Sunday, May 10, 2009

Amsterdam Hooligans Have Become Criminals

Commissioner Leen Schaap, head of the police in Amsterdam South, has said that a group of 20 hooligans from the Diamantbuurt neighborhood in Amsterdam has gradually become a band of hard core criminals. This is despite the major investment by the social authorities in this neighborhood. Schaap added that these youngsters are now involved in armed robberies all over the country and there are indications that they are also involved in drug trade. The commissioner said that one of the reasons that so little can be done is that the parents refuse to cooperate with the authorities, and there is no law which can force them to do so. He added that younger brothers of these criminals are now following in the footsteps of their older siblings.

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