PHI 103 Week 1 Assignment, Is it Permissible to use Capital Punishment on Persons Convicted of Certain Crimes
Premise 1: Capital punishment is not a deterrent to capital crimes.
Premise 2: The death penalty violates the constitutional guarantee of equal protect as it is applied randomly and discriminatory.
Premise 3: Capital punishment is cruel and unusual.
Conclusion: Capital punishment is constitutionally unacceptable and unjust and thereby be removed. (ACLU, 2018)