Thursday, February 16, 2012

Berlin or Kabul? Flip a Coin!

Cultural Enrichment News

Berlin is well-known for its no-go zones, which police dare not enter except in large numbers. The following news report from German TV (via Politically Incorrect) is yet another installment in the ongoing chronicle of urban deterioration in Berlin.

The cop featured in the report has made an interesting decision: he wants to work in Afghanistan, which he thinks will be no more dangerous than Berlin.

Many thanks to Nicolai Sennels for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

See these previous posts about the culturally enriched no-go zones of Berlin: 2009, 2010, 2011.

A full transcript of the video is below the jump.

0:00 Many children dream of becoming an astronaut, train driver or policeman.
0:06 But for many of those who dreamed of becoming a policeman, the dream is becoming a nightmare
0:12 In the past the mere sight of a police uniform would make troublemakers flee.
0:18 Today it is still more often the police that need to flee.
0:22 According to the police, attacks on the police are more common than ever.
0:26 In the German town where the police are most often attacked, policemen from more than 60 nations are meeting at the European Police Conference.
0:38 In that particular city, Berlin, our reporter Anna Kürialeis is interviewing a police officer in his own working area.
0:44 For safety’s sake he is not wearing his uniform.
0:48 André Baudach is police chief. Last night we followed him at work in the Berlin neighbourhood Wedding.
0:58 Here there are areas were he would not wear his uniform if he is alone, he tells us.
1:04 Situations easily get out of control. Either they get beaten up or guns are involved.
1:16 The police therefore always work in large groups.
1:21 Drug dealers, pimps and youth gangs. Every night there is a lot to do. Often seemingly harmless situations become dangerous.
1:30 We were about to give a fine and then very soon we were surrounded by fifteen shouting people who told us to leave, since we were not really on German territory here.
1:47 This night he is working in connection with a demonstration by Leftists.
1:51 They are demonstrating against the police congress that is taking part in the city.
1:55 Everything is going smoothly. But again and again situations appear that are similar to these pictures.
2:02 The police are attacked with bottles and stones, sometimes even with fire.
2:07 Violence against the police is growing, says the Police Union, who want the politicians to react.
2:15 It is clear that we urgently need more police officers here in Berlin. We need tougher penalties for attacking the police.
2:23 Scientists disagree; tougher penalties will not help.
2:30 In general tougher penalties never help. It is a misbelief that there will be less crime if the penalties are tougher.
2:38 More police do also not help.
2:41 The only thing that helps is better education for the police officers, and that the police are more integrated into the neighbourhoods and society.
2:49 And that the police learn how to de-escalate conflicts.
2:54 The police cannot solve problems alone.
2:57 Working in problem areas, with demonstrations, trouble at soccer stadiums, Baudach has even been attacked with an iron pole.
3:06 He and his colleagues in other big cities often feel alone.
3:11 André Baudach has applied to work in Afghanistan.
3:14 He does not expect that it will be more dangerous that his working area in Berlin.
3:14 This is the way things have become.

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Vortac said...

If I were a Berlin policeman, I wouldn't move my little finger for those "troubled areas". Attacked by "youths" throwing bottles and stones? Apply immediately for sick-leave due to stress, headaches and insomnia - let those scientists patrol the streets then and de-escalate all the conflicts. The efforts of that young policeman are just prolonging the multicultural disorder. The system is malfunctioning and obviously can't be changed, so the sooner it collapses, the better. Serves no purpose to sacrifice your own health and security just to make that doomed system look sustainable for a couple more months. Let the "youths" come to that scientist's house TOMORROW and maybe we'll have some changes then.

Anonymous said...

" it is clear we need more police officers in Berlin"
What you need is less muslims and leftards.
Urban 11


So all the authorities can think of in reply to this situation is surrender?

Anonymous said...

I love the "scientist" who states flatly : longer prison terms do not lower crime, more police does not lower crime, what we need is more "police education" (whazzat ?), "de-escalation of conflicts" by the police, and "police integration in the neighbourhood" (how on earth can they integrate when the populace tells them they do not belong there ?).

This "scientist" speaks in a room full of books, therefore he must be right.

Anonymous said...

More police is not going to help. Tougher penalties is not going to help. "Integration" and "education" is not going to help. Deporting all Muslims from Germany WILL help.

Hermes said...

The German author Henryk M. Broder told once the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant that young Europeans who love freedom, better emigrate. Europe as we know it will no longer exist 20 years from now. Whilst sitting on a terrace in Berlin, Broder pointed to the other customers and the passers-by and said melancholically: “We are watching the world of yesterday.”

Pretty grim outlook, isn't it?

ImNoDhimmi said...

Who in their right mind would want to be a policeman? They do their best, put up with muslim BS, risk their lives fighting these slime, only to be blamed by some new-age "scientist" who insists, in his lefty PC way, that the police need to be kinder, gentler and more senstive.

There will be much bloodshed in the streets of Europe before the situation improves - if it ever does.

Unknown said...

"In general tougher penalties never help. It is a misbelief that there will be less crime if the penalties are tougher.More police do also not help"

These scientists and TV-journalists are the source of all our troubles: the unrepentent useful idiots of the 5th colonne; the revolutionaries of all colours and creeds in our midst who have worked so quietly and determinedly at the stealth destruction of our western way of life..
As long as these beguiled traitors are allowed to decide what news the people get to see, what we are allowed to know and how we should interpret reality the people will turn away in sadness and decide there is nothing to be done
Broder is right: we´ve simply bred ourselves out of the capability to do the things we need to do in order to live well and prosper: we are giving up our children to a fate worse than death because we´ve become to queasy and delicate to hold on to what´s ours, even to life

Green Infidel said...

And this part of Berlin "not really on German territory" is not even the "multi-kulti" Kreuzberg or Neukölln, but Wedding, on the other side of West Berlin.