The death penalty is used disproportionately against the poor, who cannot afford expensive legal counsel, as well as against racial, ethnic, and religious minorities. The death penalty is applied arbitrarily and inconsistently. Wrongly convicted, innocent people have received death penalty sentences, and tragically, were killed by the state.
I strongly feel that the death penalty, or capital punishment, should no longer be allowed in the U.S. The reasons death penalty should be abolished are that: there’s no credible evidence that death penalty reduces crime, the person may actually be innocent, it’s unfair to many people, it costs more to sentence a person to death than imprisoned, and criminals should spend the rest of their.