Sunday, January 29, 2017

Police in Borlänge: The criminals have won

Police in Borlänge: The criminals have won

A Swedish policeman admits defeat to criminal gangs. At the same time media and the politicians are accused of having mislead the Swedish people, including not telling people how dangerous the new criminals really are.

Tjärna in Borlänge is one of nearly 60 so-called exclusion areas in Sweden. Car fires, stone throwing and much crime are recurrent in the area. The explanation from the Swedish media and politicians has been that the area is socio-economically vulnerable. The Swedish news outlet Fria Tider has spoken with a Borlänge police officer who claims that the media and the politicians are lying and simplifying.

- I perceive that it was not until the late 1980s that things changed, and in the mid 90s serious organized crime began, heavy criminal and serious violence. It has probably several explanations; the psychiatric reform in 1995 and that Sweden opened up for Europe. Stockholm and other cities changed quickly and I did not feel at all confident with this.

He believes that already then the growing problems of the suburbs started to become visible. The suburbs have always had problems with alcoholism, drugs, glue sniffers and gangs, he says, but it was something that the community could handle.

- Those who made trouble then, they grew up, got families, jobs and houses. It went well for most of them. But obviously very bad for some others, he says.

Read More: http://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.3636/police-in-borl%C3%A4nge-the-criminals-have-won.html

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