on her wedding day. (July 3, 1985 – September 8, 2009)<br />
  26. 26. In Memory of those who are no longer with us.<br />May our hearts and prayers be with you. <br />