Why did campers on Utoya Island have to wait an hour and a half for the police to show up and stop Breivik?

Perhaps the efficiency is “sectoral,” i.e. social services are run smoothly but the police suffer bureaucratic inertia due to, well, too much peace and hence too little pressure to “innovate,” in which case their (heretofore) level of efficiency was more or less appropriate. It just may be that one positive aspect of the militarization of local police forces in the US (due to the WOD) is their ability to deploy a freakin’ helicopter – something the elite members of the Oslo police force apparently didn’t possess.

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