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Boy convicted for hitting his little sister

29 May 2012, 08:50

Published: 29 May 2012 08:50 GMT+02:00

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Back in January, the two became entangled in a heated argument while in the home of their parents in Lund in southern Sweden.

In court, the girl admitted that she had hurled a number of verbal insults at her older brother before unleashing a flurry of kicks and shoves, the local Skånska Dagbladet newspaper reported.

According to the boy, his little sister started the fight by making fun of his girlfriend.

Having sustained a number of kicks from the little girl, the boy responded by punching his sister twice in the face before their mother intervened to put a stop to the altercation.

In court, the boy defended his violent response, claiming he was acting in self-defence.

But the district court rejected the 15-year-old's self-defence claims, citing the boy's own admission that the kicks from his little sister didn't hurt that much.

While an assault conviction normally carries a prison sentence, on account of the boy's age and the fact that he hadn't had any previous run-ins with the law, the court opted for a more lenient sentence of a fine.

According to the paper, the siblings explained to the court that they hadn't spoken to one another for a week following the fight.

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However, time had since mended the rift and they had once again become friends, they told the court.

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10:36 May 29, 2012 by G Kin
Now they are friends and talking, but why should a family dispute be settled in a court of law?. This to me reflects the looseness of family ties in Sweden like the rest of the so called western world.

Why couldn't the mother who was there not handle the situation like a parent does?.

And the father should have done even more...

Next time the boy may not be 15 and the judge may not be that lenient. She seem to trust the court system more than her own family.
10:42 May 29, 2012 by thindi
I think this is crazy. Women should have rights but now ,in the name of equality, it is just messing up with men. This guy was treated like a dog i.e. you can kick the dog several times but owing to that, if it gets angry and bites you once then it becomes criminal.
11:20 May 29, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
I wonder what the fine was? Are we talking like his allowance for the week or 500,000kr. Either way, this is a fu**ing joke. Do the courts really have that little to do?
11:44 May 29, 2012 by engagebrain
how old was his sister 3, 9, 14 years old ? - somehow not mentioned but relevant
11:50 May 29, 2012 by gpafledthis
another reason for aborting female fetus !!
12:14 May 29, 2012 by G Kin
Ah ah ah ah @gpafledthis.

Please please, watch such diabolic language.
14:25 May 29, 2012 by johann2340
The age of the girl is nowhere mentioned, but she cannot be so small, as she was reporting her older brother to police and was responding to questioning in court.

If I were this 15 y/o boy, I would never trust my own mother and my sister again in my future life. - I might wait 3 years more, but when 18 and of full age, I would thank them for my criminal record, move away and forget about them forever.

The mother - father not mentioned as usual in a feminist society - is very much guilty too, as she should never tolerate such a bad behavior of her younger daughter against her older son. Why did she not interfere earlier in this dispute?

The court is a joke, basically this conviction means, that a girl is allowed to insult any male (even her brother, father, teacher etc.) verbally, make scornful fun out of his girlfriend, kick and shove him and there is nothing what a man, age and relationship irrelevant, can do about.

Strange society!
15:13 May 29, 2012 by Vermaldeehide
Idiotic from the start. Parents with the ultimate fail, can't regulate children.
15:34 May 29, 2012 by entry
This is not unique to Sweden's Nanny state. IMNSHO mothers should give birth, go home leaving their new born children in the hands of the 'Nanny State' so that they can be fed and enrolled into the indoctrination centers which in Sweden begins with dagis/förskola where children are encouraged to act out however they feel with a focus of promoting gender reversal.

The 'Nanny State' has gone too far. I am however happy to say that the little one that we hold dear has her eyes open and is not SO effected by the edicts of the government social activists and will be graduating from gymnasium next month.

In fact, this darling has in a beating around the bush sort of way explained to me that many of the children like herself recognize the indoctrination procedures, reject them and play along with regard to school assignments and tests so that they can be recorded with high grades.

The 'Nanny State' is not run by the best and the brightest and I am very happy to have learned that even teenagers are able to work the leftist indoctrination education system to achieve high grade point averages. Teenagers are able to recognize that activists that are presented as instructors are not the same as educators. Leftists are fresh meat for these kids but the leftists still hold the bureaucracy.

In the sibling case as outlined by thelocal article it is clear that the younger sister recognized how easy it is to manipulate the feeble infrastructure the 'Nanny State' has erected just to screw with her older brother in a big way. There will be a correction in the future. History tells us this.
16:24 May 29, 2012 by blue2012
Do Swedish courts have this much time on their hands?

This is a joke!
18:23 May 29, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
Let's lay down some facts here; assault falls under allmänt åtal (public indictment) which means that the police and a prosecutor are REQUIRED BY LAW to investigate the case. It doesn't matter if the boy or his mother or whoever tells the police they want to drop the charges, the prosecutor will, if needed, bring the case to court.
18:38 May 29, 2012 by eton75
Bloody hell what kind of country is this ! This is Sweden going crazy .
19:36 May 29, 2012 by Ter76
Oh come on!!! this is nuts! leave the courts to criminals and parenting to parents.
19:50 May 29, 2012 by johan rebel
At least we now know why the Swedish police and judiciary don't get around to investigating and prosecuting serious crimes.
20:35 May 29, 2012 by dizzymoe33
The brother should turn around and file a counter-suit because he was the one that was assaulted first. What a waste of tax payers money.
20:36 May 29, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#14: assault isn't a serious crime?
23:23 May 29, 2012 by procrustes
A key tip-off that things have gone insane is when the logic of an event wraps around itself. Let explain: I'm an old fart raised in a rural culture. I was taught that a man NEVER under any circumstance uses his superior strength against a female. A man stands and takes it: the classic example being a male stoically taking a face-slap from a woman.

