Morality of Human Life <ul><li>What gives us the right to play the role of God? Dealing with Euthanasia, Capital Punishmen...
PLAYING GOD <ul><li>Playing God -  refers to someone supposedly taking on the role of  God  for human purposes. Alleged ac...
DEFINITIONS <ul><li>Euthanasia - refers to the practice of ending a life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering. </...
Groups <ul><li>Euthanasia - Nate | Winnie | Jessica </li></ul><ul><li>Death Penalty - Emily | Joe  </li></ul><ul><li>War -...
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER <ul><li>Do you think it devalues human life? Do you feel we deserve the right to live no matter what...
Remember!! <ul><li>Discuss your topic with your group members for approximately  </li></ul><ul><li>{ 3 Minutes }  There wi...
HISTORY OF DEATH PENALTY <ul><li>Britain influenced America's use of the death penalty more than any other country.  </li>...
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT  Texas <ul><li>Capital Punishment has been used in the U.S state of Texas and its predecessor entities ...
ARTICLE <ul><li>Greg Wright, 42 years old was 1 of 2 homeless men convicted of killing a woman named Donna Vick, at her ho...
THE CRIME <ul><li>On March 22, 1997, John Adams placed an emergency 911 call to the Dallas  P olice Department stating tha...
ARTICLE (Continued) <ul><li>A day and a half later,  John Adams turned himself in to the police, directed officers to Donn...
I AM NOT GUILTY! <ul><ul><li>“ The attorneys that were appointed to me at trial did not investigate any leads that might h...
JOHN ADAM’S CONFESSION <ul><li>a written document, clearly exempts Greg of having any responsibility for the crime of murd...
Original transcripts and documents of the written, signed and fingerprint-marked CONFESSIONS made by JOHN WADE ADAMS to th...
 
QUOTE BY WRIGHT <ul><li>“ I don’t blame the legal system. I blame the individuals running the legal system....I am Innocen...
EXECUTED <ul><li>executed Thursday October 30th, 2008 by lethal injection  </li></ul>
Websites Defending Wright <ul><li>His Family’s   -  freegregwright.org </li></ul><ul><li>Petitions declaring Wright’s Inno...
Pro Capital Punishment <ul><li>Justice/Vengeance:  Many people feel that killing convicted murderers will satisfy their ne...
Illustrations
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER <ul><li>Do you think it devalues human life? Do you feel we deserve the right to live no matter what...
THE END  <ul><ul><ul><li>THANKS FOR  LISTENING  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NOW CLAP FOR ME!!!!!!!! ^_^ </li></ul>...
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  1. 1. Morality of Human Life <ul><li>What gives us the right to play the role of God? Dealing with Euthanasia, Capital Punishment & War </li></ul><ul><li>by Jaysyn Beckford </li></ul>
  2. 2. PLAYING GOD <ul><li>Playing God - refers to someone supposedly taking on the role of God for human purposes. Alleged acts of playing God may include, for example, deciding who is to live or die, in a situation where not everyone can be saved. </li></ul>
  3. 3. DEFINITIONS <ul><li>Euthanasia - refers to the practice of ending a life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Punishment - is the sentence of death upon a person by judicial process as a punishment for an offense. Crimes that can result in a death penalty are known as capital crimes or capital offense. </li></ul><ul><li>War - War is an openly declared state of organized conflict , typified by extreme aggression , societal disruption, and high mortality . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Groups <ul><li>Euthanasia - Nate | Winnie | Jessica </li></ul><ul><li>Death Penalty - Emily | Joe </li></ul><ul><li>War - Kelly | Piper | Matt </li></ul>
  5. 5. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER <ul><li>Do you think it devalues human life? Do you feel we deserve the right to live no matter what? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you support your topic? Do you believe that people deserve death under special circumstances for your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you against your topic? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Remember!! <ul><li>Discuss your topic with your group members for approximately </li></ul><ul><li>{ 3 Minutes } There will be a class discussion pertaining to your topic towards the end of the presentation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. HISTORY OF DEATH PENALTY <ul><li>Britain influenced America's use of the death penalty more than any other country. </li></ul><ul><li>The first recorded execution in the new colonies was that of Captain George Kendall in the Jamestown colony of Virginia in 1608. Kendall was executed for being a spy for Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1612, Virginia Governor Sir Thomas Dale enacted the Divine, Moral and Martial Laws, which provided the death penalty for even minor offenses such as stealing grapes, killing chickens, and trading with Indians. </li></ul>
  8. 8. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Texas <ul><li>Capital Punishment has been used in the U.S state of Texas and its predecessor entities since 1819. </li></ul><ul><li>As of February 22, 2011, 1,217 individuals (all but six of whom have been male) have been executed. </li></ul><ul><li>As of 2010 the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) houses death row prisoners after they are transported from their counties of conviction, and the TDCJ administers the death penalty on a condemned person's court-scheduled date of execution. </li></ul><ul><li>* Texas has used a variety of execution methods hanging (until 1924), shooting by firing squad (used only four times during the Civil War period), electrocution (1924–1964) and lethal injection (1982 to present). </li></ul><ul><li>*Most executions were for murder, but other crimes such as piracy , cattle rustling , treason , desertion and rape have been subject to death sentences. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ARTICLE <ul><li>Greg Wright, 42 years old was 1 of 2 homeless men convicted of killing a woman named Donna Vick, at her home in Texas, in 1997. The woman was known for helping the needy and had given Greg Wright food, clothing and money after she said she seen him on a street corner holding a cardboard sign offering to work for food. </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE CRIME <ul><li>On March 22, 1997, John Adams placed an emergency 911 call to the Dallas P olice Department stating that he had witnessed a murder the night before. </li></ul><ul><li>Policed arrived at Ms Vick’s home </li></ul><ul><li>This led to the discovery of Ms. Vick, found murdered in the master bedroom of her home with a pillow covering her face and lying in a pool of blood. </li></ul><ul><li>The attack occurred on Ms.Vick's bed with her assailant straddling her on the bed during the murder. </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Vick sustained multiple stab wounds, bruises, and cuts to her face, neck, chin, hands, and throat area. She was pronounced dead at the scene </li></ul>
