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A huge bill for Danish Tax-payers thanks to the United States

In International justice on February 9, 2013 at 08:43

Today hunger and suffering among the Danish tax-payers got even worse when the actions of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made the Danish courts award Camilla Broe a compensation for a full year spent detained in Denmark for bogus charges. 122,440 dollars she was given. It covers only the year she spent in Danish prisons while her extradition case was handled by Danish courts. If she wants to get paid for the time she was wrongfully detained in the United States she has to take her case to court over there which she cannot afford.

For those who are unfamiliar with her case, she is a Danish woman who went to live in the United States working as business consultant. One of her clients turned out to be a drug smuggler and she was charged with conspiracy which is not a crime in Denmark and lying to the police which is not a crime in Denmark either. In Denmark which is a small country the authorities know so much about you that they often convict people based on their electronic tracks alone rather than their testimonies.

If you work in Denmark, your face are caught on cameras all over the city, your cell phone can be tracked based on the signal it sends to the nearest towers every time the phone get a text message, email or you conduct a conversation on it. So why bother convicting people for lying when you know the truth in advance? It is one of the reasons we have a small prison population and a low crime rate because prisons only make people better criminals. People can be convicted on lying if they end up in court but only then.

Fact is that she never should have been extradited because the crimes she was charged with by the authorities in the United States were not crimes in Denmark. The Danish authorities should have seen that, but they didn’t for odd reasons. Most Danes suspect that it was a political order and the responsible politicians have already paid the price because the Danish voters forced the minister of justice to step back as chairman for her party. She was voted out of her job as minister of justice in the last election.

122,400 dollars is a large sum and someone has to pay to secure that Danish children and poor people would not have to pick up the tab. A political movement has been started to ensure that cuts in our aid to the third world would be cut. It was a foreign country who was responsible for the bill. Other foreign countries must pay for that mistake.

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The appeal court has ruled in the Camilla Broe case

In Uncategorized on March 22, 2010 at 19:45

The appeal court has finally stopped the case against Camilla Broe.

She is cleared of all charges.

It is time to reflect. TV2 stated that the DEA first approached the Danish department of justice with the request that her case should be tried at Danish courts. For some reason the Danish department of justice declined the request and asked the DEA to try her in the United States.

It is history but let us play with the idea that she had been tried in Denmark. In Denmark the statutes of limitation are 10 years for such crimes instead of 5 years in the U.S. The trial would have been a possibility and then the outcome would be difficult to predict, but the court would have ruled in the case.

Why would the outcome be difficult to predict? One of the persons who have commented on a previous entry has investigated when the other persons in her case were released. The result of his research was that they were released the minute they support the 10 charges against Camilla Broe. It didn’t matter that they had not served their time – not even close. Some of them served as little as 30 percent of the time they were sentenced to.

All were released during 2007 as direct result of the negociations between the DEA and the Danish department of justice went forward.

Had they taken her case before a Danish court, her case would look very similar to another case against three Danish businessmen who exported furniture. They were arrested out of the blue when some smugglers claimed that parts of the furniture had contained drugs. The police did never suspect the Danes. In fact their names came on the table long after the U.S. Criminals had started to serve their time and started to look for a method to have their sentences reduced. They have now been in Denmark to testify and enjoyed conditions in our prison which are considerable better than the standards they are used to over in the United States. A nice holiday in exchange for reduced time with no risk of being charged for perjury at foreign court. It sounds like a deal you cannot afford to say no to. The Danish court is still trying to decide if they will believe the testimonies from Captain America as the American smuggler is named.

So much for might have been.

Now they instead have to face that a number of states will question the extradition process. I saw this headline:

Camilla Broe drug case highlights flaws in Danish extradition law, IceNews

And it is justified to ask if you should ask questions before you accept the so-called evidence from a foreign justice system. Denmark is in the process of outsourcing our extradition laws. The blog “The forgotten Danes” about court cases abroad has a link to a meeting in our parliament where the politicians plan to replace the Danish extradition agreement with a European one. Even today you can be extradited and convicted in another E.U. country for actions which are no crime in Denmark. In Germany a Dane is on trial for selling disgusting music because poor quality and bad taste is a crime in Germany.

A couple of the posters have asked me about how I feel about this case. I have to admit that I have been wrong at some points. I believed that she was not able to hire a high-profiled skilled lawyer like she did. A lawyer with so few clients and so many ressources that she had the ability to exam the statutes of limitation to the very end.

I am not stating that public defenders are unskilled. In some states the public defenders are financed by traffic fines. In Mississippi the hurricane meant fewer fines and therefore fewer money to provide people with a proper defense. The system collapsed. Maybe she could have made a good deal with a public defender but I doubt that the result would have been the same.

