Alejandro Martinez

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One of the ways that our government decides to penalize criminals through death penalty is by utilizing the lethal injection. It is said that this form of death penalty is supposed to be fast and painless. Studies have shown, though, that at times, this form of death causes excruciating pain and the fact that the criminal cannot express it makes it even more unjust. This piece, as simple as it may
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Death is not justice

Our 2010 project asked for the universal abolition of the death penalty.
For us it’s simple. The death penalty is a violation of human rights. Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” How does that fit with beheading, stoning, hanging, lethally injecting or shooting someone?


A Shot at Justice.


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