  11. 11. ARTICLE (Continued) <ul><li>A day and a half later, John Adams turned himself in to the police, directed officers to Donna Vick's home and helped in the recovery of her car. DNA tests of blood on the steering wheel of the car was shown to belong to Greg Wright. His bloody fingerprint also was found on a pillowcase on her bed. </li></ul><ul><li>Wright's lawyers disputed the accuracy of the fingerprint evidence.Found guilty of murder and put on death row </li></ul><ul><li>Prosecutor-->&quot;This should have been finished long ago because there's no question about his guilt and there should be no question about the jury's verdict either,&quot; said Greg Davis, who prosecuted Wright. &quot;He and Adams had been living on the streets together. So what he does, he talks his way into the victim's home and then he gets Adams in there, too. Both them actually stabbed her to death.&quot; </li></ul>
  12. 12. I AM NOT GUILTY! <ul><ul><li>“ The attorneys that were appointed to me at trial did not investigate any leads that might have proven my innocence or would have placed doubt in the jury's mind. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ I had no idea of what they were supposed to be doing and I placed my trust and faith into their knowledge of the law. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I knew that I was innocent and the two attorneys told me that they believed me and would do what they could to defend me at trial. The attorneys offered no witnesses in my defense. They did not call one technical expert in my defense. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Since the trial I and my new court-appointed attorneys have tried to raise many issues that would help my case and prove my innocence. It only takes one to reverse a case and send it back to trial. Unfortunately, these Judges are not allowing my issues to be granted and they are giving very poor reasons and even sighting facts that do not even exist. They have not even granted me a Certificate of Appealability so that I can have my case properly reviewed in the Federal court. If the 5th Circuit Appeal Court does not overturn this decision then I face an execution date at any time. “ </li></ul>
  13. 13. JOHN ADAM’S CONFESSION <ul><li>a written document, clearly exempts Greg of having any responsibility for the crime of murder. </li></ul><ul><li>Adams has, under oath, admitted he wrote this confession, but now, understandably, has decided not to admit its truth under oath for fear of the consequences for his own life. </li></ul><ul><li>To commit a confession in writing is not something done lightly, especially when done in the knowledge that your own life is endangered. Adams, by his own word and by his own history of knife use against another human being (admitted with details on his website) has condemned himself, but he continues to cast blame in an attempt to lessen regard for his own sole culpability. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Original transcripts and documents of the written, signed and fingerprint-marked CONFESSIONS made by JOHN WADE ADAMS to the murder of Donna Vicks AND the exoneration of GREG WRIGHT from any participation or complicity in that crime complicity in that crime complicity in that crime complicity in that crime
  15. 16. QUOTE BY WRIGHT <ul><li>“ I don’t blame the legal system. I blame the individuals running the legal system....I am Innocent” </li></ul>
  16. 17. EXECUTED <ul><li>executed Thursday October 30th, 2008 by lethal injection </li></ul>
  17. 18. Websites Defending Wright <ul><li>His Family’s - freegregwright.org </li></ul><ul><li>Petitions declaring Wright’s Innocence - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/greg-wright-is-innocent-of-the-charge-of-murder/ </li></ul>
  18. 19. Pro Capital Punishment <ul><li>Justice/Vengeance: Many people feel that killing convicted murderers will satisfy their need for justice and/or vengeance. They feel that certain crimes are so heinous that executing the criminal is the only reasonable response. </li></ul><ul><li>Deterrence: Many people feel that the death penalty will deter criminals from killing. This does not seem to be confirmed by an analysis of the available data. However, it feels intuitively correct for many people </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: Once a convicted murder is executed and buried, there are no further maintenance costs to the state. This appears to be invalid; the cost to the state paying for multiple appeals is generally much greater than the cost of imprisoning an inmate. </li></ul><ul><li>Public safety: Once a convicted murderer is executed, there is no chance that he will break out of jail and kill or injure someone. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew-wmGeElAQ </li></ul>
  19. 20. Illustrations
  20. 21. QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER <ul><li>Do you think it devalues human life? Do you feel we deserve the right to live no matter what? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you support your topic? Do you believe that people deserve death under special circumstances for your topic? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you against your topic? </li></ul>
  21. 22. THE END <ul><ul><ul><li>THANKS FOR LISTENING </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NOW CLAP FOR ME!!!!!!!! ^_^ </li></ul></ul></ul>

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