The Swedish police apparently gives more security to a bunch of flower bouquets than to the women, children and elderly in the country.
The police station in Swedish city of Örebro is love-bombed with flower bouquets after police investigator Peter Springare updated his Facebook status with the reality about his profession. His revelations got widespread exposure on social media. He tells us that almost exclusively all of all suspected perpetrators are immigrants, mainly from the Middle East and North Africa. The post sparked a huge debate in the country, and at the same time, Springare got reported to authorities who are now going to investigate whether Springare has committed a crime because he revealed the offenders background.
Sweden’s National Police Commissioner Chief Dan Eliasson warned that Peter Springare must be “extremely cautious” when he highlights the issues of ethnicity.
Why? Has truth become a crime in Scandinavia? We thought they were known to be truthful people. Guess they are liars through and through then. Or maybe it’s long due to change the National Police Commissioner.
Translated with Bing and Google into English:
Prohibition to photograph 60 flower bouquets sent to Peter Springare
The police chiefs have put a stop to people taking pictures of Peter’s flower bouquets. The image is a montage.
Nyheteridag, Monday Feb 6, 2017
OREBRO – There is a photo ban on at least a 60 flower bouquets sent to police officer Peter Springare. This says the station command Johanna Mattsson at the police station in Örebro for Nyheteridag. – “We must always do a security check on these things, we don’t know what is in these flowers,” said Police spokesman Anders Sjöberg to Nyheteridag.
Earlier on Monday the Nyheteridag reported that the police station in Örebro prepared for a love-bomb on the occasion of the policeman Peter Springare open-hearted and widely shared Facebook updates. When the Nyheteridag spoke with the station officer Johanna Mattsson at lunch she tells us that some 50 flowers had arrived to Springare.
But when we ask if she can take a picture of the flower bouquets with her mobile phone and send it to the Nyheteridag, then it’s total stop.
“Unfortunately, we will not give out any pictures. The only thing we can give out is how many bouquets that has arrived, but no pictures.”
Nor shall we get permit to send a photographer to the police station to take picture of all flower bouquets sent to Peter Springare. It’s not Johanna Mattsson herself who had taken the decision, but she has received it from “the top”, she explains.
“No, we have said no pictures of the flowers. That’s what instructions I’ve been given from the top.”
Although the Nyheteridag in many ways tried to get an image of the flower bouquets it is a grinding halt. The message is clear from the heads, no photos will be published on the flower bouquets sent to Springare.
– “Yes exactly, that is what has been said to us. You may take issue with our press officer if you would like more information,” says Mattesson.
[EXPLOITATION, CRIME: Migrants line up outside Swedbank in Malmo to empty out a cash machine with a technical error which caused it to give out excess money; “Hahaha tomorrow when they wake up with a big minus [in the accounts] they will commit suicide”]
Can be a security risk: “we don’t know what it is in these flowers”
After the lunchtime the Nyheteridag has spoken with Örebro Police spokesman Anders Sjöberg and he explains that the flowers can be a security risk. In addition to flowers, there are also packages to the police station, sent to Peter Springare.
– “These flowers are coming into our regular postal service, you could say. We must always do a security check on these things, we don’t know what it is in these flowers. Maybe it is not only those who want Peter well, but perhaps it is those who think that what he wrote is about is offensive and want to do something about it.”
– “We security check these packets and the flowers that come in. We have said that we will not let anyone inside the gates to photograph these flowers, where they stand now. Peter has knowledge that we do this and we are doing it for his best.”
Instead, it’s up to Peter if the flowers should be photographed, it’s something he can arrange after work in such cases.
– “If you would you like to take photographs of the flowers, you may talk to Peter about it.”
…. [we cut the rest of the ramblings in the original article about the refusal to photograph a bunch of flowers.]
The manager reported Springare to prosecutors
Blombuketterna sent to Peter Springare after he posted a Facebook update where he speaks out about his everyday life as investigators. He lists the past week’s crime he worked with and finds that almost all suspected perpetrators have immigrant backgrounds.
– “Countries that represent all the crimes of the week: Iraq, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Somalia, Syria again, Somalia, unknown country, unknown country, Sweden. Half of the suspects, we cannot know for sure because they have no valid papers. Which usually means that they are lying about their nationality and identity,” he wrote, among other things.
The post was so sensitive that the Facebook page got reported to the prosecutors. Sveriges Radio has talked with Bo Andersson, who is the District Police Chief and Head of Division of the Örebro police, and the police chief over Peter Springare. But he would not tell me what could be illegal with the Facebook post.
– “It would be wrong for me to speculate on it, it’s the Prosecutor’s job, I leave it unchecked”, says District Police Chief Bo Andersson to Swedish Radio.