Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Something is Culturally Enriched in Denmark

Cultural Enrichment News

Our Danish correspondent Kepiblanc has translated an article from today’s Berlingske Tidende about an incident in Helsingør (known to Shakespeare readers as Elsinore). Kepiblanc notes:

There’s little doubt this family is Muslim, but they might be gypsies (there are many in Elsinore). However, according to other sources this model family uses knives to underscore arguments, which makes it 99% sure that they’re true adherents of the Religion of Peace(tm).

And his translation:

Housing Authority evacuates battered unit

One single family terrorizes an entire housing area in Elsinore, Denmark. The management now urges the neighbors to resettle elsewhere, until the family in question can be thrown out.

by Nicholas Rytgaard

Broken windows, punctured tires, and death threats have become everyday events in the Belvedere Road area in Elsinore, where for a long time one family has harassed the residents of the tenement’s twenty-three other apartments.

It culminated last night when police had to rush out with dogs to deal with a fight in the area. A young immigrant boy spat on a woman who, according to police sent a “an offense” back. Shortly thereafter, several people arrived and fights developed among twenty to thirty people.

Now the management has had enough of all the fuss.

“It is an absurd and ludicrous situation. If society cannot remove the family in question, we must move the others,” says Steffen Boel Joergensen, manager of the Lejerbo estate in North Zealand and Copenhagen.

He has now offered the twenty-three families a new place to live, until the harassing family is out of the apartment buildings.
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“I spoke with one resident who asked me if they could get another place to live. Accordingly we offered them another flat immediately,” says Steffen Joergensen.

Lengthy processing

The management informed the family that it has been denounced, but to begin with they have six weeks to object, and if they do so, it ends up in a housing court action which can go on for years.

Steffen Boel Joergensen cannot wait that long.

“It is grotesque that twenty-three families’ lives will be disrupted just in order to obey those procedures. It should be possible in such extreme cases to throw people out with an hour’s notice,” says the manager.

He is ready to take the case to the special enforcement court in order to get the family out as soon as possible.

As a housing manager, he has no major problems with the extra costs of rehousing the other families. He has a more general concern.

“It is bad enough that these people have lost their confidence in protection of civilization. The protection has been abolished at Belvedere Road. Here the law of the jungle prevails,” he says.


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Hat tip: TB.

10 comments:

Gort said...

“It is bad enough that these people have lost their confidence in protection of civilization. The protection has been abolished at Belvedere Road. Here the law of the jungle prevails,”

Nonsense. If the law of the jungle prevailed the offensive family would have been reduced to worm food by now. Are the other 23 families marshmallow people?

Zenster said...

The legal system has failed itself in a most abject manner. This article gives a distinct impression that these apartments are the Danish equivalent of Section 8 housing. If so, in light of clearly illegal activity, the sherrifs (or their equivalent) are empowered to apply lockouts to the electrical, water and gas mains of the one residence in question.

The expense and disruption of moving all 23 other residents in order to isolate one single criminal family is an abuse of the taxpayers' money and the entire housing system as well.

Far more satisfying would have been the option of that one family mysteriously having found it necessary to be hospitalized overnight during which their entire worldly possessions could have been moved curbside.

Oh, plus what Gort said about tropical jurisprudence and all that.

Robin Shadowes said...

It's ridiculous! In Jukkasjärvi, northern Sweden, a gypsy family has terrorized the whole neighbourhood for over 20 years! Get rid of the troublemakers instead of all the others. Off with the kid gloves and give the scum an iron fist instead! It's such a shame, Helsingör/Elsinore is such a beautiful town. It was actually one of those few places I had been pondering about retreating to should the enrichment becoming a bit too much on this other side of Öresund.

Furor Teutonicus said...

A perfect text book example of how they work.

If not enough flats become available quickly and legaly, so they can move in their families until the place is as slummy a ghetto as the one they "escaped from, back home", then they terrorise the neighbours out, until their ends are achieved.

Hence Kreuzberg and Neu-Köln, in Berlin and the housing estates of the Paris outskirts.

laller said...

According to this article, http://jp.dk/indland/article1794472.ece, they are Lebanese, which probably means Palestinian.

4Symbols said...

Take a closer look at this example and it is clear that the authorities are refusing to enforce property rights the negative is not only in the actions of the perpetrators but the authorities failure to defend the right to property.

Imagine the block of flats as Israel, the perpetrators as Palestinians, the authorities as the neo-liberal (anti-Israel, anti-nation) international community and the eviction of the perpetrators as disproportionate force.

Then you will see in this the twisted ideology of neo-liberalism.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Take a closer look at this example and it is clear that the authorities are refusing to enforce property rights the negative is not only in the actions of the perpetrators but the authorities failure to defend the right to property.

Very well put.

I, for my part, believe that a proper defense of property rights (also against governments, inflation and the like) would, bit by bit, eradicate most of our problems. The Somali pirates are the most obvious example of that, but the more I look for it in other contexts - like welfare being given liberally to non-working immigrants - the more I see a trace of looters and people quietly permitting themselves to be looted.

'Enrichers' engaging in anti-social behaviour, for example, should have all material support from our 'social' institutions suspended. I think that would work.

We have interesting challenges...

spackle said...

This sounds like "The man who shot Liberty Valance" only without John Wayne and a bunch of Jimmy Stewarts running around.

christian soldier said...

This reminds me of the ads for security systems ---
guy kicks in door--woman screams-'security' system calls--"this is ____-are you ok?"
Reality-
woman -dead!
Second Amendment ---anyone!!?
C-CS

Gort said...

"guy kicks in door--woman screams"

Not in this one:

2nd Amendment?