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Erik Helmerson: the Police are not above the law

I have seen far more football matches than I can remember, many of them have been so-called högriskmatcher that this weekend's derby between Djurgården and AIK

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Erik Helmerson: the Police are not above the law

I have seen far more football matches than I can remember, many of them have been so-called högriskmatcher that this weekend's derby between Djurgården and AIK. What I remember is how many times I come in krakel with the police: the figure is exactly zero.

I am a gentle person who has a tendency to do exactly what the police says to me. If a högröd police brölar ”Back off!” in my face, then the slopes in the I, regardless if I think I have a legal and moral right to remain.

In the same matches I have, however, met a lot of men(people) of which exhibits the so-called ”elevmentalitet”, that is to say, question everything that comes from an authority. The air is free, why should I back off and not the where, it is we supporters who decide this.

the Data from the derby is alarming. Many questions are not the least of dagens nyheter's article about the 18-year-old girl who before the match were arrested by the police and bused out to Västerhaninge.

Add several videos that show the police beating the seemingly completely passive supporters. Experience has taught me to never judge based on the fladdriga your mobile movies that show the ten seconds of a ten-minute lapse, but let us confirm one thing: the Police have a lot to explain.

the Data from the Stockholmsderbyt is alarming.

It is far from the first time that Swedish police officers accused of excessive force in connection with sport in general and football in particular. It is clear that this type of matches brings out the worst in many fans – unfortunately, the same applies to many police officers, and of them you have to expect more. Much more.

Yes, provokationsnivån in a derby is high. But cops are cops they should be able to withstand to be provoked. They do not do it, we have no rule of law anymore.

the one who has The monopoly on force becomes very strong and may not always be very kind. But the law he must follow. Always no matter, as djurgårdsfansen usually say.

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