Over the years, we’ve seen and heard a lot of outrageous lawsuits from prison inmates.
They may be upset about their food or their prison pants don’t fit or they are not allowed their favorite magazine or the guards make too much noise when the convicts are trying to sleep.
Now enter from stage left, mass murderer Anders Breivik. He killed 77 in Norway, most of them young people.
He went to court on a complaint that his human rights have been violated since he killed 77 people.
His lawyer said keeping Breivik away from other inmates without regard to his mental health, after he killed 77, was inhumane and degrading treatment.
The court agreed that even killers who murder 77 had rights, and ordered the government to pay his $40,000 legal bill.
Breivik also complained about the microwaved food and the plastic utensils and the handcuffs and the strip searches after he killed 77, but the court said, in effect, “Don’t push it.”
It’s cases like this that make people ask why convicts seem to have more rights than their victims.
Oh, did I mention – he killed 77 people?
Let me know what you think about all of this.