David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
David Brider
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Hmm. Confused.

Okay, it's different strokes for different folks, and we can't necessarily expect the system in Norway to work the same as the one in the USA, but...

In 1980, Mark Chapman murdered John Lennon and was given 20 years to life in prison. Yesterday - 32 years later - he was refused parole for the seventh time, on the grounds that his "release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law."

Last year Anders Breivik murdered 77 people and wounded 240 others, and has been given 21 years for that.

Am I alone in thinking that seems a bit of an under-reaction by comparison?
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