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    Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court

    Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court - Yahoo! News

    A panel of experts recently found Breivik was sane and fit to stand trial, contradicting an earlier psychiatric report that said Breivik suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. Both Breivik and some of the families of his victims objected to the first diagnosis.The families want Breivik to be legally responsible for his actions, and Breivik said in a 38-page letter to the Norwegian media that he considered the insanity diagnosis the "ultimate humiliation."


    This is the absolutely terrifying part:

    Breivik's defense is expected to try to prove his sanity by calling both Islamic extremists and right-wing extremists to the stand to demonstrate that others believe "Europe is the setting for a war of religion" and, therefore, Breivik's belief in such a conflict are not delusional, according to Breivik's lawyer, Geir Lippestad.
    This is proof that some lawyers really are scum. You have to have a nut sack big enough to bust on a dump truck in order to come up with a defence like that. Seriously, who in their right mind would even try and defend the insanity that it takes to go from hating multiculturalism to murdering 77 people(a reminder - most of them were kids)?
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    Re: Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is proof that some lawyers really are scum. You have to have a nut sack big enough to bust on a dump truck in order to come up with a defence like that. Seriously, who in their right mind would even try and defend the insanity that it takes to go from hating multiculturalism to murdering 77 people(a reminder - most of them were kids)?[/FONT][/COLOR]
    It is a lawyers job to defend their client.

    Breiviks lawyer is simply giving his client what he seeks.

    From your article:

    Geir Lippestad, has said that the Breivik wants to be found guilty of the twin attacks. "He wants to be found sane and accountable," said Lippestad.
    Lippestad also said that Breivik will provide an explanation for his actions. "He will not only defend his actions," said Lippestad, "but will also lament, I think, not going further."

    Given his client's wishes, Lippestad will portray Breivik as sane, but as an extremist. To bolster his case, he plans to call both Islamic extremists and right-wing extremists to the stand.
    I agree that what this lawyer is trying to do is sinister.

    I believe it`s trying to legitimize his actions.

    But it won`t work.

    The only people it will convince, are those who agreed with Breivik in the first place... and I don`t need to name names.

    There are some on this very site who secretly applaud what he did.

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    Re: Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court

    Dear god to believe the **** he actually believes one HAS to be insane.


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    Re: Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court

    I think his goal is to turn the trial into an immigration debate accepting that the book will be throw at him regardless. That's why you have a sworn enemy like a high profile Islamist as one of your witnesses. Whatever people think of him, they'll read about the trial and whatever any of these witnesses say. That will impact their political opinions in some way.

    I never really saw how a person who kills children could gain support, but plenty of terrorists have done it expecting so. The guy is clearly not insane, not more than those people were anyway.

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    Re: Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court

    And the lawyer is just doing his job so that the man can stand trial in the first place. Consequences of our judicial systems. I just don't really see why we can't forgo legal escapades like this given the evidence and sticks guys like his and Mohammed Merahs' heads on pikes outside Oslo and Marseilles respectively.

    Guilt beyond any doubt and unreformable beyond any reasonable doubt and you should get medieval justice in my view.

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    Re: Norway Shooter Anders Breivik Pleads Not Guilty, Cries in Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post



    This is proof that some lawyers really are scum.
    What is wrong with having a good lawyer?

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