The United States of America is slowly turning against capital punishment. Yet, 43 human beings have been executed in 2011 and 1,277 since 1976! It needs to STOP, on a federal level, and in all states where capital punishment is still in practice.
The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment is done in the name of "justice".
It violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.