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Teen gangs suspected in Stockholm robberies

David Landes · 16 Sep 2009, 13:37

Published: 16 Sep 2009 13:37 GMT+02:00

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In the past two weeks, police have arrested three young people believed to belong to a gang calling themselves the Black Scorpions, the Metro newspaper reports.

In one recent arrest, police apprehended a 17-year-old boy who had robbed a grocery store at gun point and then assaulted an older man who tried to intervene.

Police hope the arrest will help them gather more leads about the Black Scorpions, which they believe to be a youth feeder gang for the Black Cobras, a criminal gang with roots in the Danish capital of Copenhagen which has spread to Sweden in recent months.

“Arresting him is an important step in breaking the upward trend of serious robberies in the southern districts,” the police’s Johan Gustavsson told the newspaper.

Neighbourhoods in the south of Stockholm have been hit by a wave of violent thefts recently, with members of youth gangs high on the police's list of suspects.

Police investigators continue to map out the various criminal networks, some of which they believe have members as young as 14-years-old, complicating the prospects for prosecution.

In Sweden, young people under the age of 15 cannot be criminally prosecuted, while offenders between 15 and 18 years old are only sentenced to prison for particularly heinous crimes.

Police suspect the robberies are part of the initiation process for gaining membership in the Black Cobra criminal gang.

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“We’re gathering data on these young people through different types of surveillance. We’re using undercover surveillance, but we’re also finding youth suspected of belonging to different bands of thieves,” Gustavsson told Metro.

According to Danish press reports, the Black Cobras have been in existence for around ten years. The gang is believed to have been formed in Roskilde by Palestinian immigrants but has since also come to encompass criminals from a number of ethnic backgrounds, including Danish.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

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15:05 September 16, 2009 by antoniolgj
And there we go...

"The gang is believed to have been formed in Roskilde by Palestinian immigrants"

You feed the snake than get bitten by it...
15:18 September 16, 2009 by DreEstwd
Wow. Big surprise. Here is the wikipedia- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Cobra_%28gang%29

I think the people of Sweden should be allowed to sue their govt. for ruining their own country.
15:54 September 16, 2009 by magic1964
The left wing theory says that those poooooor palestiníans tired of wars would have start a new life in Scandinavia, using the social benefits and schools to live in peace and harmony...

The reality show they just miss home and think peace is too boring...
16:11 September 16, 2009 by jag2009
I think like every country immirgrants have caused problems, but it don't make the swedish excempt from it.
16:21 September 16, 2009 by mkvgtired
magic1964, I too noticed the absence of the usual people claiming that if we could only change the environment in the Arab parts of Israel then there would be peace. I guess those people are going to sit this one out.
16:53 September 16, 2009 by Not sugarcoated
The palestiníans have been fighting long before Jesus was born, I wonder which idiot in the Swedish goverment thought that they would stop when they arrived in Sweden.

Nice one, Sweden was a safe place to stay- I wonder whats left out there.
17:39 September 16, 2009 by Dinaricman
This is why I am against Croatia entering the EU. The difference being that the Croats will fight back unlike the swedes.
18:10 September 16, 2009 by antoniolgj
I see that, just in case, TL is already blocking comments from the report about terrorists arrested in Pakistan.

I wonder how long will take until they remove from this one...
18:47 September 16, 2009 by magic1964
I can already anticipate left wing explanation....those pooooooor palestinians first victims of Israel oppression now have to face Scandinavian racism. It took me 10 seconds to get that....it take 10 years of deep studies for a left wing sociolog to make that.
18:49 September 16, 2009 by DreEstwd
It won't be long before they take this one down either. Just like they took down the comment section about the "Swede" who was put in jail for life by the US for running a terrorist camp in Oregon. I think the comment section was up for about 10 mins. before TL took it down.
19:04 September 16, 2009 by travels
Yes, as mentioned in earlier comments TL is not allowing comments on the article about the Swedes arrested in Pakistan or the one about the Swede getting jail time in the USA. At least the USA is doing something about the terrorist threat and even Pakistan, believe or not; Sweden is doing something too, bringing them over to Sweden so they can have a safe heaven, providing them with govmt benefits, passports, etc. And TL is protecting their feelings - by not allowing comments on certain articles, so these poor terrorists and their sympathizers don't have to read what people think of them and feel discriminated.
21:20 September 16, 2009 by Tony Ryals
I am not racist or neccessarily even culturist but from afra I look at Europe's assimilation of Middle Eastern immigrants and also a culture of no birth control and importing of Islam and I grow afraid for you.It is true your 'leaders' are very myopic and making dealswith MidEast devilsthat will comw back.

