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First arrests in German New Year’s Eve chaos likely to inflame asylum debate

First arrests in German New Year’s Eve chaos likely to inflame asylum debate

BERLIN —



German police Friday announced the arrests of two asylum seekers in a series of New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne, a development likely to inflame what already is a fierce battle over the status of hundreds of thousands of migrants who’ve flooded Europe in recent months.

The police said the two suspects were arrested around midnight in the same square outside the city’s central train station where the attacks reportedly took place. The police said that during the the arrests they’d uncovered photos and videos of sexual assaults as well as a list of threatening phrases to use to intimidate German women.



Federal police announced that they were investigating 31 other suspects – including an American – thought to be tied to the attacks. Eighteen of those are asylum seekers, police said.

Cologne police placed the number of suspects they were investigating at 21, and it was not immediately clear how or whether the two numbers overlapped. Under German law, the federal police are responsible for probing crimes that originated within the train station, while the city police are responsible for investigating acts outside.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article53710980.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply First arrests in German New Year’s Eve chaos likely to inflame asylum debate (Original post)
FreakinDJ Jan 2016 OP
Tipperary Jan 2016 #1
whathehell Jan 2016 #3
FLPanhandle Jan 2016 #2
Nuclear Unicorn Jan 2016 #4
smirkymonkey Jan 2016 #6
Bluenorthwest Jan 2016 #5
geek tragedy Jan 2016 #7
flamingdem Jan 2016 #8

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 09:28 AM

1. They need to throw the book at them.

 

A strong message needs to be sent.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 09:41 AM

3. Way to be granted asylum..

Go out and rape some of the local women.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 09:33 AM

2. They need to be open and honest about who did this

Instead of hiding it and hoping no one would notice because it might not be politically convenient for Merkel.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 09:53 AM

4. They said about Nixon that is wasn't the crime, it was the cover-up. Now it's both.

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Response to FLPanhandle (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 02:10 PM

6. +1000

I would really like to see how she's going to backpedal her way out of this one.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 10:31 AM

5. Officially there are about 12-15 million displaced refugees in any given year, along with another

 

million who are asylum seekers which is a somewhat different status. Right now there are over 10 million persons who are in sustained refugee situations as defined by the UN, that means groups of 25,000 or more fleeing a place for a consecutive 5 year period. They are located in 31 different countries.

What these harsh facts mean is that every person allowed in takes a place that many others could have and in 10 million cases, others who have been in camps for 5 years and more waiting for a home to go to. So if you make allowances in order to let people of bad intention come live in your country, you are also choosing the bad intentions over some brilliant minds and good hearts, people with children and ideas living in camps for years and years, children born and raised in camps.


Because there are many millions of refugees, all responses involve some form of triage, selection of priority persons. That process should not be random, nor based on physical strength, and much care should be taken to first serve those who most need protections, to do otherwise is a dereliction of duty to these people.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 02:18 PM

7. Prison then deportation. Smooth move punks. nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 10, 2016, 03:22 PM

8. Read the end of the article, they will get away with it nt

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