Oklahoma executed Sean Sellers, who was sixteen when he murdered his parents, February 1999. This marked the first time in forty years that such a young offender was executed in the United States. Criticism and calls for clemency came from around the world, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the American Bar Association, and Amnesty International. These events that have occurred in our country are tearing it apart at its seams: the death penalty and the divided America
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of America and its citizens it has kept it instated. The death penalty is dividing our country from itís allies and because of this we as a country need to decide whether to fully support it or to abandon it as other countries have done.
 Death Penalty Information Center; http://www.essential.org/dpic/dpic.html (8/25/2000)
 Just Revenge; http://faculty.mckenna.edu/mcostanzo/death_penalty/chapter.htm (8/25/2000)
 Wadsworth; http://www.wadsworth.com (8/25/2000)