Boris Reitschuster is a German journalist and vlogger, and was featured here earlier this month in a report on the BLM riots in Berlin. More recently he was censored by YouTube over the use of a single word, Kanaken, which is a pejorative German term for Turks, Persians, and other “southerners”, roughly equivalent to the English slang word “wogs”.
Before we move on to what happened to Mr. Reitschuster, here’s the relevant audio message from a police officer that was recorded during last weekend’s riots in Stuttgart. The accompanying footage is from the streets of Stuttgart on the same night, but is not necessarily coterminous with the audio track.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
The article below from Politically Incorrect (also translated by MissPiggy) describes what happened to Boris Reitschuster after he uploaded the audio to YouTube:
“Parts of This Voice Message Could Unsettle the Population”
YouTube censors voice message from desperate Stuttgart police officer
by Torsten Groß
Just a few hours after the unbelievably violent riots in Stuttgart city centre, committed by a motley mob of mostly foreigners, refugees and Germans with a migrant background, a private voice message by a police officer in action — completely upset — appeared on social networks, which has already been heard by millions of people.
The obviously extremely shocked officer describes the events experienced quite realistically from his point of view. The video platform YouTube has now classified the video as “Hate Speech” and censored this moving voice message, which contradicts the first reports of the vast majority of mainstream media.
Here’s the link to the video that the blogger Boris Reitschuster posted on Sunday of the voice message by the Stuttgart police officer on his video platform page on the video platform YouTube with pictures of the civil war-like scenes. The upload was uncommented.
Within a few hours, the video produced by Reitschuster had tens of thousands of views.
The blogger Boris Reitschuster writes about this censorship on his blog:
“Yesterday I uploaded to YouTube the audio message of a policeman from the night of riots in Stuttgart. In the recording, an officer describes what happened there. Among other things, he says: ‘Here in Stuttgart is war, if you wear a uniform, then you’re just the victim, a miracle that no one has been shot. There’s more to come!’ The video was viewed nearly 30,000 times in less than 24 hours.
“YouTube has now blocked the video, claiming that it is ‘hate speech’. The network belonging to Google has taken it off the network and issued me with a warning. The reason: ‘It violates the guidelines on hate speech.’ And further: ‘It is your first violation; this is only a warning. If you receive another warning, your channel will be warned and you won’t be able to upload videos, post, or stream live content for 1 week. If you receive a second warning, you are not allowed to publish content for 2 weeks. If you receive 3 alerts within 90 days, your channel will be permanently deleted. We want you to stay on YouTube. Please note, therefore, the following:…’ A training lesson follows.
“In my view, this is censorship. I can’t detect any hate speech in the audio recording. Once the official makes an insulting statement when he says, ‘Just Kanaken’: As much as I distance myself from such terms — although similar references such as ‘dirty potato’ or ‘pork-eater’ for Germans pass through without problems — the ban on ‘Kanaken’ is completely excessive. Especially since the term is also considered by the judiciary to be at least partially not relevant to criminal law. Is an offensive word a reason to block an entire statement? In a country where women politicians can be called ‘F…’ with impunity? And where in the TAZ has openly asked to dispose of policemen in the garbage dump because they tend to be Nazis? So far, no one has made any attempt to block this article.”
The worldwide Internet doesn’t just consist of YouTube, Google and Co., who have recently only too gladly bowed to the “leftist-green zeitgeist” and its defenders in politics and the mainstream media — especially since the legal “thumbscrews” are gradually being tightened.
The moving voice message of the Stuttgart police officer, which everyone should listen to, may also be found in other places on the net that do not rush to censor according to New German standards.
|00:00||Hello everybody! I’m giving you the latest on the dramatic situation in Stuttgart this evening,|
|00:03||right now it is 1:55 A.M., parts of the city center near the Königsstraße, Rotebühlplatz|
|00:08||are devastated [no longer have glass windows]. My colleagues were massively attacked with|
|00:12||cobblestones and bottles. State reserves have been called upon, activated.|
|00:16||At 1:56am, Weber [a fellow officer] just barely missed getting punched in the mouth.|
|00:22||We are submerged here in rioting. Similar to the U.S., I would say.|
|00:27||Not only can you listen to this, you can see it live.|
|00:32||So people, please just stay at home!|
|00:38||I’m telling you, really. I hope this will be shown in the media.|
|00:42||It’s a miracle that there haven’t been any dead colleagues yet. This is war.|
|00:47||We’re really at war tonight. And I’m not exaggerating.|
|00:52||I’m so frustrated, I’m just gonna say, well, I can’t find the words to say it.|
|00:57||I hope that’s the way the press is presenting it. It’s only Kanaken [Turks, derogatory, i.e. “wogs”].|
|01:03||Yes, I’m speechless. And the command? Yeah, they’re just really helpless.|
|01:11||That’s why I have to get it off my chest. All in all, it’s a disaster.|
|01:17||All forces are here from surrounding police departments. It’s all here.|
|01:23||And the national reserve is coming from, I don’t know, Lake Constance or something.|
|01:29||It’s really disgusting. There’s a war going on in Stuttgart. If you wear a uniform — good night!|
|01:36||I say good night because you’re just the victim, no matter what. Patrol cars were destroyed.|
|01:42||The first police station was attacked. Geez, man! It’s like a miracle that nobody got shot.|
|01:50||I don’t know, but I’m not exaggerating. I’ve been on the force long enough,|
|01:55||but that really leaves me stunned. There’s more to come.|
|01:59||If that was it, then OK, but I think this is just the beginning of what is wanted.|
|02:05||So people, that’s how it looks. And now I’m gonna pass this on to a few more.|
|02:10||I’m really upset. I can’t believe it.|
|02:14||It’s unbelievable how my colleagues are treated and what happened to the shops.