Long-time readers will remember Rainer Wendt, the head of the German police union. Mr. Wendt was a reliable voice of sanity when interviewed on TV during the Great Migration Crisis and its aftermath (most recent posts: here and here).
Now it seems that Rainer Wendt has joined the Corona Stasi, based on his remarks on the Querdenker [“lateral thinkers”] movement, which has staged massive anti-lockdown rallies in Berlin.
Rainer Wendt calls for a nationwide ban on Querdenker demonstrations
The chairman of the German Police Union, Rainer Wendt, has called for a nationwide ban on all lateral thinking demonstrations.
“In these demonstrations, the violation of the law is preprogrammed and takes place permanently and thousands of times because the participants do not wear masks and do not keep the minimum distance,” said Wendt to the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. “You have to act much more rigorously against it.”
If it was made clear in advance at such events that the participants would not observe the requirements, politicians and the judiciary would have to ensure that they would not take place. Otherwise the police officers would have to deal with the “lateral thinkers”. “It is completely incomprehensible why such demos are even still approved,” said Wendt.
In addition, it was no longer possible to convey to the citizens that, on the one hand, they would be sent home at 10 p.m. because of nightly curfews, while at the same time, for example in Berlin on May 1st, people were allowed to demonstrate into the night.
The translator adds this afterword:
Nazi law-and-order policies were imposed through a systematic takeover of German police and legal institutions, as well as the formation of new police agencies such as the Gestapo. Another important agency was the Sicherheitsdienst or SD, the intelligence-gathering arm of the SS, which like the Gestapo operated with considerable extra-legal powers… Sounds eerily familiar, doesn’t it?