Re: death penalty
Well lets examine if the death peanlty actsas a deterrent
According to Amnesty Intl. Sates with WIth the death penalty have higher murder rates than those who don't.
Yet more stats
So the evidence would seem to de-bunk the argument that some use that the death penalty acts as a deterrent. (Of course other factors might have an impact on the murder rates in the differnt states).
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