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Random Hot Swedish Heroes!

Four Swedish Police Officers – Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger and Erik Naslund – On Their First Day Of Vacation In New York City Stopped A Fight On The Subway, WhIlst On Their Way To See A Performance Of “Les Miz” On Broadway.

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Swedish Cops On Vacation Break Up Subway Brawl Better Than NYPD (VIDEO)

Swedish Cops On Vacation Break Up Subway Brawl Better Than NYPD (VIDEO)

Four Swedish cops vacationing in New York stunned everyone after they were able to subdue two brawling homeless men on the subway – without hurting or killing either one.

Officers Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger, and Erik Naslund were on their way to see Les Miserables on Wednesday, when the Manhattan subway driver called for help. The men jumped into actionto stop the fight and…

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WATCH: Swedish Cops Show Up NYPD With Holiday Heroics

A video of four Scandinavian police officers breaking up a fight on the subway has New Yorkers wondering if they should import new fuzz from Europe.

Makrus Åsberg, Erik Naslund, Samuel Kvarzell and Eric Jansberger where on their first day of a holiday in New York when they responded to a call for police help on the subway.

“We thought maybe someone needed help,” 25-year-old Samuel told the New York Post.

Are you injured?, a Swedish officer asks the victim.

A video of the incident shows the four men calmly but decisively restraining a man after breaking up the fight.

The alleged assailant screams: “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!” At which point the Swedish cops advise him to calm down, give him a reassuring pat on the back, and ask if he’s injured.

It’s all in stark contrast to the many videos of police brutality we’ve seen emerging form the U.S. over the past few months.  But back home in Sweden, their heroics have not been hailed with the same fervour.

Samuel’s boss refused to take calls from the New York Post, but a police officer explained to them: “In Sweden, if you see something bad, you just do something to help . . . It’s ordinary, what they did.”

The NYPD has been the subject of a lot of criticism in the wake of the Eric Garner chokehold death. Now, it seems that the department has been shown up by four vacationing Swedish police officers, who apparently have a better understanding of how to deal with suspects than some members of “New York’s Finest.”

The Swedish officers, identified by the New York Post as Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger, and Erik Naslund, broke up a fight between two men on a subway train, in response to the driver’s call for help. Another passenger on the train recorded the scene, after the officers pulled the men apart.

There are no chokeholds. No drawn guns, or tasers. No yelling, or cursing at the men. Just calm, relaxed voices, asking the men if they are ok. One man is yelling that he can’t breath, and struggles against the officers who are holding him down, with his arm behind his back. One officer says to him, “Take it easy. Sir, calm down, ok? Everything is going to be ok.”

While the four officers are the talk of the town in Gotham, what they did has hardly been noticed back home in Sweden, according to the New York Post. Officer Kia Samrell, who works with Kvarzell at the Stockholm Police Department, says, “When somebody does something good here, we give them cake and a medal. But it’s not really a big deal.” She says that in Sweden, when you see something bad, you help. It’s what you are expected to do.

We all know that not all cops are bad, and many positive interactions between police and citizens go unnoticed, and not captured on video. But, did these Swedish cops provide a template for how American cops should interact with the public, regardless of the situation?

No big deal – except that in America, a lot more people are carrying guns. Still, nice of these Swedish cops to show the NYPD you can subdue a suspect without killing him. Maybe instead of sending cops to Israel to be trained, the commissioner should send them to Sweden:

Everyone is gushing about the Swedish cops who stopped a Manhattan subway beatdown — except their compatriots back home.

The vacationing Scandinavian dream team — Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger and Erik Naslund — broke up a vicious brawl between homeless men while riding an uptown No. 6 train to see the Broadway show “Les Miserables” on Wednesday.

But while the off-duty out-of-towners were heralded by everyone from NYPD brass to Gotham straphangers, their heroic move barely garnered a kudo in Sweden.

“When somebody does something good here, we give them cake and a medal. But it’s not really a big deal,” said Swedish officer Kia Samrell, who works at the Stockholm Police Department with Kvarzell.

“In Sweden, if you see something bad, you just do something to help . . . It’s ordinary, what they did.”

Swedish cops help stop brawl in NY subway, no one is shot in the back - this makes headline news in US, in Sweden ‘it’s what you do.’

Everyone is gushing about the Swedish cops who stopped a Manhattan subway beatdown — except their compatriots back home.

