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Why Racist Stereotypes Used in Police Training Nearly Put Snoop Dogg Behind Bars

Snoop Dogg was briefly held in custody in Sweden as authorities suspected he had drugs.

According to reports, police pulled over Snoop Dogg's car after a concert Saturday night in Uppsala, Sweden, after which he was arrested. “Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg [whose car was pulled over> seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test,” police spokesman Daniel Nilsson told the publication. “The incident lasted several minutes. Once the test was carried out he left,” Nilsson went on. Snoop Dogg would later have something to say about the arrest. The rapper posted a NSFW video on Instagram on Sunday, reassuring fans and revealing details behind the incident. “They took me down there, made me pee in a cup. They didn’t find s–t,” he said in the video. “It’s better to be searched and not found with nothing than not to be searched at all,” he continued. “F–k y’all.”

Message to my fans n fam !!

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According to the local.se, it's not Snoop Dogg's fault that he got pulled over but, racist stereotypes taught by police officers in Sweden. There has been evidence that the Swedish police used "Neger Niggersson" as a nickname for a criminal in a police training; this was published in Swedish media. Lately however, many incidents of racial attitudes and discrimination of the Swedish police have led for the first time to the control of racial attitudes of police students under police education . A recent research done by the Swedish Confederation for Professional Employees (TCO) found that people with foreign background have much lower chances of finding a job that is appropriate for their education, even when they have grown up in Sweden and got their education in Swedish institutes.
"Neger Niggersson" and "Oskar Neger" (Negro). Two names used by Skåne police in their internal training. A participating officer reported the incident to senior officers but no inquiry was launched. According to local newspaper Sydsvenskan a course in sequestration was held for around fifty staff at the county police department in Malmö in the spring of 2008. The instructor displayed the names to be used in the course on a screen. Among them were "Neger Niggersson" and "Oskar Neger". Several participants reacted to the use of the names.
But, waht do you think? Is it Snoop Dogg's fault for getting pulled over and searched?

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