‘All the blood is on their hands’ – Man shot dead in front of son by ‘youth’ gang was a Polish national living in Sweden

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By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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The father shot in the head in front of his son by a youth gang in Stockholm on Wednesday has been confirmed as 39-year-old Polish national Mikael Janicki.

The nationality of the Polish victim was confirmed by the brother-in-law of the man, who said the family was in shock. Polish portal Niezalezna.pl reports that the Pole murdered yesterday in the capital of Sweden was named Michał.

Anna Kremka, a Pole living in Sweden, told the portal that the perpetrators of the murder acted with immense ruthlessness and premeditation, firing a fatal shot directly at the victim’s head.

“Teenage gangs are particularly dangerous, given that older members receive very serious sentences, while the young are unpunished and sometimes kill on command,” Kremka said.

According to Swedish media reports, the victim, a resident of Stockholm, was traveling by bicycle and taking his son to a swimming pool in the district of Skarholmen when he met a group of youths in a tunnel underneath a viaduct. As Remix News previously reported, after an exchange between the youths and the man, the man was shot in the head right in front of his son by the youths.

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Dailies Aftonbladet and Expressen have claimed that the Pole had intervened with the police before regarding youth gangs dealing in drugs because he did not want his son growing up in such an environment. The police have thus far refused to inform the Polish Press Agency (PAP) about the motives of the crime, and no one has been detained thus far. 

People have been bringing flowers and candles to the scene of the crime, which was also visited by Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, who has in a statement said there is a need to “inject some courage. We will never surrender. We’ll beat the gangs.” 

The sister of the slain Pole said she does not trust politicians.

“They approached us, apologized, and greeted us. Then they went to the cameras, and then home. I’m tired of this fake game, especially since my brother had to pay with his life for standing up,” she told the Swedish media.

“They come here, and they’re fake. It’s not right. All the blood is on their hands. Now, they will hear it. I hope everyone will dare to speak up and say what they think, not just reciprocate with a smile,” she added.

She emphasized that it was very important for her brother to set an example. “He wanted to set an example for his son, he was very committed and a good father. He leaves behind a huge void,” she stressed.

Since the beginning of March, the Skarholmen district of Stockholm has witnessed two other shootings in which one person was killed and another wounded. 

Sweden has a huge problem with migrant clan gangs, which have led to record-high shootings and murders in the country, including many innocent victims caught in the crossfire.

Poland’s previous prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, recently commented on the rape of a Polish teen in Germany, saying that “open borders” were responsible for the rape, a comment he was criticized for in the German media.

Reacting to the same case, a spokesperson for Poland’s Law and Justice party (PiS), said at the time, “In everyday life, citizens of these countries (Western EU) are afraid to go out onto the streets, afraid of criminals and gangs that are rampant in their cities. We absolutely do not want such a reality in Poland.”

Commenting directly on Sweden, the leader of PiS, Jarosław Kaczyński, stated in 2020 that he had predicted what would happen to Sweden already in 2015 when he made remarks about no-go zones and the fact that he was ridiculed at the time he made them.

Kaczyński had warned of such a scenario in the Polish parliament when Europe was debating the issue of relocating migrants. Kaczyński said that the sudden increase of foreigners may turn out to be uncontrollable.

He pointed out that 54 zones in Sweden were out of the control of the state.

Kaczyński’s words from 2015 caused a massive uproar from the left in Poland and even in some international media outlets. Opposition politicians assured that the scenario he described would be impossible, and interviews with foreign affairs experts appeared who claimed that the situation was stable.

In May 2017, a survey conducted by Dagens Nyheter showed that of 100 suspects for murder and attempted murder using firearms, 90 percent of them had one parent born abroad.

It turns out that the situation is even worse than Kaczyński imagined.

Michał Moskal, the director of Kaczyński’s office, commented that leftist media and opposition politicians must contest anything that the government says, and the same thing happened in 2015.

“We opposed illegal and uncontrolled migration, which was being ignored. It was not about permanently closing Poland’s borders, but to admit only those people who could be verified. Western countries today created a situation in which they have no control over who is inside their borders,” he told TVP Info.

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