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Governments often keep this information secret about executions, even to the point where some weapons are loaded with brutes, so no one really knows who fired the fatal shot in the firing squad. Social historians find that from the twentieth century on, in the United States and Western Europe, death was increasingly protected from the public and occurred more and more behind closed doors in the hospital.  Executions were also transferred behind the walls of the penitentiary system.  The last formal public executions took place in 1868 in the United Kingdom, the United States in 1936, and France in 1939.  Everyone agrees that crime is serious and must be stopped. This seems reasonable and logical in all respects, until we ask the following question: do we need the death penalty to fight “hard” against crimes? The answer is no, we don`t. The death penalty is the ultimate, cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases, regardless of the accused, the nature or circumstances of the crime, guilt, innocence or nature of the execution. Society has always used punishments to prevent suspected criminals from acting illegally.
Since society has the greatest interest in preventing murder, it should apply the strongest penalty available to deter murder, and that is the death penalty. If the murderers are sentenced to death and executed, the potential murderers will think twice before killing, for fear of losing their own lives. Some countries, such as Singapore and Malaysia, have made the death penalty mandatory for murder, although Singapore has since 2013 amended its legislation to reserve the mandatory death penalty for intentional homicide, while providing for an alternative life sentence for murder without intent to kill. Some have claimed that up to 39 executions took place in the United States between 1992 and 2004, as a result of compelling evidence of innocence or serious doubts about guilt in the United States. . . .