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Swedish cops hit headlines for breaking up fight in N.Y.

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posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 03:10 PM
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Seems four Swedish cops were/are vacationing in NYC when a subway train conductor needed help. Witnesses say they the picture of polite yet firm and handled the situation very well.

Afterward they met with the NYPD Commissioner. Perhaps he was seeking some pro-tips?




posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Best part....all the comments about how they managed to police without shooting or beating anyone..LOL



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

Right? I can almost hear the polite "sir, is the arm bar I'm applying to immobilize you causing undue pain? It is? Allow me to adjust it slightly then, my apologies." Lol



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Shamrock6
Gee...better results in NY than the Norwegian cop in Lilyhammer



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 03:31 PM
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Good On you boys ! , Good on you !










posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: Kapusta

Thanks for the embeds!



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Kapusta

Thanks for the embeds!


No problem sir ! and ty for the Thread !



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 04:01 PM
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Someone needs to police, it might as well be these guys. I hope this shames the local police to step up their game.



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: LOSTinAMERICA

I was hoping the video was long enough to see how things played out once NYPD showed up. No luck



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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They even had the courtesy to ask if they were injured.Top blokes.



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: CallYourBluff

And kept patting the assailant on the back instead of kicking him. Craziness



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 07:56 PM
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Bravo. Good one Sweeden.


Great human interest article.



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: tadaman

Right? I can almost hear the polite "sir, is the arm bar I'm applying to immobilize you causing undue pain? It is? Allow me to adjust it slightly then, my apologies." Lol


German polizei are a lot like this. "Tom, how nice to see you again. Although I believe that will be your last dopplebock before returning to the base, jah? Bottoms up! I'll walk you down the street to get you headed the right direction"



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 08:03 PM
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I didn't think it was possible. Cops encountered aggression and didn't kill it...after tasing it...after it was handcuffed...in front of its family...and then brag about it online...



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: Vroomfondel
I didn't think it was possible. Cops encountered aggression and didn't kill it...after tasing it...after it was handcuffed...in front of its family...and then brag about it online...

dont forget killing the dog bro for no reason, you have to kill the dog in america!



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: Vroomfondel
I didn't think it was possible. Cops encountered aggression and didn't kill it...after tasing it...after it was handcuffed...in front of its family...and then brag about it online...


I don't think Swedish police are all goodness and light either, but they're amateurs at abuse compared to NYPD or NOPD.



posted on Apr, 25 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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I can handle a lot...but I hate it when the dog dies. Leave the dogs alone. Dogs are the best people.



posted on Apr, 26 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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You can see the difference in patience & respect. It looked like the Swedish police actually viewed the guys as people with human rights. So even though they were decisive & in control, they treated the guys with respect. Like they were dealing with human beings.

Our police appear to see us as monsters or as wild beasts. As if there's a sheer terror or disdain for us. That's why they have no problem will beating, breaking, or killing us, whether we're an actual threat or not.

I often wonder if American police think we (African American guys) have super powers. As if we're all as strong or powerful as Lebron James or Shaft lol. So if we even look at them with confidence, it's a threat to their existence.



posted on Apr, 26 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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i think thats great that they were able to help out.

I don't think its a commentary on the NY police though. Compare the number of murders per 100,000 people in Sweden with the US:

Wikipedia murders per 100,000

So Sweden is 0.7 per 100,000 people. US is 4.7. Thats nearly 7X the murder rate.

Thats not a result of police, they don't account for a large portions of that murder rate. Thats a result of their social system that promotes equality of classes through nordic socialism and prevents poverty:

Nordic Model

I think its an apples to oranges comparison when you take cops from one country and compare them to another. They haven't learned the fear that U.S. police have. The U.S. has literally become a war zone for police. Thats not to excuse any police behavior in the US, but if you want to start comparing the culture of the police you have to start with the culture of the country. Its the same thing when you start comparing education and teachers- start with the differences in the culture and values of the parents. How likely are the parents to sue the school system or fight teachers when they feel their rights are violated? How likely are they to accept personal responsibility for their children? You have to look at how the culture as a whole responds to things. We in the US demand individual rights to trump any compromise of individual rights for the greater good. For better or worse, thats not true in nordic countries.

I think what you'll find is that our education system or our law enforcement isn't necessarily broken, Its a product of the cultural situation. Its our culture that is broken. Our political system and sense of entitlement to individual and corporate rights has led us into a situation where most public institutions can not be successful. Thats not to judge, but to state the facts. Cops kill people because they are afraid, not because they they lack training or know-how. You have to look at what makes them afraid and its likely the murder rate and the culture of guns and crime. There is a huge discrepancy in pay as well and a vastly different population, density, and population growth rate.

I simply think when you compare how law enforcement works and wonder why our police don't act in the same way, you have to compare culture, not just actions. Otherwise you are ignoring the differences that actually impact the thing you want to change. You are literally looking at an alien culture and asking why we don't speak the same language.




edit on 26-4-2015 by okachobi because: fixed a figure



posted on Apr, 26 2015 @ 12:51 AM
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originally posted by: okachobi

I simply think when you compare how law enforcement works and wonder why our police don't act in the same way, you have to compare culture, not just actions. Otherwise you are ignoring the differences that actually impact the thing you want to change. You are literally looking at an alien culture and asking why we don't speak the same language.




Yet the "alien" culture's response worked in our culture.

Also, it's not the same as aliens because we're all humans. All humans should have basic human rights and should be treated fairly, regardless of their country of origin. Otherwise what right does America have to tell any other culture how to act? After all, they're "alien" and we wouldn't be able to understand them.



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