To help solve any migrant-related problems in their community relations, the Bavarian police, at the behest of the interior ministry, are pushing to recruit more officers with a migration background. It’s not just that culture-enriching police will be able to speak Turkish to their ethnic fellows if any, ahem, issues arise — their presence on the force is proof of the successful “integration” of immigrants into Bavarian society.
Uh-huh. We’ll see how well this all works out for Modern Multicultural Bavaria…
Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below are excerpts from an article on the same topic from The Local (hat tip Fjordman):
Bavaria tries to coax migrants into police force
Bavaria’s interior ministry has started a campaign to encourage more migrants to join up as officers of the law – whether they have a German passport or not.
Joachim Herrmann, the Bavarian interior minister, said that the campaign, which he announced on Monday in Nuremberg, was aimed at improving the success rate of solving crimes in his police force, the Münchener Merkur reports.
Experience shows that migrants in the police force offer “a direct line” to migrant communities because they speak the same languages and have a better understanding of people’s mentalities, said Herrmann.
|0:08||The topic of integration is on everybody’s mind.|
|0:11||Luckily, in our country, there are many examples|
|0:15||of successful integration which encourages others…|
|0:22||Police officers with foreign roots are of course part of our modern|
|0:26||and citizen-oriented Bavarian Police.|
|0:29||That is, especially for police work, a big advantage,|
|0:32||since during their work, the colleagues of the Bavarian police|
|0:36||often have direct contact with fellow citizens,|
|0:41||for instance communication and dialogue play an important role|
|0:52||Experience has shown that our colleagues with foreign roots|
|0:56||have a more direct wire to those people with migration background,|
|1:01||especially since they know better their language and mentality…|
|1:09||The employment of colleagues with foreign nationality|
|1:13||will remain an exception. As a rule|
|1:16||we expect German nationality, but if there is a special need,|
|1:20||for example that someone of Turkish nationality will be employed|
|1:24||so that he can investigate specifically among citizens|
|1:28||with the same background, because he’ll have better access.|
|1:32||Then we’ll make use of this exceptional possibility…|
|1:38||We reject multi-culti; we make that very clear, and it is understood|
|1:42||by each individual police officer, even those with migration background,|
|1:46||it is our legal system that’s at work here for everybody.|
|1:50||Nobody in our country, regardless of where they come from,|
|1:54||has the right to stand above this legal order…|
|1:58||It does show that the public service and the police in Bavaria|
|2:02||Are open to people with migration background, and one can|
|2:06||integrate oneself in this state superbly,|
|2:09||And take advantage of opportunities…|
|2:15||Yes, one does feel more absorbed, or more understood,|
|2:19||and not so helpless as to say ‘I don’t know, I don’t understand,|
|2:24||can someone explain this to me in my language’… Yes.