Monday, July 15, 2019

Tens of Problematic Policemen Suspended

In the past weeks, various police units have suspended tens of policemen, partly because of lack of integrity and partly due to breach of confidentiality.  One of the most severe cases was that the gang of leading criminal, Ridouan Taghi, had bought a senior policemen in Utrecht.  That policeman has been fired.  Within the police there are major concerns about the integrity of policemen.  This can be found in a confidential police report.  Already in one region, central Netherlands, criminals have access to 19 corrupt contacts among the authorities.  The national police cannot investigate all information because of capacity problems .  The report says that what is known is probably the tip of the iceberg.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Leading Daily: Tax Authorities Turn Decent People into Criminals

Chasing fraudulent recipients of social help leads to the tax authorities turning decent people into criminals.  This was said by Wierd Duk of the Netherlands daily, the Telegraaf.  He says it is one more example of the failure of the authorities.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Amsterdam: Inquiry at Islamic School over leaked footage of preacher

Education inspectors have started an investigation at Amsterdam’s only Islamic secondary school as there were claims that a pupil was suspended for allegedly filming teachers in class.  A recent clip showed a teacher presenting a clip of Salafist preacher Fouad el Bouch to the children.  A
report by the intelligence service, AIVD claimed that el Bouch was influencing the school curriculum. This could not be confirmed by education inspectors.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Minister: 13 million Euro Dutch Subsidies Disappear in Mali

The Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, has written to parliament that 13 million Euro Dutch help provided for the Mali state budget between 2005-2015 are unaccounted for. These monies were incompletely controlled by the Mali government and there are suspicions of fraud.  She expressed this concern to the prime minister of Mali, Boubou Cisse.  He responded by saying that fighting corruption is a priority for him.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

UN rapporteur heavily criticizes Dutch Queen

The Special UN Rapporteur for extra judicial executions Agnes Callamard has heavily criticized Dutch Queen Maxima.  During the G-20 Summit in Japan, the Queen met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, without raising the issue of murdered Saudi journalist Khashoggi.  The UN says that the Crown Prince and other senior Saudi officials are responsible for this murder.  Callamard said that the Queen’s silence made her a collaborator.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Emergency Services Phone Outage Led to Woman’s Death

On Monday, a major outage occurred at Telecom Company, KPN. This also led to the unavailability of emergency numbers.  As a result, a woman in the town of Breda died as she could not get through to the local safety office and ambulance service. This led to a lethal delay. The police main contact number 112 was not reachable for over 3 hours due to the outage of KPN’s system.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Culture of Fear at Police Academy

The Dutch police academy suffers from a culture of fear and departing teachers which can’t be replaced. This was written in an anonymous letter by teachers of the academy. At the academy future policemen, detectives and specialists are trained. The teachers also write that since their first mention to the media of the problems, the atmosphere is terrible. They feel insecure. The management denies these claims.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

No Posts This Week

I will not be posting this week.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Did Public Prosecution lie in process against Geert Wilders?

A process is underway against parliamentarian Geert Wilders who has shouted “less Moroccans” with adherence outside parliament. It seems that the then Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten discussed the process twice with the top official of the public prosecution. This is the opposite of what parliament has been told in the past and what the public prosecution has claimed toward the first judges in the process against Wilders.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Deputy Minister Admits Authorities Should Have Investigated Graphite Rains

Deputy Minister Stientje van Veldhoven of Infrastructure has admitted in parliament that in the every four investigation by the State Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM) of the health risks of the high furnaces in IJmuiden never research has been done into the problems resulting from the “graphite rains”. The minister admitted that these could contain too high concentrations of lead, manganese and vanadium. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Prime Minister heavily criticized about withholding information from parliament

During the general discussion which opened the parliamentary season, studies about calculations of global warming were withheld by the government.  The organizations that carried out the research were ready to publish the data prior to the parliamentary discussions.  Prime Minister Rutte said that in future, he would behave the same way. He said that he could not have published the data without simultaneously publishing a government reaction which was not ready.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Prime Minister Apologizes for Mishandling Earthquake Damage

On behalf of his government, Prime Minister Rutte has apologized to all people in the province of Groningen who have suffered damage from earthquakes. He said that the government has understood the problems involved far too late.  He also said that they were too focused on legal issues which slowed down dealing with the damages and strengthening buildings.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Hague: Police do not react against pro-Iranian hate mongers

In a pro-Iranian demonstration in The Hague, the demonstrators expressed their hatred against the Zionist government, Israel, United States and Saudi Arabia.  Its message was one of terror and antisemitism. The police stood by, watched the demonstrators but did not intervene.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Municipality Has to Pay Fine to Salafist Imam

