“Don’t touch me” wristbands; the latest in Swedish crime prevention

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You know how we have joked on here about the lycra force field protecting cyclists or, as we more humorously call them, road maggots? Well, it looks like the Swedish police have taken our humour seriously and decided to protect Swedish women with rubber wristbands emblazoned with the words “don’t touch me.” This news story is so bad you would assume that it was satire but, unfortunately, it isn’t. This is a serious police initiative to try to cut down on the many sexual assaults in Sweden. I can’t help but wonder if the words “don’t touch me” are in Swedish or in Arabic. Either way, the only way they would be effective at stopping a sexual assault would be if they were used like a docking ring on the assailant.

Sweden’s police chief unveiled the force’s latest weapon in the fight against sexual assault: wristbands reading “Don’t touch me”.

A recent Swedish press release warns that groping is a crime. In it, the country’s national police chief Dan Eliasson said: “No one should have to accept sexual molestation. So do not grope. And if you are groped, report it to the police.”

Mr. Eliasson mentioned a variety of actions such as “a hand tucked between the legs”, “a hug from behind in the crush at a club or festival”, and “one person holding somebody while another grabs their breasts”, describing them as “situations many young people recognise too well”.

The press release announced that police intend to equip young women with wristbands with the slogan “don’t touch me”. This will happen over the summer, at festivals and other events for young people. “By wearing these wristbands,” Sweden’s police chief said, “young women will be able to make a stand”.

It is unclear how effective the wristbands, which read “don’t touch me” in Swedish, will be in preventing attacks, as the majority of sex attack perpetrators are thought to be recent migrants who are unlikely to be able to read them.

Mr. Eliasson suggested that by wearing these accessories, women would also be able to “draw attention to the issue [of sexual assault], and urge those affected to report”.

A Swedish police report released last month noted that the country had the worst rates of sexual violence against women in Europe. The report acknowledged migrants were responsible for the bulk of the problem but the police were accused of making excuses for the perpetrators.

Although sexual harassment and assault are commonplace in many Muslim countries, the report blamed “Nordic alcohol culture” and “masculinity” for the wave of assaults that have terrorised Swedish women.

Migrant sex gangs are alleged to have been roaming the Sthlm music festival for 12 to 17-year-olds for the past two summers. One leaked police memo indicated that “unaccompanied youth” migrants, from the Middle East, were responsible for most of the attacks.

Sexual assaults were reported at Swedish music festivals Arvika in 2006 and 2010, Emmaboda in 2014 and Bråvalla in 2015. Police were accused of covering up the attacks.

Breitbart London reported that Stockholm Council and festival organisers in the country knew sex attacks by migrants were endangering women, but thought it would have been “irresponsible” to speak out about the trend.

-breitbart.com

Considering that Sweden is already the rape capital of the world, I do not see how women wearing rubber bracelets are going to be protected. The only  practical way for Swedish women to protect themselves now is for pepper spray to be legalised as a defensive weapon. Unfortunately, even that basic protection is denied them. Imagine the horror of living in a country with these statistics where the only protection offered to you  is a stretchy rubber bracelet! It is enough to make any Liberal turn Conservative.

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This week we got another example of officials effectively blaming the victim, this time in Denmark where a teenager who used pepper spray on an assailant will be fined for deploying an illegal substance.

The alleged attack occurred “near an asylum center” and according to the girl, was perpetrated by an “dark-skinned English speaking man who knocked her down and tried to undress her.”

“She was later warned by police that the pepper spray she used on him was illegal for private citizens to possess, and that she would face a £50 fine,” The Telegraph writes.

It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely to be charged for that,” a police spokesperson said.

-zerohedge.com

 


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  • ex-JAFA

    I’m going to get wristbands with “Don’t hurt me”, “Don’t rob me”, “Don’t upset me” and “Don’t be near me”. Then I’ll be safe as houses everywhere I go – better than wearing Kepler!

    • NahYeah

      The attackers will in turn have wristbands that say: “robbing you is my cultural right”; “its your society’s fault that I am attacking you”, and “if you resist, I’ll call you a racist and have you arrested”.

    • KatB

      Don’t just stop with the wristbands, I reckon signs for houses and cars too.

  • Jaffa

    It doesn’t need to be pepper spray, paint spray should work just fine.

    It helps with identification as well.

