February 26, 2016
The Swedish police is in such trouble that the likelihood of being arrested now is minimal, something that is beneficial to both drunk drivers, drug dealers, petty criminals and extremists. However, it is not so outstandingly great for law abiding ordinary citizens, who will suffer.
A reorganization to make the police more effective commenced January 1, 2015, but a year after the largest police reform in the history of Sweden, the fiasco is a fact.
– As long as you know where traffic cameras are you can drive as fast as you want. You can sell drugs openly and these are good times if you want to be an extremist, says Bo Wennström, Professor of Law at Uppsala University, to the Swedish newspaper ETC.
The police reorganization has failed on almost all points. The Union warns that police officers are no longer allowed to be police officers and that all the special skills are filtered out as the 21 precincts have been merged into one.
And the Reinfeldt government had the opportunity to prevent the chaos.
Already in February 2014, almost a year before the reform was launched, project responsible investigator Thomas Rolén, sounded the alarm. He called for two billion more for the years 2015-2017 to ensure the transition. “Otherwise, the project will end up in nothing,” as the police coordination wrote in its budget draft.
– Then the government said that the police did not need the money, but I had come to the conclusion that they needed it. We were of different opinions. I was hoping it would go well anyway, says Thomas Rolén today.
But then came the migrant chaos.
The Police Union is convinced that the money has played a significant difference.
– Yes, the situation would have been completely different. The union agreed with the Executive Committee, says Lena Nitz, head of the Union.
When the union recently asked its members about the new organization, zero percent responded that the police has become more effective after January 1, 2015. Lena Nitz then demanded a crisis commission.
Mats Löfving, deputy national police chief, called the claim “ridiculous”.
– It is a very arrogant attitude towards the police’s employees. I think it clearly shows the inability to absorb the employees’ views and suggestions on how we could improve the situation, says Lena Nitz.
The police union demands that the government put a temporary stop to the reorganization. But Interior Minister Anders Ygeman rejects the claim, writes DN.
Is the Swedish police on the right track?
– Yes. There are also studies showing that, for example, increased security, and that especially serious crime decreases.
Anders Ygeman says to DN that his confidence in the police management is unbroken and that there are ongoing evaluations of the reorganization that will be presented later this year.
So while the politicians take cover inside the bubble of happiness, good thoughts and no worries, it seems Sweden is heading for an extension of its 55 areas with no police, where lawlessness is widespread and the little order in the chaos is based on Sharia.
This article was posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:04 am