A Case for Life

Banacki, Lori
December 2002
Teen Ink;Dec2002, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p19
The author reflects on the injustices that go along with death penalty in the U.S. She says the penalty is a violation of human rights because it is unconstitutional and immoral. It violates Fifth Amendment of the Constitution's Bill of Rights, which provides the right to proper representation and due process of law. It has also been suggested that the penalty is racist because African Americans were 38 percent more likely to be considered for it.


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