History[ edit ] Charles Starkweather Historically, hanging was the method Nebraska used until after the execution of Albert Prince in Allen Grammer was the first person executed by electrocution in Nebraska his partner in crime, Alson Cole, would be executed 13 minutes later.
Inthe United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is a pledge among nations to promote fundamental rights as the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.
The political elite in Europe often condemn the US as human rights violators since we still use the death penalty on murderers, which they insist is a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But they couldn't be more wrong. Abolitionists interpret from Article 3 in that Declaration to proclaim each person's right to protection from deprivation of life, especially murderers!
And they also point to Article 5, which states that no one shall be subjected to cruel or degrading punishment. From this, abolitinists self-righteously declare that the death penalty violates both of these rights. But in fact, nowhere in that declaration is the DP specifically condemned as a human rights violation!
For instance, in Article 3 it states: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Strangely, from this, abolitionists interpret that the death penalty is a human rights violation since it deprives a person's right to life.
But if we were to follow that reasoning, we would have to abolish prisons as a human rights violation as well since they deprive people of liberty.
We would also have to abolish charging taxes and fines since they violate one's "security of person.
So the interpretation that abolitionists derive from Article 3 of the Declaration is illogical and contradictory. And in Article 5, it states: No one shall be subjected to cruel or degrading punishment. From this, abolitionists insist that capital punishment is ruled out because it is "the ultimate cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment.
Indeed, what is stated in Article 5 is highly subjective and open to interpretation and could just as easily be applied to prisons as well. And at the time it was implemented, most nations who signed it had the had the death penalty and continued to use it long after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved by them.
So obviously, the signers back then had the moral coherence to appreciate the distinction between murders and executions. What the DP is, is a punishment for a human rights violation, not a human rights violation itself. Anyone with any amount of moral judgment and coherence would recognize and respect that difference.
All abolitionists are trying to do is protect human rights violators at the expense of their victims by trying to pass off the just punishment of human rights violations as a human rights violation itself, an analysis that one would have to be totally lacking in sound moral judgement to accept since it is so obviously contradictory as well as morally and logically skewed.Tennessee brings back the electric chair!
I could not believe that my state would return to what I consider a barbaric practice. I am not opposed to the death penalty in all cases. James D. French (ca.
– 10 August ) was an American criminal who was the last person executed under Oklahoma's death penalty laws prior to Furman v. Georgia, which suspended capital punishment in America from until He was also the only prisoner executed in the United States that year.
Already in prison for life for killing a motorist who had picked him up from hitchhiking. THE DEATH PENALTY IN THE UNITED STATES This webpage is dedicated to the innocent victims of murder, may they always be remembered. Each execution deters an average of 18 murders according to a nationwide study.
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