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Re: Extradition Requests from Poland

"The Polish system requires a trial for every criminal allegation, no matter how trivial,"

Untrue.

The police in Poland generally try to avoid the prosecution route and MANY, MANY Polish criminals (living in Poland) go unpunished.

One case in point: my father-in-law and his friend (a retired policeman) recently parked a car in the middle of the forest and went off to do a nearby hunting tower to look for something to shoot. When after several hours they returned the car had been almost completely wrecked (windows smashed; tyres slashed; radio, and battery stolen). His friend called the police and they arrived very quickly (remember he is an ex-policeman!). Anyway, to cut a long story short they tracked down the culprits (two local men in their late 20s) but instead of being prosecuted were given a car belonging to one of the criminals parents in exchange for the damage caused.

Nothing has been officially recorded.

Re: Extradition Requests from Poland

Muggings are classified as crimes of low social importance