Open debate on 22. July (Oslo/Utøya)

I’m not sure it this should be in another forum, but there seems to be some potential for a good debate, so I’m putting it here.

Anyway, as most of you know, last summer there was a terrorist attack in Oslo/Utøya. At the time, I started this thread, and during the course of it, several debates popped up. However, there were calls for a calm debate in GD at a later time, when wounds were less raw. There were several other threads coming to a similar consensus at around the same the, if I remember correctly.

So, here it is. It’s approaching a year later, the trial is well under way, and this seems as good a time as any for an open floor debate.

So, anyone have anything they wish to discuss? Should Norwegian society change in response to this attack? Is our prison system insane or brilliant? Is there any aspect of the attack, and how it was handled, that needs debate?

I’m sorry if this OP is a bit fragmented, but I promised at the time to put myself available for a GD debate “later”. Well, it’s later now. Here I am.

How do you change a society? Seems to me that you find lone nutters in every country, and the best way to deal with them is to have a good police system that does it best to catch them before they act, and a good criminal justice system to deal with them when you don’t.

I doubt many posters here know anything about Norwegian police practices, but I assume there must be some studying of internal practices to see if there are better ways to catch these nuts before the kill people.

I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Norway, and I loved it. Please, don’t change your society! Tak.

No. Extreme cases make for bad law and bad customs. You’d end up changing your society with who knows what unwanted effects to deal with an extremely rare occurrence that might not happen again for a century, or ever.