Crime

High school classroom
Jul 4 '19 13:50

Intelligence and security service AIVD underestimated the social impact its official report earlier this year on Amsterdam Islamic high school Cornelius Haga Lyceum would have, AIVD director Dick Schoof said to the Volkskrant. The service warned Amsterdam that the school wanted to devote half of its curriculum to Salafist doctrine, causing an uproar. 

Flowers left at the scene of a fatal rail accident on Braakstraat in Oss, four children were killed, 20 Sept 2018
Jul 4 '19 13:04

The driver of a Stint cargo bike involved in a fatal collision with a train in Oss last year, is not to blame for the accident in any way. Four kids were killed in the crash. All witness statements show that she did everything in her power to prevent the collision between the Stint and a train, the police and Public Prosecutor said in their interim report on the investigation into the fatal collision, AD reports.

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Jul 4 '19 11:16

The court in Amsterdam sentenced criminal kingpin Willem Holleeder to life in prison on Thursday. He was convicted of ordering six murders and participating in a criminal organization. Life in prison is the only fitting punishment for Holleeder, the court said. "You think you have unscrupulous and indifferent control over life and death", the court said , according to the NOS  live blog on the trial. 

Dutch police officer
Jul 4 '19 08:22

A man was critically injured in a shooting on Westkousdijk in the Delfshaven borough of Rotterdam on Wednesday evening. He was sitting in the back of a moving car when someone opened fire on him. The driver of the car was unharmed. The police are looking for the perpetrator or perpetrators, AD report.

The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He was hit in the neck, according to the newspaper. Emergency services received calls about the incident shortly after 6:15 p.m., immediately dispatching police, ambulances, and a helicopter carrying a medical trauma team.

Ferdinand Grapperhaus
Jul 4 '19 08:05

Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security wants to eradicate child pornography on the internet. For that reason he is working on a new law under which internet companies who do not remove child porn at lightning speed, can face hefty fines, RTL Nieuws reports.

"It is certainly an enormous ambition, but I m going to do everything I can about it", the Justice Minister said. "I cannot guarantee an internet without child pornography, but I want to substantially reduce the share of child pornography on the internet in two years."

Taxi
Jul 4 '19 07:35

Taxi companies in Amsterdam are working with the municipality and the Amsterdam region's Discrimination Hotline to take measures to combat discrimination. This was prompted by an incident during Pride Amsterdam last year, when a taxi driver refused to give Pride ambassador Jennifer Hopelezz a ride. With Pride 2019 a month away, the taxi companies signed a declaration of intent for a discrimination-free taxi market, NOS reports.

The police are looking for the owner of this liquor, likely stolen in Enschede on 1 July 2019
Jul 3 '19 17:40

Police in Enschede arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after he was found in the middle of the night by a three-year-old boy. The boy awoke late Monday night to the sound of loud footsteps in the garden behind his house.

“He thought there were maybe animals or monsters there. However, it was a wild, strange man,” police said in a statement.

Authorities praised the boy for alerting his mother to the suspicious person. She saw he was carrying a television and an electric bike and quickly called emergency services.

Geert Wilders
Jul 3 '19 15:09

The Public Prosecutor's office (OM) demanded a five thousand euro fine from Geert Wilders, the leader of far right nationalist party PVV. The sentence recommendation was made during the prosecution's closing argument in a court case stemming from Wilders's political rally speech just before the elections in March 2014.

collegas-op-straat
Jul 3 '19 11:10

A man was stabbed on Plein '40-'45 in Amsterdam West on Tuesday. The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries. A 33-year-old man from Amsterdam was arrested shortly after the stabbing, the police said in a statement.

Police at a meadow on Sint Anthoniekade in Westdorpe, where a woman's naked body was found on 22 June 2019
Jul 3 '19 10:20

The police are struggling to identify a woman found naked and killed in a meadow in Westdorpe, a few meters away from the Belgian border, on June 22nd. Despite receiving and investigating 95 tips in this case, the police still don't know who the woman is. "Somebody has to miss her", the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Teusday.

Rolling a joint
Jul 3 '19 09:31

While the use of drugs is not punishable in the Netherlands under the Opium Act, more and more municipalities are banning drug use in public spaces. So far 218 of the 355 Dutch municipalities implemented a total ban on drug use in public space such as parks, streets and public buildings, by adding the ban to their General Local Regulations, NOS reports based on its own research. 

