capital punishment

Weigh the pros, cons and controversies surrounding the grave issue of capital punishment; should the death penalty be allowed?

  • Marc Hoover
    Published 3 days ago
    The survivor: George H.W. Bush

    The survivor: George H.W. Bush

  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 11 days ago
    Reason First: Is This a Case of a ‘Privileged’ Black Male?

    Reason First: Is This a Case of a ‘Privileged’ Black Male?

    The reality of the package deal is apparent. What the package deal means is that some truth may provide a veneer but lies get smuggled into the idea that damn whatever’s true. What’s valid about white privilege is the fact that bigotry and racism are involved in it. The lie(s) include the idea that color of skin and hair texture determine character and that every white person is evil. Let’s consider Charles Brooks, Jr, who actually led a vicious existence.
  • Frank Talaber
    Published 24 days ago
    A Lion Prowls Tonight

    A Lion Prowls Tonight

    A Lion Prowls Tonight
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 months ago
    Reason First: William Kemmler’s Electric Ride

    Reason First: William Kemmler’s Electric Ride

    A hatchet sliced into Tillie Ziegler on March 29, 1889. The man holding the bloody murder weapon stood as William Kemmler. A jury found him guilty. A sentence stated that he should be put to death. As an uneducated swindler, Kemmler held onto bits and pieces of rage. For his crime, he would see that fury silenced as the first man to die from the electric chair.
  • Ahmad Issa
    Published 4 months ago
          Death Row

    Death Row

    My name is Ahmad Issa, and this is my true story about me and the justice system in the United States of America.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 4 months ago
    Reason First: Bring back the Total Death Penalty in Delaware

    Reason First: Bring back the Total Death Penalty in Delaware

    A gurney with a body rolls into the forensics laboratory. It has only expired a few minutes ago. It is the corpse of a monster. A male convicted of multiple counts of rape perished behind prison walls. Good riddance. The evil man had died at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. He succumbed due to his cancer. For the rapes, the state sentenced him to life in prison with an additional twenty years. Fortunately, science silenced this brute. It’s only right that he should die behind bars rather than reach a parole date which would have been extremely difficult with his sentence.
  • Lauryl Sandman
    Published 4 months ago
    Unpopular Opinion:The Death Penalty Needs to be Suspended

    Unpopular Opinion:The Death Penalty Needs to be Suspended

    What began as a public event soon became more private as executions were moved from outdoor gathering spaces to within prison walls. The death penalty has been in use in the United States since the mid-1600s. Early criminals were often put to death in front of jeering crowds who celebrated the act of execution. But the morbid desire to see people being killed was not diminished once executions were removed from public spaces. Crowds of people still clamored to gain entry to the exclusive events. The more publicized the crime, the more well-attended the execution.
  • Daniel da Chao Samico
    Published 6 months ago
    DEATH PENALTY, MY LAW.

    DEATH PENALTY, MY LAW.

    First of all lets make clear that these are my views and only mine, also I warn that they require the correct attention and understanding otherwise I may come across as some kind of self-appointed king.
  • Edward Anderson
    Published 11 months ago
    Delayed Death No More in Texas

    Delayed Death No More in Texas

    "Lord forgive them. They don't know what they are doing," those are the last words of convicted murderer Larry Swearingen. In July of 2000, a jury found Swearingen guilty of raping and murdering 19-year-old Melissa Trott. Crimes he adamantly denied committing, despite the "mountain of evidence" against him.
  • Mia O'Sullivan
    Published about a year ago
    Richard Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento

    Richard Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento

    Note: This story contains accounts of murder, necrophilia, and cannibalism, each as disturbing and gory as the other.
  • Joseline Burns
    Published about a year ago
    Criminals & Society

    Criminals & Society

    Historically, society has attempted to discourage crime by making the punishment so horrible that nobody would want to take the risk of committing a crime. In an age where people aren’t afraid of death what can be done to scare them? What can we do in America where inmates consider lumpy potatoes to be "cruel and unusual punishment?"
  • WatchMojo
    Published 2 years ago
    Top 10 Executed Criminals' Last Words

    Top 10 Executed Criminals' Last Words

    Any last words? Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Executed Criminals’ Last Words."