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  • Number Of Crimes Punishable By Death
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    Among the first people to be executed were the so-called witches within the colonies. These executions became known as the Salem Witch trials. When the trials between May and October 1692 were over, there were about twenty people that were sentenced to die. According to the English law many offenses were punishable by death. Most included property crimes and such other non-violent crimes. Robbery, extortion, arson and pick pocketing were all punishable by death. In Massachusetts there were only ...
  • Death Penalty Case
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    ... d from death. One out of every seven people sentenced to death row is innocent. The numbers are disturbing. Innocent people are becoming victims of the United States judicial system by its overlooked imperfections. A former president of the American Bar Association (ABA), John J. Curtin Jr., said it best when he told a congressional committee "Whatever you think about the death penalty, a system that will take life must first give justice. Execute justice, not people". Though some of the inn...
  • Prison Sentence Of The Offenders
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    A man sits on death row trying to keep death off his mind. He knows he is innocent but no one will believe him. He sits in his cell and prays with the hope that God will not let him get electrocuted. Just the everyday fear of thinking about his death that he knows will come soon takes its toll on him. This is a true story of Jay C. Smith a former high school principal in Pennsylvania. He was convicted for the murder of 3 people and sentenced to death. He was released in 1992 when it became known...
  • Anti Death Penalty Extremists
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    Death Penalty While you are sleeping, at 3: 00 in the morning, your house is broken into. The violators find your daughter, viciously rape and murder her, as they hold you back making you helpless, and there is nothing you can do about it. Would you want capitol punishment for these violators, or just another slap on the wrist? One lady in California said "I want them to pay". Just a few months after this, this very thing happened to her. The Death Penalty is one of the most controversial laws i...
  • Enya's Loyal Retainers
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    In the play Chushingura, retainers have the highest respect for their masters. Retainers in this play will fight to the death to honor their masters. Loyalty is expected of each retainer even if the samurai must disturb public order to honor their master's name. Enya's retainers stay loyal to him even after his death. Forty-seven men swore to revenge their master's death, risking their lives and disturbing public order. Even when a retainer fails his duty, he will seppuku so to die honorable for...
  • Crime During The Nineteenth Century In England
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    Crime and Punishment in the Victorian England Crime is an act or omission forbidden by law and punishable upon conviction. This includes public offenses often classified as treason, felony, and misdemeanor. And, punishment is an act of punishing. To punish somebody is to afflict somebody with pain, loss, or suffering. The nineteenth century was the pivotal period of change in England in the treatment of criminals. In that period, public opinion began to turn against the barbaric severity of hang...
  • Death Penalty
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    Death by itself is not very interesting but it is an enormously affecting and important part of anyone's life. In innumerable cases over the centuries, it has been seen that it causes emotional disturbances in people who are left behind, although, it has yet to be scientifically proven or disprove n that it has any effect whatsoever on the dead. So, when a state, run by a body consisting of representatives of the people, awards death to a convict, it leaves little doubt that death will receive a...

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