Brussels, The Capital of Crime
As Mark Steyn would say in his usual descriptions of the fall of Western civilization: “Nothing to see here. Let’s move on.” Also notice the typical “leftist” understanding of the problem of crime in the capital of the EU: unemployment, bored youths, and gentrification. Sad, blinkered, and quite ironic. -Jason
(From Deutschewelle English)
Brussels is not just the capital of the European Union — it’s also a center for crime. Officials and members of parliament alike have been robbed and beaten in the middle of the city’s European quarter. Criminals know that many people here carry a laptop, a pricey cell-phone and a full wallet. Often, the lawbreakers hail from the city’s immigrant neighborhoods, home to 40 percent of the population in Brussels. One out of every two young people here is unemployed. The police here are poorly equipped and poorly paid — and feel they’re fighting a losing battle.