Perpetrator of 2011 mass shooting in Norway demands his PS2 be replaced with a PS3

Anders Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011, also said he'll go on hunger strike if he doesn't get more adult games than Rayman Revolution.

Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in a bombing and mass shooting in 2011, said that he'll go on hunger strike if the PlayStation 2 he has access to isn't replaced with a PlayStation 3, and other conditions aren't improved in the prisons where he's serving his 21-year sentence.

Breivik laid out his demands in a letter to French news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP). "Other inmates have access to adult games while I only have the right to play less interesting kids games. One example is Rayman Revolution, a game aimed at three year olds," he wrote.

Breivik also demanded a more comfortable sofa or armchair to sit in instead of the "painful" chair he currently has, double his weekly allowance of almost $50 to cover his correspondence fees, and access to a PC.

He describes his current conditions in the prison as "torture."

Breivik was an avid World of Warcraft and Call of Duty player before he was arrested. On July 22 2011, he bombed a government building in Oslo, killing eight people, then shot 69 people, mostly teenagers, in a social-democratic youth camp.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

Discussion

758 comments
Aragorn823
Aragorn823

His sentence should be 'Death by Axe Dismemberment'. The way of the Vikings yeah?

Necronomnicon
Necronomnicon

Let me get this straight. Our prisons are hell, we often have people decades later that are finally released and found to be wrongfully convicted including form death row for a single murder or 2, and people are fortunate to be able to see the light of day an hour a day without having to feel like they're walking with a firecracker up their ass and this guy is complaining? he kills nearly 100 people, STILL gets to play video games, gets a FREE ALLOWANCE wtf?!! and not even life in prison or an execution? No wonder that country raised a guy that kille dnearly 100 people. They should tell him he's lucky to even play rayman let alone ANYthing other than diddling his cellmate's fiddle. wow. just wow. talk about entitlement.  

john925
john925

Just put a bullet in his head. Would anyone really miss him?

Keitha313
Keitha313

Poor guy, nobody deserves such torture :(

pmo50102
pmo50102

I'd say let him starve himself.

thechuck11
thechuck11

Yeah europeans cry over the US death penalty...this is what your mass murders get? 21 years and a really cushy life? And obviously he thinks he's entitled to more...wow this is ridiculous

Dream-on-stereo
Dream-on-stereo

Give it to that poor man, make better his life quality.

stardusthd
stardusthd

My mind is struggling to deal with the fact that this man killed almost 80 people, and is only serving 21 years in prison...? Shouldn't he be in the gas chamber right now? Or the electric chair? Norway needs to fix their justice system.

Tobajas
Tobajas

What I simply dont understand is why sites, newspappers, blogs or whatever even reports this. I mean why not just ignore it all and let him rot instead of trying to earn hits or whatever on this shit. 


But yeah my opinion about someone who kills 77 people simply because he wanted to make people more aware of his political opinions and how the country should be governed. I dont know maybe he should just go on a *beep* hunger strike.

vadagar1
vadagar1

can they decorate his jail cell with the photos of all those he killed


lets see him getting good night sleep then

DarckArchon
DarckArchon

Please god, if you are out there don't let this abomination of mankind live, you let Third and Second world country innocents die of natural causes but let this THING still live.

Securator
Securator

21 year life sentence..... He must have a lot of platinum trophys.

yodaonfire
yodaonfire

50$/week for sitting in prison !!!!!!! WTF

dragonfoxmem
dragonfoxmem

make him watch Twitch Plays Pokemon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kain2607
kain2607

Who cares for the rights of scum like him. Petty crime matters little to me but this is mass murder and no for those that draw comparison to war, really just shut it. We're talking about a man who just went up and killed all those people and for what? his own reasons? We give these scum bags all the rights but what of their victims, the dead do not speak and they cannot judge that which killed them. There is nothing to debate when it comes to removing human trash like him, he gets to demand nothing not even his life. Yeah he should be killed, we as a society PAY for scum like him to sit pretty. Does that make me barbaric? if it does then fine. I care about my fellow man but only if he behaves like a being of logic and reason with all that emotional goodness too. People get angry and do stuff but this guy just went out and killed a bunch of people. They did nothing to him and so he should have had no reason act in such a way. So yeah kill the bastard, a small mercy for those whose lives he snuffed out.

staticsnake87
staticsnake87

How about education and rehabilitation if they aren't doing death penalties? If he's so interested in gaming then give him a computer and the books and tell him to design them. He needs to place his frustration and creativity somewhere and that's a good way to do it and make him more productive. By learning new skills and placing those into frustrating art.

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

fine, give him what he wants and replace his PS2 with a brand new PS3 160gb but only his PS2 games to play.   that'll keep him real busy

Naylord
Naylord

Rayman Revolution is actually a great game; lucky ungrate

Tomcat2007
Tomcat2007

The age-old question what is the value of a human life?  In Norway apparently it's only .27 years.

