Fjordman sent me some tips last night concerning recent egregious examples from the Swedish judicial system. The blog posts involved are in Danish and Swedish, but fortunately a couple of translators have stepped forward to help out.
First is a post from Dick Erixon’s blog, as translated by our Swedish correspondent HL:
Those who kicked the sixteen-year-old to death on Kungsholmen in October of last year will virtually escape any punishment for the murder. The Superior Court decided to give three of the perpetrators one year in juvenile detention, a punishment so short that it has already been served, considering the arrest prior to the trials and the discount which the justice system is offering.
The boys are free to head into town and celebrate with champagne!
If you beat people to death in Sweden, you will not be punished.
My faith in the justice system has been completely wiped away. It does not exist any longer. One might as well abandon the courts and give up on the police force. Sweden has no sense of justice, only excuses for murder, violence and harassment.
And this travesty is administered by a liberal government which does nothing. It does not engage in social debates, but instead through its silence approves of the leftist-loonies who are pushing on in a direction where crime pays.
Never in my life have I felt such contempt for the Swedish social establishment as I do now. They have surrendered to crazy ideologies which feel pity for the criminals and despise the victims. They are ridiculing the murdered Riccardo in a way worse than the criminals who has desecrated his grave several times. Sweden is finished as a civilization.
The second case concerns a contrasting but equally pathological verdict in the town of Rödeby.
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The excerpts concerning Rödeby have been translated by our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc, who offers this brief summary of the incident that is causing so much discussion:
The case is about a man who owned two shotguns and finally used them. One of the youths was shot dead, another severely wounded. The man was initially arrested and charged with manslaughter.
According to Steen:
“Self-defense is all that remains in a lawless country”
All Swedish blogs and newspapers report on the verdict in the Rödeby trial, where a vulnerable family was harassed for years by a youth gang without getting any help whatsoever. A father suffering from a nervous disorder and a handicapped boy. Even Danish newspapers mentioned the case. The best description of this tragedy is given in the above headline at the blog Erixon.com. There’s nothing wrong with the verdict. It is a community — founded on the rule of law — degenerated to such extent that this could happen at all. That’s the really scary fact.
And here’s a translation of the relevant post by Dick Erixon:
The general disgust for the [Swedish] judicial system wasn’t harmed further this afternoon when the Court of First Instance ruled on the case in which a father defended his family against the Rödeby youths who harassed and threatened the family with death, without the police so much as blinking an eye.
The father was acquitted in full, according to the Echo Radio in its 2 PM. broadcast. The whole Rödeby affair is a tragedy, of course. But the responsible party isn’t the father or his family. The responsibility lies exclusively with the youth gang, their parents, and the police who surrendered and sided with the perpetrators. Self-defense is the one and only option left in a lawless country.
This verdict gives the hard-pressed family some compensation. It is a relief to acknowledge the outcome. The law isn’t completely brain-dead yet.
Below is a report on the Rödeby incident from The Local:
Rödeby murder suspect acquitted
The Blekinge District Court has acquitted a 50-year-old man of charges of murder and attempted murder of two teenage boys in Rödeby in southern Sweden.
The court ruled that when the man fired the shots, his mental state was such that he lacked the ability to consciously consider his behaviour or understand the consequences.
Therefore, the court found that he did not commit the act with intent, which resulted in the charges being dismissed.
The shooting took place the night of October 6th last autumn. Six armed teenagers entered the 50-year-old man’s yard in the middle of the night, after having made phone calls threatening the man’s 19-year-old son.
So let’s summarize the case:
|1.||A man shot and killed one of a gang of armed intruders who had previously threatened his disabled son.|
|2.||The man was acquitted only because his actions were deemed by the court to be those of a lunatic.|
This is what passes for “justice” in today’s Sweden.
I’ll grant that there were lunatics in the Blekinge District Court, but the man in the dock wasn’t one of them.