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Anders Breivik and the London games


With a year to go until the London Olympics, organizers are promising to take another look at whether a solitary terrorist could cause tragedy.

From the AP:

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(Updated version here. Note that the number of deaths in the Norway bombing and shootings has been revised down very slightly, but remains in the dozens.)

Authorities in Norway have said that they will leave Anders Behring Breivik in solitary confinement, with communication limited to court staff and his lawyer. While that seems appropriate to me for a man who is both a likely target and a publicity seeker, I really hope the government doesn't take his imprisonment beyond that stage: I could easily imagine an overzealous guard, administrator or warden going too far.

Such an action could make Breivik a victim in the public mind, which is the last thing prosecutors -- not to mention victims -- could possibly want.

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