The Swedish police recently released a map of 55 no-go zones, where law enforcement in effect have ceded control to predominantly immigrant gangs. When I reported it on my blog, some readers expressed disbelief despite the source being readily available and supporting every statement made in my post.
Well, now the Swedish ambulance union is demanding military grade protection gear to enter these no-go zones, since the attacks are growing too frequent and too severe. The list of incidents ranges from slashed tires and smashed windshields to physical violence with machetes and firearms. Blinding drivers with green lasers in an attempt to make them crash is another popular pastime in the no-go zones; this growing sport also frequently afflicts bus drivers, taxis, mailmen, fire trucks and delivery services.
“We need the paramedics to be prepared when entering these hot zones,” said union leader Henrik Johansson. “They need riot helmets, bulletproof vests, shin guards and holsterpacks. That’s the equipment needed to work in this environment. Of course, they also [need to be] equipped with gas masks.”
“So they’ll look like riot police?” The reporter asked.
“No, I’d say military grade gear is called for.”
Attacking a person trying to save someone’s life is beyond morally repulsive. But what makes it especially stupid is that since these ghettos are primarily populated by immigrants, the thugs are ambushing ambulances on their way to save what might well be a relative.
But as for the doubters who claimed it couldn’t possibly be this bad in Sweden; if you don’t believe an official report issued by the national police authority, will you at least listen to the people who have to work in these areas?
Of course, you’re welcome to take an unarmed evening stroll through one of the no-go zones whenever you feel like proving them wrong. Good luck.