Conservatives believe the government is incompetent, and seek to elect people who will prove it
Ignorance is Bliss Bliss is the same as happiness US Christian conservatives are the happiest in the US according to studies Do you see a connection?
In this Norwegian dude's case, I'd bet $20 that he stays longer than the 21 years. Norway has one of those scary-ass "we release you when we feel like it" loopholes. I think there have been a few cases like that in the US with sex offenders, where they keep the guy in jail beyond his sentence because they say he's a danger. The mere existence of such a law bothers the hell out of me. What's the point of sentencing a specific term if it's going to be ignored?
Last edited by Deuce; 07-26-11 at 04:45 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
Murder the is the illegal killing of another person under the conditions described in the law. It is not illegal to execute someone.It would be the intentional killing of someone, an innocent someone. Ie murder
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Maximum penalty in Norway isn`t 21 years, it`s 30 years. If I understand it correctly, 21 years is for murder, and this man can be sentenced for crimes against humanity. Though, he will most likeley be locked up until he dies in a maximum security prison because, as mentioned before, he will probably be sentenced to "forvaring". So I guess he will end up like he had in a US state without DP...
Last edited by Ebeltoft; 07-26-11 at 05:07 PM.
The only problem I have with the death penalty, is that it's not used enough.
Look at the crime rate in Mexico. They don't have a death penalty and drug crime is out of control.
See, execution is not reversible. Prison is. If you are later discovered to be innocent, you can be released and compensated for your wrongful imprisonment. Until we figure out resurrection technology, the same cannot be said of the death penalty.
But I'm sure you already knew all that. You did read the conversation that lead to my statement, right?
One of you will end up here next!
I've never understood the point of life imprisonment. You might as well allow the prisoner the mercy of death's sweet embrace if you're going to throw away the key and have them rot their life away behind bars. Either a society should decide whether it's going to rid themselves of people who commit capital crimes or give them a chance to gradually reintegrate back into society. If a society chooses the latter, then it needs to do away with extremely long prison sentences.That said, I've always thought the 21-year max sentence was insane. There are some criminals that can never be made safe for society. And they should never be released. Releasing sociopaths, mass-murderers, joy killers, child molesters, and rapists just invites them to re-offend. They can't be rehabilitated. Releasing them is insane. I hope Norway will reconsider this policy.
Many of the voices clamoring for life imprisonment or execution are just motivated by vengeance, anyway, and the opinions of the vengeful are not a valid basis for deciding the fate of a criminal.
That being said, it's easier and cheaper just to put a bullet in a convict's brain than to make the effort to rehabilitate them. That's why a nation that decides rehabilitation is the correct path for its criminals needs to be completed committed to the task.