Posts Tagged: Finnish police service

Finnish white privilege #59: In this country, you are guilty until proven innocent

Interior Minister Kai Mykkänen and the government are using the same tactics as the Nazis in World War 2 but in a different context. The government is not rounding up people and killing them in cold blood but punishing them severely for the crimes others did.  Imagine the migrant community of Finland, especially Muslims and

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Police officer fined and charged to pay 5,140 euros for making racist statements and slapping a women twice on the face

A Finnish police officer in Turku was fined to pay 5,140 euros in charges and lawyers fees, according to tabloid Ilta-Sanomat. The police officer, who admitted being too drunk to remember what he said and did at a taxi line, called a woman who attempted to calm the man a “refugee-loving whore” and slapped her twice on the face.  

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Little to no trust in the Finnish police profits those who exploit needy migrants

Migrant Tales gets a steady stream of accounts of exploited asylum seekers by unscrupulous employers. Some of the stories are tragic since they push asylum seekers, who get paid under the table, to do the company’s criminal work.

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To Finland from a Pakistani family: A second letter about hate crime*

Migrant Tales (MT) insight: In mid-March, MT published a letter from a Pakistani family. The victim, the father of the family, was brutally attacked on February 23 by three white Finnish youths. The victim and his wife believe that what happened was a hate crime. The police disagree. According to the wife, the following day after the Pakistani migrant was attacked, the police called the wife and stated that it was not a hate crime because “the suspects were intoxicated.” 

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From Black February 2012 to the brutal attack of a Pakistani migrant in 2018 – are these hate crimes?

Is it a coincidence that Black February, which took place in 2012 and involved the violent deaths of three members of the Muslim community of Finland, happened on the same month when a Pakistani was brutally attacked by three white Finns in Vantaa? While the timing may have happened by chance, there are similarities between what happened in February 2012 and on February 23. 

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Study finds ethnic profiling is a widespread problem in Finland among the police, Finnish Border Guards and security guards

The Stopped research and journalism project, Finland’s first-ever comprehensive study on ethnic profiling, published its finding Tuesday. While there have been scores of stories published about ethnic profiling on publications like Migrant Tales, there is nothing surprising by the study’s findings.  If there is something that surprised us it was that ethnic profiling, despite continuous denials

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The roots of hate crime and hate speech are in Finnish society, right under our noses

The media and police are mirrors of our prejudices in our society. Our lame reaction to such social ills not only expose our weaknesses as a society but hide and protect the real culprit: institutional racism. 

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Pakistanis, Muslims, feel insecure in Finland after dreadful attack against a migrant

The brutal attack against a Pakistani on Friday night (February 23) is one of the worst-ever against a migrant. It took four hours last week to remove his stitches. As a result of what happened, the Pakistani and Muslim communities of Finland don’t feel safe.  

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