Police union chairman furious with drivers
Gerrit van de Kamp, chairman of the largest police union, ACP, says via de Volkskrant that he is angry with the government and he also immediately states that he is not waiting for unctuous, meaningless compassionate words from politicians.
May we read this again in the Volkskrant.
In an article yesterday, the newspaper Gerrit van de Kamp, chairman of the largest police union ACP, gave the floor.
"It is a miracle that there were no serious injuries among the policemen," Gerrit van de Kamp, chairman of the largest police union ACP, looks back on Friday evening's explosion of violence in Rotterdam.
De Volkskrant also reports:
He immediately makes it clear that he does not need words of sympathy from ministers or other political administrators.
“They don't do anything! Yes, endless bucketing about fundamental rights, endless talk about hospitals, and for the rest it's up to the police to solve it. We have been warning for years and years against the radicalization of the protest, people who feel threatened in their freedom and are about to explode. And yup, the drivers throw in a few more measures that are not enforceable at all. And the police can handle the misery.”
“The police must have done it wrong again in Rotterdam. Drivers don't do anything wrong.' Ultimately, Friday night's aggression will again be dismissed as 'a serious incident'." he predicts. “What incident? This does come from somewhere. This is chronic!”
From the Camp:
To a certain extent, Van de Kamp also understands the eruption of pent-up anger. 'You will just be a young person who is not allowed to do anything, who cannot find a home anywhere. And above all, you should not lose your trust in the government. You can't go to the pub, you can't go to football, you won't be allowed anything on New Year's Eve either.' said the chairman of the largest police union ACP,
Van de Kamp sneers about the latter: 'Sure, nothing will be fired soon… Stop it! The police were already bombarded en masse with heavily illegal stuff yesterday.'
According to the Volkskrant.
Now these statements by the chairman of the largest police union ACP are beautiful words. Let's see if the police finally side with the people. That's their job. They could be heroes, had they kept their oath and protected the population. Respected police officers. Now they are seen as scum of the ledge from all the unnecessary police brutality.
In doing so, they put the good police officers who do want to carry out their work in a professional manner in a bad light.
The fact that these police officers do not dare to come out by name just like that says a lot about the state of affairs at the police in the Netherlands. On the other hand, I think that these police officers, who consider themselves to be on the right side, should also take off their masks and stop being afraid of "consequences" and whining. Being intimidated by violent colleagues and the government is very weak.
Get yourself together and step outside. It's your job and the consequences will be much worse if this continues. Because we have a very big problem in the Netherlands and we really need you. And you us. Because we are all in the same boat.