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Police accused of using ethnic profiling
"Civil Rights Defenders"

"Police accused of using ethnic profiling"

"”You do not feel as a part of the society '"

"Hundreds of persons to testify in TV4's Cold Facts about how they have been checked without any other reason than their appearance."

"the Police do not want to acknowledge the criticisms or to set up for interview."

"– They have regular beaten down, " says John Stauffer, legal counsel at Civil Rights Defenders."

"Mohammed a lift to the homes of their ethnic Swedish colleagues for an after work – and gets accused of running unlicensed taxis."

"All go past the flygplatstullen for family holidays except Sebastian – who are forced to strip naked and pressed up against a wall of the customs officers with hidden nameplates."

"Niamusi drive the car inside in Stockholm and the police ask if she's selling sex."

"TV4's Cold facts have interviewed a hundred people who say that the reason they been checked by police, customs or the stewards is their skin color or ethnicity. "

"In the cases that are taken up in the programme, checks are not to any formal brottsmisstanke, despite the fact that the people accused of being rowdy, one that acts out violently, or to carry weapons. It is testified also that the police used racist epithets such as ”rat”, ”pissluffare” and ”parasite”."

"”You feel that other team”"

"Sebastian Atterby, who was forced to strip naked at the customs at stockholm Skavsta airport, has also been through several police checkpoints. He avoids touching itself in places where polistätheten is great and he runs the risk of encountering problems because of their dreadlocks and their skin colour."

"– You wind up is in some way outside of society. Not outside, but you do not feel as a part of society. You feel like you are in the other team or something, " says Sebastian Atterby in the Cold, hard Facts. "

"Sebastian's dad Martin Atterby, who himself has never been on the offensive checks, usually summarize the texts and emailing their children, so that they know their rights."

"– For each kind of unwarranted stop so pushed a teen closer to sit on the fence. I belong to the society or not? It is not good for the society and it is definitely not a good thing for individuals, " says Martin Atterby."

"”the Police beat from”"

"the Police department refuses to acknowledge that the use of ethnic profiling, claiming the organization Civil Rights Defenders."

" the Police have a recurrence of beaten down, and said: We have no problem with ethnic profiling, it is not a method we use. And since it has not been possible to get a proper dialogue, " says John Stauffer, legal counsel at Civil Rights Defenders, in the Cold, hard Facts."

"But for the roma, afrosvenskar and muslims, it is everyday to be stopped and checked by police, according to their report ”Randomly selected”."

" I can ask people who are 40 years old, says: ”the First time I was stopped I was 12 years...” and they'll tell a whole life story about the different polisstopp. Which is a reminder of how abusive and painful the police checks. They put themselves in the body, " says kriminologen and the report writer Leandro Schclarek Mulinari in TV4."

"the national police commissioner declines interview"

"Cold, hard facts to compare with the Uk and the US, which openly talks about that there is a problem with ethnic profiling. The british ministry of justice has come to the conclusion that black people have eight times more likely than whites to be stopped and searched by the police."

"But when the program wants to get an interview with Sweden named Anders Thornberg, or any other high ranking person, responds to the Police department, just with a short e-mail. It says, among other things, that the police often carry out checks where there is more crime. "

"Stefan Holgersson, a police officer and a professor of polisvetenskap, see a danger that it is spoken more and more about the hard tag in the suburbs. "

" The signals are sent are actually from the politicians very clearly, that we should move hard and powerful. It is just that we have to act against the right people in these cases. Research from other countries shows that the controls it can enhance the loose-knit network so that they are very aggressively tuned in to the society at large. "

"Tico Andreani–Fagnani working with young people in the district of Lindängen in Malmö, understand that the police have to be visible in vulnerable areas – but think they need to think about."

"– There are ways in which I believe it will longer than that to set people against the wall and call them rats, " says Tico Andreani–Fagnani in TV4's Cold Facts."

"the Police are based on Swedish law, where ethnic profiling is prohibited."

"the Police can sometimes for reasons of confidentiality not to talk about why a person becomes controlled."

"In areas where we know that there is more crime is polistätheten higher, which also makes the police carry out more checks on these sites. "

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