The mayor of Arnhem, Ahmed Marcouch (Labour), wrote that a possible appointment of imam Arkhouch by the Al-Fath mosque is problematic and dangerous.  The imam says that he is a peace-loving and peaceful Salafist and took Marcouch to court saying that he had damaged his good name.  The judge ordered the municipality to pay the imam 4000 Euro damages.  The municipality is considering whether to appeal.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

National Water Authority Dismantling Two New Speed Boats

The National Water Authority has bought two unusable Italian speed boats at a cost of 1 million euro.  These rigid hull inflatable boats cannot be used on the North Sea because the sea is too rough. The Authority was not able to define the purchase order appropriately.  Experts say that the Authority lacked knowledge in the field.  Dutch Minister Van Nieuwehuizen said that it is irresponsible for safety reasons to sell the boats to others.  They are now being dismantled and an effort will be made to reuse some parts or sell them.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Earthquakes cause mental problems in Groninger

A study from Groningen University has found that many residents suffer health problems whose homes have experience damage from earthquakes.  In the long run, this is a health risk. People feel feel insecure because of financial problems, bureaucracy and for some due to the fact that  they are unable to relocate. The earthquakes are the result of the many years of gas exploration in this province.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Hackers Steal Information about Home Hunters from Housing Agency

Hackers have stolen hundreds and possibly thousands of identity card scans after breaking into the computer system of a rental housing company.  The information stolen was uploaded between 2017 and 2019 by people seeking a place to live.  The hackers possess the name, address, contact information and copies of passports or id cards which include a personal identification number (BSN).  This allows hackers to open bank accounts or take out loans by using other peoples’ identity.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Great Increase in Corruption, Police Lacks Capacity

The 2018 annual report of the Public Prosecution shows that corruption crimes investigated increased from 45 to 65. However, the national detective service greatly lacks personnel. Furthermore about 27 500 complaints of criminal acts were not followed up by the police while there was information for investigating and prosecution. The head of the Public Prosecution Gerrit van der Burg expressed his worry about the increasing severe criminality and accompanying violence.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dutch Deputy Minister Resigns after concealing information

Dutch Deputy Minister Mark Harbers (of the VVD Liberal party) has resigned after he presented a report about the number of refugees suspected of crimes to parliament.  The figures published included suspicions of rape and murder under the category ‘Other.’ Harbers said the reason was because civil servants were worried that the figures would lead to confusion.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

11% of Working Women Change Jobs Because of Harassment

A study by the Tentoo firm found that 11% of working women in the Netherlands have changed jobs  at least because they have been harassed by a colleague or superior. 
For men the figure is 6½%.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Police: Ministry Hiding Severe Crimes by Asylum Seekers

The spokesperson of the Dutch Police, Mireille Beentjes, has accused the Ministry of Security and Justice of hiding extreme crimes by asylum seekers in the statistics under the heading “various”. This includes attempts of murder, physical violence and sexual crimes. Furthermore, the spokesperson says that the Ministry had the figures already for several weeks before it informed parliament.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Provocation by Dutch Muslim Parliamentarian in Jerusalem

Tunahan Kuzu, the leader of the Dutch Muslim DENK party, has provoked Israeli soldiers by walking in Jerusalem with a Palestinian flag.  The chair of the Dutch parliament, Khadija Arib (Labour), said that it shows little respect to demonstrate in that city.  She furthermore said that Kuzu was spreading fake news when he said that he had been arrested.  She remarked in a TV program that the party manipulates news.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Simon Wiesenthal Center tells Rutte: Under you antisemitism has reached unparalleled heights

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has written a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in which he writes that under his Prime Ministership, antisemitic attacks in the Netherlands have reached levels unknown since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich. He asked Rutte to finally address antisemitism in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2018: Police Deals with 4,600 Incidents Caused by Asylum Seekers

In 2018 the Dutch Police has had to deal 4,600 times with asylum seekers. Most cases concerned theft, but there were also incidents of physical violence, threats and vandalism. All in all 1,710 people were involved which indicates that a number of people caused more than one incident. Almost half of the asylum seekers concerned come from Algeria and Morocco. They are followed by people from Libya and Tunisia.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Hague: Jew Attacked, Police Stands Idly by

A Jewish man was attacked on the Dutch National Holiday of Liberation from the Nazi’s by revelers who sang about gassing Jews. The man had asked those who sang to stop singing “My father was in the commandos, my mother was in the SS, together they burned Jews ’cause Jews burn the best.” The group of 50 people pushed the Jewish man as police stood idly by. The men were wearing soccer shirts of the Feijenoord soccer club of Rotterdam.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

One Out of Ten Youngsters get Special Youth Care

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics in 2018 428,000 youngsters under 23 years get youth care. That is one out of ten. The reasons for that can be problems in behavior, psychological problems, mental handicaps or for instance educational problems of the parents. Many youth workers are overstressed. Trade Unions ask for an increase in budget.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Dutch Jewish Activist Attacked Every Day on Twitter

