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Electrocution, Firing Squad, and Hanging. These are just a few methods of the Death Penalty. Today, there are 41 different capital offenses which are punishable by death! Many people do commit major crimes that deeply harm manh families and communities. Yet, the government does not hold the right to take away someone’s life no matter how severe the crime. Capital punishment is a legal first-degree murder committed by the state, no different than the original crime committed by the individual. Not to mention the tremendous cost the death penalty requires! Cases where the death penalty is sought cost $1.26 million! The money used to pay for the death penalty could be used to provide support and counseling to victims and their families. In fact, since 1973, 144 people on the death row have been absolved for being innocent. As a percentage of all death sentences, that's only 1.6 percent. If the innocence rate is 4.1 percent, more than twice the rate of exoneration, an untold number of innocent people have been executed. Basically, every 1 in 25 people who is sentenced to death in the United States is innocent. The Death Penalty is killing innocent people and we’re going to support this? The death penalty doesn’t improve anything in today’s society.The criminal doesn’t even understand their mistake or the consequences. They’re dead. They don’t have the time to repent or attempt to apologize for their mistakes. Killing a major terrorist doesn’t make the world a better place. In fact, it does the very opposite. It endangers the state itself. When a criminal is killed, their friends or family members look for revenge. The state is prompting hypothetical events such as these to occur. Everyone sees the death penalty from a different perspective and we need to take these views into account.