By Enrique Tessieri
A story published by Kuopio-based Savon Sanomat* on Monday shows us how a racially motivated crime can lead to a conviction involving the victim. Thus this shows how the victim’s population group become part of the statistical profile. Anti-immigration groups then use the information to show a group’s “abnormally high propensity to violent crime.”
JusticeDemon makes a valid point: “Offences characterised by the use of excessive force in self-defence can only occur when self-defence is possible, i.e. when the offender has been attacked. It follows that any population group with a high propensity to victimhood will also have a disproportionately higher propensity to commit such offences.”
The story reports that in Iisalmi a dark-skinned woman, a native Finn, was attacked in public with a knife by a compete stranger. Fortunately nothing happened to the victim but the both of them ended up in a brawl in which the woman punched the aggressor in the face, for which she got slapped a 100 euro fine by a court.
The same man that attacked the woman earlier, attacked a dark-skinned security guard at a camp. He racially insulted the security guard and the women, who had paid him 100 euros for damages.
The man was finally convicted and sentenced by an Iisalmi court to a seven-month prison term.
*Thank you JusticeDemon for the heads up!