Friday, May 24, 2013

Parking Tickets Issued on Wrecks while Stockholm Burns

Via Ryan

 BUSINESS AS USUAL. A meter maid issues a parking ticket for a burnt-out car following a night of riots in the Stockholm suburb of Alby. (Photo by Fria Tider)

Owners of cars destroyed in the riots fined for parking illegally while police adopt non-intervention policy.

Since last Sunday, May 19, rioters have taken to the streets of Stockholm’s suburbs every night, torching cars, schools, stores, office buildings and residential complexes. Yesterday, a police station in Rågsved, a suburb four kilometers south of Stockholm, was attacked and set on fire.

But while the Stockholm riots keep spreading and intensifying, Swedish police have adopted a tactic of non-interference. ”Our ambition is really to do as little as possible,” Stockholm Chief of Police Mats Löfving explained to the Swedish newspaper Expressen on Tuesday.

”We go to the crime scenes, but when we get there we stand and wait,” elaborated Lars Byström, the media relations officer of the Stockholm Police Department. ”If we see a burning car, we let it burn if there is no risk of the fire spreading to other cars or buildings nearby. By doing so we minimize the risk of having rocks thrown at us.”

More @ Fria Tider


  1. They need that revenue to pay for the damage!

  2. Someone needs to explain to Stockholm Chief of Police Mats Löfvin that lead and brass trumps rocks....pussy.

    1. If he's short, I'm sure we can lend him some personal stock.:)

  3. Well at least that meter maid has a job. Economic recovery!

    Rocks are dangerous apparently and they don't want to get dirty uniforms.

    1. Rocks are dangerous apparently

      Looks like Sweden is gone.