Sociology students in preparatory middle-level vocational education (VMBO) schools in The Netherlands are in an uproar over texts about Moroccans and Turks in one of their textbooks. The Book, from publisher Malmberg, contains prejudicial text about minority groups in The Netherlands, the students say on Twitter, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Police in Amsterdam warn that more street executions in the city could become a reality after Monday's violent death of notorious criminal Deriaoui van der Meijden.
In Haarlem, police action against the city's 'top-25 criminals' of Moroccan origin is hitting a roadblock, mainly due to the refusal of their parents to offer the authorities any help, De Telegraaf reports.
At Theater Festival Boulevard Den Bosch, an "organized group of criminals" has been actively funneling false €50 notes through the restaurants and tents at the festival, the organizers tell Omroep Brabant.
A hostel on the Coolsestraat in Rotterdam was broken into on Monday evening at around 11.30. Police say that a staff member was threatened with a weapon, but that nobody was injured. It is unclear whether the robber made away with anything.
Clients from ING complain that they are being duped as fraudulent emails that look like they come from banks are circulating, which trick people into giving their personal bank details in exchange for a bank card that has clients' personal IBAN number written on them, De Telgraaf reports.
There is a bigger network of young Dutch-Moroccan criminals in The Netherlands than previously thought. Not dozens but hundreds of youths are in this web of drug dealers, gunmen, executers and facilitators. This group is tied to at least six executions and several extremely violent robberies in The Netherlands and in Antwerp, according to a police investigation.
A man was injured in a shooting in the Czaar Peterstraat in Amsterdam this morning. The victim was able to get away on a scooter in the direction of the Oosterpark where the police found him. He has been brought to hospital, het Parool reports.
After alarms were signaled in Aruba about four Venezuelan warships close to the Aruba coast, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs made the decision to release Hugo Carvajal, a repository of Venezuelan then-president Hugo Chávez, and a suspect of drug crimes.
A man was killed in Winterswijk, Gelderland, on Wednesday evening when three unidentified men broke into a home on the Groenloseweg. According to sources for RTL Nieuws, the victim was the resident of the home.
To stop a new wave of criminal youths, chief detective Marjolein Smit from Amsterdam is proposing a new, broader scale of punishments and measures. Rather than community Smit, young peoples' driver's licenses should be taken away.
The chip technology on the current PIN-pass cards, the co-called EMV-chip, seems to have several vulnerabilities that make it possible to copy. The chip was first introduced to eliminate the threat of hacking.
The city of Rotterdam is planning to construct an area outside the city in which asocial families will be placed in twenty containers. Leader of Leefbaar Rotterdam, Joost Eerdmans, says that families who are "too intelligent for the psychiatric clinic, not criminal enough for jail, but too dangerous for the neighborhood" will be made to live in this Container Town.
The number of youth gangs in the Netherlands has taken a sharp dive in the last four years according to Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice in a letter to the House of Representatives. In 2009, there were 1760 active youth gangs. At the end of 2013, this dropped by 56 percent to 764.
A 31-year old man who was shot dead on the Nesserland in Amsterdam Noort has been identified as Charlton 'Challa' Wondel, member of the known rap group Tuindorp Hustler Click (THC).
Ajax fans have been threatening the management and the staff members of the football club for years, according to independent research from the Volkskrant. The paper reveals that 16 people who are or were tied to Ajax spoke of a culture of intimidation created by fans of the F-side, which is the old hard core, and VAK 410, the new hard core. Most threats are not reported to the police.
Six members of Satudarah motorcycle club Satudarah were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of weapons possession or weapons trade. Two women were also arrested. The eight suspects had to announce themselves at the police station in East-Netherlands and were there arrested, a spokesperson for the East-Netherlands police says.
In the latest poll from pollster Maurice de Hond, the PVV has lost five seats, coming out at 22 seats on Sunday.
Minister Ivo Opstelten and his colleague from Curaçao, Nelson Navarro, have had talks which resulted in the promise that the Netherlands is ready to supply "man-power and analysts" to help fight criminality on Curaçao, Navarro announced on Thursday.
Citizens of the Netherlands have helped the police arrest 1,900 suspects because of the anonymous tips they have phoned in to the police, Elsevier reports.
The Supreme Court yesterday sustained the verdict of businessman Jan Dirk Paarlberg.
The city council of Amsterdam wants to legalize the cultivation of weed. This should reduce criminality in the supply of coffee shops and because selling soft drugs is legal but growing isn’t, it would make Dutch legislation more logical.