Failure to protect the civil society is a criminal act.
Much publicity has been given to the alleged failure of the police in Assen to handle severe crimes by Moroccan youths. Recently, a youth was beaten and taken to a hospital by 20 Moroccans. The police and the security staff from the nearby cafeteria did not react. There are also other complaints about this group. Police spokesman Ron Reinds denied that there is a structural Moroccan problem in that location. He added, “I cannot imagine that we do not act if there are problems there.”
Failure to act does not stand alone. According to a 21-year-old woman from Assen, she volunteered a statement last week to this newspaper because she and two friends on the weekend before, and at the same location, were harassed by a group of boys of Moroccan descent. “I made it clearly known I was thrown to the ground by six policemen and transported to the cell. In the police car I admittedly responded quite hysterically to the police with insults. Suddenly I had a ticket for public intoxication and also to stand on trial for insulting a police officer. “