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Death Penalty Essay

Stop “Civil War” in Brazil – Capital Punishment Now

Every day innocent citizens are sentenced to capital punishment without trial in Brazil. Although social conditions improved a lot in the last decade, this is still one of the most violent countries in the world, with about 50.000 homicides per year. It is practically a civil war rate, but with a tremendous difference:only the criminals have guns. Brazil urges to approve the death penalty because, first, it would free society from monsters and psychopaths, second, it would be economical for the government and the society, and finally, it would prevent further crimes.
Those who are against the Death Penalty may argue that capital punishment will only be applied to minorities, that it does not prevent criminalsfrom raping or murdering people and that people should not “take an eye for an eye”. However, this is not a matter of prevention or revenge or, even worse, of allowing innocents to be punished. It is a matter of protecting society from pathological murderers and rapists. That means not permitting those who, without a shadow of doubt, have committed hideous crimes, to have a chance of hurtinganother innocent again.
DEATH PENALTY WILL FREE SOCIETY FROM MONSTERS AND PSYCHOPATHS. Brazilian citizens became the gangster’s unarmed targets. That is the reason why it is been said that every day people are sentenced to death penalty without trial in Brazilian streets. Newspapers and TV news show the astonishing reality faced by Brazilian inhabitants. People leave their homes to work or studyand never know whether they will manage to return safely or not. As a matter of fact, if they happen to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time, they may be attacked, kidnapped, raped, robbed and/or killed. Generally the criminals are young, under drugs and have no respect neither for their own lives, nor for anyone else’s life. Such disturbed people are not likely to regenerate or redeem after afew years in prison. Moreover, experience shows that they get revolted and even more violent. Nevertheless, with such an inappropriate justice system as ours, they promptly go back to the streets, to victimize more innocent people. Capital punishment would free society from such monsters who have no remorse in hurting others. This is not revenge; it is society’s only hope that these barbariccriminals will not repeat their evil deeds again.
Recently in Brazil there have been some cases which may demonstrate to what level of perversity the criminals have achieved. First, in 2009, the brutal murder of a nine years old boy whose family’s car was stolen: His mother was not able to take him out of the car because he got stuck to the seat-belt. Although people shouted and begged to the robbersto release the boy, they dragged him for seven kilometers, doing zig-zag movements with the car in order to get rid of that innocent body. His murderers, if convicted to the maximum penalty of 30 years, may leave prison in 6 years for “good behavior” and with the benefit of penalty progression. Yet, one of the outlaws was under the age of 18, and will only stay in a reformatory for three years.Second, a year ago, a man who was in jail for rape and murder and was considered a psychopath by prison psychologists, received the benefit of penalty progression and was released by a judge. Back on the streets, once again, he raped and killed 6 young boys aged from 13 to 16 and confessed it without any sign of regret.
Lastly, two months ago TV showed images taken in Joinville: a father went withhis 10 years-old boy to a store. Then, a robber arrived with a gun and ordered the clients to raise hands. The father tried to put his shopping bag on the balcony in order to do what the thief had ordered, but he was coldly shot to death in front of his kid who got desperate. The robber took the father’s mobile phone and wallet and continued stealing the store as if nothing had happened.
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