"After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion"
- Albert Camus
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Albert Camus' quote talks with the injustice of the death sentence. He is mentioning that a killer, when they dedicate their criminal offense, are running the risk of one of the most extreme punishment of death, while those who are responsible for accomplishing the death penalty are risking nothing greater than promo. This is an example of the power discrepancy between those who remain in settings of authority and also those who are not. Camus is highlighting the unfairness of the death sentence, as those that are responsible for carrying it out are not facing the very same repercussions as the murderer. He is likewise suggesting that the capital punishment is not a reliable deterrent, as those who are responsible for it are not dealing with any type of actual effects. This quote talks to the requirement for an extra fair justice system, one that does not rely on the execution as a type of punishment.
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