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After the murder of a man in front of his young son, the Swedish government is criticized for its failure to combat banditry

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr12,2024

After the murder of a man in front of his young son, the Swedish government is criticized for its failure to combat banditry

In Sweden discussion has intensified about the need to solve the problem of safety on the streets after the murder of a man by a gang of thugs in front of his young son for making a remark.

This is reported by SVT, writes “European Truth”.

The incident occurred on the evening of April 19. Mikael, 39, and his 12-year-old son were riding their bicycles to a swimming pool in their neighborhood of Skärholmen, just outside Stockholm.

In an underground crossing, they came across a group of young people, whom the man seemed to reprimand for their behavior. Someone from the company pulled out a firearm and fatally wounded him. The son called for help by calling 112 and home.

None of the attackers have been detained yet.

The family says that Mikael was an activist by nature and could often reprimand the hooligans. According to SVT, he had previously contacted the police about youth crime in the area.

The news was also publicized in the Polish media – it turned out that the deceased was a Pole who had moved to Sweden.

On Thursday, ordinary residents of the city began to come en masse to the scene of the murder, bringing flowers and lamps, and criticism began in public discussion that the authorities were not doing enough to safety on the streets.

Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, who also arrived at the scene alongside other politicians and officials, called the killing “horrible and unthinkable.”

Residents of the area, according to media reports, attacked the politicians present with criticism, also accusing them of “coming to promote themselves.”

"I completely understand the emotions, there can’t be any reason for this another human reaction. But I also want to say that I came here to express respect for the deceased and talk to the relatives, and also to say what we are doing about it,” – commented the Prime Minister.

He noted, among other things, legislative changes that gave the police new tools, in particular, the law on “visitation zones.”

"We are determined, the problem will be decided… Now we must do everything possible to stop the killers who are ruining the lives of so many people.”, – added the prime minister.

Before this, alarm about crime intensified due to a series of explosions in apartments and entrances of residential buildings, which are associated with the struggle of rival gangster groups.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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