The verdict was correct. There is no way this man was any more insane than any other political terrorist.
The sentencing is a sham. I´m not surprised a country that had seven murders a year would have such lax sentencing, but they need to relegislate so an individual like this is punished appropriately in the future. Long story short, this man should be dead.
Don't know how accurate it is, but somewhere I read that up to 4% of the US population are living in prisons. Imagine this drain on the economy, if these numbers are correct. I don't know if European models are suited for America's situation and mentality, but maybe some different kind of dealing with crime is a good idea.
Constant calls for harsher punishments and "law and order" certainly won't solve anything. Deterrence only works so much.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
The idea behind the evaluation system is a good one. It can prevent unstable people from being released despite having served their term and it has in quite a few cases done so, in both Norway and Denmark and Sweden. It also means that the case is constantly being revisited, and if they do find out .. hey this guy is actually innocent, then they take care of it, which is very different than what happens in the US.
But saying that the sheer volume of people in jail in the US vs random Scandinavian country probably would make an evaluation system near impossible.... In Scandinavia we for one, do not throw people in jail for life for minor drug offences.