The vacationing Scandinavian dream team — Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger and Erik Naslund — broke up a vicious brawl between homeless men while riding an uptown No. 6 train to see the Broadway show “Les Miserables” on Wednesday.

But while the off-duty out-of-towners were heralded by everyone from NYPD brass to Gotham straphangers, their heroic move barely garnered a kudo in Sweden.

“When somebody does something good here, we give them cake and a medal. But it’s not really a big deal,” said Swedish officer Kia Samrell, who works at the Stockholm Police Department with Kvarzell.

“In Sweden, if you see something bad, you just do something to help . . . It’s ordinary, what they did.”

Even Kvarzell’s boss was so underwhelmed that he refused to take calls from the press about it, Samrell said.

The four officers appeared to agree with their fellow cops’ assessment of their deed. They declined to talk about their heroics Thursday, other than Asberg saying, “It was no big deal.”Instead, he wanted to talk about the play, at which they arrived on time after their dramatic digression.

“It was awesome — really, really good,” he said of the show.

A rep for “Les Miz” praised the Swedish cops — who are staying at a budget hotel in Midtown — and offered them a backstage tour.

Four vacationing Swedish police officers helped out after two homeless men began fighting on a New York City subway – and showed it’s possible to subdue violent suspects without hurting them.
The officers — Samuel Kvarzell, Markus Asberg, Eric Jansberger and Erik Naslund — were riding an uptown No. 6 train Wednesday on their way to see “Les Miserables” when they responded to the subway driver’s call for help, reported the New York Post.
A bystander began recording cell phone video after the officers pulled the pair apart.
The video shows one of the brawlers sitting calmly on the floor, flanked by two of the Swedish police officers, while two others kneel on the other man – who is more unruly – to hold him face-down on the floor.

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The ABCs of Captain America: BONUS ROUND: L is for Legacy

When Steve Rogers was selected to receive the Super Soldier Serum, he was intended to be the first of his kind. The plan was to create an army of Super Soldiers, but when Dr Erskine was killed by a Nazi spy after Steve received the serum, plans changed. Erskine was the only one who knew the formula, and no one was able to replicate it without him. Steve Rogers was supposed to be the first of his kind, but fate had other plans. He was now and forever America’s only Super Soldier. However, whenever Steve faltered or rebelled against the outside forces that tried to define what it meant to be Captain America, there was always someone there to carry the burden, for better or worse.

  Some, like William Naslund (the Spirit of 76) and Jeff Mace (the Patriot) did their best to live up to the ideals of Captain America, where the Captain America of the 1950s suffered under the pressure, due to an unstable mind caused by an incomplete facsimile of the Super Soldier Serum. Fifties Cap, as he’s often referred to as, was brainwashed into serving a neo Nazi movement, and later brainwashed again by a radical rightwing group, making him the most tragic of the men who attempted to fill Cap’s shoes. Roscoe, a young man who idolized Captain America, tried to take up the shield when Steve lost faith and became the Nomad, but was killed by the Red Skull in a cruel attempt to draw out Steve. John Walker stepped up to serve his country when Steve was fired from the position, at first rejecting and later begrudgingly respecting the man who preceded him and his “old fashioned, outdated” ideals. 

In more recent times, Bucky Barnes, Steve’s first partner, and Falcon, Steve’s longest tenured partner, have both spent time as Captain America, with Falcon currently still in the role.  Isaiah Bradley, a contemporary of Steve’s in World War Two, is often overlooked or dismissed as “the black Captain America” despite his own love of his country and the inspiration he became for the black community in the Marvel Universe.

Personally, I love legacy characters. From Robin, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Thor, Blue Beetle, and even Superman, legacy characters or replacement heroes as they’re sometimes called offer new ways of looking at old ideas. What does it mean to live up to someone else and the role they’ve played in the world around them? Can you live up to their accomplishments and maybe even surpass them? How does the role change when another man, or woman as seen in Ultron Forever #1, where Danni Cage Carey’s the role in the future, becomes Captain America? 

Steve Rogers may be the only Super Soldier of his kind, but he’s created a brotherhood of his own. Whenever needed, there seems to be someone really to stand up and be counted on. 

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Although nobody wears Nike equipment, (I’m not even sure if they still make anymore) this commercial was huge in Canada. If YouTube was around I’m sure it would have been even bigger. The funny part about this is that both Naslund and Kovalchuk were such hardworking players that I could actually seeing them never giving up on the puck and playing on any surface in order to win and outwork the opponent. Overall, great concept from the idea, all the way down to the player selection. #IWIDT