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Detained without access to legal counsel. Yes, it is possible in Denmark

In justice on June 18, 2017 at 19:14

When the police arrest you, you are brought before a judge within 24 hours if the police select to charge you.

And all you have to say is the word “lawyer” and then the police are required to allow you a call.

But not if you are a student at boarding schools in Denmark like Bernstorffsminde Efterskole.

When alcohol was found on campus, they detained a large number of students for hours while they interrogated the students one by one.

The students were not allowed to call their parents. They were not allowed to bring in legal counsel. After the school had conducted the interrogations they suspended 46 students and in the end 16 students were expelled only one months before the exams.

In Denmark most schools can require parents to pay for 4 weeks after the student has been expelled. That is properly why the school waited for so long until they intervened against the students. This way they didn’t suffer economically. It is the same with other boarding schools. When they expell students in larger numbers they accept unwanted behavior until there are only 4 weeks left and then they make this incidents making them look like a good place for parnets who wants a strict place for their child to be while the parents sit back home relaxing while having outsourced their parental responsabilities.

Why are the students not better protected taking into consideration that it is a constitutional right for every young Dane to enjoy alcohol under the safe limit of 16 percent when they become 16 years of age? Why allows the Danish department of education these conditions when the Danish state actually pay some of the costs of having children at these boarding schools?

The students need better protection.

If school prevent students from enjoying alcohol like they are allowed to if they were living at home, the state should not support them. The Danish people live in a time where our way of life is endangered by people who don’t like our culture. No place in Denmark paid by the state should be given any kind of money if they choose to provide living conditions which don’t support our lifestyle.

When it comes to fair trial money matters always and everywhere

In justice on August 14, 2016 at 10:03

Our local TV just broadcasted a TV-show about Sarah Pendler Jo Pender, who was sentenced 110 years for a murder which took place while she wasn’t home. Of course she helped the murderer covering up the murder but in a country where bad upbringing can free you of prison, 110 years seems to point the obvious out: She was poor. She was convicted already before she entered the court room.

Of course her deed shouldn’t go unpunished but what is the point of going after those who just clean up after crimes? They cannot remove evidence totally and they will be more willing to sell out if they have nothing to lose later. In the case of Michael Perry from Texas who allegedly killed a woman which today is considered a doubtful conviction based on the bizarre conduct by the arresting officer, one of the main witnesses had a very close connection with the local police – so close in fact that no names are mentioned because people have been killed for less when it comes to covering up plots by law information officers. This witness was never convicted of her actions connected to the murder. Michael Perry – a victim of the infamous Casa by the Sea boarding school which was closed by the authorities – has been executed, so the cover-up worked.

In Denmark we can mention the “Pedal Ove” case where a man was convicted of the murder of his wife almost totally based on bad reputation in the isolated Jutland community where he lived. He was cleared after having served 7 years in prison. He was given a compensation but in the local community was branded.

Sometime it is a question of some police officers and prosecuters trying to make a career. In Denmark we remember the case about a female so-called serial killer who claimed the lives of 23 people in the nursing home she worked in. The motive should have been that she financed her familys undertaker business. Years later it was proven that the real culpit was the doctor attached to the nursing home who made mistakes with medication. The doctor was quietly fined (because we are talking about rich people) and the poor woman released with her life destroyed.

Yes. Money means a lot when we are talking justice and it is all over the world.

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Medical personnel will assist Danish police when arresting mentally ill persons

In justice on February 6, 2016 at 23:14

This week it was announced that Danish police will have a doctor or a nurse with them when they are going to collect people with mental disturbances and it is about time that they found money for this again. The risk that the police end up shooting the person they were going to take for evaluation or treatment is too big.

There have been a number of cases in Denmark which ended in tragedy. Most known in the Danish public was a case where a mental patient in a 7-11 store was riddled with bullets while he was lying down waiting to be cuffed. Thoughts of calling for even more backup in this case was considered but was decided against due to the structural damage of the building as result of the initial shooting. A cached link back then explain.

Shot by the Police

A thorough investigation into the lethal shots fired by Danish police.