Second the courts surprised not only me but also the prosecution. I believed that it would be a kind of show trial but they took the time to be critical with the material the prosecution presented them and reached a fair verdict. Kudoos to them for reinstating the belief in a independent and fair justice system.

As it is stated in the start: The case is over.

Now we just need to buy the book and read the true story sometime in May. Maybe I will comment on the case – maybe not. It depends on what is going on in the Danish society at that time.

Cleared of all charges but….

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2010 at 08:12

I just heard that Camilla Broe was exonerated because the statutes of limitation were met. It was a ruling which allows the DEA to avoid a confrontation with the Danish minister of justice.

It remains unclear the prosecution will appeal the decision.

However we need a motive why the Danish authorities were to keen to ship her off on doctored charges. Because the DEA agent testified under oath, we must assume that it was an intense pressure from the Danish authorities which forced the DEA to demand her extradited.

Why?

We need a motive. With a motive I mean that it shoud be another than the rumor going around Danes right now. The evil rumor that it was done to the politicians over in Copenhagen could get rid of Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who is a skilled and popular politician. So popular that none could go for the job as Prime Minister as long as he remained in the country.

Personally I don’t believe this rumor, because the personal motive of the minister of Justice lacks. She has too many failures on her record. She entered the parliament lying about where she lived so she could collect money for non-existing travelling. She reformed both the police and the court system, so people cannot reach the police when they need to. People cannot report a crime in person. They have to use the Internet which is a challenge for elderlies and blind people. It will freeze in hell before she can become a Prime minister.

So where is the motive for letting Camilla Broe suffer 3 years in court systems and I don’t know for how many days in jail?

Week 10 and the process of criminalizing youth

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2009 at 06:05

Week 10 and the process of criminalizing youth

The trial seems to be on track for December 7. Today the Judge is expected to rule whether the charges in the show trial are too old. None expect him to rule that they are. Too much is at stake for the DEA. So she was to wait to December to get it over with.

Here in Denmark we are in the process of learning what the United States had learned the world. It is that 1 percent of the population needs to be in jail and youth should be kept from each other until they are adult. Socializing is equal being on track for a criminalized future.

Our politicians have done their best the past decade to implement these society standards and it is done by introducing a lot of laws so they can land people I jail.

For adults it has meant that our infrastructure has collapsed. Our traveling times have increased making it harder for the firms to make profit and make jobs available for the communities. The opening of the Oresund bridge should have meant increased interaction with the people in Sweden, but because people in Sweden have difficulties with drinking we had to pay a price and it was to lower the legal BAC level from 0.8 to 0.5 which is quite low compared with our countries like United Kingdom and Ireland, which is known to have the same mature attitude when we are talking alcohol consumption. In the firms the result is that colleagues don’t know who they are working with because the old tradition of having a Friday bar at the firm has almost stopped entirely.

However, the biggest change had been happen for the youth. New age limits for alcohol purchases have meant that some teenagers turn into stealing to get their hands on alcohol. Others use drugs instead. Lately some towns have introduced a ban on alcohol at their youth parties which have lead biker gangs to announce that they will be happy to host those parties instead. Parents are not that concerned that the biker gangs have taken this burden on themselves for the good of the community. Some parents even drive their kids to the parties at the biker clubs themselves, but the authorities are concerned with good reason as members of the biker club seem to have been the target of one sided attacks by other youth gangs. A bullet fired at a biker could hit the wrong people by mistake and a young life could be lost.

I am not quite sure that the politicians know what they are doing. I know from my job that it is healthy to avoid areas in Copenhagen where supporters of Teetotalism rule. Small rocks being thrown at you by youth are often the result if you end up in such an area by mistake. Of course you can argument that such youth will be on the track toward prison and then the goal is achieved.

Now the politicians will attack the legal tobacco used in bongs. Personally I would be very concerned if the youth smoke illegal tobacco, but like they have done it in Germany where they have an old anti-smoking tradition invented by persons known by other things they had done, the Danish politicians will ban the legal tobacco.

Then you have a lot of youth owning a bong with the goal of being with their friends. What are they going to fill the bong with, if the legal tobacco is banned so they can continue to be with friends?

Denmark is on the fast track toward being a police state for the youth where they are forced to stay at home only meeting their friends over the Internet and even then they are facing risk of committing a crime if their portrait on their profile at various community networks includes a photo where they show skin.

Give Denmark 20-30 years and then we also will have 1 percent of our population locked up.

I have only one thing to say to the teenagers growing up in Denmark today:

I am sorry. We have stolen your freedom from you in the name of good health and double standard.

 

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