A Teen’s Take on Capital Punishment (Death Penalty)

This video emphasizes my opinions and stance in regard to the implementation of capital punishment within the United States and how it infringes upon the Eighth Constitutional Amendment under the Bill of Rights within the Constitution. By executing criminals, it does not alleviate problems or prevail justice, but – rather – promote the message that ‘violence is the answer’ and cause an endless cycle of violence by encouraging an ‘eye-for-an-eye’ mentality. I advocate the voluntary decision of prisoners to choose either life imprisonment, community service, or death (executed in whichever capacity suitable and humane).