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Article Tittle: PRO: Death penalty best way to deal with violent criminals

In the article entitled PRO: Death penalty best way to deal with violent criminals the writer discusses why the death penalty should be mandatory in certain criminal cases. Personally, I Believe the article was based more on the author’s personal opinion regarding the death penalty. In the article, the writer referenced a bible verse that provides “justification” for death penalty bring place. My argument would be, how this applies to those who are NOT religious. Or maybe they are religious but just done follow the policies of the Bible?
The Author also touched on the financials of housing a convicted felon in prison. The author stated its best to sentence these criminals to the death penalty to avoid the $20,000 + per year that it takes to house this population of prisoner. Based on my research, in many states he average convicted felon remained on death row for twenty years, before they were actually executed. So to that I say, where are costs being cut in this situation?
One point within the article that I partially agreed with is, people who commit these type of crimes are not good people. The writer also stated that for the benefit of the victim(s), the inmates should be immediately executed, so that their pure existence would not haunt the surviving victims and families of those victims who did not survive.
I cannot verify the validity of the data; because again, the article seems to be an expression of opinion. The author of this article seems to be a high school student from what vie gathered from the article. There is no indication in the article that would lead me to question the creditability of the writer. In closing, this seems to be an opinion based article, which in essence makes sense when a writer is making am argument regarding a particular subject. I…...

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