The mass murderer in Norway gets 21 years in prison


Anders Behring Breivik: Norway court finds him sane

And my first reaction was “only 21 years for killing 77 people?!?!?!”  But, this made me feel a bit better:

“He was convicted of terrorism and premeditated murder, and given the maximum sentence of 21 years’ imprisonment.

However, that can be prolonged at a later date if he is deemed to remain a danger to society.”

Which made me curious if we have something similar to the “can be prolonged” part in Canada.  Defining maximum sentences is mostly a good  thing, but there are extreme cases, like this, where they fail.

This Rob Ford sideshow is becoming embarassing

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The latest: Police to Mayor Rob Ford: ‘Please get a driver’.

I guess it’s always been kind of embarrassing, but it was still funny, in the way that you hope those who voted for him are now mortified and won’t repeat their mistake.  There have now been enough instances of road rage, physically threatening people, and now illegal driving, that it’s crossed into “definitely embarrassing.”  Our public officials, especially those singularly elected to the highest offices, should be positive examples for people.  This guy definitely does not seem to be.