Monument in Amsterdam featuring Major Alida Bosshardt, a well-known leader in the Salvation Army in the mid- to late-20th century
Jul 3 '19 09:04

The Salvation Army paid compensation last year to at least three victims who were sexually abused within the Christian organization. The victims were paid a total amount of around 30 thousand euros, newspaper Trouw reports based on information from the the Compensation Fund for Violent Crimes. 

Dutch police at the scene of a crime
Jul 3 '19 07:25

A 49-year-old woman died after a stabbing in a home on Homerusstraat in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. The victim is a single woman who lived in the apartment with her daughter and three grandchildren, a local resident said to newspaper AD. Her grandchildren were in the apartment when she was attacked. 

King Willem-Alexander at an asylum center
Jul 2 '19 11:50

The central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA wants to spread asylum centers more evenly across the Netherlands, which means that new asylum centers will mainly have to open in the west of the country, Milo Schoenmaker, chairman of the COA board, said in an interview with newspaper AD.

Dutch amphibious soldiers of NLMARSOF surfacing in hostile territory
Jul 2 '19 09:16

In the past five years, four soldiers left the Dutch armed forces due to right-wing extremist statements or behavior. Military intelligence service MIVD launched a total of 21 investigations into possible extremism in the armed forces, the vast majority of which involved suspicions of right-wing extremism, the Volkskrant reports based on a list the MIVD drew up after the newspaper appealed to the Intelligence and Security Services Act. 

Beagle dog
Jul 2 '19 07:29

The National Animal Protection Inspectorate took 44 dogs from a filthy home in Noord-Holland. The resident was not able to take good care of the animals, according to the animal welfare organization. The dogs were very neglected and the house was covered in urine and dog poop, ANP reports.

The animals had inflamed ears, bad teeth, and coats with lots of tangles. Some of them were also underweight. They were taken to a shelter to receive the necessary care.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 1 '19 14:30

A 49-year-old American man arrested in the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl from Rotterdam on Friday, is suspected of kidnapping and sexual abuse her, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Monday to NL Times. The man was arraigned on Monday and remanded into custody for two weeks while the investigation continues.

Texting while cycling
Jul 1 '19 12:50

Starting today, it is illegal in the Netherlands to text while cycling. Those caught using their smartphone while on their bicycle, face a fine of 95 euros.

Man sought in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam, 28 June 2019
Jul 1 '19 12:00

A 49-year-old American man arrested in the disappearance of 12-year-old Hania from Rotterdam on Friday, is James B. from Louisiana. He has a daughter in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws and AD report based on information from the lawyer representing the daughter and her mother. Hania was found alive in a hotel in Rotterdam with B. on Friday. The suspect was arraigned on Monday and remanded into custody for another two weeks, according to RTV Rijnmond. 

24 Oktoberplein shooting in Utrecht
Jul 1 '19 11:07

Gokmen T. again confessed to being responsible for a mass shooting on a tram in Utrecht and killing four people during the first pro-forma hearing in the case against him on Monday. He also denounced the Dutch legal system. "I don't recognize your laws, I don't recognize your judges", he said in the court in Utrecht on Monday morning, according to AD reporter Yelle Tieleman, tweeting live from the courtroom.

Mark Rutte
Jul 1 '19 10:20

Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed the MH17 disaster with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Friday. "I spoke to President Putin about MH17. For the Netherlands, but also for so many countries in the world, it is still an open wound. So if I have the chance to discuss it with the Russian president, I will. We talked about it and I will continue to do so on these occasions", Rutte said, RTL Nieuws reports.

Scales of justice and gavel on law book
Jul 1 '19 09:31

Of the around 1 thousand reports about sexual, physical and psychological abuse in youth care, only six may result in criminal prosecution. The rest of the cases are time-barred, newspaper Trouw reports based on data requested from the Public Prosecution Service.

Euros
Jul 1 '19 08:09

Banning cash payments of over 3 thousand euros, regulating cryptocurrencies, and calling for the 500 euros banknote to be taken out of circulations are two of a large package of measures against money laundering that Ministers Wopke Hoekstra of Finance and Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security sent to parliament on Monday.

ambulancebroeders-en-agent-bij-incident
Jul 1 '19 07:36

A resuscitation in a bar in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel escalated into a brawl on Saturday when two drunken men turned against the first responders. A 40-year-old man from Nieuwerkerk and a 41-year-old man from Fijnaart were arrested. The man who needed resuscitation, a 64-year-old man from Fijnaart, died at the scene, Omroep West reports. 

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