Hidde van Koningsveld is the 23-year old chairman of the youth section of the Center for Information and Documentation in Israel.  He says that not a single day passes that he isn’t attacked on Twitter by antisemites.  He added that he cannot remember a meeting of Jews where there is no conversation about security.  All this has become normal.  He says that many Jewish victims no longer complain to the police because so little is done about it.  It also takes half an afternoon to file a complaint.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Allah Akbar Shouts Interrupt Two Minute Silence for War Deaths

Annually on May 4th, is the National Memorial Day to commemorate those killed in World War II.  This year, the two minute silence held at the German concentration camp, Vught was interrupted by shouts of Allah Akbar.  Possibly they came from Muslim inmates at the nearby jail.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Inspectorate warns shortage of police, forensic care and firefighters and jail wardens

The Inspectorate for Justice and Security has expressed its’ fear that the police, forensic care, fire department and the jail system have too few staff. It says that these are complex problems which require much time and energy and which involve many organizations.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dutch World War Queen Proposed Nazi Swap for Belgian Royals

Dutch Historian Michael Riemens has published the diaries of Dutch Foreign Minister in exile in London during World War II, Eelco van Kleffens.  In it is mentioned that the Queen asked van Kleffens during the war to propose via the Vatican that the Belgian royal family held by the Nazis would be released by them in exchange for helping high placed Nazis to escape after the war.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Report: Public Prosecution has culture of fear

The report of the Fokkens Commission has said that there is a culture of fear in the Dutch Public Prosecution which employs 5000 people.  It says that there are sizable problems which differ in each prosecution unit:  the fact that unrest, gossip and leaks out of the organization ultimately arrive in the media…illustrates that the organization cannot deal with its own problems. The Commission says that the Public Prosecution must make a major effort to reestablish confidence from the outside and within. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Investigation Commission: Lack of Ethical Leadership at Top of Public Prosecution

During the past year a commission headed by former Prosecutor General at the High Court, Jan Watse Fokkens, has investigated breaches of integrity in the public prosecution.  The issue concerned a romantic relationship between former prosecutor general in Rotterdam, Marc van Nimwegen, and head Officer of Justice, Marianne Bloos.  The report concludes that for many years van Nimwegen and Bloos have had an intimate relationship.  The committee reproached the public prosecution for only starting to investigate the issue when the NRC daily in 2018 published information about the affair.  As a result of the report van Nimwegen has been suspended and the forced leave of Bloos has been prolonged.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Wilders has received 200 death threats – prosecution does nothing

Leader of the PVV party, Geert Wilders has attacked Minister Grapperhaus of Justice and Security as the Public Prosecutor has decided not to undertake any action regarding the more than 200 death threats Wilders has received. The Minister said that “there are not enough indications as to who these people are.  Most probably they do not live in Europe, therefore no action will be taken.”  Wilders responded that the Minister gives a bonus to Muslim radicals.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Officials of the Ministry of the Interior Hugely Abuse Ministry’s Telephones

An overview of abuse of integrity at the Ministry of the Interior in 2018 found that more than 10 officials have used their work telephones or tablets for private phone calls and internet.  This has incurred substantial cost for the ministry.  One official has even lent his mobile devices to family members who went abroad.  This one official has cost the ministry more than 200,000 Euro in 2018.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Researcher says government influenced results of institute

Researcher Gerard Aalders has published a new book in which he says that the Dutch Institute for War Documentation (NIOD), in the past has manipulated research in order to best serve the interests of the Dutch government. This was for instance the case concerning the art collection of Dutch Jewish trader, Goudstikker whose collection was stolen from him  during the war by the Germans.  After the war, the Dutch government refused to return his property to his heirs.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Husband of Late Dutch Queen tried to hide his Nazi Past

Gerard Aalders, a former researcher of the National Institute of War Documentation stated that Prince Bernhard, husband of late Dutch Queen Juliana had called him at the institute after he had published that the Prince who was of German origin had been a member of the German Nazi party during the 1930’s. The Prince said that he hadn’t paid a contribution to the party for several months. Aalders said to the Prince that he previously did pay his contributions.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Former Chief of Dutch Sperm Bank Fathered 49 Children

DNA tests have confirmed that the ex-chief of a Dutch sperm bank is the biological father of 49 children.  He repeatedly used his own sperm instead of the chosen donors in IVF procedures.  Complainants had highlighted irregularities between the appearance of the children and their supposed donor. The chief of the sperm bank, Jan Karbaat, passed away two years ago.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dutch Fighter Jet Shoots Itself

A Dutch F16 fighter jet shot itself with its cannon, forcing the plane into an emergency landing.  This happened after the pilot attempted to hit a practice target at an air base.  The plane suffered considerable damage and part of the munition was found in the engine.  The Department of Defense said that this was a serious incident and the Netherlands Defense Safety Inspection is investigating how the plane was able to fire upon itself.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Terrorism Planners Do Not Collaborate with Justice

