Norway Cops Too Slow

    Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik (C) sits between his defence lawyers Geir Lippestad (L) and Vibeke Hein Baera (R) during his trial in room 250 of Oslo's central court on June 21, 2012.  The trial of Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway last July, enters the final stretch with the prosecutors' call for him to be sent either to prison or to a psychiatric ward. Prosecutors Svein Holden and Inga Bejer Engh are to begin presenting their much-awaited closing arguments at 1000 GMT, at the end of which they will reveal whether they want the court to find Breivik responsible or not for his actions. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN        (Photo credit should read DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN/AFP/GettyImages)

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    A government inquiry found that Norway’s police could have better responded to the massacre orchestrated by Anders Behring Breivik on the island of Utøya last year. While the report doesn’t say that Breivik’s rampage could have been stopped, it says that authorities could have better tracked down the gunman. It does say, however, that the bombing of a government building may have been prevented if proper protocol was followed. Police were slowed because of faulty communication and transportation issues—an overloaded boat broke down on water. Breivik is an extreme-right fanatic who killed 77 in an effort to clamp down on liberals who he thought were letting Islam thrive.

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