Denmark plans double punishment for ghetto crime

Denmark plans double punishment for ghetto crime
 

The Danish government plans to double the penalties for crimes committed in deprived "ghetto" areas, where immigrant numbers are above-average.
It is part of a drive to have "no more ghettos by 2030", Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said.
The government lists 22 areas as "ghettos", where more than 50% of residents are non-Western immigrants.
The plan would let local police chiefs impose double punishments for some crimes, such as vandalism or theft.
Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen, who leads the Danish Conservative Party, explained the initiative to... read more

 
27 February 2018 in World News, Views: 28
Source: BBC
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