When investigative journalist Peter de Vries was shot and killed on an Amsterdam...

Journalist’s slaying: Have Dutch values fostered a crime problem? – The Christian Science Monitor

When investigative journalist Peter de Vries was shot and killed on an Amsterdam street in July, it was a startling wake-up call to the Dutch about the scope of crime in their nation.But it has highlighted the long-standing coexistence between Dutch liberalism and a criminal underworld that uses the Netherlands for international drug trafficking. Why We Wrote This The Dutch famously tolerate what would be low-level crime in most places. But those values of toleration may also inadvertently feed the criminal element that killed journalist Peter de Vries. Dutch society prides itself on being modern and tolerant. Yet the Dutch …

 

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