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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:56 PM

'Everyone Is Equal Before the Law': Swedish Govt Responds to Trump's Call to Free A$AP Rocky

Despite the US President's attempts to help A$AP Rocky get out of jail in Sweden, the country's government remains steadfast in its position on the rapper's case.

Donald Trump has already had a phone call with "the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden," Stefan Löfven, but failed to shake up the political system of the country enough to set the artist free, as the Swedish PM stressed that in Sweden everyone is equal in the eyes of the law and that the government cannot and will not influence prosecutors and courts.

However, such a claim didn't stop the US President from further actions of support for Rocky, as he later slammed the Swedish PM on Twitter, saying that he is "very disappointed" with Löfven for "being unable to act."

The Swedish government, in turn, didn't stand for the criticism and issued a new response to Trump’s latest tweets.

"Sweden and Prime Minister Stefan Lofven have been very clear in the dialogue with both the White House and directly with the American president, that in Sweden everyone is equal before the law and that the government cannot interfere in legal proceedings," the spokesman for the Swedish government said in a text message on Friday, as reported by Reuters.

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Reply 'Everyone Is Equal Before the Law': Swedish Govt Responds to Trump's Call to Free A$AP Rocky (Original post)
RCW2014 Jul 26 OP
imwithfred Jul 27 #1
foia Jul 27 #2
Zuckerberg Hater Jul 27 #3
Lumster Jul 27 #4
His Daughter Jul 27 #5
KittyCatIdiots Jul 27 #6
Frankenvoter Jul 27 #7
Zuckerberg Hater Jul 27 #8
His Daughter Jul 27 #9

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 12:04 AM

1. I'll bet that if Obama had asked for something similar,

they would've granted it pronto.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 12:25 AM

2. Yeah, but Obama got a Nobel PP.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:11 AM

3. A$AP's crew probably would have gotten jail time even in the US

Even in states with solid self-defense laws that would be a crime because the crew used broken bottles.

The people who were following them deserved to get subdued, but A$AP doesn't deserve special privileges for being a rapper. This is the last reason we need a favor from the Swedish government.

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Response to Zuckerberg Hater (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 10:23 AM

4. It proves Trump is not racist!

See, told ya!

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Response to Zuckerberg Hater (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 11:12 AM

5. Broken bottles would not necessarily make it illegal in the US

The standard for the use of lethal force which included guns, edged weapons, and improvised ones, is reasonable fear of death or great bodily injury. I am not sure that standard was met in the A$AP incident.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 12:59 PM

7. Are you kidding me? Broken glass cuts real good

And someone holding on to the bottle neck side has a cutting or jabbing weapon with as much reach as the longest point coming off of it, I'm sure Trump's trying to get some black support out of it but I'd look for a better case somehwre else.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 02:49 PM

8. That just wasn't the case here

They didn't have a reasonable fear of death. They were basically destroying them and the other guys had stopped fighting back.

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Response to Zuckerberg Hater (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 27, 2019, 03:07 PM

9. That is my understanding as well

Sweden has a comparable force mindset.

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