‘A threat to our democracy’ – The Amsterdam Police

 

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Amsterdam is home to at least twenty criminal gangs, but the most dominant and the most dangerous are gangsters from Britain. British criminals are considered the number one drug traffickers in Holland, they had been successful at corrupting legitimate business people and as a result were able to money launder extensively. Once laundered this money was then invested in Cannabis farming, by 2009, billions of Euros worth of Cannabis was being grown in Amsterdam, prompting the chief of police to state that ‘Cannabis is a threat to our democracy’.

As a consequence of the significant presence of British criminals in Amsterdam and their drug trafficking operations out of Holland, the Dutch police set up a Joint Investigative Committee (J.I.C). The officers who form part of the J.I.C have been threatened by criminals in the past, therefore they are known by number and not by name. British criminals in Amsterdam are not afraid to go after those who wish to apprehend, arrest and convict them.

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As a result of their investigations, the J.I.C had cause to have alot of contact with the London Metropolitan Police, who were conducting their own investigations into seasoned drugs traffickers and drug gangs operating on Britain’s streets.

‘British gangsters in Amsterdam are extremely well organised and far more violent than the Turkish factions have ever been, that is because they are busy expanding their drug trafficking market’ stated a Dutch tactical investigator.

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The closeness of the UK to Holland prompted one English contract killer to state that he preferred doing his deals from Holland as opposed to anywhere else in Europe. ‘Holland is an easy place to live ; there are lots of sports going on , so on your day off you can go rally driving or scuba diving or take a martial arts class, I got into all three whilst I was over there’. He embarked upon a career as a contract killer in England at the age of fourteen, when he executed a Turkish drug boss, and he went on to commit several more contract killings, three of them taking place in Amsterdam.

The degree of co-operation between the British Serious Organised Crime Squad & British police forces & the Dutch J.I.C has had a significant and a positive impact on policing operations in Britain and Amsterdam. But it is worth noting that if not for the European Protocols none of this effective cooperation would be in place.

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No time to hate….

I had no time to Hate—
Because
The Grave would hinder Me—
And Life was not so
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Could finish—Enmity—
~ Emily Dickinson

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Have you guess’d you yourself would not continue? 
Have you dreaded these earth-beetles? 
Have you fear’d the future would be nothing to you?

Is to-day nothing? Is the beginningless past nothing? 
If the future is nothing, they are just as surely nothing.
~ Walt Whitmanfinalresult
Remember
The days of bondage—
And remembering—
Do not stand still.
Go to the highest hill
And look down upon the town
Where you are yet a slave.
~ Langston Hughes
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There will be time, there will be time, To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet; There will be time to murder and create’
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Co-Morbidity

 

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In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king

According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) (PDF | 3.4 MB) an estimated 43.6 million (18.1%) Americans ages 18 and up experienced some form of mental illness. In the past year, 20.2 million adults (8.4%) had a substance use disorder. Of these, 7.9 million people had both a mental disorder and substance use disorder, also known as co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.Various mental and substance use disorders have prevalence rates that differ by gender, age, race, and ethnicity. 

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Those are the American figures, now take a look at some British ones, in 2014/15 there were 8,149 hospital admissions of drug related mental health and behavioural disorders that’s 14% higher than the previous year. There were also 14,279 hospital admissions for poisoning as a consequence of drug use, that’s 57% up on 2003/4. 

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24% of those arrested by police for assault later tested positive for drugs, in 12% of those cases the drug of choice was cannabis. More British people than ever are taking drugs but to all intents and purposes we’re not addicted, even with a surge in drug abuse brought on by a recession, austerity and economic uncertainty. Despite this lack of addiction there’s been an increase in comorbidity ( mental illness coinciding with drug use), an increase in drug driving, and an increase in assaults (how many of those involved in the perpetration of knife & gun crime would have been found to have used drugs if they’d been caught at the scene?).

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There’s been an increase in parents attending their own children’s funerals, an increase in police attending teenage crimes scenes, an increase in community concerns about the increasingly violent ways in which teenage members of their communities are meeting their end. The only thing that hasn’t increased is governmental concern about what’s going on, the kind of concern that could lead to an increase not a decrease in policing numbers and police budgets. British police have form when it comes to targeting big time drug dealers and the havoc and mayhem they create in Britain’s cities. Out of control children (black and white) are running around with guns and knives and pockets stuffed full of cash and besides being bemused, the government has cut policing budgets time and again and chosen to do nothing.

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The stats on Cannabis farms make for astounding reading, that’s thousands of suburban terraced homes in which plants and not people are being housed. The police used to raid thousands of these properties a year, returning the homes to estate agents who could then arrange for them to be filled by real people with real housing needs. However, the number of cannabis farm raids has dropped, the reason? A cut in policing manpower and budgets.

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Tied to the issue of cannabis farms is modern slavery, the enslaving of homeless people for the sole purpose of cultivating the cannabis crop. According to Teresa May (she who has declared Eritrea a ‘safe haven’ for returning refugees) ‘Britain leads the world in its efforts to tackle modern slavery’ but not it would seem in eradicating homelessness or cannabis farming.