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Crime Spiralling Out Of Control In Sweden

Faithless
post 18.Mar.2007, 03:57 PM
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http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/stor...1024849,00.html
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007
post 18.Mar.2007, 09:18 PM
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and once again it's blamed on the alien :twisted:
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High Priestess Kang - Slu...
post 18.Mar.2007, 09:21 PM
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But...I'm at home right now! I'm also not 41.
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 18.Mar.2007, 09:36 PM
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Ha ha... The Dad needed help from the court. What
a sissy he is... and I bet his son is a true angel.
The mask kid deserved to be scared... :twisted:
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Puffin
post 19.Mar.2007, 08:24 AM
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... on the other hand why was a 4 year old playing out on the street alone unsupervised? One thing that I've never understood about some Swedish parents.
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Ezpen The Caveman
post 19.Mar.2007, 09:06 AM
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It used to be very safe in Sweden not many years ago... I used to play alone outside when I was 3-4 years old.
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Puffin
post 19.Mar.2007, 09:31 AM
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But maybe not if the child is so easily scared of people in Alien masks.

What do they do at other times? Give him valium to cope with the fear of Påskkärringar/Tomten?
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Streja
post 19.Mar.2007, 09:47 AM
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It's still safe to play outside in Sweden when you're 3-4...not everyone lives on a busy street in Stockholm!
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007
post 19.Mar.2007, 10:20 AM
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QUOTE (Puffin)
But maybe not if the child is so easily scared of people in Alien masks.


are we sure it was just a child passing by in an alien mask, or an older child in an alien mask deliberately trying to scare the bejebus out of a 4 year old?

i wasn't there, so i don't know. the media doesn't always give us the exact facts either.
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Puffin
post 19.Mar.2007, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE (007)
are we sure it was just a child passing by in an alien mask, or an older child in an alien mask deliberately trying to scare the bejebus out of a 4 year old?

i wasn't there, so i don't know. the media doesn't always give us the exact facts either.


Well in that case a quiet word might have been in order - many 9 year olds are not terribly good at judging that a 4 year old might have been more scared - than say the kids at school. But an adult taking it upon herself to scare and scream at a 9 year old is acting in exactly the same way that she was complaining about.

Although it is safe to play out in Sweden - I still have reservations about the way in which some parents in Sweden assume that the tiniest children can play out - in some cases miles from home without anyone keeping an eye on them. I have seen 3 year olds playing out, about 1 km from home at 10pm on Saturday nights. I have seen toddlers (age 1½-2)walking accross my garden (in my old house) to go off in to forest alone - turned out they belonged to the childminder in the next street who had no idea where they'd gone while she was inside making lunch - I guess the parents never knew about that one.
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007
post 19.Mar.2007, 11:02 AM
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QUOTE (Puffin)
Well in that case a quiet word might have been in order - many 9 year olds are not terribly good at judging that a 4 year old might have been more scared - than say the kids at school. But an adult taking it upon herself to scare and scream at a 9 year old is acting in exactly the same way that she was complaining about.


i think this is why it made news. the parent overreacted. it wasn't about the kid being scared or even the older kid doing the scaring.
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Alfredo
post 19.Mar.2007, 03:41 PM
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Just been looking at crime stats ...

If you're interested, here's England and Wales:

http://www.crimestatistics.org.uk/tool/Def...;sub=0&v=36

Here's Sweden:

http://www.bra.se/extra/pod/?action=pod_sh...2006&type=1

More crime in Sweden ...
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007
post 19.Mar.2007, 03:47 PM
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uh, it took the topic headline as sarcastic.
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Alfredo
post 19.Mar.2007, 03:50 PM
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Yes ...
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B.b
post 19.Mar.2007, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (Puffin)
... on the other hand why was a 4 year old playing out on the street alone unsupervised? One thing that I've never understood about some Swedish parents.

so true a 4 year old should be not alone wondering the streets...
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