I propose only reciprocation.If any Swede or person of the EU so wishes I suggest they have a right to demand that the Saudi.Kuwait and EU royals open a homeland for Palestinian or Afghanistan or other Mideast refugees including the Iraq

Aramaic speaking Christianswhose Iraq homeland has been decimated by their collusion with the U.S. and Israelis who

caused 9/11 and themost recent chaos in Middle East and world history to begin with.

It was the Kuwait Al Sabah royals who with Marvin Bush,lesser known of the G.H.W.Bush's idiot killer sons,as well as Mishal Al Sabah backed by their families who 'guarded' Dulles and the WTC bewfore and on 9/11 in the first place leading to a Shiite facist 'democaracy' that destroyed Tariq Aziz Christian Aramaic(language of 'Jesus)speaking people in the first place.It was the SAUDIS WHO FUNDED MANY OF THE SAUDI SUSPECTS IN THE 9/11 TRAGEDY AS WELL.It was the Sheikh Mohamed of Dubai whose country and banks sent money pre 9/11 to Mohamed Atta at Wally Hilliard's terrorist flight school in Venice,Florida owned by Wally Hilliard,friend to ex Florida Governor Jeb Bush.Of course it was also the Dutch or Netherlands who had two citizens training them there !And the Netheralands has also hosted the main office of Israeli scum

and Israeli government connected ICTS International who besides running a massive stock fraud against American citizens,also bought Huntleigh airpot-renta-cops and the contract to 'guard Logan Airport(where the two planes that hit the New York WTC on 9/11/01 originated from in the first place! 's say the Israelis,Saudis,Kuwaitis,Dubai and UAE OWE US all war reparations for 9/11 and part of that should include them sacificing for a change a providing a homeland for those there terrorism or incompetence displacer.Tell Bildt to dicuss that with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Barck Obama and his Israeli Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel !

Maybe some Swedes would like to try their hands at desert agriculture and have a Koran and Torah free MidEast zone.I'd say Bildt shopuld be lobbyimng for you for a change and not for Barack Osama and Rahm Emanuel and the shekhs of Kuwait and Dubai and Saudi Arabia or religuious fanatics of Israel ! Save the Europeans for a change who in turn might found a free zonein the Middle Est for displaced Arabs and Aramaic Christian Brck Osama and his Shiite 'democracy' in Iraq is holocausting ! Maybe we could get the Swedish Christian churches to back this idea !
22:12 September 16, 2009 by Investor612
23:08 September 16, 2009 by Nutcracker
Did someone say terrorists? What, the daughter of the Chairman of the Muslim Council of Sweden, her husband and their child? Would that be why this newspaper is blocking comments? Not everybody relies on one source for news: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2009/09/swedens-terrorist-daughter-in-pakistan.html#readfurther Odd to block facts which might cause people to rethink certain concepts like multiculturalism and ignoring facts about a hostile political ideology. And where did anyone get the idea that the Tablighi Jamaat were merely a 'revivalist movement.'?
23:59 September 16, 2009 by badgerknox
I am sure you all know we don't do everything right in America, but one thing we have figured out is that crimminals need to be treated like criminals regardless of age or ethnicity.
00:19 September 17, 2009 by Investor612
Interesting to see 9/11 "truther" misinformation on an English language news site.

Not that facts will matter, but the firm where Marvin Bush was a director of, Securacom, sold, installed, and serviced security equipment like cameras and turnstyles. They were never in charge of security at the WTC. On 9/11 the NY Port Authority was in charge of security and always had been. Moreover, Bush left the company in 2000.
03:18 September 17, 2009 by Tony Ryals

Does the anonymous 'investor' label in your alis mean you tout penny stocks and corporate fraud that violate international security such as Securacom indisputably did ?

This not being a penny stock board you must feel out of place.

Next you'll be denying that Securacom was a fraudulent

'public' company and that it that not only did it do a good job(where are its surveillance photos of Saudi terrorists boarding at Dulles Airport on 9/11 ?)in it's survellence of Dulles on 9/11 but also the WTC.Go ahead and defend giving the idiot Bush son Marvin and his Kuwait royalty Al Sabah terrorist partner access to U.S.nuclear research site at Los Alamos,New Mexico while your at it.

The boys also liked nanothermite apperently which is what some suspect brought down the WTC...JUST A COINCIDENCE OF COURSE.

