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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Brigitte L. Nacos
As Anders Behring Breivik has given shocking and remorseless accounts to a Norwegian court of how he massacred 77 people, his testimony has revived a debate about how much of a public platform mass murderers should be given in trials.
"There is a contagion effect that one has to take into consideration," said Brigitte Nacos, a Columbia University professor who studies terrorism and the mass media.
"Timothy McVeigh got a lot of mail when he was on death row. Some people were supportive, and he even got marriage proposals," Columbia's Ms. Nacos said.