The court seems to be applying pre-feminism logic to this case: i.e., the girl is allowed to taut, insult and physically abuse the male, but he is not allowed to respond.

The kid should not have bashed his sister, but it is clearly a sign that "masculine oblige" with respect to women is being lost in the feminist state. The parents should have settled the issue. The courts should have thrown the case back into the laps of the parents. But then this is another curious aspect to Swedish society--people not only allow government to run-rampant in their homes, they invite it to do so.

If she were my daughter, she would have some very heavy-duty grounding/tasks for the next year for taking family matters outside the family. My son would have been given similar punishment spiced with some heavy duty talk about why men do not use violence against women.

I wonder if Swedish parents really understand the consequences of abdicating their parental responsibility to the State. This is one of the most pathetic stories about Swedish culture I have ever read, and it bodes ill for a future in which men have no feelings of "masculine oblige" to protect women.
01:06 May 30, 2012 by mcarroll1
I agree, every case of siblings pushing, calling names, punching or kicking each other should be brought to court, It will collapse the stupid rotten court and 'justice system' in Sweden. It is creaking at the edges as we speak. Swedish parents have abrogated their responsibility to their children, to the state who cannot handle it at all. This policy has been going on for decades to an extent that right and wrong at this point is confused for many and those that do have a grip on reality realise the futility of raging against the accepted stupidity. Where it will end nobody can guess but it will not be pretty.
02:38 May 30, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
If Sweden is a "feminist state" as some put it, why do women still earn less than men?
16:19 May 30, 2012 by johann2340
23:23 May 29, 2012 by procrustes

..... I was taught that a man NEVER under any circumstance uses his superior strength against a female. A man stands and takes it: the classic example being a male stoically taking a face-slap from a woman.

That's a ridiculous statement.

You better advice those violent females never to attack anybody. Good behavior applies not only for men, but for females as well.

The risk to be injured in case of self-defense is with the aggressor. The gender of the aggressor is irrelevant.

This case is a little tricky as it is between minor siblings of different age, but I see no reason why I should accept to be face-slapped by any unknown woman, who without any understandable reason - solely because of her bad mood - is attacking me while walking in the street...
21:26 May 30, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Agree that it is incomprehensible that a family would settle a fight between a teenage son and (presumably sub-teenage) daughter in court.

But odd to me that, in a nation where corporal punishment is literally illegal, you get a sister physically attacking her older brother, and then her brother punching her twice in the face.

When I was young there was an unwritten rule that schoolyard fights never involved punches to the face, and mainly involved shoving around and maybe holding someone down to show who was in charge.

I wouldn't be surprised if this is not the last time we see one or both siblings in court.
22:13 May 30, 2012 by procrustes
#20 Equal pay has nothing to do with a feminist state--it's a cultural hang-over AND more and more erroneously cited as a feminist talking point. Measuring pay of women versus men is not an accurate characterization. The proper measure is what a job pays and if the pay is different for equally qualified and experienced men and women. There IS an issue with preferential hiring of men over women for certain types of jobs, and that is rapidly being dealt with.

#21 You just made my point. You obviously have no problem decking a woman--ergo, in this society "masculine oblige" is dying out. Whether it is noble or ignoble depends on ones view.
01:26 May 31, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#23: women in Sweden still earn less on average even if they're they perform the same tasks as a man and are equally qualified and experienced. Wage inequality is a structural problem enforced by the dominant parts of society, i.e. males. After all, we're talking about a country where people start support groups on Facebook for convicted rapists.

#22 et al: the girl picked up the phone and called the police, from that point the police and prosecution HAD NO CHOICE other than to look into the case, due to the legal principle of allmänt åtal I mentioned a couple of posts back.

What if the brother had sexually molested his sister, should the family have solved the matter themselves? Maybe give the brother some heavy-duty grounding, make him apologise and give the sister a stern warning about never taking family matters outside the family?
15:42 May 31, 2012 by johann2340
What men or women are earning is totally off topic, and about facebook and convicted rapist support groups, it's more about the question, what is rape?

This word is much misused, a man who is refusing to give money to his wife is raping her financially, a person posting insults on a facebook account is face-raping, and we know even in USA about boys as young as 4 years old accused of sexual harassment. - There are also female rapist btw...

Yes, this girl was calling the police by phone and police had to investigate. But this is not the point. The point is that this girl was calling the police without informing her parents what she is doing. Just ignoring her parents.

Next time in case she is doing some nonsense like shoplifting a few items in a store, her brother should call the police to arrest the thief?

To suggest this brother could sexually molestering his younger sister is absurd. There is no indication at all that something like that happened during their dispute.

To blame for that all by my opinion is the mother of these 2 children. She failed to protect her son against verbal insults and kicks from her daughter.

That's a situation we need parents to interfere and not police and courts.

I really wonder, what Swedish court might do in case you reverse this situation. A younger brother is insulting verbally his older sister, kicking her and she response with 2 face-slaps. What will police do? Will she also be convicted in court? If yes, who will pay the fine?
20:13 May 31, 2012 by Tarc the Mexan
#25: "what is rape?"

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