About one third of the countries in the world have laws that allow the death penalty. The United States, The People's Republic of China, Japan and Iran are such examples. Canada, Australia, Mexico and all members of Council of Europe are countries that have abolished the death penalty. 75 countries have gotten rid of the capital punishment and another 20 can be considered abolitionist in practice. Now, why we choose the clown is as we wandered "is he evil or not? Should the axe fall?"