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#1 Greatest

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:53

Shocked to learn of the news that the grave of Ronnie Peterson was vandalized in his hometown of Örebro, Sweden. I wish they will be able to catch the person who did this terrible act.

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#2 Dipster

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:11

Was it just his grave or was it several? I wonder why this was done? Was Ronnie Peterson Jewish?

 

The world is often a strange place where people get moved to do strange things beyond my comprehension, even at my age.............



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:43

According to the Nerikes Allehanda news paper there were four graves vandalized and Ronnie's (and Barbro's) headstone was also fallen down, at least the photos shot at the cemetery tell that story. According to the news there were indications that for some reason Ronnie's headstone was especially targeted. What ever the reasons and whoever the persons behind this despicable act, it is in no way acceptable. I feel sorry not only for Ronnie and Barbro but also their daughter Nina, Ronnie's brother Tommy, their other family members and friends.

#4 Michael Ferner

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:53

It seems people in general are going bonkers over Corona restrictions. We've had a significant increase in arson and property damage cases the last week. :(



#5 John Ginger

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:14

I am shocked, and can only echo everybody else's comments here as I don't want to swear (only to myself)

 

I also hope they catch the offenders and make them repair the damage, 'financially' at the very least



#6 Myhinpaa

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 10:57

There was a similar incident on that graveyard on June last year too, but the Peterson family grave was not targeted that time.

 

Photo from Sunday : https://bildix.mmclo...fit=crop&w=1200

 

How it should look  : https://www.findagra...ronnie-peterson

 

                                 https://bildix.mmcloud.se/bildix/api/images/326c608a-346b-478b-ac4d-1f53093aa9ce.jpeg?fit=crop&w=1200

 

                                 https://mapio.net/images-p/105844357.jpg

 

Full article in local newspaper (with time limited access) : https://www.na.se/ar...ver-bevakningen

 

PS. Neither this attack or the previous seems to have any anti-Semitic motivation behind it.

       "Was Ronnie Peterson Jewish?" No, and this story is just a strange coincidence : https://www.jpost.co...n-Israel-603603


Edited by Myhinpaa, 31 March 2020 - 09:18.


#7 Doug Nye

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:01

I really don't think that I am, by nature, a violent man.

 

But sometimes one reads a news story which makes the back of the neck flush hot, and one's fist slam on the table. This does that for me. What piece of scum could do such a thing...in any graveyard, to any grave.  

 

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#8 Gary C

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:05

Do we know if there is any financial help needed to make repairs? If so, I'd happily donate.



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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:39

It seems people in general are going bonkers over Corona restrictions. We've had a significant increase in arson and property damage cases the last week. :(

Sweden doesn't seem to have so many restrictions though...



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 16:50

I'm pist beyond measure over this.  Heartbreaking.



#11 cpbell

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 17:11

I am shocked, and can only echo everybody else's comments here as I don't want to swear (only to myself)

 

I also hope they catch the offenders and make them repair the damage, 'financially' at the very least

Seconded.  Awful situation.



#12 Myhinpaa

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 20:46

Sweden doesn't seem to have so many restrictions though...

 

The Peterson grave might not have been targeted specifically but again it's one of the more well known and such will create more "shock"

4-5 others were targeted too and a few came much worse off, hopefully the Peterson headstones have not suffered any lasting damage.

 

No one have been arrested for the THREE different attacks last summer either, none of the graves damaged this time was targeted then.

Like last time it have been reported to the police but there is an open question how much effort they will put into the investigation.....

 

The grave of the11 year old girl (Ebba Åkerlund) who was the youngest victim of the Stockholm truck terror attack in 2017 was vandalised numerous times.

A 59 year old illegal immigrant was late convicted to 2 months in prison and extradition to Poland to serve a 2 year sentence there for a separate case.

Ebba's father tried desperately to bring this to the police's attention but they informed him they could do nothing, until the grave had been vandalised it 30 times!

 

The sentencing did not include a life time ban from Sweden and the perpetrator is free to return to Sweden after he's served his sentence in Poland...

 

https://www.svt.se/n...s-till-fangelse

 

Ebba's fathers was desperate at times and posted this on Facebook in November 2018.

 

Hopefully the latest case in Almby will be resolved with more efficiency by the police in Orebro.. Sooner rather than later!



#13 E1pix

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 22:22

I have to wonder about the effects on our happiness thanks to the Internet -- and am starting to think ignorance may lead to a longer life.

Maybe I'm just sick to death of mankind.

#14 Victor

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 19:38

Well, at least this is an opportunity to remember the great great Ronnie Peterson. He is still very present in the memory of some of us.



#15 Doug Nye

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 19:56

So very true...

