#1 Riots grip Stockholm suburbs after police shooting05-22-2013, 08:47 PM
Dozens of cars have been set alight during the riots
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Rioters have lit fires and stoned emergency services in the suburbs of Stockholm for the third night in a row after a man was shot dead by police.
Incidents were reported in at least nine suburbs of the Swedish capital and police made eight arrests.
On Sunday night, more than 100 cars were set alight, Swedish media report.
Police in the deprived, largely immigrant suburb of Husby shot a man dead last week after he reportedly threatened to kill them with a machete.
The founder of a local youth group told Swedish media the riots were a reaction to "police brutality".
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told reporters on Tuesday that Sweden would not be intimidated by rioters.
On Tuesday night, cars were torched in western and southern Stockholm, and stones were thrown at police officers and firefighters. One area affected, Rinkeby, saw similar rioting in 2010.
Kjell Lindgren of the Stockholm police told Aftonbladet newspaper that the unrest had spread from the original rioting in Husby.
Gee I wonder who is rioting? Could it be Methodists?
05-22-2013, 09:14 PMThis above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
~ William Shakespeare
05-22-2013, 09:21 PM
Gotta be da Jews!!!!!May the FORCE be with you!
05-22-2013, 10:40 PM
Seriously, though, this part of the article should dispel any questions:
However, local people accused the police of racism.
Rami al-Khamisi, a law student and founder of the youth organisation Megafonen, told the Swedish edition of online newspaper The Local that he had been insulted racially by police. Teenagers, he said, had been called "monkeys".
He said the crowd was reacting to a "growing marginalisation and segregation in Sweden over the past 10, 20 years" from both a class and a race perspective.
Justice Minister Beatrice Ask said anyone who felt mistreated by police should file a report.
An investigation is under way into the shooting of a man, 69, last Monday after police were called out to a home in Husby where the man was allegedly brandishing a machete.
Police say they tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with the man after learning a woman was inside the flat along with him. They then stormed the flat.
I'm guessing that Rami al-Khamsi isn't a Southern Baptist.
And, between this and the London murder, it appears that the machete has become the weapon of choice among jihadis in Europe. No doubt they will ban them next.
05-22-2013, 10:42 PMGovernment is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
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What did these fine "youths" expect the police to do when confronted by a machete held by a man threatening to kill them? Were the cops supposed to give the guy a pat on the head and a cinnamon roll?
05-23-2013, 09:41 AM
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