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85 Per Cent Of Sweden’s Fatal Shooting Suspects Come From Foreign Backgrounds

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Nearly nine in ten suspects involved in fatal shootings in Sweden are either born abroad or are from migrant backgrounds, statistics reveal, as the country continues to deal with record levels of fatal shootings.

In 2021, Sweden saw another record high number of fatal shootings as the country continues to see fatal gun violence largely driven by criminal gang activity across the country.

According to statistics obtained by the French newspaper La Croix, the average age of suspects in fatal shootings in Sweden is 23 years old and claim that 85 per cent of the suspects are either born aboard or come from immigration backgrounds.

Swedish police claim that there are as many as 2,500 members of gangs in the city of Stockholm alone and that the dismantling of prior gangs made of up migrants from the Balkans who came to Sweden in the 1990s, has led to the formation of smaller and more violent gangs.

A shooting this week in the city of Linköping was the 47th fatal shooting so far this year, matching Sweden’s record-high number of shootings that took place in 2020. https://t.co/lhWeTMWRvp

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The gangs often operate in so-called “vulnerable areas” also known as no-go areas, with Swedish authorities noting that in around sixty neighbourhoods, gangs have an influence on the local community.

The statistics cited by the French newspaper echo statement made last year by Greater Gothenburg police commissioner Erik Nord who commented on the connection between mass migration and fatal gun violence.

“It is no longer a secret today that much of the problem of gang and network crime with the shootings and explosions have been linked to migration to Sweden in recent decades,” Nord wrote in an opinion article for Swedish newspaper Goteborgs Posten.

“When, like me, you have the opportunity to follow matters at the individual level, you see that virtually everyone who shoots or is shot in gang conflicts originates from the Balkans, the Middle East, North or East Africa,” Nord added.

Swedish Report: Stockholm Violent Gang Leaders Have Migration Background https://t.co/JzoXwkpLGX

— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) February 22, 2020

Nord has not been the first to connect migration to gang crime and gun violence. In October of 2020, Linda Staaf, head of the intelligence unit of the National Operational Department (NOA) of the Swedish police force, noted that second-generation migrants had created a new form of gang culture in some no-go areas.

“Overall, we have three types of criminal structures: criminal organisations, such as criminal motorcycle gangs; family-based criminal networks in clan structures; and a new type of culture and network – that is, loose networks that are mainly gang criminals in vulnerable areas,” Staaf noted.

“The loosely composed networks often consist of second-generation immigrants. Parts of the clan structure are brought with them like honour and blood vengeance,” she said.

Follow Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or email at ctomlinson(at)breitbart.com

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Airline CEOs Warn 5G Could Cause ‘Catastrophic Disruption’ to Flights

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CEOs of the nation’s largest airlines warned in a letter that there could be “catastrophic disruption” to flights when 5G is set to deploy on Wednesday.

The airlines wrote in a letter obtained by Reuters:

We are writing with urgency to request that 5G be implemented everywhere in the country except within the approximate 2 miles of airport runways at affected airports as defined by the FAA on January 19, 2022. This will allow 5G to be deployed while avoiding harmful impacts on the aviation industry, traveling public, supply chain, vaccine distribution, our workforce and broader economy.

The chief executives of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, FedEx, and UPS all signed the letter:

We further ask that the FAA immediately identify those base stations closest to key airport runways that need to be addressed to ensure safety and avoid disruption in a manner that is narrowly focused and consistent with the agreement established on January 3, 2022

On January 3, AT&T and Verizon agreed to delay the 5G rollout from January 5 until January 19. They also agreed to buffer zones surrounding 50 airports to minimize potential interference, according to Reuters. The two telecom giants won close to all of the 5G C-Band spectrum last year in an $80 billion auction.

The airline executives warned of potential “catastrophic disruption.” They said there are “huge swaths of the operating fleet that may need to be indefinitely grounded,” in a letter addressed to White House National Economic Council director Brian Deese, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Steve Dickson, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.

The 5G rollout could also cause delays in the supply chain, the airlines warned. “Immediate intervention is needed to avoid significant operational disruption to air passengers, shippers, supply chain and delivery of needed medical supplies,” the letter said.

In addition, the rollout could leave up to 100,000 passengers stranded at airports across the country. “Unless our major hubs are cleared to fly, the vast majority of the traveling and shipping public will essentially be grounded,” the executives said. “This means that on a day like yesterday, more than 1,100 flights and 100,000 passengers would be subjected to cancellations, diversions or delays.”

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McCaskill: 40 Republican Senators ‘Don’t Support’ Trump — They ‘Know He’s Not Good for This Country’

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Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that forty Republican Senators do not support former President Donald Trump because they know it would not be suitable for the United States if he retook the presidency in 2024.

McCaskill said, “Most of my former colleagues in the Senate, Republicans, fervently wish that Donald Trump would go away. They are looking the other way. They’re trying not to engage because they don’t want to take the political hit for opposing him, but they don’t support him. Now, there are probably 10 of them that do. But that leaves 40 Republican Senators that know he’s not good for this country. I would say that those 40 need to have some kind of super-secret retreat and talk about what is it going to be like.”

She continued, “You want my pillow guy running the Commerce Department? Are we going to have Rudy Giuliani as attorney general? Are we going to have what’s her name? What’s the crazy woman … Sidney Powell as attorney general?”

McCaskill added, “Those 40 Republican Senators know what a disaster that would be for this nation. It’s time for them to suit up and get busy before these primaries. Because if, in fact, the Trump people win these primaries and come to Washington, it’s going to be even harder to hold him in check like they tried to do the first four years.”

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‘M.I.A.M.I. (Murder Is a Major Issue)’ Rapper Killed in Miami Drive-by Shooting

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Rapper Wavy Navy Pooh, who was perhaps best known for his song, “M.I.A.M.I. (Murder is a Major Issue),” was killed in a drive-by shooting in Miami on Friday night.

Wavy Navy Pooh, whose real name was Shandler Beaubien, was ambushed and shot to death while in a car driving in the Miami-area neighborhood of West Kendall, according to multiple law-enforcement sources who spoke to the Miami Herald.

In 2020, the 28-year-old rapper had released a song, titled, “M.I.A.M.I. (Murder is a Major Issue),” which lamented crime in the city.

Police reportedly said that Beaubien was stopped at an intersection when someone in a Lexus approached him from the driver’s side and opened fire — fatally shooting him — before fleeing the scene.

A 1-year-old boy, 5-year-old boy, and adult woman were also in the rapper’s vehicle, but were unharmed. The two young boys were Beaubien’s children, according to a report by WFLA-TV.

The rapper was suspected of being involved in a series of shootings in North Miami-Dade over the past year, reports the Miami Herald, adding that Beaubien had been shot at before.

In May 2020, Beaubien was reportedly injured while driving, and told police that he had fired back in self defense after someone in a passing vehicle opened fire at him and several others gathered outside a house.

“It is with great sadness & a heavy heart that we announce the loss of one of our beloved artist, Wavy Navy Pooh,” record label Quality Control Music said in a statement on Instagram. “Our thoughts & prayers are with the family at this time.”

You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, and on Instagram.

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