German Police: We're not Allowed to Arrest Molesters
Wed, January 27, 2016
Footage of the sexual attack at the train station in Cologne, Germany on New Year's Eve.
Police in Germany are starting to go public about the restraints authorities are placing on their ability to do their job among the migrant community without being accused of racism or using extensive force.
In addition, they say they are forced to downplay the seriousness of many crimes to create desirable statistics.
“At first, mostly families with children – who looked educated and spoke English – were coming here,” an officer who worked at the Munich train stations, among other “refugee hotspots,” told the newspaper Bild. “Meanwhile, 95 percent of refugees are now single men.”
The federal officer, identified only as Bernd K., continued, “One asylum seeker wanted to cut his fellow’s throat. But the crime scene report included only severe injuries rather than murder attempt. This looks better for the statistics.”
K. said in the last number of months on his beats, he only made one criminal charge against a native German, the rest were against migrants.
K. also works in Passau and Freilassing, located in Bavaria, where he said sexual harassment is rampant. “At the train station, women are sexually harassed and offended on regular basis. When we speak of an entry ban [to the area], they would shout on us: ‘You are not my police. You are a racist’,” he said.
The officer also complained that police, on order from their superiors, are not allowed to arrest these offenders or use any coercive against them.
“Our domestic rule is – better to let him run away,” he said. “Otherwise it will turn into a big bang someday, if it’s not there already,”
This video looks at various news angles of the migrant story in Germany: