This has got to be the strangest story yet. Sweden, yes, Sweden, has been experiencing riots and car torching for the past week or so in predominately immigrant Muslim sections of Stockholm. So far about $10M in damage and cars alight every night. The local police are doing little to stop it. I just love this quote:
- ”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.
IN the mean time, the local parking enforcement team is out in force, writing citations to the vehicles that have been burned:
As one wag put it — Sweden certainly has pretty parking officers. I love this:
When questioned, the officer explained that the ticket was issued because the vehicle lacked a tag showing its time of arrival. The fact that the vehicle had been effectively destroyed – its windshield smashed and the interior heavily damaged by fire – was irrelevant according to the meter maid, who asked Fria Tider’s photographer to destroy the photos he had taken. Her employer, the parking company P-service, refused to comment when Fria Tider contacted them on Wednesday afternoon.
It just doesn’t get any better than this.