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Norweigan Gunman Sentenced

  1. tirelesstraveler profile image82
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    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

  2. xstatic profile image60
    xstaticposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Perhaps 77 life sentences would have been more appropriate.

    1. Healthy Pursuits profile image92
      Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  4. debbiepinkston profile image83
    debbiepinkstonposted 5 years ago

    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.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    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.

  6. Paul Wingert profile image77
    Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago

    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.