Monday, September 22, 2008

Prime Minister Supports Registering Ethnicity of Criminals

Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (Christian Democrat) supports the idea of registering the ethnic backgrounds of criminals. This idea was launched by Guusje ter Horst, the Minister of the Interior (Labor). During the general debate in Parliament Balkenende said that the country needs honesty. He added “There was a time when it was politically correct to speak about ‘youngsters’ in general when, in truth it referred to Moroccan youngsters. Now the issue is to call things by their name.

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