I read the post where the commissioner Erlend from patruljeseksjonen in Oslo denies that the police have an established and extensive practice to discriminate against persons with a minority background.
It hit a sore point, and I feel that the image he has of the reality, is not quite the same as I have. For the first time, I would like, therefore, to contribute with their own experiences in this discussion.
the Reason I write anonymously is that I do not want/dare stand up in public debate. Like many others, I don't have 100 per cent confidence in the police. It comes from the personal experiences and the experiences that my immediate family has gone through.
I'm of the minority, but will say that I'm fully integrated. I have lived in Norway for 30 years, and feel Norwegian. Previously, I worked at a restaurant. Where could there be a little late guards. When it was extra late at work, I got a long walk home because of the lack of public transport at night time.Turn On the LydErrorAllerede plus customer? Log into herError DEMO: Several thousand have met to demonstrate after the killing of George Floyd. Video: Øistein Monsen Show more
On two occasions in the course of the two years, I experienced to be stopped and checked by police on the way home. The one the control was a simple id and some questions, while the other was more offensive as a result of a much more thorough questioning and a needless search.
These controls give a bismak and a sense of harassment. At the time I was young and knew not the rights of me, and dared not, therefore, to stand up for myself. This makes you feel criminalized and judged, without any justification for why exactly I stopped.
I have a younger brother who was out with some girlfriends and had on the city. He ended up in a situation where he was being held down by two norwegians and beaten by a third (all ethnic Norwegian). They known friends to my brother, and these stood as witnesses around the situation.Alarmed by Erna
the Police came and my brother wanted to report this person. The friends confirmed the sequence of events. It was unnecessary, said the police, "there was a lot of mosquitoes there and it was late" – this could solve among themselves. Not the best feedback to get from the police when one has suffered a powerful concussion and been exposed to the neck.
the Question is whether or not this had been the reaction from the police about my brother was no other than a man of minority background.
An acquaintance worked in the Oslo police. The person (who is ethnic Norwegian) have told me that the hen felt that many in the police were extremely cuss at people with minority backgrounds. The Hen chose to change jobs, as this was not in line with the hens a moral and generative compass.
Since my brother and I (and several other acquaintances) have experienced unfortunate situations with the police, so I'm pretty sure that there are others out there with the minority who are experiencing the same thing. I would argue that this is not individual cases.
All of this which is mentioned, leads to a failure of confidence in the police. I will call the police if I see something wrong going on, but I don't anticipate that they will be of particular assistance if it applies to myself.
That they align with the prejudices, I see as highly likely. This applies certainly not all police officers, but proportionately based on my experiences, is it basically my.
Why I write this is for you, Erlend, is that based on your posts, I think the understanding the police have of themselves in this matter, based on the post. The essence of the problem is that there are both open and unconscious prejudices against certain nations. Prejudice exists in the Norwegian society. The police is not an exception.
This I mean that you (who seems like a good man and a righteous police officer), should recognize. A societal problem when all avenues.As a police officer, I am alarmed Debate
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