Posts Tagged: finnish police

How the Finnish police fuel mistrust and erode credibility with migrants and ethnic minorities

The Finnish police servicer held a seminar on Wednesday on migrant surveillance.  NGOs like Stop Deportations and Refugees Welcome expressed outrage and published some PowerPoint slides shown at the seminar by the Helsinki Police department responsible for immigration matters.

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The structural Islamophobia and racism embedded within Finnish Police

Migrant Tales insight: This story was received today by us from Linda Hyökki.  On Wednesday, October 10, the NGO “Stop Deportations” and Sanna Valtonen from “Refugees Welcome” shared on social media pictures that shocked anti-racist activists, and indeed generally anyone who is concerned about ethnic profiling. In a seminar named “Lost in Helsinki”[1], organized by

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Ali’s journey (June 13, 2018): The long journey back. Baghdad feels like a sauna.

It’s been 25 days since Ali,* 22, who speaks on condition of anonymity, “voluntarily” returned to Iraq from Finland. Sometimes the journey back to where you were once from is longer than the one that took you to foreign lands. The first journey was fueled by hope and the other one back to your homeland with question marks and doubts. 

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Exposing white Finnish privilege #51: The police are the defenders of white power and privilege

Ask Finland’s Romany minority If you want to understand how the Finnish police service reinforces and defends white power and privilege. I did this recently, and the answers did not surprise me.  According to a member of the Roma community, the Finnish police play down discrimination, especially if it involves a member of that minority

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Instead of just being against racism why not take on the real culprit: structural racism in the Finnish police

Thank you for the video but where is the black police officer, the Muslim police wearing hijab like in the UK? Does the Finnish police service reflect the cultural and ethnic mix of the communities they serve? The Finnish police service is big on gender equality but lags far behind in cultural diversity. 

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“Atrocious” would be a light word to describe the violence against a Pakistani immigrant last week in Vantaa, Finland

The Pakistani who suffered a violent attack on Friday in Vantaa is recovering in hospital. It is a miracle that he survive, according to a nurse who said that the victim was only minutes away from death if help did not have arrived on time. There was a significant loss of blood. 

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Pakistani immigrant stabbed in Vantaa: What constitutes a hate crime?

On Friday night, a Pakistani was brutally attacked by a group of youths and stabbed at least twenty times and repeatedly hit with ax causing, among other injuries, a fractured skull. The police are quiet until Tuesday when it puts out a statement, which does not mention that this may be a hate crime.

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UPDATE: Helsinki Times: Pakistani stabbed several times in the Finnish city of Vantaa

A Pakistani was stabbed several times on Friday night in Vantaa, according to Helsinki Times. The victim is 37 and the father of a four-year-old child. 

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