The police want to oblige people caught with illegal fireworks throughout the year to report to the police over New Year's, in an effort to improve the safety of police officers and other emergency workers. Every New Year's there are incidents in which first responders are pelted with fireworks. The police reason that people can't throw illegal fireworks if they have to report to the police over New Year's, NOS reports.
Dutch woman Laura H. will be released from custody and can await trail in freedom, as long as she keeps to a number of conditions, the court in Rotterdam ruled on Thursday. She has to wear an ankle monitor, stay away from borders and airports, check in with the rehabilitation service on a regular basis and is not allowed any contact with her husband, NOS reports.
The Eerste Kamer, Senate, has passed a legislative proposal by Minister Ard van der Steur of Security in Justice that will give mayors more power to fight football hooligans. Mayors will be able to impose a longer area ban, reporting order or group ban on people who cause a serious disturbance of public order, even if it is their first offense.
The Public Prosecutor and the KNVB are advocating for digital tracking of football hooligans. The digital reporting obligation for hooligans will be discussed in the Eerste Kamer (Senate) today during the treatment of a new version of the Dutch football law, the Volkskrant reports.
Terror suspects who have to report to the police on a daily basis, are no longer allowed in police stations. This is because police personnel are afraid of being targets for attack after the attacks in Paris, AD reports. In The Hague, these suspects have to report via the intercom.
The FIOD (tax information and investigation service) questioned five shopkeepers today, who failed to report unusual transactions.