Our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc has translated an article from today’s Berlingske Tidende about an incident in Helsingør (known to Shakespeare readers as Elsinore). Kepiblanc notes:
There’s little doubt this family is Muslim, but they might be gypsies (there are many in Elsinore). However, according to other sources this model family uses knives to underscore arguments, which makes it 99% sure that they’re true adherents of the Religion of Peace(tm).
And his translation:
Housing Authority evacuates battered unit
One single family terrorizes an entire housing area in Elsinore, Denmark. The management now urges the neighbors to resettle elsewhere, until the family in question can be thrown out.
by Nicholas Rytgaard
Broken windows, punctured tires, and death threats have become everyday events in the Belvedere Road area in Elsinore, where for a long time one family has harassed the residents of the tenement’s twenty-three other apartments.
It culminated last night when police had to rush out with dogs to deal with a fight in the area. A young immigrant boy spat on a woman who, according to police sent a “an offense” back. Shortly thereafter, several people arrived and fights developed among twenty to thirty people.
Now the management has had enough of all the fuss.
“It is an absurd and ludicrous situation. If society cannot remove the family in question, we must move the others,” says Steffen Boel Joergensen, manager of the Lejerbo estate in North Zealand and Copenhagen.
He has now offered the twenty-three families a new place to live, until the harassing family is out of the apartment buildings.
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“I spoke with one resident who asked me if they could get another place to live. Accordingly we offered them another flat immediately,” says Steffen Joergensen.
The management informed the family that it has been denounced, but to begin with they have six weeks to object, and if they do so, it ends up in a housing court action which can go on for years.
Steffen Boel Joergensen cannot wait that long.
“It is grotesque that twenty-three families’ lives will be disrupted just in order to obey those procedures. It should be possible in such extreme cases to throw people out with an hour’s notice,” says the manager.
He is ready to take the case to the special enforcement court in order to get the family out as soon as possible.
As a housing manager, he has no major problems with the extra costs of rehousing the other families. He has a more general concern.
“It is bad enough that these people have lost their confidence in protection of civilization. The protection has been abolished at Belvedere Road. Here the law of the jungle prevails,” he says.
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Hat tip: TB.