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Originally posted by The Real Deal
In recent years the number of criminals put to death has been rising. The death penalty is the most severe penalty a state can give to a murderer. Currently, most U.S. states use the death penalty. Many people believe that execution is the only appropriate punishment for murder. Others believe that killing criminals sets a bad example for citizens and raises the level of violence in society. The Supreme Court has recently agreed to examine the ethics involved in the death penalty.
Should murders receive a punishment that fits their crime? It is right for the government to execute people? What do you think?