 

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#16 doc knutsen

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 09:53

Well, at least this is an opportunity to remember the great great Ronnie Peterson. He is still very present in the memory of some of us.

Amen to that.



#17 E1pix

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 13:37

Apologies Gents, I meant no disrespect to Ronnie nor anyone here.

I, too witnessed, admired, and loved the man -- hence my anger towards anyone doing such an act.

#18 John Ginger

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 16:05

Apologies Gents, I meant no disrespect to Ronnie nor anyone here.

I, too witnessed, admired, and loved the man -- hence my anger towards anyone doing such an act.

 

No apology required as a far as I am concerned, don't want to speak for others but I believe we knew what you meant and in tune with our mutual sadness & disgust



#19 E1pix

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 18:41

That's a 10, John, Thank You.

I've been tempted to post some unfortunate personal witnessings these past two weeks, but there's no dedicated place on TNF for such.

We all have to stick together, or we are nothing -- and nowhere. That is my sincerest Hope for you, for all here, and for all.

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#20 Michael Ferner

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:34

"We all have to stick together"

 

 

Er, no. We have to stay apart!  (by at least five feet)  ;)



#21 kayemod

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 09:25

"We all have to stick together"

 

 

Er, no. We have to stay apart!  (by at least five feet)   ;)

 

 

Boris advises six feet, six and three quarter inches of bodily separation, I never leave the house without a tape measure.



#22 Leif Snellman

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 10:15

I can only agree with the comment  Ronnie's brother Tommy (who I met in person back in 2006) made :
"Man slutar aldrig att förundras över hur människor är funtade"
i.e:  One never ceases to be astonished how (some) people are wired.

Edited by Leif Snellman, 03 April 2020 - 11:20.


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Posted 03 April 2020 - 10:39

There have been cases of vandalized graves I read about in our local newspaper. I never understood why what idiots do something like this and what they get out of it. All I can think of are some dumbass teenagers that want to show off how brave they are.

 

I always thought people have at least some basic level of intelligenz, I was wrong.



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Posted 03 April 2020 - 12:18

There have been cases of vandalized graves I read about in our local newspaper. I never understood why what idiots do something like this and what they get out of it. All I can think of are some dumbass teenagers that want to show off how brave they are.

 

I always thought people have at least some basic level of intelligenz, I was wrong.

Not in any way am I excusing the perpetrator's actions, but some people are able to separate actions and consequences, sometimes that's a good thing, though mostly it's bad. I doubt if the person who damaged Ronnie's grave even knew who he was, his death was a long time ago, and this kind of thing is usually an thoughtless act by a bored teenager, who other than the fact that Ronnie's name might have stirred some vague memory in his dull brain, understood nothing more than that. I've read a lot of WW2 memoirs, I recall one by a Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot who shot down a German bomber that crashed not far from his aerodrome, and with some colleagues, went to view the wreckage. He was deeply shocked to see dead men's bodies still being removed from the twisted Dornier, it hadn't really occurred to him that as well as destroying planes that were bombing his Country and killing fellow countrymen and women, he was also killing the men inside them, young men serving their country, just like him. I suppose you'd have to say that was a good disconnect given the circumstances. As an example of a bad disconnect, a fairly local teenager was recently imprisoned for dropping heavy objects from a bridge onto cars moving along the dual carriageway beneath, as far as he was concerned, it was entertainment, just a game. The cars were nothing more than fast moving brightly coloured objects, to him it was like one of the computer games that took up hours of his time, he'd never given a thought to the fact that he could have injured or even killed any occupants of the cars, though fortunately, he didn't.

 

I do realise of course, that this explanation doesn't help us in any way at all, but I doubt that the actions of whoever did this were in any way aimed at Ronnie, Barbro, or the occupants of any of the other graves he damaged. What's the answer? Sorry, there's really nothing I can suggest, though if this has happened before in this particular graveyard, maybe some thought should be given to CCTV cameras or the like.

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#25 tampaguy

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 16:31

In our country we used to have consequences for such actions, but no longer. Horse thieves would be hung from a tree just outside town. Not many horses where stolen. The complete lack of discipline has empowered thieves, gangs and most importantly politicians.  



#26 john aston

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 06:41

Steady on old man , it'll be ducking stools and witch trials next.



#27 E1pix

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 18:58

Witch's brew is just a smidgeon too tart for duck.

 

Chianti.  :wave:



#28 RobertE

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 10:00

Another grouping of social inadequates doing what they do best. The blessed RP, always a hero to me, unhappily no longer consumes any oxygen; the dross who did this do.

And that's a pity. These reptiles probably think that Covid 19 is the worst thing that's ever happened to them. I can only suggest that they don't ever knock on my door. What a cunch of bunts.