If You're Going to Kill Someone, Do It in Denmark

  • Suetonius

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    Apr 25, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    My info admittedly being derived from a Danish detective TV series (Rejseholdet - "The Unit"), but the program gives the impression that the stories are at least based on actual events. At the end of the episode they give the sentence that each of the murderers got - and it usually seems to be 8 years - sometimes 12. Anyone from Denmark know if murder sentences are actually that short? I knew that Norway, Sweden, and Denmark were soft on criminals - but this seems absurdly easy on murderers. If you're gonna kill someone, it would seem best to try to get them to Denmark first - rather than say, Texas, where you would get a death sentence if you were caught.
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 25, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
    I think weak sentences for certain crimes like first degree murder are a miscarriage of justice and an insult to the victims and their families.
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    Apr 26, 2014 4:41 AM GMT
    Hardly compares to Florida or Texas. All you have to do is say "I thought he was going to hit me!" or "GAWD toll me to do it!" No trial. No time.
  • BmwKid92

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    Apr 26, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
    mindgarden you forgot the FL policy, if hes on your prop, shoot em wit da buckshot
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    Apr 26, 2014 2:02 PM GMT
    Now let's compare crime rate in Texas to Denmark
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    Apr 26, 2014 3:53 PM GMT
    Because heavy sentences have been working so well in the US, haven't they?
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    Apr 26, 2014 3:54 PM GMT
    Rita saidBecause heavy sentences have been working so well in the US, haven't they?


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    Apr 26, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    Import said
    Rita saidBecause heavy sentences have been working so well in the US, haven't they?


    USA!!! USA!!~!~~ USA!!!!!


    number one!!!! USA USA USA

    Ugh, it's 'MURiCA, you lefty plant
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    Apr 26, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
    Trolol I love how Americans keep confirming their own stereotypes.
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    Apr 26, 2014 4:36 PM GMT
    Rita saidBecause heavy sentences have been working so well in the US, haven't they?

    That's because we don't have enough guns in America. If everyone had at least two so they can hold one at all times in each hand, there would be no crime in America! That's why Jesus made it an amendment when he wrote the constitution.
  • tj85016

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    Apr 26, 2014 6:48 PM GMT
    eh, most of the people murdered had it coming, it was justifiable homocide, no big deal
  • HottJoe

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    Apr 26, 2014 7:35 PM GMT
    Robbing someone of their life is a high crime, whether or not it happens in a country with a low crime rate. It seems irresponsible and callous to let someone move on with their life after they've stolen that from someone else. It just makes it seem like they got away with murder, not to mention it's dangerous to let killers back into the public.