Yesterday, Orlando prosecutor Aramis Ayala took the stand to defend her argument against seeking the death penalty in Florida’s Supreme Court. The judges in the Supreme Court were asking question after question to Ayala’s attorney about not seeking the true justice of a murder case, the end of the syringe.

Defying job description

Ayala stated to the court that Gov. Rick Scott went against his duties as Governor Of Florida and took 21 cases from her office and placed them with another prosecutor. It was out of his jurisdiction as a Governor to remove murder cases from someone like Ayala, and this all started because she spoke out against killing anyone who committed a heinous crime like murder.

But the question lies, which way in court or in politics should someone stand between separation of their ideas and their own job?

If anything, Ayala could offer life sentences without the possibility of parole for some murders, which isn’t a bad idea. While on death row, you still are alive and have to wait months in advance for setting your death date. It is a burden on taxpayers to just keep someone alive for a month to a year. If they have a life sentence, they are paid to be taken care of by taxpayers, but it does not cost them too much in the long run. The United States Supreme Court has defined the death penalty as cruel punishment for vengeance by families of murder victims or as a justified reason to end someone’s life. If anything, the death penalty has a pro and a con to its establishment.

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But the obvious reasoning would be that it’s just a quick and simple tool we have refined and continue to practice.

Ayala has filed a lawsuit against the Governor, but yet she still had to defend her practice and her reasons in court. All because there are alternatives to a needle that puts you to sleep like a common dog. Ayala stated in court that as a prosecutor, she has the rights to seek justice in fair but equal measure to the crime committed. Seeking a death penalty because of murder doesn’t seem to do much justice to the public. If anything, prosecutors who seek the death penalty look more like a hitman out for revenge, rather than a prosecutor trying to do the right thing.

Death above justice

Justice Charles Canady served as a legal adviser to former Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush. He also knows about the reassignment of cases when a Governor thinks a person in a high position like a prosecutor is going against what the law states should be ordered to strive out. The majority of the time the Supreme Court in Florida looks over appeals to death penalties and other charges that could be reversed if there was evidence to go against what was originally charged on the defendant in the first place.