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I do not trust the Danish Policemen

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: The Growing Racism in Denmark

Submitted by Balthazar Nzomono-Balenda (Denmark), Sep 16, 2006 at 08:22

I don't trust the Danish police.

5 weeks ago, Thursday 17th August, I was threatened by people who support Danish Front (Dansk Front in Danish). The Danish Front is a radical right wing organization, and it is also a nationalist organization that doesn't want Denmark to be a multicultural society. They want Denmark for Danes. They call themselves racists and they have xenophobic propagandas.

The week before the vandalism, they put their propaganda above my mailbox. It was their home page, www.danskfront.dk they did put above my mailbox. I have lived in Kolding for 2 years and I have never experienced such vandalism before. While they were damaging my mail box and my door, I called the police several times, and the first time, they said to me if they do it again then I can call them. And the bandits kept on vandalising my mail box and my door by hitting it, while I was keeping on calling the police. When the police came, they were sceptical, even though I was trying to tell them the truth and I told them if they are sceptical then I shall show them my damaged mailbox and Danish Front's propaganda that laid on my mailbox and I told them that in the building, where I live, I am the only person who is not a Dane that lives here.

They did not believe me and they told me to calm down, to go home and drink some water. When they left the building, the bandits came and damage my mailbox again and hit my door. I got angry and I got out with a boom saying that I they want to threaten me I am ready to face them, even if it is going to cost my life. Then I called the police again, and I told them that in Denmark policemen don't take racist vandalism or threat seriously like in France, Holland, United States, Germany, South Africa, Spain, Belgium, Australia, Great Britain, Portugal and other countries in the south. And they said that they do, but I could of gone out and found out who the suspects were. I reflected and said to myself that it was not a wise idea, because I could have been a victim of violence, I could have been threatened with a knife. I decided to be my own policeman.

The 25th August, around 10 pm I heard some noise and when I went out with a boom, I was angry and determined to face them and I could hear people running and my mailbox was damaged again. When I called the police twice, they did not want to come. I talked with my neighbours about it and I told my family and friends about it, they were shocked. I decided to get collection signatures from my neighbours in Skovvaenget in Kolding, afterwards I sent it to the police. And I got a response and they told me if I am not satisfied with their performance then I can send them a letter or talk to them and I did it. My mailbox was fixed for the second time by caretakers, and they locked it with a string to make it difficult for the extremists to do their vandalism in it.

The 28th August I was coming home from school and I saw my mailbox open and the string was cut. But I did not want to call the police and I just fixed it and closed it. Even if I respect the Danish police, I will never trust them. I rather die than trusting the Danish police because they are incompetent and limited. I have moved on and now I am focusing on things that are important in my life. I think many of you for your support so far. It is kind of you

Balthazar N. Balenda

Student at the University of Southern Denmark in Kolding

Native country: France

Country of origin: Congo-Brazzaville


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