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77 dead, 21 years. No, it doesn't add up

August 26, 2012 - Per Peterson
An Associated Press photo that was published in numerous newspapers this past weekend shows Norwegian extremist and mass killer Anders Breivik extending his right arm and holding his first out in front of him in some sort of a fascist salute. I wonder if that’s the wrist the Norwegian court system slapped him on last week. This is a man who killed 77 people, including kids, in made-for-movie scenes that included a bombing and shooting attack. His actions got him a whopping 21 years in prison — not even four months per victim. If you have a problem with our justice system, try living in Norway (not a bad move apparently if you're planning a killing spree). Breivik will live in a prison outside Oslo in a three-cell suite of rooms with exercise equipment, a TV and a laptop (sans Internet), the New York Times said. Breivik's sentence will allow him to be released by the time he’s 53. Under Norwegian law — there’s an oxymoron — if he’s considered a threat when his sentence is up, judges can keep him in prison by adding a succession of five-year extensions. Ahhhh, how I feel better. Wake up, Norway. You don’t have the death penalty? Fine. But this man shouldn’t see the light of day again.

 
 

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