Holland: Amsterdam, we have a problem? Who knew right?

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Amsterdam ‘turns into a ‘lawless jungle’ at night’ and police are ‘powerless to stop crime and violence’, authorities warn

  • Amsterdam is a ‘lawless jungle’ at night according to official city ombudsman
  • Arre Zuurmond blames tourists from UK and other parts of the Netherlands
  • Street racing, drug dealing and illegal taxis are all said to be rife in the city
  • Mr Zuurmond said police were powerless and ‘cannot handle the situation’

Official ombudsman Arre Zuurmond told Dutch paper Trouw problems have increased including illegal car and bike racing and open drug trading.

Mr Zuurmond said authorities set up three cameras in the busy Leidseplein square ringed by bars and clubs to monitor problems and were shocked at the results.

He said: ‘One night we counted 900 offences, mainly between the hours of 2am and 4am. The atmosphere is grim, and there is an air of lawlessness.

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REALLY — AND THIS IS A SHOCK??? Whe you license and liberate every vice and expect people to behave with even a modicum of rectitude, you are delusional… by the way, was is rectitude again? I think that word slid from the cultural landscape?



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