Categories: News

Dutch Police Confiscate Expensive Clothes from People Who Look Too Poor to Wear Them

All in hopes of reducing crime

The police in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands are taking a novel and controversial approach to reducing crime in their neighborhoods. In a trial scheme, police officers will start confiscating expensive-looking clothes and jewellery from people who look too poor to wear them and won’t be able to prove how they legally obtained the items. They are particularly targeting gangs composed of young men.

The officers will be asking questions about how the suspects got their pricey clothes and accessories. The police will be on the lookout for items like Rolex watches, Gucci jackets, and the like. If the suspects fail to provide clear answers, especially as to how they paid for the merchandise, the officers will then confiscate the items.

The program will run for a limited time and will be done in collaboration with the public prosecution department.

Source: Pixabay

A spokesperson for the department was quoted as saying:

“We know they have clothes that are too expensive to wear with the money they get. We’re going to look at how they get those clothes, where did they buy them, from where the money came that they buy them.”

There will be legal reviews about what the police can keep, but this doesn’t stop them from taking articles of clothing from suspects on the spot.

Source: Pixabay

Frank Paauw, chief of Rotterdam police, told told De Telegraaf:

“We’re going to undress them on the street.”

“Some young people now walk around with jackets costing 1,800 euros. They do not have any income, so the question is how they got them. These young people have no income, sometimes even debts from a previous conviction, but also wear an outfit that exceeds 1,500 euros. It undermines the law and sends a false signal to locals. Taking away is therefore important.”

Critics of the program say the confiscation of items may trample on suspects’ rights as well as lead to racial profiling.

Source: Pixabay

According to reports, the Rotterdam police previously looked at cars people drove for possible signs of criminal behavior. This new program takes their approach to reducing crime even a step further.

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

March 14th Holiday – Pi Day or Something Else?

Table of Contents: Introduction: The Significance of the March 14th Holiday The Mathematical Marvel: Unraveling…

November 1, 2023

Mystery Of Missing Pages

Who made them disappear? What was the reason? Where did they go? Why? Gather round,…

July 26, 2023

Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes

Swarm of bees stings the eyes of penguins in Cape town 60 penguins died from…

November 16, 2021

2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast

A massive ocean sunfish measuring 2,000 kilograms was caught on North African Coast It is named Mola alexandrini or…

November 16, 2021

Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards

A businessman in Georgia utilized the Covid-19 relief to buy a limited edition Charizard Pokemon card He committed…

November 8, 2021

Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway

Man captures an alligator in his neighbor's yard in FloridaHe uses a trash can to…

November 1, 2021

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience.