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Gangland-style shooting in Wrocław?


InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
18 Aug 2012 #1
The article suggests it happened on this street, if I correctly understood...
Świeradowska, Wrocław, Poland

One person injured.

Does this happen much in Wroclaw? Don't recall it in recent years.
pantsless 1 | 267
18 Aug 2012 #2
Does this happen much in Wroclaw?

No. There was a shooting a few years ago. Who cares.

The media is hyping the event as the start of some gangland turf war. It's not. It's a bunch of pumped up wannaba gangsters.
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
18 Aug 2012 #3
"a few years ago". What a difference - we've had three probably gang-related murders in the past week. No wonder everyone wants to move to Poland lol.
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
18 Aug 2012 #4
Manchester, you mean? Still got those problems there? I recall it from years ago, police not on top of it by now then?
NorthMancPolak 4 | 648
18 Aug 2012 #5
Gun crime's lower than it was in the 90s, but there's still plenty of crime round here, unfortunately.
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
18 Aug 2012 #6
I suspect the statistics on the UK Police website map of reported crimes is just part of the story. My home town in Essex has also become a pit in the last few years.

I might be reading it wrong, but sounds like they were fighting with machetes quite close to where I am

wroclaw.gazeta.pl/wroclaw/1,35771,12343233,Przestepcy_walcza_na _ulicach__To_sprawa_honoru_policji.html

If anyone can translate it properly, even in summary, please do. My read of it says gangland style problems, shooting in broad daylight, machetes used, etc etc.
jwojcie 2 | 763
22 Aug 2012 #7
Article states, that a few years ago police had a success, and jailed a lot of Wroclaw underground - after this success they supposedly didn't monitor properly new generation of criminals and were taken by suprice with recent accidents, which in short is a row between two competing gangs. It is quite rare to see such open gang fights in Poland, so the article says that police honour is at stake here to put a fast end to this.
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Aug 2012 #8
Thank you for summarising the news article.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
22 Aug 2012 #9
InWroclaw,does Poland have street gangs similar to the types we have in the U.S.?
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
22 Aug 2012 #10
I don't know, sorry. One of the more knowledgeable posters will answer, hopefully.

Certainly see some dodgy types around, and a neighbour won't walk out at night unless I escort her, so maybe it's not that great even in this much better than average Wroc area I'm in.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
22 Aug 2012 #11
InWroclaw,thank you..
jwojcie 2 | 763
23 Aug 2012 #12
does Poland have street gangs similar to the types we have in the U.S.?

If judged by Hollywood movies, where every minor scum has a gun then no. But there is an organized crime in Poland.
As for dangerous groups of stupid young males waiting to mug someone, you can find that to.


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