    • NahYeah

      you can actually use many products available from your local supermarket or hardware store. Pretty much any home cleaning product sprayed in the eyes will do the same trick. You can’t be arrested for having a can of ajax in your purse, just saying.

      • duve

        Oven cleaner containing caustic soda is actually more damaging than pepper spray to the person on the receiving end, and is legal to buy. Just shows how ridiculous the law can be.

      • GoingRight

        My niece who lives in UK has a can of deodorant spray always in her handbag (which she always has open) and has used it at least once. Scary stuff these times especially for the young ones.

  • metalnwood

    Could you imagine the outcry if it was printed in arabic? It would be a sight to behold.

    It’s a bit like twitter, the only people to know about these bands will be the people wearing them. I suppose it is just an education exercise to get the word out to woman that they are not safe. Of course a bracelet wont help them. If the police wanted to give them a chance should it happen then they would give them the pepper spray instead.

  • KatB

    So the women not wearing these wristbands will really just be asking for it won’t they. And the ones who are wearing the wristbands and still get attacked, well obviously they won’t have been wearing them properly. There is potential for this idea to work though, if they just modify the wristband slightly to cover the arms and body and legs and head and face and I think they’ll find a solution to appease the attackers.

  • cows4me

    Liberals/progressives in full retard mode. The state and it’s authorities are in dereliction of their duties but what else would you expect. This is what you get from sickly liberal leadership that have lead their people to slaughter. This is reality meeting deluded nutjobs and reality hurts. This is what should be happening but oh no not when you are dealing with brain dead liberals

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Your Honor, she was not wearing a wristband, so I did not know tat I could not attack her.
    When will this childish nonsense stop?

  • sandalwood789

    I’m not the most attractive bloke in the world so I think I’ll get a wristband with “don’t reject me” written on it.

    Should work like magic with the women……. :)

  • Brian_Smaller

    Sadly, in the fantasy world of regressive lefties, this is considered an effective response to rape. I think that the people who propose this truly believe it will be effective. Spanish Bride did an article a few weeks back on the way lefties see the world – as it should be not as it is.

  • Bling Bling

    The next rubber wrist band will be for defendant assailants which will state; “Do It” and that will trump any prosecution. ” Your Honour, I had my “Do it” -therapeutic – do- as – I- feel-when- I- want- wrist- band on so it was all okay,… ‘K’. And I just “felt” like assaulting someone who was minding their own business without regard to their rights and well being but that is okay because my feelings need to be given priority, to be authenticated and validated…”

  • Ghost

    I see a great opportunity for the women of Sweden, we need to start marketing pork chop earrings and bacon bracelets. They would probably work better then the current option, particularly against the more illiterate rapists, who ever they may be…….

    • spanishbride

      These should sell like hotcakes. The bracelet especially.

  • Nermal

    Next thing the SJWs will be complaining about the micro-aggression caused by the bracelets.

  • OneTrack

    Apparently they are written in Swedish. To print them in Arabic was going to be too raysis for the Swedes.

  • Mark

    Far more effective would be wristbands that said “Warning Owner only carries $20 worth of ammo. – *SIG* “

  • XCIA

    The old joke flower filled with a caustic permanent dye solution would be a better bet, me thinks.

  • Radvad

    When a woman is raped and is not wearing this magic bracelet then the rape is her fault. After all, how could the rapist know she did not want to be raped?

  • Miss Phit

    If it was me and i had pepper spray – legal or otgerwise – $50 seems like an okay amount to pay. Of course zero because i was protecting myself would be better but given the options id take fine over the other horrible choice.

  • JEL51

    I took my new friend and her two dogs for a walk through a local bush-walk this afternoon. There were many others taking advantage of the beautiful day doing the same. There were quite a few I stopped to hold the dogs back to allow them to pass as my friends disability would slow them down.
    I became aware the the family group we were approaching, were waiting for us at at a cross-road of path. Once we reached the junction I saw they were a Muslim family as she was was completely wrapped in attractive scarf thingee. What was more obvious by the way they were pulling away was that they were fearful of being touched by the two dogs. Not fearful of being ‘attacked’ but actually coming into contact with them.
    I had forgotten that that was almost as forbidden as contact with pigs.
    Swedish girls should be allowed to have their dogs with them where ever they go.
    P.S. Music festival for 12 to 17 yr olds not even safe from these pigs of people. That is sickening.

  • Paul Marsden

    With this level of absurd nonsense from their politicians, surely Sweden must be on the cusp of a revolution?

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