SEC Info - Stratesec Inc - S-1 - On 5/2/97Current clients include Washington Dulles International Airport, ...... nationsbank US WEST Government Other Los Alamos National Laboratory City of ...


Mishal Al Sabah of Kuwait royalty with his 'blood hate' of Saddam Hussein had a conflict of interest in guarding sites of strategic national security in the U.S. that might be used to frame their enemy in the first place.But than so did Marvin Bush whose daddy shared that hate as well as friendship with real 'islamofacists who control Saudi Arabia,Kuwait,Dubai,UAE,ETC..All three,(including Bush cousin Wirt Walker III), were also running a stock fraud as the sham 'company' went public in 1997 at $8.50 per share and daddy Bush and Sheikh Al Sabah had to be behind allowing AND ENCOURAGING their sleezy idiot pervert sons to be in the wrong place at the wriong time in the first place.:

Thursday, August 13 2009 - Research/Evidence

Demolition Access To The WTC Towers: Part Two - Security

by Kevin R. Ryan

August 13, 2009

Scoop Independent News

Marvin Bush was a director of Securacom from 1993 to 2000. [114] Bush was hired as part of a new management team when Securacom separated from Burns and Roe. It was just at that time that the PANYNJ and Kroll began planning for the extensive rebuilding of the security systems at the WTC complex. As his stint with Securacom ended, Marvin Bush became a principal in the company HCC Insurance, one of the insurance carriers for the World Trade Center. Bush was also a director of Kerrco, an oil company in Houston.

Bush was the cofounder of Winston partners in 1993, a company that benefited greatly from the War on Terror. In 2000, Winston Partners invested heavily in a defense contractor called AMSEC, that was 55% owned by SAIC. It has been noted that SAIC was not only the largest non-governmental contributor to the NIST WTC report, it was also a company that had expertise in nanothermite technology. [115]
07:21 September 17, 2009 by Investor612
Mr. Ryals,

Why the baseless personal accusations? I'm not one of the Bushes.

The 9/11 "truther" sites quoted contain quite a bit of misinformation. Securacom sold, installed, and serviced security equipment such as cameras and turnstyles at the WTC. They were not in charge of security there. The NYC Port Authority was in charge of security. Marvin Bush had left the firm in 2000, long before 9/11. There's no evidence Wirt Walker III is related to the Bushes.

Anyone interested in seeing the 9/11 "truther" nonsense thouroughly debunked should check out the excellent job the engineers at Popular Mechanics have done.
08:58 September 17, 2009 by bocagill
I find it funny that the main story of this articles is about gangs in stockholm and people here are commenting about 9/11, I will say that the gang problem looks like the beginning of what started the the 80's in califorinia with the latin people starting gangs in southern california and expanding and the united states not doing anything at first and it grew and grew now there are having a problem just to contain it, that is what is going to happen to sweden next, also in the 80's we did do something right by toughing the laws of minors doing violent crimes and that is what sweden needs to do next because theses kids here in sweden know that they will only get a slap on the hand by the social services
09:49 September 17, 2009 by benraph
@ Tony Ryalls, You are so full of Bull. You write the same thing in every post. You think that if you keep repeating your bull, some people will believe it. As i said before, you must have an agenda
10:18 September 17, 2009 by magic1964
If we think of all the money we (tax payers) spend on social programs, social benefits to help those people....and what is the result ?? caviar gave to pigs....
13:53 September 17, 2009 by Beynch
A Swedish laissez-faire social concept is to blame. Noone has to assume resonsibility for his actions or anything. `Staten` takes care of everything. Commit a crime, and you will get `heeeeelp` and re-adjuuuuuuustment programs, not punishment. Sweden should recognize the utter social failure of the Såcial Democrats when she goes to the ballot box in 2010.
17:08 September 17, 2009 by nightwish
Any immigrant that commits a crime like this should be jailed then deported back to their own country at the end of their sentence
21:35 September 17, 2009 by Tony Ryals
Well if you like Marvin Bush so much you must really,really love the Al Sabah royalty of Kuwait.Are you guys Kuwaiti elite ?


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22:14 September 17, 2009 by Charles Xii Was A Bit Of A Mad B
Talking of personal accusations, 612, I'm still waiting for explanation of this post on another thread from you:

"Judging from your posts, Chuck, perhaps you should be paying closer attention to your own house."

Are you talking about my sick relative I said had been treated on the NHS?
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