Nørrebro clams up on gang shootingsAn update on this post. Nørrebro is a quarter in Copenhagen with an extremely high concentration of immigrants. It has been unofficially declared an "Islamic state" by some of its residents:
Nørrebro clams up on gang shootings
Police investigations of recent shootings and gang violence on the streets of Copenhagen are going slow, as members of the Nørrebro quarter's immigrant community with connections with criminal gangs have clammed up, the police said. In recent weeks, two men have been killed in street shootings. An injured gang leader was subsequently freed by a group of masked men from the State Hospital, where he was under police surveillance. Police said the silence in Nørrebro about the incidents was deafening, and they were replying in kind. 'We are still investigating many things in relation to the cases, but none of it will be released to the public for the time being. The criminals are not to know what we are doing, and we know from experience that some information can harm the investigation, when we talk about these extremely closed groups,' Chief Inspector Ove Dahl told daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Shootings and gang violence on the streets of Copenhagen in recent weeks demonstrate that the city's plan to integrate disadvantaged teenagers has failed utterly, Social Democratic councillor and integration spokesman Thor Grønlykke said on Thursday. Grønlykke said his own majority in the city council had not managed to carry out its plan to integrate disadvantaged ethnic minority youth in the immigrant quarter of Nørrebro and prevent them from forming criminal gangs. After violence in the neighbourhood and a killing of an Italian tourist in 2003, three prominent Copenhagen councillors presented a detailed action plan to prevent violence from breaking out again, including a dialogue with troublemakers and their families.