Sweden: Chief of anti-crime unit says Stockholm suburb is like a war zone

Lise Tamm, head of the national unit against organised crime, remarked in a Swedish radio interview that the situation in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby is so serious that it can be compared with a war zone. She added:

“When the police work there, they work as the armed forces would work.”

Tamm even mentioned the conflicts in Colombia and El Salvador and thinks their conflicts with guerrillas could bring ideas for solving the problems in Stockholm:

“How did they do it in Colombia with deporting the Farc guerrillas, how did they do it in El Salvador when the war ended? How have they done it in other parts of the world where they have had such great problems for many, many years? Is there any solution? You have to think outside the box.”

The organised crime unit chief thinks about other solutions as well. According to her, young men who can’t behave and become angry should receive help from social services, because merely increasing police is not enough…

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