Monday, December 31, 2018

Dutch Mounted Police Break Up ‘Yellow Vest’ Protest at the Hague

Dutch mounted police broke up a protest at The Hague by ‘yellow vest’ protestors who threw rocks and fireworks at them.  About 150-200 demonstrators participated in the protest march near government offices. The protestors waved Dutch flags, shouted anti-government slogans and tried to break through a police cordon.  Eight protesters were detained for disturbing the peace after clashing with police.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Five Terror Suspects Arrested

Police have arrested four male terror suspects in Rotterdam. Later an additional supsect was arrested in the German town of Mainz. The four arrested in Rotterdam were between the ages of 20 and 30. It was published that they had a non-Western background. One has a Syrian background, another an Egyptian background. Earlier this year in June, two terror suspects were arrested in Rotterdam.  In September, seven suspects were arrested of which one was in Rotterdam. In 2017, on Christmas, four terror suspects werearrested in Rotterdam.  These four remain in jail.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Mayor Of Weert Takes Public Prosecutor To Court

Mayor Heijmans from the town of Weert wants to force the Public Prosecution to bring a court case against six asylum seekers who have burgled shops and committed general burglaries.   For that he will go directly to the court as the Prosecution has decided not to prosecute.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Police have Problems with Truncheons Bought

The police have purchased new truncheons.  They are in a holder on the police uniform which one has to destroy when the truncheon is pulled.  Leen Spoor of the Police Association NPB says that it appears that the truncheons were made from poor material.  The police now strengthen them with tie wraps which was not intended.  Spoor says that the police select the cheapest solution very often.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Government Buys Poorly Made Clothing for its Police Force

The Dutch Government is obliged to place tenders at a European level when ordering products in bulk.  After purchasing 250 000 Polo shirts, the Dutch company which won the tender ordered the shirts to be manufactured in Turkey.  They were poor in quality and ventilation was insufficient.  The Police officers started to sweat profusely.  800 000 Euros had to be spent to repair the clothing.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Dutch Jihadist arrested in Spain

Khalid M., a Dutchman, has been arrested in Spain near Tarragona on suspicion of terrorist activities. The Spanish intelligence services had information about his contacts with jihadists who recruit people for terrorist attacks. His name does not appear in the files of the Dutch intelligence services.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ministry Of Defense Investigate The Spreading of Racist and Nazi Images

Minister of Defense Barbara Visser, has said that the Commander of the Dutch Defense Academy received reports that a small group there, shared material which included racist and pornographic images and reference to Nazi Germany.  The Telegraaf daily mentioned that a trainee soldier was running a Whats App group in which Hilter, the Nazis and the Dutch Nazi Party (NSB) were glorified.  The Minister said that independent committees will investigate the issues.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Up to 50 soldiers fired each year for drug use

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense has told the Telegraaf paper that the long term average is between 30 and 50 sackings of military personnel per year due to drug use. Addiction expert Dick Trubendorffer, said that the real number of drug users in the army is probably much higher as one in ten of the population struggle with an addiction of some sort. The Dutch Army employs 40 000 people.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Afghan Terrorist in Court: I Have No Regrets

The 19-year old Afghan terrorist, Jawed S.,  said in court that he does not regret wounding two American tourists  at the central station of Amsterdam in August.  One of the wounded Americans will remain handicapped for life. The terrorist came to the Netherlands from Germany where he had been given asylum. He said that he had come to the Netherlands in order to defend Muhammed.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Foreign students afraid in Amsterdam neighborhood

Foreign students who currently reside in the Daalwijk neighborhood of Amsterdam are afraid. Recently, a bullet grazed a foreign student. The neighborhood is unsafe for women, yet students cannot get out of their leases. There is a housing shortage of 40 000 rooms for students in the Netherlands. The problems are worse for foreign students.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Netherlands Finds Legal Way to Keep Stolen Holocaust Art

The Netherlands has recently developed a legal method for keeping stolen Holocaust art. A special commission decides whether  to keep a work of art which was disowned or had to be sold under pressure during the Holocaust in the museum where it resides or to return it to the original owner’s inheritors. In a number of cases the commission has decided that the Dutch museums can thus keep stolen works of art.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Terror Suspect Arrested

Dutch Police have arrested a Syrian terrorist suspect in the town of Bergeijk.  He is suspected of been a member of the Jabat al-Nusra organization and also suspected of fighting in Syria as well as being suspected of money laundering.  A few months ago, his younger brother, also a member of the same terrorist organization has been arrested in the Netherlands.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Rotterdam: Dangerous Tensions between Extreme Left and Extreme Right

The municipal management in Rotterdam has expressed its concern about the radicalization of extreme left and extreme right. Both groups nowadays are involved in violence. In Rotterdam 4 alt-right groups are active. Their actions can lead to violent reactions of extreme left. Rotterdam mayor, Ahmed Aboutaleb, writes that in the past years the main focus of activities was against radical Islam, now both repression and prevention will have to be applied towards extreme rightists and the polarization.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Police stop 16 000 investigations due to shortage of detectives

A police spokesman has confirmed that Dutch police in 2018, until November has stopped 16 000 crime investigations about which there have been complaints and registrations. This concerns exclusively crimes where the police believe they can solve them because there is sufficient evidence. The amount of cases halted has been at this level for a number of years already. The ACP Police Trade Union has also said that major crimes are not dealt with due to lack of staff.