Anyone who has been following the culture-enrichment news from Germany will have noticed the ludicrously light sentences handed down for violent offenders who have a “migration background”.
The rules are different for native Germans, of course, even for the very elderly. An old woman on a tiny pension will do prison time for shoplifting less than €100 ($110) worth of food from a supermarket.
83-year-old starving retiree steals food — nine months in jail!
“We’re doing better than ever,” proclaimed our eternal chancellor Angela Merkel not long ago. A 83-year-old retired Munich woman is obviously not part of that: because she was starving, she stole groceries several times, for a total amount of €96. Now she’s supposed to go to prison.
by Marilla Slominski
The retiree Ingrid M. had worked her entire life and she had a retirement plan. But when the stock market crashed she lost all of her savings. And now, after deducting all of her regular living costs, she has €65.80 Euros left per month. She can’t even afford normal everyday things such as bus tickets or cosmetics articles. Per day, she eats one slice of “black bread” [coarse dark grain, very NOT tasty and constipation-inducing — translator], with one slice of lunch meat. She is starving. Her doctor told her she needed to nourish herself better.
When the trained seamstress watched how other elderly people stole things in the supermarket, she desperately thought, “Why not me, too?” Five times she stole small things such as chocolates and ham, and then she got caught. She was convicted of theft three times. After having a monetary fine imposed that she couldn’t pay, the judge showed no mercy: nine months in prison without parole!
Now the elderly lady is sitting on her packed suitcase and is waiting for a prison date. The only hope she has left is that her doctor will write an affidavit in her favor, to the effect that she may not survive prison.
This is a typical “German” verdict. For those who have lived here all their lives, have worked here all their lives, and have basically committed petty larceny of food, the judges know no mercy. But for rapists, robbers, predators and deadly kickers, the law seems to not apply.