The problem with the "too lenient" argument is that, in empirical terms, it isn't actually true. You can say what you like about this but there's little disagreeing with the facts. The Scandinavian justice system produces amongst the highest rehabilitation rates and lowest re-offending rates in the world. Any resistance to it as a general policy is purely emotional and subjective and I'm sorry but anyone who puts their personal emotional hang-ups on a subject above what's actually better for wider society is a bit silly in my view.
I don't have a problem with rehabilitation as a general idea, but do you personally think that Breivik can be rehabilitated? And would you feel comfortable living next to the man who methodically killed 77 innocent people? Rehabilitation could be fine for the wife that kills her cheating husband in the heat of the moment, but not for a fanatic terrorist who buys all of the bullsh*t he spews.
Perhaps he can be, perhaps he can't, they might as well try, 21 years is a long time, you could change a man in that time I think. The more rehabilitation they do, the better they'll get at it, they'll figure out what works and what doesn't, hell, they might even make the guy normal again, have him deeply regret what he did like Morgan Freeman in the Shawshank Redemption, if he did that, and really meant it, I honestly would have no problem living next to the man, because he wouldn't be the same man that killed 77 people, he would be someone else.
There's been stories of people who've become friends with murderers who've killed their family members, forgive, forget and regret.
Im not talking about keep in him Locked up for 60 years im talking about giving people like him the business end of a shotgun. A single slug is a hell of a lot cheaper than keeping someone alive in prison and "rehabilitating" them. And we have disability care is because usually someone with a disability can still benefit society and usually havent done anything wrong. the thing that separate people like him from your average disabled person is that he killed 77 innocent people in cold blood. And we care for old people is because the majority of them earned it by being law abiding and productive citizens during their lives. My uncle is a crazy schizophrenic who wander the streets all day mumbling to himself and claims to have 4 medals of honor. And even he hasn't killed anyone. People like Breivik are certainly on another level.
I guess I have just lost all my patience with the mentally ill after all he has put our family through. And how much of a burden he has been on society. He gets mot money a month in disability checks to do absolutely nothing than most people who work minimum wage jobs.
Well the death penalty costs more than life in prison anyway, unfortunately shotguns to the face aren't legal.
Also he could be beneficial to society if he was rehabilitated, rather than a burden.a
Yes, My brother is a schizophrenic, he once kidnapped his dad and tied him up in the woods and beat him for 3 days with a golf club because he wouldn't help him with his car that day...yeah pretty f*cked up.