Espionage.The death penalty might be applied as ta'zir for espionage.

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I have often been asked this question by supporters of the death penalty, and my answer is: My first reaction would probably be a strong wish to cut the balls off the bastard, to tear him apart and kill him.
But my next reaction would hopefully be gratitude for living in a constitutional state where the principle of personal revenge has been replaced by societies obligation to administer an appropriate punishment and give me the necessary support to get a decent life in spite of my loss.

Mar 11, 2015 · The death penalty in the United ..

 Hugo Adam Bedau, The Death Penalty in America (N.Y.: OxfordUniversity Press, 1982).

Historical Timeline History of the Death ..

“His case is a poster child for the saying that ‘the death penalty is a luxury we can no longer afford.’”

As a sign of changeable standards of decency, the Supreme Court ruled in 2004 in Atkins v.

of the American Revolution, the death penalty was used in ..

On February 15, ninety-four-year-old Viva Leroy Nash died in the Arizona state prison complex at Florence, having been incarcerated nearly his entire adult life.

At the time of Nash’s death by natural causes, Arizona prosecutors had petitioned the Supreme Court in opposition to a federal district court ruling that found Nash mentally incapable of assisting in his defense at a new trial for the fatal shooting of a store clerk after his escape from a Utah prison.

long after the appellate process had been exhausted3 of 4 Texans support the death penalty.

First American death penalty ..

Tison v. Arizona 481 U.S. 137 (1987) -- [The] Court upheld Arizona'sdeath penalty for major participation in a felony with "reckless indifferenceto human life."

There are 31 states in the US where the death penalty is ..

In recent years more and more has been done to deprive the inmates of their constitutional right to a fair appeal or review of their case, and in some states not even new evidence of innocence is enough to cancel their appointment with the executioner.

For those inmates who are not so lucky to get off the death row the time until their execution is a life like human garbage where they are deprived of the most fundamental human rights and being subject to brutal treatment, no matter how humane it seems .

And to fulfill this degradation of human life many states invite the relatives of the victim - whom many politicians and prosecutors try to convey the delusion that - to come and witness and celebrate the execution, a perversion which the USA shares only with countries like China and a few Arabic nations.

As mentioned above it seems like the politicians find that promising people more killings and tougher penalties is the best way of earning votes.
But if the problem is the violence in society and murders one would think that finding solutions to these problems would be better for a political campaign.
"But you cannot be elected for anything in the USA if you do not support the death penalty", is a common statement.

Maybe this is right, but the fact is that polls show that there is a majority against the death penalty among the American population if they get the option of LWOP instead.

It is a small majority, but it is there, and apparently it is growing.

Capital Punishment: The end of the death penalty - TIME

Furman v. Georgia 408 U.S. 238 (1972) -- The Court looking at threecases struck down the death penalty in many states and set up the standard thatpunishment would be considered "cruel and unusual" if any of the following werepresent: 1) it was too severe for the crime; 2) it was arbitrary (some get thepunishment and others do not, without guidelines); 3) it offends society'ssense of justice; 4) it was not more effective than a less severe penalty.

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Gregg v. Georgia 428 U.S. 153 (1976) -- [The] Court upheld Georgia'snewly passed death penalty and said that the death penalty was not always crueland unusual punishment.

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Trying to end capital punishment state-by-state was difficult at best, so deathpenalty abolitionists turned much of their efforts to the courts. They finallysucceeded on June 29, 1972 in the case Furman v. Georgia. In nineseparate opinions, but with a majority of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court ruledthat the way capital punishment laws were written, including discriminatorysentencing guidelines, capital punishment was cruel and unusual and violatedthe Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. This effectively ended capitalpunishment in the United States. Advocates of capital punishment beganproposing new capital statutes which they believed would end discrimination incapital sentencing, therefore satisfying a majority of the Court. By early1975, thirty states had again passed death penalty laws and nearly two hundredprisoners were on death row. In Gregg v. Georgia (1976), the SupremeCourt upheld Georgia's newly passed death penalty and said that the deathpenalty was not always cruel and unusual punishment. Death row executionscould again begin. Another form of execution was soon found. Oklahoma passedthe first death by lethal injection law, based on economics as much ashumanitarian reasons. The old electric chair that had not been used in elevenyears would require expensive repairs. Estimates of over $200,000 were givento build a gas chamber, while lethal injection would cost no more than ten tofifteen dollars "per event."