Swedish law enforcement has handed over control of more than 55 "no-go zones" to predominately Muslim criminal gangs after police officers repeatedly failed to handle outright attacks in those areas, according to an extensive report mapping out 55 no-go zones released Oct. 24.
Initially, mailmen, fire trucks, ambulances and similar services required the assistance of the Swedish police to venture in the "no-go zone areas" due to the extreme risk of being attacked. But now, even the police are facing a similar danger, further needing protection themselves, The Daily Caller reported.
The no-go areas heavily coincide with the map of the 186 "exclusion areas," which are known to be crowded with predominantly Muslim immigrant ghettos, where education and employment are reportedly on the low and drug dealing remains to be the only thriving business.
In what could be deemed as a Godfather-like realistic situation, "a wider clientele [in the areas] are increasingly turning to the criminal authorities for justice," with home cultures of the dominant gangs dictating punishments through unofficial courts, according to the police report.
Additionally, most of the border areas are protected by vehicle checkpoints governed by gangs against law enforcement and rival gangs.
In order to gain absolute dominance, some gangs seek a direct confrontation with the police. However, others attempt to keep a semi-low profile in many areas so as not to interfere with the "business" of dealing drugs, protection rackets and similar illicit activity.
Based on past experience, a soft approach of dialogue and understanding is currently being tested out by the Swedish police in the no-go zones. "After the extensive 2013 Stockholm ghetto riots with hundreds of burned cars and buildings, police responded by mostly staying away and sending forth special 'dialogue officers' to grill halal hot dogs with the miscreants and make them see the errors of their ways," according to The Daily Caller.
Similarly, a new "progressive" curriculum focusing on cultural sensitivity, ethical awareness, and gender issues will be started by the Stockholm Policy Academy at Södertörns Högskola next year as a way for aspiring police officers to achieve "greater understanding of the intercultural perspective" and create solutions.