"THE HARLEM OF MALMO, SWEDEN"

Are you lost? What are you doing on this side of town? Uhh. We were-- this is the harlem of malmo. Oh is it? Yeah.

Is it a bad area? Nah. There's a local business owner that wants to talk to us about what's happening in molmo and their concerns but they don't want to reveal their identity so we have to obscure his image and everything but we're going to meet with him now.

Well this is the police garage this is the first port where they sell drugs in, then you've got the second, and then you've got the third then you've got the school here they stand in here, the yard, they sell drugs in here it's a huge school yeah well, basically, there's a lot of i'm in the car business, and uh, that's okay for me to say but the majority of the crimes involved in car business it's never, or I should not say never because it happens of course, swedes also commit crimes but the majority of the crimes involved in car thefts or stolen parts, frauds.

We can see clearly behind the scenes that it's definitely one type of group of people. It's very easy to see in our systems like we've sold a hundred cars and maybe had 60 complaints and of these 60 complaints maybe ninety percent of them are a certain type, a category of people.

We read about the hate speech laws in sweden and it actually says that in some translation that disrespecting a certain group based on religion or ethnicity or national origin or according to the penal code that we looked up, it says expressing contempt for a group can get you in prisoned up to two years so there are people who believe that swedes are scared to talk about this.

So I guess my question for you is the stuff you're telling us, are you scared at all that this law that affect you that you could be fined or imprisoned for expressing these things i'm more worried about the society, the people who live here, that it's such a closed little society that if you get hung out like a lot of police officers or someone does something wrong, if a police officer shoots someone and they call it wrong then he's in the media, his face his name, everything is just, yeah, hung out to dry and then he's screwed in sweden.

He cannot apply for jobs, he cannot apply for anything, it's not the fear of going into prison, it's what happens after. It's how you get back into the acceptable, or accepted person.

We've had a few people send us messages about how they're worried about crime, about how these issues are real but they've asked us not to reveal the identities or even talk about the messages out of fear of losing their jobs or being ostracized by society.

Yeah, exactly. A good example, rather, is that when you had trump who was running to become president I was very quick to " oh, is he running? Is he going to be realistic about it?" and I was posting a little bit because I had been following him for years, like decades, and I like him, I like his just free speech that he just doesn't give a shit, just says how it is and it doesn't need to be politically correct, so I like that and I was posting stuff on my facebook about this, and even my mom gives me a phone call and says " you need to take this off!" you cannot have this on.

And I was like, " seriously?" it's an election in the united states, and I cannot post that one of the candidates is running? How absurd is that? Because he was not accepted in sweden.

So you have to pretend to not like trump out of fear of people of people ostracizing you. Yeah, hundred per cent true. And it's the exact same thing with the swedish third largest party, the swedish democrats it was the exact same thing and it's been going on for a long time, but the bigger it gets, the more accepted it is to talk about it and the next election maybe they may even climb to number two, the second biggest party and then it's more accepted to talk about it and you can clearly see what happened after trump actually won the presidency.

I have a lot of people to talk to when it comes to trump stuff now. I couldn't before. I was seen as an idiot, who didn't know anything and I was a racist, an islamaphobe, I was everything.

We justs finished an interview with a local business owner, and now we're going to go check out rosengard but we keep being warned not to bring big cameras because people can get angry we can get robbed and as much as I feel like it's kind of silly we're going to drop off some of the bigger camera stuff and just go with our phones and we'll see what happens, but we should be in the as they call the problem area and we'll see what's really like.

So we're walking around rosengard. It's kind of boring you know we don't really expecting things to start happening or anything we want to check the neighborhood becasue a lot of people are saying that if we didn't go you know we are not doing our job but I don't know what you expect to happen here is a neighborhood they called it one of the problem areas but it's just a bunch of people walking around with some old people shopping you know if I were compared this chicago I would laugh you know what the most dangerous part about this is, tim? What? The ice on the ground.

There it is, yeah. They don't salt. What are you doing on this side of town? Uhh, we were-- this is the harlem of malmo oh is it? Yeah. Is it a bad area? Nah.

They write about it, but it's not so bad. Everyone's saying that rosengard was very dangerous. They said we'd get robbed if we came out here. And nothing happened. So we just got back from checking out rosengard and it was fairly simple.

Today we spent a lot of time being interviewed by journalists but I will say this. A lot of documentary production and research you typically don't see because journalists usually produced daily videos or daily vlogs like this but when I usually go on the ground a lot of journalists will do this is will connect with local journalists to get a sense of what's going on fixers people who are experts on the area and so today served a really good as a really good day of research and understanding the perspective coming from the other journalists who we're talking to and it's interesting because many of them have conflicting ideas conflicting narrative, similar narrative, but conflicting for instance there's a wikipedia article about a list of grenade attacks that have occurred over sweden the past several years and there's a lot of them 34 grenade or ied attacks now one journalist said you know all these are fireworks you know not all of them are grenades some of them are fireworks and no no one no one was hurt other you know reporter tells us that what would you can't necessarily trust the crime statistics because some people don't report crimes so it's really interesting to hear from them one thing that you know most of them agreed with that there is absolutely crime in in malmö and they are seeing more violent crime you know there have been a lot of murders over the past year relative to what sweden is used to in malmo for instance when you saw the interview with the local business owner one of the things that we're having trouble with you know and still it still is early but people are scared to speak up there is a fear of social repercussions we spoke with a few people this local business owner told us initially that they would be okay to be interviewed but eventually said they couldn't do it out of fear of repercussion if the video is being too many people what that might do the reputation and so we asked if you know if we secured your identity and your voice would that be sufficient and they'd agree to do it unfortunately a refugee that I had plans to interview has canceled on us initially they said you know maybe you just hide my identity and that would be okay but then the others later said you know what I can't do this so there's you know there's a fear of people losing their jobs or being shunned or ostracized now I can't say that everybody there are certainly people who are outspoken and will call out what they perceive as problems in this country but you know for only being here one day it has you know we have discovered this issue now another thing I want to say is you know again typically journalists don't produce videos every single day so this was a bit of research for us today and some exploration tomorrow we're going to meet with nils karlsson who is going to give us an official you know tour I should say of of these problem neighborhood I know a lot of you don't expect that to be exactly what you're looking for but it is something we have to do its journalists the deputy mayor and he'll give us his explanation and show us around but we're far from finished we've got a few more days after that in in malmö we're going to be speaking with with many more people after that we're going to check out gothenburg and stockholm and that'll be you know a week or two with and then we're going to other parts of of europe you know some of these other places that trump has said are problematic so again this is going to be a pretty long trip for us and producing a daily videos and something journalist typically do what we're going to do our best to bring you something more substantive at time goes on as we get into the flow of things and really figure out how we can make this work better for all of you so that being said comment below and let me know what you think and let me know what you think we should focus on in the coming days because I seriously do read the comments to take this seriously even a nasty ones other than that make sure to follow me on twitter at timcast you can subscribe to my channel if you want more videos like this will be doing something every single day make sure to hit the like button and share it if you really really do like it with that I will say stay tuned tomorrow more videos more content to come thank you so much for watching.

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