2017-12-07 08:39:02 UTC
Swedens crime ridden ghettos have long been dominated by criminal gangs. Robbery, rape and murder as well as bombings and shootings are daily occurances as gangs battle for control of the lucrative drug trade. Ambulance and fire brigade services routinely come under attack from stone throwing mobs and do not dare enter unless under heavy police guard. But all this is now set to change. A new chief has been appointed to lead the National Unit for International and Organised Crime. Lise Tamm, a tough public prosecuter with long experience of fighting organised crime and helping bring war criminals from some of the worlds most brutal conflicts to justice, starts her job at the beginning of next year. And her first task will be tackling Swedens ghettos
Lise is starting with the ghetto of Rinkeby near Stockholm and it will not be easy. She describes Rinkeby as a "war zone" and says she will apply lessons learned fighting insurgents in Columbia and El Salvador to Rinkeby:
To help lise Tamm bring law to the ghetto a new high tech police station is being built inside Rinkeby. It is not an easy job and it was difficult at first to find a building firm who would take it on. None of Sweden's largest builders were interested as it was considered far too dangerous, but a building firm was eventually found and work is progressing under round the clock police guard:
When the station is ready it will be an armoured fortress, with bullet proof windows, steel plate re-enforced walls and surrounded by a security fence. It is officially designated as a "protected installation", a classification used by the armed forces for military installations and it will be secure against sabotage and terrorist attack. Taking photographs of the station will be punishable by a five year prison sentence.
Concern has been raised about security for policemen travelling to and from the station as they are likely to come under attack and any private cars parked close to the station are likely to be fire bombed. A proposed solution is for police changing shifts to assemble outside the ghetto and be ferried in under guard.
Hopes are high for Lise Tamm, her anti insurgent tactics and the new armoured police fortress in Rinkeby. The Swedish Interior Minister Anders Ygeman has said it will be a solution to the crime problem of the whole Järva area, of which Rinkeby is a part.
Sweden with its armed jogging escorts, police fortresses and tough female crime fighter is going show the world how multiculturalism can be made to work.