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Norway Massacre Gunman Anders Breivik Declared Sane, Gets 21-Year Sentence: Was Justice Served?

Daryl 2012/08/27 18:00:00
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OSLO -- A Norwegian court ruled Friday that confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was sane, deciding he was criminally responsible for the massacre of 77 people last summer.
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  • NoBama Man 2012/08/26 06:15:14
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    NoBama Man
    +12
    yet another liberal bastion in Europe that OUR progressives believe we should emulate...

    abortion

    Criminals who abused their right to life by taking life from others should get another chance...
    While those who haven't had a chance should get none...

    IT MAKES NO SENSE

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  • Rocket Aplliances 2012/09/03 17:50:20
    No
    Rocket Aplliances
    I find it odd that European governments don't have death penalties for murderers but are willing to sentence law abiding citizens to death with healthcare (death panels). European governments don't want blood on their hands but when a panel decides who will get life saving treatment and who gets a pill, isn't that kind of the same thing?
  • yoana 2012/08/29 19:46:30
    No
    yoana
    +1
    and don`t forget that he said that he`s sorry that he didn`t kill more
  • squire 2012/08/29 19:19:17
    No
    squire
    his number is being called as we write.
  • Nokilissa 2012/08/29 18:25:14
    No
    Nokilissa
    I'm sickened by the verdict, but it is a knee jerk reaction.

    Most of us haven't a clue as to how to understand this sentence. He might never see the light of day in actuality (i.e. every 5 years, it is determined whether he remains a "threat" to society.) The Norwegian criminal justice system works unlike any other, especially that of the U.S. where incarceration rates and recidivism are the worst in the world. Norway has murder rates that are among the lowest globally, an incarceration rate that is a fraction of that in the U.S., and a recidivism rate that is just above 20%, also a fraction of the 67% rate in the U.S.

    So while I am still a bit nauseated, I also feel a reluctant respect and admiration for Norway's system, and feel I need to give it the benefit of the doubt.
  • Michael 2012/08/29 18:21:45
    No
    Michael
    It was 77 people! Get rid of him from this earth!, if this was USA he would get the death penalty Look at the Aurora shooter, he is going to get the death penalty I think.
  • Michael Michael 2012/08/29 18:22:42
    Michael
    And that wasn't 77 people! It was bad enough though.
  • Ev Rom 2012/08/29 17:14:22
    No
    Ev Rom
    Why are you cons balming liberals, he was A RWNJ, he is the republicans future.
  • Marek 2012/08/29 17:02:33
    No
    Marek
    Just 3 months for each person he killed. Life is cheap in liberal Norway. Mr. Breivik was right to ask for a death penalty but the law there says you get 21 years in prison for killing one person so any number after one is free. Essentially he is punished for only one killing the other 76 killings are free. No wonder he kept on killing.
  • bluelady 2012/08/29 16:41:15
    No
    bluelady
    should have gotten his own medicine...firing squad
  • undertow9x 2012/08/29 15:13:52
    No
    undertow9x
    Only 21 years! Are you kidding me? This guy should be locked in the smallest room they can find for the rest of his life.
  • y so serious 2012/08/29 15:11:39
    No
    y so serious
  • ESAD 2012/08/29 13:03:29
    No
    ESAD
    +2
    If you regard 2-3 months jail for each of his victims as justice, then certainly justice was served.

    If you think he should be dragged into a concrete cell with a drain in the middle and have a bullet put behind his right ear and save tax payees money on such a waste of flesh then no. :/

    one bullet and 10 seconds or millions of pounds over 21 years, you decide. I know where my vote would go.
  • wilsonmja 2012/08/29 09:07:15
    No
    wilsonmja
    +1
    21 YEARS???? Seriously? He'll have plenty of life left when he gets out. What a cruel and disgusting joke.
  • Joe Blow 2012/08/29 08:11:44
    No
    Joe Blow
    +1
    21 years for killing 77 people in cold blood?!? And I thought the American justice system was the worst.
  • safari 2012/08/29 08:06:07
    No
    safari
    +1
    A man who was sane when he slaughtered 77 young people got only 21 years? No way was that just!
  • Marcus Clark 2012/08/29 06:54:56
    No
    Marcus Clark
    Only 21 years???
  • cherryphi 2012/08/29 03:57:51
    No
    cherryphi
    This is how we do in Europe...not surprised.
  • MlssCue =Go Blue= 2012/08/29 02:35:39
    No
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    Not even close!
  • Hoss 2012/08/29 01:15:10
    No
    Hoss
    Justice is a dish best served cold.

