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Norway sentences mass murderer to 99.5 days in prison per victim maximum (21 years for 77 dead)
Hotair ^ | 08/24/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 08/24/2012 6:47:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In 2011, Anders Brevik set off a bomb outside a government building in Norway and then slaughtered dozens of unarmed people on a retreat, methodically picking them off as they tried to escape from an island. Seventy-seven people died in Brevik’s murder spree, and the unrepentant killer gave an unemotional description of his actions in court. The court in Norway reacted by handing down a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison — just under 100 days per murder victim:

"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.

Reading the ruling, Judge Wenche Elisabeth Arntzen said that “in a unanimous decision … the court sentences the defendant to 21 years of preventive detention.”

Actually, the sentence is for a 21-year maximum. The minimum is 10 years, or 47.4 days per victim. In Norway, courts can keep prisoners past their maximum release date if a judge finds that they remain a danger to the community. The prosecutors, who wanted Brevik committed for life as insane, loaded up the court record with tales of Brevik’s horrors, apparently anticipating that they would need the testimony later to keep Brevik behind bars.

And how sad is that?

I’d bet that in 21 years, Brevik will be found safe enough to release, if not earlier. If the court wanted to keep him behind bars for life, they surely could have done so today. A sizable contingent will argue that keeping Brevik any longer would be cruel and wasteful … and that’s not just a European impulse, either.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: andersbrevik; brevik; breviksentence; norway; norwaymassacre
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1 posted on 08/24/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

S/B 99.5 YEARS per!...............


2 posted on 08/24/2012 6:49:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Red Badger

And they’re going to give him the “Comfy Chair” *jarring chord plays*


3 posted on 08/24/2012 6:51:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

S/B 1 Bullet in the Brain per!........


4 posted on 08/24/2012 6:52:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
In a Norwegian prison which is like a Holiday Inn. Plasma TVs, internet access, library, games, gardens, the works.

Real photos from Norway's prisons.




5 posted on 08/24/2012 6:52:32 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: SeekAndFind

When you begin with the premise that there is no God, man is not specially made in His image, man is just another of the critters of the earth, and that man is basically good, this is where you end up.

Europe’s response to evil is like Zebras. When one gets snarfed by a lion, they run a short distance and resume grazing.


6 posted on 08/24/2012 6:55:43 AM PDT by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind

First thing I thought when I heard the news - I actually did the division - I’m such a math nerd!

ANYway - this is a travesty of justice.


7 posted on 08/24/2012 6:55:56 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obviously, life is cheap in Norway. This is a disgrace.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 6:58:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Slap on the wrist. He’ll be out in 10 years.


9 posted on 08/24/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by bgill
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To: SeekAndFind

Life is cheap in Norway!!


10 posted on 08/24/2012 7:00:46 AM PDT by ontap
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To: SeekAndFind

Those digs look awesome! I’m off to Norway to go on a crime spree. See you all on the flip side!


11 posted on 08/24/2012 7:04:52 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’m shocked that they did actually execute Quisling after the war.


12 posted on 08/24/2012 7:05:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

While 99 days per victim may be mathematical correct, it is asinine and pointless to even do this number juggling when the maximum term is 21 years, no matter what. (+ indefinite detention after 21 years if still considered a threat.)

Actually, it is highly disrespectful to the victims and their families. “Hey, your son/daughter was only worth 99 days of jailtime! I did the math!”


13 posted on 08/24/2012 7:06:18 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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14 posted on 08/24/2012 7:06:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: jboot

how’s the food?


15 posted on 08/24/2012 7:06:52 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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Hell, it looks better than where I live now!...........and the food’s probably better to boot!.......


16 posted on 08/24/2012 7:07:51 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: SeekAndFind

The guy deserves death by 77 introductions of high voltage electricity.

Think “Green Mile”


17 posted on 08/24/2012 7:09:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Obama wants us to be more like Europe.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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how’s the food?

Nothing but the finest kæstur hákarl imported "fresh" from Iceland, seven days a week.
19 posted on 08/24/2012 7:10:06 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m thinking “Pulp Fiction”, a pair of pliers and a blowtorch.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 7:10:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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