In 1960, there were 56 executions in the USA and 9,140 murders.
By 1964, when there were only 15 executions, the number of murders had risen to 9,250.
When a policeman holds a criminal at gunpoint and tells him to get on the ground, the criminal will comply fully in the vast majority of of these cases.
Why would they do that unless they were afraid of the lethal power of the gun?
Indeed, restoring capital punishment is the will of the people, yet many voices are raised against it.
Heated public debate centers on questions of deterrence, public safety, sentencing equity, and the execution of innocents, among others.
Until we begin to fight crime in earnest [by using the death penalty], every person who dies at a criminal's hands is a victim of our inaction." "From 1995 to 2000," "executions averaged 71 per year, a 21,000 percent increase over the 1966-1980 period.
If that were true, then I wonder how police officers manage to arrest criminals without killing them.
Researcher Karl Spence of Texas A&M University said:"While some [death penalty] abolitionists try to face down the results of their disastrous experiment and still argue to the contrary, the...[data] concludes that a substantial deterrent effect has been observed...
In six months, more Americans are murdered than have killed by execution in this entire century...
Eventually, the Supreme Court placed a moratorium on capital punishment in 1972 but later upheld it in 1977, with certain conditions.
As a staunch supporter of the death penalty, I consider this to be a good thing for my state and its citizens.