It sounds like the police were taking the side of the Muslim rioters, and were trying to run interference for them.
Swedish police are getting confused orders. On one side, the political folks in the local areas...just want everything to quieten down. That means the cops ought to on the backs of Muslims and making sure they are off the streets. On the other side, the national political figures are afraid of upsetting the Muslims in the country and casting a bad light on their friendly nation.
My humble guess is that someone from the English Defense League is in Sweden this weekend and organizing. It may take two weeks....but something called the Swedish Defense League will likely appear shortly. It won’t be a pretty or safe picture, and the fact that we are barely into June....giving them weeks and weeks to stage demonstrations before the harsh winter arrives.
The summer of 2013 promises to be fairly interesting in Sweden.
The same mentality that caused “Anders Breivik” off the reservation.
That’s exactly what it sounds like, because that’s exactly what it is. We and most of Europe are provisionally in the grip of the legal concept of “protected minorities”,mostly by design, but partly by default. It’s the default part that’s the rub: the police think they “have no choice” but control the people they CAN control, ie, the “no-longer-law-abiding”
regular Swedish citizen.
To put it more accurately, police, after having their hands tied, have gone after the only group who generally will not offer resistance to their displays of authority. Since it is a safe action, it is repeated and made bigger, including striking citizens who generally follow police instructions.
Going after the Muslims means facing a group who might cause them harm, who won't disperse when told to, who won't submit to arrest.
However, the Swedes aren't taking this well, and are starting to resist officers, and deny their authority to order citizens from the streets while immigrants commit vandalism. Which is leading to the example stated, how officers are standing aside in some situations and letting the 'crowd' run down vandals.
That answers the question of who their real masters are. Now’s the time to undo all this PC garbage.
That will happen in the USA soon. I have already witnessed the same thing during the 70’s over busing.
The police are just following the moral code practiced by the majority of people in this day. It holds suffering as a virtue and success as a vice. The protesters are poor and downtrodden, the Swedes seeking to protect their property are rich and privileged. This is a textbook example of the ethics of altruism.
Hey they were just following their orders from their socialist (pay)masters.
And as oppressive traitors, they deserve to rot in H###.
That is the I evitable flaw in the EU bureaucrats plan. It would have to come to that at some point.
My prognostication as I have watched this move towards this point for the last fifteen years or so has been that the result of the flash point will turn out for the bureaucrats the same way things turned out for Louis XIV. And then the Muslims will be swept out of Europe in an entirely predictable genocidal war, using nukes if required.