man 5 nov 2007
Ali Dizaei – Iranian – Dual nationality
The Danish police intelligence agency PET each year collects reports about racist incidents from the countries police precincts. The purpose according to PET is ‘to find out if signs of more organized and systematic criminal actions resulting from racism and xenophobia can be detected’. In Britain, the (alleged) victim exclusively decides if a case is registered and investigated as a racist crime. Only after the police have investigated the case more closely the claim of racism can eventually be dismissed.In Denmark, it is the police who exclusively decide weather a case is labeled as racist or not. The police can dismiss a racism complaint before the case has been investigated.
Translated from an article in the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet November 5 2007 – images and captions added by website.
Scotland Yard scorns Danish police
Scotland Yards assessment of Danish figures about racially motivated crime
Danish police are to a wide extent blind for the racism to which Danish citizens are subject. Such is the assessment from several experts from the British police unit Scotland Yard that has studied the Danish police intelligence agency PET latest report on racism.
The report shows that the police registered 85 episodes, which possibly could have been racially motivated. In London alone the police registered more than 10.000 cases during the same period.
– 85 registered racist incidents in a whole country is pure nonsense, says police inspector Ali Dizaei.
– This can only mean that a large number of Danes are victims of racism without any body taking care of that from the side of the authorities.
Your police absolutely misses something here, he points out.