Gouda: Municipality 'bought off' criminalsWhat I want to know is this—is the fact that they're throwing snowballs instead of the traditional rocks a sign of assimilation?
Young Moroccan criminals who were involved in the snow ball incidents in Gouda, the Netherlands, were 'bought off' by the municipality in order to keep them off the streets around New Year's.
They got all together 2,250 Euro in an envelop pushed at them to organize a party of their own, says the municipal VVD faction on the basis of statement by the youth from the Gouda neighborhood of Oosterwei. Several dozen Moroccans ambushed people with snowballs, raised barriers and committed robberies.
In order to keep the youth quiet, they were offered cash by the municpality. The VVD in Gouda is furious because the municipality money was paid without any procedures. "Above all it's not sensible. You are, after all, rewarding criminal behavior," says the VVD faction.