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News Worrisome legal shenanigans to keep ABB in the loony bin for life

  1. Mar 24, 2012 #1

    arildno

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    Our minister of Health is trying to speed through an amendment in our law on mental health care so that it becomes law prior to the conviction of Anders Behring Breivik (his trial begins in April, and is estimated to last two months):

    In this amendment, people guilt of atrocious acts (specified example in law: mass murder) can be held involuntarily in psychiatric health care, IF..the government has reason to believe he or she may be vulnerable to a revenge attack from the general populace.

    That is: Life imprisonment for your own good&safety.

    This is a VERY dangerous course by which desperate Norwegian authorities try to rectify the utter folly from 1981, where courts were specifically forbidden to sentence anyone, for any crime, to more than 21 years in jail.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2012 #2

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    Seems like a slippery slope to me, much like the Homeland Security crap in the US. I don't know anything about your governmental structure, though, or hence the public's ability to do affect the law.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2012 #3

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    It is a damn slippery slope, indeed.

    For example, if a person is found guilty of "inciting hate and fear" by his words, that law might be used to keep him locked up "for his own good", since so many are angry over what he said..
     
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