Norwegian man who murdered 77 people on a island is given life sentence. Victims families are victimized all over again. I personally am tired of the legal system always siding with the criminal. Your opinion on how the victims family should feel.
http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world … sentencing
Since Norway has no death penalty, there was, unfortunately, little choice. With 77 victims, I am sure the families' reactions, besides their shared grief, are all over the map. Norway has such a different culture than the US, but I can't fathom how they can absorb that much sadness. I have not looked it up, but I am certain that gun deaths per capita there are among the lowest in the world.
Perhaps 77 life sentences would have been more appropriate.
I agree that it should have been 77 life sentences.
I don't think that the death sentence is the harshest punishment. I actually think of a life sentence for killing to be worse by far than a death sentence. Unless it was 20 years in jail, then a death sentence. The killer is locked up with a lot of time to whirl around inside (usually) his own mind. If you had a murderer's mind, would you want to spend a lot of free time with it? I wouldn't!
I personally feel that neither the death sentence nor 77 life sentences even begin to match what he did. Whether you are a Christian who believes in hell, or you prefer to think in terms of Karma, this person is going to suffer for an eternity.
But, his sentence can be increased 5 years at a time with each parole hearing (not sure how many years between). And it's been suggested that he will never get out.
I think they can actually hold this assh*** indefinately. Here in the US, one would get 10-20 years just for using a gun in a crime! But we would drop the gun charges and euthanize him for the 77 murders.
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