Government looking to ban gang in wake of recent violence – The Post

Government looking to ban gang in wake of recent violence

Søren Pape Poulsen turns to constitution to outlaw ‘Loyal to Familia’

Drastic times require drastic measures (photo: Familia Bgp Ltf Copenhagen -Facebook)
August 9th, 2017 8:09 am| by Christian W
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The government is looking into the possibility of banning the gang Loyal to Familia (LtF) in the wake of a spate of violence and shootings in Denmark in recent weeks.

The justice minister, Søren Pape Poulsen, has requested the state prosecutor, Rigsadvokaten, and the state police, Rigspolitiet,  look into whether the street gang can be dissolved by means of the constitution.

“When there are continuously shootings in the streets, we as a society must put our foot down and shut it down,” said Poulsen.

“It can make a difference in the long run, and we must investigate all avenues in order to solve these problems.”

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Poulsen’s evaluation of the outlaw route is expected to be completed within four weeks.

The justice minister has called in all the parties behind the government’s recent ‘Gang Package’ to meet today to discuss the current situation.

The escalating gang conflict over the summer led to the police establishing a stop-and-search zone in Nørrebro and other areas in Copenhagen in late July. The zone was then expanded and extended in early August.