The public swimming pools of Germany and Austria serve as an uncovered-meat market for recently-arrived Muslim “refugees” in Germany and Austria. The following article from the Austrian daily Kurier describes the proactive measures being employed against sexual assaults at the pools by Viennese authorities. Needless to say, the program makes sure not to “discriminate” against the migrants by targeting them specifically.
JLH, who translated the piece, includes this introductory note:
This shows that at least Vienna is doing something to protect the kids. It’s interesting that they have to make a point of saying that they are not concentrating on refugees. But it defangs the lefties and Islamists both, in- and outside of the government and media.
The translated article:
Sexual Attacks: Viennese Pools Betting on Prevention
April 8, 2016
[(Photo: There was a rape last year in the Theresienbad (pool) in Vienna-Meidling.]
Individual training in cooperation with police intended to avoid sexual attacks.
Not least because of the rape in the Theresienbad at the end of 2015, the Viennese “open-air” pools, in cooperation with the police, are putting a greater emphasis on security. Part of the idea is the training of employees, said pools spokesman Martin Kotinsky, in answer to a question from APA (Austria Presse Agentur).
This season, the training sessions — which began recently — are being conducted under the authority of the Viennese Children and Youth Authority (KJA), with the cooperation of a representative of the police. “It is primarily about prevention,” says Peter Wanke, who organized the course in the KJA. As many staff as possible — from executives to lifeguards — will be sensitized to this subject in three-hour sessions.
“The Swimming Pool is an El Dorado for People With Pedo-Sexual Tendencies”
“The swimming pool is an El Dorado for people with pedophile sexual tendencies,” Wanke declared. Children are often active there without supervision, are more uninhibited, and therefore more accessible to contacts with strangers, and there are more nooks and crannies here than in other places, such as changing rooms, showers or bushes.
“We want to convey how to recognize in a timely fashion that something is wrong here,” said Wanke in reference to the “Tricks and Manipulative Techniques” of perpetrators. Before the attack, victims are often engaged in conversation, perhaps invited for an ice cream and lured to an unobserved spot. The point is to intervene appropriately and as soon as possible.
“It is Important to Intervene at the Start if at All Possible”
To make this possible, pool employees also learn what is meant by “sexual violence”. It is not just a question of rape, Wanke emphasized. When boys pull unwilling girls into the pool or grab their bottoms, those are infractions that must be noticed. “It is important to intervene at the beginning,” say the experts. By doing that, you prevent something worse and you signal to potential perpetrators and those affected as well, that the personnel are aware and are intervening.
Not Focused on Refugees
“The people responsible for the course are not focusing specially on refugees. I don’t think it is necessary to protect children specially against refugees,” says Wanke. The training sessions will run until the end of April.
The sessions are a part of the total security concept developed in concert with the police. “Several suggested measures are still being tested out,” said Kotinsky. The packet of methods ought to be ready and presented at the latest in the last week of April. Depending on the weather, summer pools will open between April 28th and May 2nd.
Private Security Not Planned
To be sure, there has been some thought about using private security firms, as was done recently in the Viennese subway system. As things stand presently, however, this will not be done. Heightened police presence at the pools has long been encouraged by the policy that officers with life-saving training can enter free. When they do, they leave their official ID, so that they may be called upon by pool personnel in case of an incident. So their range of action extends from first aid to arrest of pick-pockets.