Monday, November 11, 2019

Pilot by Mistake creates Chaos at Amsterdam Airport

A pilot was explaining to a trainee a number of matters in a plane and entered the plane’s “hostage alert” code. After the alarm all passengers of the plane and many passengers in the terminal were evacuated. Passengers at the airport reported panic and screaming while armed police ran around.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Drug Use in the Netherlands at record high

The amount of chemical drug waste dumpings has increased by 42% during 2018.  There were almost 300 such dumpings versus slightly over 200 in 2017.  It is clear that drug use in the Netherlands has reached record highs. In 2018, use of cocaine, ecstasy, and amfetamines were two to three times more than in 2005.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Collection of Waste Is Inefficient

The Central Planning Bureau (CPB) says that recycling goes up in the Netherlands but often the costs exceed the benefits.  Quality of the recycling can increase as communities focus on quantity instead of quality. The CPB mentions a number of additional problems.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ministry of Defense: We have misinformed Parliament

The Ministry of Defense now recognizes that during the war against ISIS in 2015 Dutch F-16 planes have killed tens of civilians in Iraq. Seventy civilians died in Hawija and four in Mosul. The ministry admits that in 2015 the then minister Jeanine Hennis falsely informed the parliament about this when she said that there were no civilian casualties form the Dutch bombing in Iraq. It seems that the minister knew at the time that the information provided was not correct.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Military Police refuses to protect Judges and Prosecutors

Since the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum, 20 to 30 people get special police protection. This includes judges and prosecutors. It creates major pressure on the police. The military police refuses to make people available for this purpose. They say that it has already too much work in guarding mosques, synagogues, parliament and the Amsterdam airport.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Rotterdam Mayor: “We and our police are close to drowning”

A group of mayors said in a letter to parliament. Every new task given to the police put a lot of other investigations at risk. They claim that the fight against human trafficking and a range of other crimes are already coming under pressure.  Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam said:  “We ask you to be careful of a further increase in priorities that require extra police capacity.  We also urge you to quickly come up with structure measures to increase police strength.  We and our police are drowning.”

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Second Time Drugs Found on Dutch Marine Ship

A few days ago an inspection of the marine ship, Johan de Witt, in the harbor of Den Helder, found eleven kilo of drugs, most probably cocaine.  Last month on the same ship, a 23-year old Dutch mariner was also arrested with 11 kilo of drugs.