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Swedish police banned from describing criminals anymore in case they sound racist

'We want to avoid pointing out ethnic groups as criminal,' police say

Emma Henderson reporting for The Independent: Police in one of the most progressive countries of Europe will no longer have an ability to give descriptions of alleged criminals for fear of being seen as racist.

This information comes from an internal letter, that describes how police officers in Stockholm are instructed to refrain from describing suspects' race and nationality, according to news website Speisa.

Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbadet reportedly had seen the letter, which it said gave a description of how officers should now notify the public of crimes.

The crimes “involve everything from lighter traffic accidents to serious crimes like muggings, beatings and murder,” the paper reported.

The letter states that, for everyday crime, basic information such as ethnicity, nationality, skin color and height must not be given.

The letter was written by police press officers Wolf Gyllander and Carina Skagerlind, and said that crimes should be reported externally via the police website, without descriptions.

“We want to avoid pointing out ethnic groups as criminal,” said Mr Gyllander.

Sepesia reports the letter contained these words: “Criticism is sometimes made against police regarding information about people’s skin color. It is perceived as racist.

“As police are not racist, nor shall be constructed as so, this directive now applied.”

The letter, dated September 15, 2015 was written just a few weeks after a youth festival in central Stockholm at which there were a number of alleged sex attacks.

EXPERT OPINION

Joshua Tartakovsky

According to a report by Ingrid Carlqvist and Lars Hedegaard for Gatestone Institute,  since Sweden opened its doors to migration, violent crimes rose by 300% and rape by 1,472%. The writers claim Lesotho in South Africa is the number 1 rape country in the world, while Sweden sits in the honorable number 2.

The Swedish newspapers have long stopped mentioning the ethnicity of rapists and attackers, describing them instead as  “Swedish men.”
Women in Sweden have naturally felt very unsafe over the years, and many Swedes are turning now to the anti-migraiton Swedish Democrats.
In Sweden as in other European countries, the Left has remained shanefully silent on crimes committed by migrants and has failed to protect women, thereby openning the door for the far-right.

The latest decision of the Swedish police may be due to the fact that throughout Europe there has been a surge in attacks by migrants against women, and the government is trying to cover this issue up.

On a technical level, it will make it harder for the police to find rapists. It will also cause people to react even more strongly eventually. In short, this is an escapist, short-sighted move which will only exaggerate the problem.

 

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