Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Violence in private

Finland is a violent place, except it doesn't seem to be. In fact, it seems to be a very safe place - which over all doesn't seem to make much sense, at least to outsiders. YLE reports on a "Violent Easter Weekend in Helsinki" which kind of sums it up. These two section in particular say much about the nature of violent Finnish crime:
"Several violent crimes were reported in Helsinki during the Easter weekend. One man was killed and two other victims were injured in violent confrontations in private homes in the Finnish capital."
and of course:
"Police say that alcohol was involved in all of the incidents."

3 comments:

Larissa said...

Hey,
was trying to check the YLE link out but it didn't work. Classified information seems it to be...
When a Finn drinks, he drinks with an intent to eventually pass out.
How come they are up now to so called confrontations? Like, do the police think the guys didn't have enough liqueur and thus got injured, killed and arrested, obviously? If you know what I mean basically ...

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

I think I've fixed the link to the YLE story, alternatively you can read the same here: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-03/24/content_7844891.htm on a Chinese website. Why the Chinese care is a bigger mystery!

Larissa said...

thanks.
btw. i think the chinese do really care. several months ago i was told their craftmen were building some kind of spa somewhere in finland...

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