Army needed in Amsterdam
He has asked interior minister Remkes (VVD) to get assistance of the army. The police of Amsterdam is now guarding 125 building in the capital. They have spend in 2004 twice as much hours on guarding object then they did in 2003. Welten is afraid that their normal police work is under threat.
That is strange, I just saw on television, that the Amsterdam police was ticketing people for not having light or their bike. Apparently they still have time for real 'crimes' ...