In 2006, Hans Jørgen Tønnesen, a mentally ill man, was shot and killed by the Danish police in a 7-Eleven store in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. The official statement was that Tønnesen went berserk with a knife, thus forcing the policemen to shoot in self-defense.

However – a further investigation into the statements of the two policemen revealed that they weren’t coherent. Furthermore, a reconstruction of the events in 7-Eleven indicated that the officers might not have been as threatened, as they themselves claimed to have been.

I was responsible for a 20-minute piece on the episode in the TV2 program ‘Dags Dato’. A piece that contributed to the case being reopened by the Danish court system.

In this very publicized Danish case is was an adult but what if the person the police should collect was a child? Would the loss of the child be something the parents left behind could live with?

For an answer to this question we have to look across the ocean. November 2012 the police in Stafford County found a car left by the driver. A quick search revealed that the car belonged to a single mother living nearby. Of course the police knew that it most likely wasn’t the mother who might have driven the car when they looked at their computer. There was a 17 year old son with a history of low attendance at the school. So the police called for backup from a neighboring county and basically raided the home. The aggressive approach led the boy to run into the kitchen which as in most homes contains knives. Now the boy could be considered to be armed. From that point there was nothing the mother or the boy could have done to prevent the tragic event which took place. The boy ended up dead.

For the society just a number in a long line of juveniles with smaller mental issues who are shot by the police; for the mother it was a tragedy. In the same period many families experienced the same. Just as little as a dispute over loud music would end up in a kill.

For this mother it also meant the end of her life. Grief took a toll on her life and it ended January 19, 2016 on the very day her boy would have turned 21 if he hadn’t given the police the excuse to exercise the use of their weapons.

The petition for a proper investigation into the death of her son can still be seen on the Internet. However if the police should decide for a new investigation it would not help the now deceased mother.

It is very simple. When you deal with people suffering from illness you cannot expect them to react normal or rationally. You need to bring people with the right kind of education to secure that the situation is handled in a way where loss of lives become minimized.

That’s why I was happy that Denmark now add medical staff to routine calls when people are being picked up for mental evaluation.

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Marius Youbi should leave Denmark now

In justice on December 22, 2015 at 21:34

Marius Youbi has broken the law.

In Denmark we have a law preventing exchange students from working more than 15 hours per week. This law was made because a lot of people came from the third world claiming to be students using student visas and they never made it to school but started working full time for the money they have paid the officials in their home country who bribed their way to these student visas.

As result hardworking Danish tax-payers lost their jobs.

Marius Youbi worked beyond the limit. He broke the law and his student visa was cancelled once the authorities found out. Because they were nice they didn’t handcuff him at once and took him to a plane. They allowed him to pass his exams which he did with straight A’s.

Now people want to keep him in Denmark because he is good and he made an extra effort to excel in school.

Why?

Should we provide people with discount regarding prison and fines if they are good in school or at work? Where would the respect for the law go?

I often drive to work. Many years back the prime minister Anders Fogh Andersen asked us to make an extra effort. I did! I drove 70 miles per hour where the limit was 50 so I could get around to our customers faster resulting in extra jobs at my firm. But I was fined the full amount!

So I didn’t get any discount and the question is: Is it fair?

I find it fair that we are somehow equal when it comes to paying for the crimes we commit. It isn’t so in Denmark where rich people can remain nameless after a conviction if they appeal and change name in the process thanks to good and therefore well-paid defense lawyers. It isn’t so when the police approach you. Do you wear a business suit you are treated with respect. If you are convicted of white collar crimes handcuffs are seldom used.

But once in while I must insist that the laws of my country are upheld. Just to make a point.

Of course he worked hard. Denmark has closed the university people from the third world attended. It might be called racism but Knightbridge University was closed due to some kind of technicality and the students had to spend a lot more time in Denmark and they were forced to work because it is very expensive to live here.

I understand why he worked but he must obey the law.

There are other countries which could give him a title faster. In India cheating is so widespread that maybe every second ingenieer have obtained their title using money instead of hard work. Of course now where it known worldwide that their exams are no good it might not be the effort worth to study abroad at all.

But he did choose Denmark and here we have laws. It was his choices which brought him in this situation. Now he has to suffer the consequences.

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