Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rotterdam: Antillean Parents Give Sons Weapons

A spokesman for the mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb (Labor) has said that there have been a number of cases of Antillean parents giving weapons to their sons so that they will feel safer in the streets. It is common in that community to justify their children carrying weapons. In a number of discussions the mayor has had with the Antillean community, he has asked parents to insist that their children hand in firearms and knives to the police. If not, the police will have to start targeted searching of the youngsters. There are 20,000 Antilleans in Rotterdam, many with little education and poor knowledge of the Dutch language. Criminality among Antillean youngsters is high.

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