Anders Behring Breivik (Norwegian terrorist) ruled sane and convicted

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  1. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/24/world/europe/norway-breivik-trial/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    Well, there you have it. A little over a year since he planned and executed a plan of bombing and murdering, he is now ruled criminally sane (thus able to convict criminally and send to prison rather than to a locked mental facility).

    As it were, he is convicted to 21 years of prison with "forvaring", which is the longest possible conviction in Norway. This means that as long as he is deemed a danger to society, he will remain in prison. I don't think it's realistic that he will ever see the light of day.
     
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    Let us hope that he is never let out.
    I read somewhere that he would not appeal his conviction, if he was found sane; lets hope he keeps his word.
     
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    When I first read some tweets about it my jaw dropped since they only mentioned 21 years. But indeed that rejudgement time after time seems fitting hopefully he never gets out.
     
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    Justice served. However small relief for the families and people of Norway I'm sure.
     
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    Somehow it just doesn't seem severe enough a sentence, but then again I grew up in the hang-em-high US....
     
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    I don't think the public considered ever him insane, just ideologically twisted. The reality of a long, slow rot should set in soon.
     
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    They say 21 years but really it's a never ending sentence.

    They've built him his own building in the prison and they've even found people for him to play chess with. Doesn't sound like a long slow rot to me. Them being norweigan prison system.
     
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    I don't know, playing chess for life with the same people sounds like a pretty horrible hell to me. The Ludological aspects of chess can only go so far.
     
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    Sounds like a long, slow rot to me.
     
  11. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    You would have to sane to enjoy playing chess over and over again. :rolleyes:

    Chess is fun with the right people, but I wouldn't do it all the time.
     
  12. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    4 years in chess club at school and don't remember it being 'fun'. Guess the people were wrong, or I'm not sane. :rolleyes:

    Or maybe some people just don't chess fun and some do. Controversial I know.
     
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    Hello Niuniu. Come and play with us. Come play with us Niuniu, forever, and ever, and ever.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8f_HaRxRbA
     
  14. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    This weird *****. This is why you don't have a relationship :D :p
     
  15. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    But but, Media Studies. All of the hipster ********.

    **** you.
     
  16. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Aha :p
     
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    Good. The sentence seems light to me but at least he didn't get off with the insanity bit.
     
  19. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    Forvaring in practice means it can be essentially a life sentence.
     
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    I didn't know that.
     
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    The trial passed without much attention in the U.S.

    Did he use the moment to try to explain/spread his ideology?

    Now that he's been sentenced can he write a book? Sell movie rights? Profit from his misdeeds?

    And the most important question ... how many women are lined up to marry him? Killers in America don't seem to lack in this area.
     
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    He had prepared a long statement, but the court censored much of it in court to protect the families present from excessive pain. The case itself wasn't much publicized so contain his ideology from spreading.
     
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    To me even a life sentence seems too lenient , but I hope at least the families of the victims can at last move on with their lives.
     
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    Insanity plus preventive sentence would be nice ? Actually now he got what he wanted. And even worth: we spend our time discussing about him. We should stop that and remember his victims only. He should get a dark little inconvinient cell at the end of a corridor and just beeing forgotten. :(
     

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