Author: Bleeding Pages PM
this is an essay I wrote about my opinion of Death row I'm sorry if you don't agree with it. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion I just ask that you voice yours elsewhereRated: Fiction T - English - Crime/Hurt/Comfort - Words: 800 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 05-01-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3018722
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Even though I know I'm innocent I'm still walking down the cold hallway in my white clothes waiting to be executed for a crime I didn't commit. I am on death row. I sat in the cold chair and looked out at my family crying in the box on the other side of the window. I wish they would have just believed me! I can feel the leather straps tighten on my arms and legs and I see the bag of poison next to me that when injected will kill me for good. I can almost imagine the gut wrenching poison going through my veins and then it would all go black. I knew this was the end. the priest said a prayer and I knew that I was never going to see my family or friends ever again. This is what happens to people who get the death penalty even if they are innocent. The death penalty is wrong.
The police are not perfect. They do sometimes convict people of things they didn't do. If someone is put on death row that is innocent and they are executed then after proven innocent you cant just take it back and give them there life back. If you execute an innocent person the judge will defiantly not want that to happen again and so he will not judge as harshly witch could let someone who has done wrong get away. We should put the people in jail or you can put them in high confinement places. Execution is just wrong.
The forensic science ahs improved over the years, but they still are not perfect. The people colleting evidence can mess up. They can miss a piece of evidence or they forgot to wear gloves and mess up the prints. If that happens and they use that evidence even though its not valid we are not enforcing justice. If the person working in the lab accidently sneezes or forgets gloves to than their lab work is not valid. Even the computers can mess up and give you the wrong results.
Think of all the people you will effect when you execute someone. You may think that even if the person brutally murdered 10 women that they deserve to die because they caused so much death. Well, isn't killing that person just another dead person? Don't we get the bad people off the streets so there is nio killing or death? Well when we kill them we are just like them. Even if they planned their killings and knew exactly what they were getting into, don't we know exactly what we are going to do when we give the death penalty?
If you have eyewitnesses how do you know if they are lying or not? They could not have a grudge against you and you nor would the police ever know. If that person testifies against you then you could be proven guilty. Does you witness use glasses? Could they have mistaken you for someone else? Was it dark outside? Were there shadows? Could they not really make out who it was? These are all present problems when cases involve eye witnesses. Eye witnesses are not always reliable.
When we execute someone we are taking someone else's life, knowingly and willingly. If you execute that person because he killed someone then you kill him then shouldn't we kill you to and then shouldn't someone kill us just because its justice? You may say that "no" it's just justice and they deserve to die. Who made you God? It's not your decision either. If you execute an innocent person and then later find out that they really are innocent, and you just say "oh well". To all those people you have affected because upi gave someone the death penalty to them it means a whole lot more than "Oh well". The person that you killed could have lived 30 more years and had grandkids or watched their children get married you have just ruined a lot of people's lives. Nothing you say can bring that person back.
Do you really want to put the lives of innocent and non innocent lives on the line because of a law? What if that were you walking down that cold dark hallway knowing you were never going to walk back, knowing you're innocent, knowing that the police messed up and they got the wrong person but it's too late now Oh well. Now that you have heard all of this are you still really for the death penalty? Next time it comes up vote no for death penalty and we can all try to save as many lives as possible.