A Swedish cop named Peter Springare got in trouble last year for telling the truth on Facebook about the propensity of third-world immigrants for criminality and violence, especially sexual violence. He dodged a bullet that time, but now he’s in trouble again for saying similar things in front of a private audience.
Many thanks to Tania Groth for translating this Swedish news report, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below is an article from Breitbart about the Springare case (hat tip Reader from Chicago):
Swedish Whistleblower Cop Put on Notice for Claiming Gang Rape ‘Cultural Phenomenon’ Linked to Mass Migration
Swedish police officer Peter Springare has been reported to police and will likely be investigated after he said the country’s gang rape problem is linked to migration and was a “cultural phenomenon”.
Springare, who gained global attention after blowing the whistle on the extent of migrant crime in Sweden last year commented on the issue of gang rapes earlier this month claiming such attacks were “new” and were a consequence of the last 10 to 15 years of immigration policy, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports.
“There are also ethnic Swedes engaged in group violence, but not in the same numbers as foreign-born offenders,” Springare said. The comments, which were recorded by broadcaster TV4, have since been reported to Bergslagen police who have announced that an internal investigation will likely take place.
The communications manager for the police in Bergslagen confirmed that the report would be passed on to internal investigators and said that Springare’s comments could potentially harm public trust in the police.
Others were far more critical of the remarks with Secretary General of Sweden’s Law Society Anne Ramberg commenting: “It is remarkable. All civil servants and most policymakers must have better judgement and adhere to our form of government and the value base it expresses. These statements are almost racist.”
Last year, Springare blew the whistle on migrant crime claiming that almost all serious crimes were committed by migrants. Many at the time labelled Springare a racist for his remarks, to which he replied: “If you can’t discuss the problem of crime among immigrants without it being called racist propaganda, things are very bad.”
The accusations of racism went even further when police announced they would be investigating Springare for inciting racial hatred. The investigation was later dropped, but Springare was once again threatened with action as some claimed he had “hacked” into police computers to find statistics he used in a column for a local newspaper.
The levels of migrant crime are largely unknown in Sweden as the government has refused to publish official statistics for over a decade. Some websites that have published court data that shows whether a criminal is foreign-born, like the website Lexbase, have been censored by the government which claims the information should only be made available to lawyers, accredited journalists, and other professionals.
|00:00||Here at the “People’s House” in Gothenburg one could hear the police and|
|00:03||the Preliminary Investigator Peter Springare,|
|00:06||who was giving a talk about immigrants and criminality.|
|00:10||The gathering kept secret from everyone but the participants,|
|00:14||and they were not presented by name but rather by their internet alias.|
|00:18||Peter Springare spoke about rapes and immigrants.|
|00:22||We see when we investigate these crimes that they speak in a wholly different manner.|
|00:29||They carry on with their twisted views on women and what they think about all this.|
|00:36||They just shrug their shoulders. They think it’s amusing, and quite a few of them even laugh.|
|00:42||Peter is the police officer who became a well-known face a year ago when he wrote on Facebook,|
|00:46||claiming that most criminals had foreign names.|
|00:50||The police charged him with discrimination against an ethnic minority, but the prosecutor closed|
|00:56||down the investigation. In his talk this past Sunday he went into more depth about his opinions.|
|01:00||There ARE some Swedes who practice gang rapes,|
|01:03||but not at all to the degree we see with foreign-born perpetrators.|
|01:06||That is a cultural phenomenon.|
|01:09||It has to do with their overall views about people.|
|01:12||There is no doubt, and one can hear it when we interrogate them.|
|01:16||There is talk about “whores” or “they are whores” and the like.|
|01:19||I think it is worth noting|
|01:22||that all men in public service and especially the police|
|01:26||have to have an above-average reputation. They must first and foremost|
|01:31||follow our government’s views and adhere to the values that our government stands for.|
|01:35||And these opinions (he expresses) do not do that, they are close to being racist!|
|01:39||The police have to be objective and not let personal opinions,|
|01:43||or other things that are not within the law, to affect their work.|
|01:47||If you have preconceived opinions then you are not objective in the execution of the job,|
|01:56||or rather you risk not being objective in the execution of your job.|
|02:00||The leadership of the police do not wish to comment on Peter Springare’s statements.|
|02:03||He himself wrote in an SMS to TV4 News that these are|
|02:07||his personal opinions, and as a private person he is not bound by any obligation of objectivity.|
|02:11||When he talks, for example, about group rapes. —It is a pretty new phenomenon|
|02:16||that has escalated in the last 12-15 years,|
|02:20||and is naturally a result of the many immigrants — as a result|
|02:28||of the many criminal immigrants who have come into the country this has naturally escalated.|
|02:32||That’s the way it is.|
|02:35||If we look at the Crime Prevention Council’s report from 2000,|
|02:39||we see that already between 1991 and 1998 there|
|02:43||were an average of 30 to 60 gang rapes a year.|
|02:47||The police have freedom of speech just like everybody else,|
|02:52||but if you talk in this way — when you have the opinions|
|02:56||that the person in question currently holds as a police officer —|
|03:00||then we have special standards. —But shouldn’t we able to talk about criminality?|
|03:03||Yes, we should, but if we have to have this talk, then it has to be done soberly,|
|03:07||and it must be done in a manner that is orderly and correct when you talk about these cases.|
|03:15||Here we see statements that are very general and completely without merit.|
|03:22||If it is the case that the police cannot stay objective,|
|03:26||then it would affect the process of the law.|
|03:29||It certainly would.