Kungfu_Kenobi
Kungfu_Kenobi

I have some ambivalence  about this. Leaving my personal feelings of criminal justice aside (specifically the death penalty), he's still a human being with a functioning brain that needs stimulation like anyone else. IF they've decided they're going to have a society that keeps a guy like that around, then they should take care of him and give him something reasonable to keep his mind occupied. This is especially true if other inmates have access to more interesting titles already.

hunter_thomson
hunter_thomson

A real punishment would just be making him play Top Gun all day. 


b1gt0ne
b1gt0ne

Give him a ps4 and knack 


Now that would be torture…lol

Pewbert
Pewbert

Poor guy. It sounds like they are treating a mass murderer really badly. Those animals.

lorene2000
lorene2000

I say - let him starve!!! One less p.o.s. on this planet - don't know why we insist on keeping this trash around. If it was me in charge, I'd execute all of them. They don't deserve any rights of any kind. A life for a life...

jecomans
jecomans

Whilst I generally believe that time in prison should be restorative, not punitive, Breivik and his PS2 can eat a dk. You wanna know what torture feels like, dude? Talk to the parents of the children you shot and tell them that each of their offspring only cost you 3 months in prison. 

bt11yy
bt11yy

I know he's a mass murderer, but making the guy play only ps2 games for 21 years? Its just too harsh a punishment...

Ok, seriously. They should make him eat his ps2 and all the games he has before getting him a ps3.

gorgolath
gorgolath

he could start to learn how to fix a ps2 and make a huge collection of games.in 21 years he will be an expert.

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

21 years for murdering 77 people? What a joke...

Agent-M
Agent-M

Give him a fully locked up phone with flappy bird.  Maybe he might do us a favor and play it to death.

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

He's very smart. Notice he didn't ask for a "next-gen" system? Because there's no games to play on them.

port_nine
port_nine

I heard about this nut-case a couple years ago when his mass murder spree was first being reported..

I am utterly flabbergasted that someone who murdered 77 men, women and children still has the freedom to play video games of any kind while in prison.

I read the headline of this article and thought I had suffered a stroke.. THIS IS BONKERS!

sgt_hunter
sgt_hunter

Norwegian jails are super nice. 

brygo
brygo

Give him E.T.: The Videogame and Superman 64. Let's see him survive those...

OrgeLambart
OrgeLambart

see this crap, prisoners have it too easy, he should be kept in a cell 23 hours a day, given bread and water for substance twice a day.  If prison was a bad place to go, you'd have more people not wanting to go there.

mrsalgado76
mrsalgado76

how do you get only 21 years for killing 77 people, normally you get more than that for killing 1 person!

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Give him sponge bob square pants and a cheap bottle of bleach to drink...

stealthyninja81
stealthyninja81

its pretty sad that someone like that is living better than people living in 3rd world countries.

zamboniguy
zamboniguy

Buy him a new ps3 all the games he wants but have it so he cant frigging plug it in anywhere.

Dream-on-stereo
Dream-on-stereo

@thechuck11 Norway law:

No death penalty but:


Mentaly ill cannot be acussed for a crime, because this, they diagnozed him healthy.

That is, that will extend his sentence, I think that he will never get out of prison.

kain2607
kain2607

And yeah war is legalized murder but its between two nations of man, each with weapons, each with goals. This is murder without rhyme or reason. War has an objective however pointless it may seem. This did not, simple as.

ferittuzer
ferittuzer

@Kungfu_Kenobi he must have newspapers, or books. those are good enough for most people. maybe he should just try to be human.

Keitha313
Keitha313

@b1gt0ne  Just give him an Xbox One, that would be described as inhumane.

staticsnake87
staticsnake87

@b1gt0ne  That's funny cause I enjoy Knack and my PS4 a lot. Perhaps I could say the same about Xbox One and Titancrap

staticsnake87
staticsnake87

@forkandplate  And when it's you in that position you'll wish the government had more restraint. The "take him out back and shoot him" kind of mentality most Americans have is completely antithesis to what free and just societies represent. Oh but your opinion can change when it's convenient for you

hunter_thomson
hunter_thomson

@forkandplate

They already did, a jury of his peers found him guilty and he was sentenced. 

"But I want my own version of justice."

Not how it a legal system works.  

jecomans
jecomans

@OrgeLambart  Hundreds of years of research and statistics has indicated that that is entirely untrue, and almost ensures re-offending once a prisoner is released. 

Bellum_Sacrum
Bellum_Sacrum

@mrsalgado76 21 years is the maximum sentence in Norway. Though it's practically indefinite since they can keep you in jail for more depending on your behaviour.