No information was given out about the perpetrator except that he was “German” and did not have a “migration background”. Within two or three days, the German press and people seemed to lose interest in the case, and as far as I am aware, no additional information has been released.
The incident prompted a disgruntled citizen to write the following open letter to Heidelberg Police. This is the source where the published letter was found. We owe a debt of gratitude to Nash Montana for undertaking this difficult translation:
Open letter: Dear Heidelberg Police!
Insults, rumors, fake information: The police reacted in an unusually direct way to such tweets after the car incident in Heidelberg. Now they consider investigating the people who wrote the tweets. It is one of the duties of the police to inform the public in case of a dangerous situation. Meanwhile they do that by use of social networks. That’s also what happened when a car rammed a group of people in Heidelberg last Saturday. One person died, two people were injured, and the driver was prevented from fleeing by being shot. The incident kept many Twitter users busy. Hour after hour the police had to deal with questions from inside the country and from other countries — at times with abusive tweets even.
Dear Police in Heidelberg
(an open letter by Winnie Wacker)
As one has noticed, by now you seem a little pissed off due to some comments on Twitter and on Facebook concerning the attacker who rammed his car into three people and then fled with a knife in his hand. But what do you believe is the reason why people react the way they do and comment the way they do? Why do you think that the people don’t trust you anymore, and therefore probe you in such a pushy way?
Do you still remember the good old adage, “He who makes a habit of lying will not believed even if he speaks the truth for once”? The people just don’t believe you anymore. Too many times in the past have you, let’s just say, to be politically correct, omitted the truth (which in my eyes is absolutely the same as lying), or you bent the truth very creatively to your own liking. Although you are not the press and you are not bound by it, you have very obviously oriented yourself by the press codex point 12.1 and have concealed the migration background of offenders systematically.
And when the offender had been determined, and therefore a manhunt with a description of the perpetrator wasn’t necessary anymore, in each of your press reports each perpetrator with a German passport was German, what is formally correct, but more on that later. And when non-German passport existed, then the perpetrator living in Heidelberg all too often becomes simply a “Heidelberger”. According to the police in my city, the hoodlums are typically called “Ulmer”, because I am from Ulm, or they’re simply called “men”. And when one reads that every day, one is moved to ask oneself just what the heck has gotten into these Heidelbergers and Ulmers. One feels appalled at how our society becomes so brutalized: “Biberacher” (people from Biberacher) engage in human trafficking, “Ulmer” commit serious heists, and “Berliner” cut their wives’ heads off.
“Men” in Germany pounce and attack women in packs and rape them, four, seven men at the same time. And feminists say that all that had been going on at Oktoberfest all the time, only in the past no one had talked about this ancient primal German rape culture called Taharrush. But now, when all the refugees are here, suddenly they talk — for completely racist reasons of course — it’s thematized, addressed in order to pee on the refugees’ collective leg. What, therefore, is going on with men in Germany?
Regarding your driver in Heidelberg, only a few short months after the truck jihad in Berlin, you say that it was a German student. And you make a big deal out of the fact that he has no migration background. Well, now there are photos available. And the man simply does not look like an indigenous German. And it’s also highly unlikely that a student would be on the road with a rental car from Europcar, and to carry huge knives with him is pretty atypical as well. Something in your story sounds a bit odd, and that’s why people begin to be a bit suspicious. But you should know, because after all, you have arrested the man and you checked his data. And even without having spoken one single word with the perpetrator, you also immediately knew that there was no indication of a terrorist background. Now, whether this grew on your pile of dung or on the press’ pile, I can’t say, but apparently the offender’s real motivation was mental confusion. The fact that you dish out the usual reassurances and relativization to us after such attacks, which become more and more unbelievable and are therefore increasingly met with suspicion — that is your own doing, dear police.
Of course there are enough criminal indigenous Germans in this country, and the autochthon German may (still) be the majority among criminal suspects and convicted offenders. But coincidentally I know that, for example, in Baden-Württemberg 44.6% of all imprisoned people are foreigners (as of August 2016).
Namely mostly Turks and Romanians. Despite the fact that Turks only make about 5% of the population, and Romanians an even smaller percentage. These “Heidelberger” and “Ulmer” are above average in criminality! And when one then also knows that just about 50% of the Turkish-born people in Germany have a German passport, and are therefore are considered as “German” in the crime statistics, then one quickly senses that the other 55.4% of prison inmates aren’t all called “Hans” and “Friedrich”, but rather “Ali” and “Mohammed”. Or in other words, if 5% of Turkish fellow citizens without a passport are already so extremely overrepresented, then the Turkish-born inmates with German passports would follow suit, since it’s the same breed of people, anyway, with the same cultural and religious background. One can, in the light of these numbers therefore guess correctly that far more than half of all apprehended perpetrators in Germany’s prisons have a migration background.