Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Attorney General Public Prosecutor too quick to take DNA

The Public Prosecutor takes DNA samples 25,000 times per year from prisoners whose sentences are four or more years.  The Attorney General of the Supreme Court, however, said that privacy is at risk if DNA samples are taken from people convicted of crimes like embezzlement and forgery. He suggest only taking DNA samples from people convicted of serious violent or sexual offences.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Cambodia: Dutch in Third Place among Child Abusers

The Dutch are in the third place of child abusers in Cambodia. Last year one Dutchman was condemned to 5 years jail of which 3 years suspended for making child pornography. A second Dutchman was condemned the same year to 5 years jail for the abuse of street children.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vietnamese increasingly active in Dutch hashish trade

Already in 2016, a senior police commander warned about the increasing influence of Vietnamese hashish gangs.  He also mentioned that major violence could be expected with Dutch hashish criminals. A few days ago, four people were murdered in the town of Enschede, two of them had a Vietnamese background.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UN Experts accuse Dutch Social Workers of Racism

The UN claims that research shows that negative stereotypes about parents of African descent leads to more reporting of maltreatment and greater involvement of state agencies for children of African descent in the Netherlands. They specifically mention 7 children of African descent which were forcibly removed from their parents. The UN racism experts accuse Dutch social workers of racism.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Asylum Center Terrorized by Group of Residents

A group of residents terrorized the largest asylum center in the Netherlands town of Ter Apel.  These people also steal in shops in the town. The chairman of the local shop owners’ organization says that it is primarily North African and Eastern Europeans who are responsible for the thefts.  They also sometimes harass women in the shops.  Bus drivers threaten that they will no longer stop at the asylum center due to the intimidation of people who belong to this group.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Dutch Police is Tired

The dutch police trade Union (NPB) says that the pressure on police men is absurdly high. The law on maximum working times is transgressed 200.000 times a year. The Union says that the police protects everybody except itself. After five years police men are fed up with having to make additional hours all the time. The police leadership says that the trend of too much pressure on police men is declining.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

After ING scandal, Finance Ministry comes out against money laundering

Earlier in 2018, the ING banking group agreed to a Euro 755 million out of court settlement due to failing to deal seriously with money laundering. The central bank said at the time that more banks were lax in their approach to this problem.  Last year, banks reported over 360 000 unusual transactions. This was 60 000 less than in 2016.  Finance Ministry inspectors will now increase investigations into money laundering by Dutch banks.