The death Sentence

Murder is by far the worst crime a person can commit. Criminals who are found guilty should receive the harshest penalty that the law can provide. In many cases the harshest penalty is the death sentence. There is no question whether or not a convicted murderer should be eligible for the death sentence. Or so as the saying goes an eye for an eye. But what happens when the person who commits the crime is a minor? Still under the age of eighteen, not old enough to make legal decisions, vote, consume alcohol, or gamble, but yet old enough to die for a mistake he/she made. Its sad that in this day and age America is one of the only countries that still practices the death sentence on minors.
In America today there are 20 states that still practice the death sentence on minors. Among them is Texas with the most minors on death row 25. And in a state that claims they don't mess around Texas also leads with the highest number of execution involving a minor with 13. In a country were we are prided on or society compared to the rest of the world, it is funny to see that our country is one of only a hand full of countries that still practices the death sentence for minors. Among the countries that still practice capital punishment on minors are China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.All these countries have been known to be extremist when it comes to capital punishment. As of today there are more than 70 people on death row for crimes committed under the age of 18 in the United States. It's sad to know that since 1990 America has executed more minors then all these countries combined. The United Nations Convention on The Rights of a Child, prohibits the execution for crimes committed under the age of 18. Only the U.S. and Somalia have failed to ratify the convention guidelines.(Carrillo, Can violent)

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