Thursday, December 5, 2013

Iceland shocked when a police officer there shoots a man for the first time in the nation's history.

  "It’s the first time someone has been killed by armed police in Iceland since it became an independent republic in 1944. Police don’t even carry weapons, usually. Violent crime in Iceland is almost non-existent."
Iceland is a land with a long culture and a homogenous population. This is the attitude you see when everyone is brought up the same, and adheres to the same moral code.  Think of that when someone tries to sell you on the virtues of diversity, as if there are no disadvantages as well.


  1. Downtown Shanghai China. About 10 million people. The average uniformed deployment is 15 (fifteen) police officers per shift. No more than that are needed. Amazing but true.

  2. Gotta love the Icelanders and their neat, little country!

    LL: I've personally been on shifts as a policeman in Nuuk, Greenland, where we numbered about 10 guys on friday nights. There was plenty of work for us. There are only 16.000 people living there.

    Years later, I worked as a policeman in Aarhus, Denmark. We would often just be 12 guys on a friday night shift - and that was plenty of manpower. Aarhus has a populace of about 300.000 people.

    Crazy but true.

    I wonder how many cops are on duty in Reykjavik on a friday night. One dude?

    1. I'm working on a project that has me interfacing with the Norwegian Police at a very high policy level (and their military as well) at the moment, so I face the mindset that the Icelanders have. However, the Norwegians have been very welcoming to certain Islamic groups and others and are living to regret it in the same way as the Danes have.

    2. The Norskies have been more welcoming than the Danes, but yes, muslim immigrants are a huge problem in Denmark also.

      I envy the Icelanders.