And even after they release them, they blur the faces and don’t release the last names, because heaven forbid, people might stereotype Muslim migrants as what they are – vile.
UK Daily Mail (h/t Marvin W) The four Muslim youths were caught on metro CCTV groping a woman and attacking her husband but police said privacy laws meant they had to exhaust all lines of enquiry before they could release the pictures publicly and ask for tip-offs.
Despite the severity of the crime and the Muslim thugs being clearly visible on CCTV cameras, the German police did not publish their pictures, with a police chief blaming strict privacy laws.
Suspects in Germany, even those accused of murder, are identified only by their first name and the first letter of their surname because of the country’s strict privacy laws. As soon as police released images of the sex attack suspects, they were given four names and made four arrests.
On 9th July 2017, four young Muslim men allegedly sexually harassed a woman at the Neukolln metro station in the German capital Berlin.
According to local media, one of the four Muslim men groped the women between her legs, after which all four attacked the woman’s husband. The man had to be treated by a doctor for his injuries, which were not specified in reports.
It was only after no leads were found during investigations lasting almost half a year that Berlin police were able to go public with the pictures. The decision yielded a result straight away, with police saying that all four suspects had been identified and arrested after tip-offs from the public.
Berlin politician Marcel Luthe of the liberal Free Democratic Party was outraged that police withheld the CCTV images for so long. Luthe said: ‘If after a month it appears that the culprits cannot be found, the photos must be shown immediately.’
His colleague Burkard Dregger of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) agreed. Dregger said: ‘If the offence can be clearly seen on the video recordings, the police should publish the footage immediately. Then the need for protection for the persons shown no longer counts.’
Police chief Winfrid Wenzel explained that the decision to release such footage required a judge’s permission. Wenzel said: ‘Before a public manhunt is started, all previous investigations must be completed.’
According to Germany’s biggest newspaper Bild, such images are often withheld because authorities want to prevent a possible stigmatization of certain groups (Muslims). This year Germany finally agreed to install more CCTV in the wake of a string of Islamic terror attacks after overcoming fears over loss of privacy.
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