Heinz Buschkowsky, the mayor of the conflict-ridden Neukölln district of Berlin, is well-known for his uncompromising politically incorrect position on immigrants and the Islamization of Germany. (A five-part in-depth report on Mayor Buschkowsky appeared here last year. See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.)
Mayor Buschkowsky: “Send Turkish criminals back to Turkey”
Berlin, Karl-Marx-Strasse, 4:50 pm in Neukölln. Two cars, an altercation, a wounded person, the perpetrators picked up and after the recording of their personal identification they are free to leave. Not really. That was a police car on patrol and the other a very common black BMW. The two in the BMW thought that the police car was driving too slow for their liking, cut it off, got out of their car and approached the police in order to “make them understand something.” That’s how it’s said here.
It resulted in the use of force, a policewoman was slapped in the face and managed to get hurt again when trying to escape because they slammed their car door onto her.
Seventy people looked on for their afternoon entertainment. Nobody interfered. They sure used their mobile phones to take videos, though.
Police backup restored order. Do you know another country in the world where people attack police and cause bodily harm and are allowed to walk away?
A message of capitulation
Insults and resistance against firemen and the police, yes, even the setting free of prisoners are pretty well everyday occurrences. The state’s monopoly on power is not accepted anymore by a portion of he population. And that is not something new.
What is new is the open attack on a police patrol without any provocation. There is now a way to express your contempt for a society and a state in a clearer manner.
The police embody the state and the society. Whoever attacks them, attacks all of us. And if that becomes the order of the day, then violence reigns. Whoever can hit the fastest and the hardest determines what will happen next.
The minister for internal services for Berlin condemned the misdeed and thinks it is a duty for all of us to condemn violence against the police. The CDU [political party] demands more respect for the police. I totally agree.
But is that enough? This neglect, which borders on anarchy, together with tolerated state helplessness will totally destroy complete city neighborhoods. They will slip through our fingers.
A couple of hours of restricted free time or a conditional jail term will not change anything for the 19-year-old criminal. After all, he just wanted to play and is somewhat delayed in his development. The second criminal is in his mid twenties and is known to the police. He is of Turkish nationality. Why can’t we ship him back to Turkey if he hates his adopted country and its representatives so much?
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