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We were judged in the light of hindsight, and on the basis of information and knowledge that we did not possess in the situation, or at the time.

Johan Fredriksen / Chief of Staff for Oslo police district in 2011
2017
 The front page of a report. The report is white with a yellow stripe. The cover image is of a damaged building with an ambulance worker and a police officer. Text: NOU Norway's public investigations 2012:14 Report from the 22th July commission
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Report of the 22 July Commision

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The two helpers are notified of a new bomb, but stay to save a young man's life. The policewoman then hands over her baton to help them prevent the boy from bleeding to death.

Kjetil Østli / Author
2013
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The Norwegian police enjoy a high level of trust in the population, and that has remained unchanged after 22 July until now. But that trust is not ours unconditionally; it must be earned every single day.

Øystein Mæland / Director of the National Police Directorate
NRK / 15 August 2012
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I can't swim, but I felt I had to take a boat out there when I saw the young people fleeing from the shooter on Utøya.

Otto Løvik / volunteer by Tyrifjord
VG / 15 June 2012
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We are the best contingency in society. You, me, us. All of us who make up our community. The discussions we have. The words we use. When we stand up together against injustice and against the words that create fear and violence. When we learn our own history. That is how we build the society we want.

Astrid Willa Eide Hoem / Utøya survivor and leader of AUF
Aftenposten / 10 July 2021
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Before anyone had managed to call for help, doctors and nurses on holiday flocked to the emergency ward. A radiologist who had recently left their job, a doctor on maternity leave and a surgeon who was accompanied by a police escort from their holiday cabin. In total, 200 employees assembled.

Description from Ringerike Hospital
Article in VG / 21 July 2016
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In our search for scapegoats, it is easy to forget that inadequate systems can contribute to individuals making fatal mistakes.

22 July Commission report
2012
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It pains me to know that Andrine could have been alive today.

Unni Espeland Marcussen, mother of Andrine who was killed on Utøya
Aftenposten / 14 August 2012
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Three of the Commission's conclusions are that: Grubbegata street should have been closed. It was not. The perpetrator could have been stopped earlier. He was not. Several security and emergency response measures should have been implemented. They were not.

Jens Stoltenberg, prime minister
Parliament / August 28 2012
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Several thousand people were involved in the vital work of saving lives and tending to injuries on 22 July and in the days afterwards. Health personnel, fire emergency services, police, voluntary organisations, the Norwegian Civil Defence and a host of volunteers mobilised and showed great professionalism, compassion and courage that day.

22 July Commission report
2012
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"Three of the Commission’s conclusions are that: Grubbegata street should have been closed. It was not. The perpetrator could have been stopped earlier. He was not. Several security and emergency response measures should have been implemented. They were not."

Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister
Address to the National Assembly, Stortinget.
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The team considers quite unacceptable the risk associated with motor traffic in Grubbegata, and establishes, through other proposed measures, that the street is to be closed to unauthorised traffic.

Report, 2004: Security analysis of physical and technical security measures in the ministries, 10 March 2004.
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Breivik's radicalisation process - some typical explanations

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Threat assessments