In a session at the Rotterdam court, it became clear that those suspected of planning a major terrorist attack did not collaborate with the authorities.  They were arrested in the September 2018 after the police had infiltrated the group.  They wanted to plan a major attack on a public event in the Netherlands with Kalashnikovs and bomb belts. Simultaneously, they wanted to set off a car bomb elsewhere.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

One in 5 Dutchmen have moisture and mold in their homes

A study by the Ministry of Interior found that one in five Dutchmen live in homes with spots of moisture and mold.  In old rental apartments, the figure is 40%.  A moist home can lead to health problems such as coughing, tightness of the chest, allergies and asthma.  All in all, this concerns 1,5 million residences.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Parliamentarians Worried about Radical Muslim Education

Parliamentarians Worried about Radical Muslim Education
Various representatives of political parties have expressed concern in parliament about Arab lessons after schoolhours. The Intelligence Service (AIVD) says that radical Muslims use these courses to transmit their extrmeist messages to youngsters. Parliamentarian Jan Paternotte of the coalition party D66 said that it was an unacceptable example of abuse of freedom to preach anti-democratic thoughts to young people.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

70 000 Fines Per Year Issued For Driving Only 1km Above Speed Limit

On freeways where the maximum speed limit is 130 km per hour, drivers are being fined if they drive just one kilometer above the limit.  In 2012, 2000 people were fined for this offense.  Since 2016, approximately 70 000 drivers per year have been fined. The Police Union are concerned that due to this policy, the public will no longer support fines for speeding drivers.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Salafist Hate Preacher Gave Lessons at Muslim High School

The Dutch intelligence service (AIVD) has revealed that the British  preacher, Haitham Al Haddad, gave covered lessons at the Muslim school, Cornelius Haga Lyceum, in Amsterdam.  He is a Salafist preacher who is known for antisemitism and hate speech.  In 2012 in a speech in Amsterdam he said that adulterous Muslim women from the West would love to travel to an Islamic state to be stoned to death.  This, according to Haddad, was the correct punishment for adultery.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Dutch Mafia infiltrates Spain

The Spanish coast has become infiltrated by the Dutch mafia. It serves as a transit harbor for drugs while Dutch criminals enjoy the nice climate. Spanish police and Justice are critical about the contact with the Dutch authorities. The Spanish prosecutor Fernando Bentabol said “we collaborate on specific issues in teams, yet the collaboration should be structural.”

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Dutch Parcel Post Functions Poorly

The consumer organization, de Consumentenbond has published that no other Dutch company is subject to as many complaints as PostNL, the package parcel delivery company.  The consumer organization received 4600 complaints about the company.  PostNL responded that it dealt with 251 million parcels last year which is huge amount. The consumer organization said that PostNL’s customer service is bad because only people sending parcels can complain.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Air in many Dutch Cities too dirty to work

On the basis of research by the council for health, Gezondheidsraad the organization for defense of the environment Milieudefensie has concluded that the air quality in many Dutch cities is so bad that people shouldn’t be allowed to work there. From a European study into the health effects of polluted air, results that every year in the Netherlands more than 20 000 people die from causes resulting from air pollution.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Amsterdam: Religious Muslim tried to murder two Jews

A Jewish father and son were stabbed by an Egyptian-born vendor called Tarik in their stall in an Amsterdam market.  The attacker used a large knife.  One of the victims said that he was happy that he was alive as the stabber seemed determined to kill him. The stabber had been away for several months. When he returned his behavior had changed. He was reading the Koran a lot, shaved his head and prayed all the time.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Netherlands Shocked by Prank of Jewish Journalist

On the occasion of the jewish holiday Purim Jews make pranks like on All Fools Day. Esther Voet, the editor of the Jewish weekly, NIW, published an article that she was giving up her job and was leaving for Israel because of the antisemitism in the Netherlands. Her joke was believed my many, including Dutch politicians, because it reflected the current Dutch reality.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Turkish born man with criminal record kills 3 and wounds 5

A man started shooting wildly in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, March 17th.  The alleged murderer is 37 old Turkish born Gokmen Tanis.  He is suspected to have been a Jihadist and he has a huge criminal record.  He didn’t know the people he killed which makes the Dutch police now think that his attack was a terrorist one.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Bus company wants separate bus for asylum seekers to counter hindrance

The Qbuzz transport company would like a special bus to be used exclusively between the asylum seeker center in Ter Apel and Emmen.  The company has applied for finance from the Ministry of Justice and Security for this.  Jaap Franke, Chairman of the Workers Council of Qbuzz said that asylum seekers often cause hindrance as they refuse to pay, create unrest and sometimes threaten drivers.