Street artist Dan Park is now facing possible prison time for his work
Back on 20 April, 42-year-old Dan Park had spent the afternoon putting up highly provocative wanted posters of a black man named Jallow Momodou, depicting him as a slave gone missing. To quote the poster: “Our negro slave has run away!! If you know where he is or if you’ve seen him please call.” In the process, Park had been pursued by a citizen who had seen what he was doing and who called the police on him. Shortly thereafter, they arrested him red-handed putting up posters. This Thursday he was subsequently indicted for hate speech under the Swedish HMF law (agitation against ethnic group) as well as two other crimes, facing a possible two years in prison.
The year so far has witnessed numerous scandals involving partying and drug abuse on the part of the Sweden Democrats (SD), a political party with only a year-long history in the Swedish parliament – Riksdagen – after finally having made it past the 4% block during the 2010 elections. This Monday it was revealed that 23-year-old William Petzäll, the most notorious of the party’s drug fiends, had been involuntarily committed to a care facility last week under the Care of Alcoholics, Drug Abusers and Abusers of Volatile Solvents Act – the LVM law in Swedish.
Even in liberal Sweden, Joe Arpaio is The Man.
At least that’s the impression you get from reading the comments to tabloid Aftonbladet’s hit piece
this Thursday on Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, Sweden’s largest periodical. The article is part of a tour of America two reporters at the newspaper are doing called Amerika på dekis
, “America Down & Out.” To quote the stated intention of the article series at amerika.aftonbladet.se
: “Peter Kadhammar and Urban Andersson are traveling across the American continent for two weeks. They will cover the American crisis which may be the end of an historic era, the American century.”
|Lars Skoglund, 43, was sentenced to one year in
prison for heading a large child porn ring
During the summer of 2010, Lars Skoglund was a suspect of having molested his sibling’s children. He was found innocent of this, but when the police searched his house and seized his computer, they uncovered large volumes of child pornography on his hard drives. Following this, in September he now faced child pornography charges – and while he at first was a sole suspect, some 23 women all over Sweden between the ages of 38 and 70 found themselves charged as well of the same crime, as the police discovered chat logs from the encounters the man had had with these women after hooking up with them on dating site e-kontakt.se.
Back in 2009, a lesbian woman “married” to another woman had decided she wanted to have a child. This usually isn’t a problem if you go about the natural way to have one – find a husband, hopefully marry him, and then start a family; but since she wanted to start a family without a man in it, she opted for an artificial insemination instead. To get approved for this procedure, everyone has to go through a mandatory medical examination. So on 6 February of that year, she gets in touch with Liljeholmen care center
, a medical facility with excellent customer reviews at Swedish care guide website Vårdguiden
, and gets an appointment at the gynecologist’s office there.
The other day I reported on the brutal and lethal attack on a corrections officer that transpired here in Sweden back on Monday. Now the identity of the perpetrator [shown on the right] has been publicly revealed, and the identity of the young woman who was going to be 25 this Wednesday has also become known through word of mouth. Something that might be of interest to Americans is that she has been confirmed as having attended an American university.
Last June, this 25-year-woman, whose identity has not yet been revealed to mass media, started work at Huddinge jail as a corrections officer. During her morning shift this Monday, she was jumped and bludgeoned to death with her own nightstick by a 30-year-old man with a history of violent crime, as he was being booked for attempted murder. The bloody assault took place on the roof of Huddinge jail at around 10.30 AM, when she was alone with the repeat offender during an outdoor walk.
While not much of significance has taken place lately on the gun front since the Brady bill was passed back in 1993, now a new threat looms on the horizon – but this time its origin isn’t at the usual Capitol Hill, but at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
The Knotted gun” sculpture outside the UN Headquarters, by Swedish artist Fredrik Reuterswärd.