Monday, July 25, 2011 | Categories: Episodes
Today's guest host was Jim Brown.
Part One of The Current
It's Monday July 25th.
Statistics Canada is reporting the lowest crime rate in 38 years.
Currently ... Wow. The government's new multi-billion dollar prison system isn't even up and running and it's already getting tough on crime.
This is The Current.
Norway Massacre - Tom Parry (Updated)
Chilling stories of survival continue to be told in Norway today but tragically many could not escape the violence. 76 are confirmed dead - many were just teenagers ... part of the youth wing of Norway's governing party who were on the island of Utoya where a gunman went on a killing spree.
Yesterday - a memorial service was held for the victims. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said Norway's response would be quote: more democracy, more openness, and more humanity. But never naivete.
Now, while Norwegians struggle with their grief... they are also grappling with questions about the man behind the massacre. The alleged gunman -- Anders Behring Breivik -- made his first appearance in court today. CBC News Reporter, Tom Parry joined us from Oslo to tell us more.
Norway Massacre - Devin Burghart
While it's still early in the investigation, people in Norway -- indeed all over the world -- are asking how could this have happened? Who is Anders Behring Breivik and why was he so angry - that he called his terrorist acts a "gruesome necessity".
Devin Burghart is vice president of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights -- a group dedicated to examining and analyzing far-right extremist movements. He joined us from Seattle, Washington.
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