Stop capital punishment in the state of Oklahoma

Stop capital punishment in the state of Oklahoma

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Stamos Zoulas started this petition to Oklahoma Governor and

Many people's lives are taken due to wrongdoings of the past. Funded by the millions of tax dollars collected from citizens, a death sentence is more expensive in total costs than a lifetime in prison without paroles. This is mainly because of the judicial costs of appeals, and not about the inmate's health costs. The lethal injection the primary method of execution, which has a relatively high chance of failing with approximately 7%. Botched executions are a cruel, painful way to die, and there have been cases where innocent people have been put to death. 7% is more than enough to convince people to spread awareness. Death penalty is unnecessary, and extravagant in resources and money.

Our decision was to commit to a single state instead of the national government, as it seems to be the best way to introduce the issue. Small steps can always turn into big steps, and our hope is that we can do something about all the evidence that's right in front of us. We plan to start with the state of Oklahoma, which we selected from the states that still allow capital punishment. Using this petition, we plan to inform state government officials to reconsider whether capital punishment should be allowed or not. Hopefully, with people’s signatures, the governor and/or the state’s legislature will stop unnecessary deaths.

Putting an end to a wrongdoers life won't do justice or provide closure for the relatives of the victim(s). It is also not a deterrent because when people are faced between the decision of a life in prison and a life in death row, they do not really care. We are a civilized society, and we believe it is no longer necessary for capital punishment to be conducted.

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