    In 21 years, some surviving loved one, properly armed and trained, will find Brevik in a barroom drinking gin... and serve justice.
  • mae 2012/08/28 23:27:11
    No
    mae
    In America, it would have been Life with No chance of parole, at the very least, Death penalty would be more likely....so, killing 77 people gets you 21 years in Norway? Amazing.
  • Charlie~NBA 2012/08/28 22:46:12
    No
    Charlie~NBA
    True! Justice still pending!
  • Dan der Mensch 2012/08/28 22:19:00
    No
    Dan der Mensch
    Huh... well, maybe the laundry detergent will cause his skin to itch. That's about the most "justice" they can expect now I guess.
  • us 2012/08/28 21:58:04
    No
    us
    I'm not a judge, but what about life in prison, or did they have death penalty. It is shame he had decided to take 77 people lifes and they don't have a second chance.
  • Tommy 2012/08/28 21:23:22
    Yes
    Tommy
    LucidLoon is correct. The sentence can be increased later. In Norway apparently 21 years is the maximum. I'd be surprised if he ever gets out.
  • speeder 2012/08/28 21:09:11
    No
    speeder
    Don't worry he is serving a life! How? From the time until he will go to his grave he will be in prison. One day when he (if ever that happens) come out of jail ALIVE will serve in A DEN/ CAVE he will have to live will be his second prison sentence for a life. He will never walk on the street as a free human being the dumb retatrd that he is. Some body will kill him with a slage hammer.
  • Groundskeeper Willy 2012/08/28 20:24:52
    No
    Groundskeeper Willy
    Send him to texas and put him in the express lane.
  • drdos1943 2012/08/28 19:45:02 (edited)
    No
    drdos1943
    It should have been 21 years of daily torture so he could feel the pain of every victim, followed by a firing squad.
  • bill 2012/08/28 19:39:14
    No
    bill
    shoot him like he shot others
  • drdos1943 bill 2012/08/28 19:45:36
    drdos1943
    Too humane,
  • Jaiheena Star 2012/08/28 19:15:55
  • FeelHoo... Jaiheen... 2012/08/29 17:11:50
    FeelHood H. Obama~BN28
    I dated a girl who's Dad played bass on that record.

    #randomthought
  • Jaiheen... Jaiheen... 2012/08/29 18:16:37
  • Lanikai 2012/08/28 18:53:30
    Yes
    Lanikai
    +1
    Well, if that is what the courts in his country gave him , I guess they think it is justice. here, we would still be having his mental health exams done and the liberals would be fighting over whether he needed to be prosecuted due to his "just" cause, notice the FT Hood shooter STILL has not gone to trial, and a liberal judge decided he cannot be forced to shave and the trial cannot go forward until he shaves-he will probably shave near the election IF baraky wins, cause he knows then he can use the get out of jail free card.
  • safari Lanikai 2012/08/29 08:07:40
    safari
    +1
    I was thinking about how swift this ruling came as well. Incredible -
  • frozenfire 2012/08/28 18:45:11
    No
    frozenfire
    +1
    21 years?! how many years did he cut off from the victims lives? how much grief did he bring? That guy should rot in prison for his actions
  • drdos1943 frozenfire 2012/08/28 19:46:23
    drdos1943
    +1
    ... a Mexican prison.
  • LucidLoon frozenfire 2012/08/28 20:46:31
    LucidLoon
    The sentence can be extended. He's not likely to ever get out of prison.
  • frozenfire LucidLoon 2012/08/29 14:41:32
    frozenfire
    it makes people feel better to know that he doesnt have a chance
  • Lanikai frozenfire 2012/08/29 14:22:28
    Lanikai
    +1
    Norway has a very European/liberal mindset about those things.

    American want hard, swift, painful justice to "make up for" the suffering of the victims, their families and nay survivors. Europeans take the REASON for the crime into account and administer "humane" punishment.
  • squire Lanikai 2012/08/29 19:20:58
    squire
    do what you usually do and blame it on obama
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