The well known rap singer ASAP Rocky is still after two weeks under arrest suspected of assault. Psykiatrist Thomas Jackson and hair dresser Åsa Westberg (translator note: Åsa Westberg is well known in dissident Swedish circles) participate together with host Mikael Willgert in this new episode of "The Fourth Estate". In the program we discus the treatment of ASAP Rocky and some other cases, where arrests have been made for reasons that does not seem to have anything to do with fighting crime.
ASAP Rocky was together with his group in Stockholm when they are pursued by a group of youths, who most likely are residents of Sweden according the so called "high school law".
The youths harass the ASAP group and attacks one of the members physically. After a while of continued harassment ASAP throw one of these youths to the ground, the action that later motivates the arrest of ASAP Rocky.
The video show participants discus this event and are of the opinion that the video photage that has emerged later, show that ASAP Rocky and his group acted in self defense. They think that it is the youthts that should have been arrested (rather than ASAP).
Åsa contributes that the arrest proceedings have been held behind closed doors which is strange and she wonders if it is as not to reveal the identity of the harassing youths.
The conclusion of the studio discussion is that it is the wrong people that have been arrested and that the actions of the authorities can be explained that they do not want to acknowledge the problems associated with the government policy regarding "alone comers" (translators note: alone comers is a legal definition of non european people that gain entry into sweden and get preferential treatment by claiming to be under age of 18 and persecuted in their home country and without parental guidance. Tens of thousands of such residency permits have been handed out). The controversial "high school law" (translators note: an amnesty granting residency permits to "alone comers" that had been found not to have right to refugee status) indicates that the government is ready to make every effort to protect these youngsters.
We proceed in our discussion and touch upon that Åsa Westerberg, who previously did not have a criminal record, was arrested and put in isolation arrest cell for more than three days suspected of "incitement against peoplegroup". She recounts that this has affected her severely with sleeping problems and other psychological problems (also check out "Lördagsmorgon med Swebbtv nr 7" where Åsa relates a similar situation).
Åsa means that the cause of her arrest was that she criticized the immigration policy of the government.
We also comment our earlier episode with financier Karl Hedin who was arrested and put in isolation 31 days suspected of "hunting crime". He thought that the arrest was due to his activism in hunting issues and issues about ownership rights in Sweden. He thought his arrest and the case against him was a form of punishment.
Jacksom means that today in Sweden we have a situation where some crimes are hardly pursued at all, even thought they are very serious. It can be rapes and other severe crimes. At the same time we have a situation where political activity can lead to arrest and long periods in isolation in arrest cells. This is an expression of moral decay (of Swedish society)
We finish up with discussion what the consequences can be of the arrest and the involvement of Donald Trump and ASAP Rocky's fans.
Thomas Jackson believe that Swedish and International media will suppress this story, as not to destroy the image of Sweden. Åsa Westerberg believe that ASAP will bring this event into his lyrics.