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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:00 AM

American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up

Source: Washington Post

BERLIN — Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden.

Dresden police said Sunday the 41-year-old, whose name and hometown weren’t given for privacy reasons, suffered minor injuries in the 8:15 a.m. Saturday assault.

Police say the American, who is under investigation for violating Germany’s laws against the display of Nazi symbols or slogans, had an extremely high blood alcohol level. His assailant fled the scene, and is being sought for causing bodily harm.

It’s the second time this month that tourists have gotten themselves into legal trouble for giving the Nazi salute.

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Reply American tourist gives Nazi salute in Germany, is beaten up (Original post)
jpak Aug 13 OP
Docreed2003 Aug 13 #1
forgotmylogin Aug 13 #21
Docreed2003 Aug 13 #22
byronius Aug 13 #33
Scurrilous Aug 13 #34
Voltaire2 Aug 13 #2
47of74 Aug 13 #24
Xipe Totec Aug 13 #3
Sunlei Aug 13 #4
SWBTATTReg Aug 13 #5
Sunlei Aug 13 #6
SWBTATTReg Aug 13 #9
Sunlei Aug 13 #12
SWBTATTReg Aug 13 #13
jmowreader Aug 13 #32
DFW Aug 13 #7
pangaia Aug 13 #19
solara Aug 13 #8
SWBTATTReg Aug 13 #10
dalton99a Aug 13 #11
lark Aug 13 #14
eezapata Aug 13 #15
WhoIsNumberNone Aug 13 #16
irisblue Aug 13 #17
elmac Aug 13 #18
bora13 Aug 13 #20
geek tragedy Aug 13 #23
The Polack MSgt Aug 13 #26
minstrel76 Aug 13 #25
Turbineguy Aug 13 #27
a la izquierda Aug 13 #28
Doreen Aug 13 #30
LudwigPastorius Aug 13 #29
Coventina Aug 13 #31
grantcart Aug 13 #35
Doug the Dem Aug 13 #36

Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:05 AM

1. The Ugly, Ignorant American!

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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:56 PM

21. The actual proper response to a Nazi salute...

is a punch in the face.

I don't condone violence, and I know most people aren't capable of this, but I have no problem with it.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:58 PM

22. I'd probably do the same if given the opportunity!

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #21)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:59 PM

33. Never gets old.

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Response to byronius (Reply #33)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:01 PM

34. Nope, never...

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:10 AM

2. Thank you anonymous German citizen.

May the police search be fruitless.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:37 PM

24. If not maybe there should a be a GoFundMe done for that citizen

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:23 AM

3. I'm finding it hard to feel bad for laughing my ass off. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:36 AM

4. should up the fine to about $10K, immediately jail, send home after payment & ban from Europe.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:45 AM

5. don't send him here, we don't want him!

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:50 AM

6. well the Republicans nazi gang got their david duke back in USA somehow.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:02 AM

9. Yes, I know, go figure...

I didn't know that he left the country...I guess no one else wanted him so he came back to the states...

1st amendment rights guarantees freedom of speech, and peaceful assembly, but not hate speech/violent acts...where's the red line here, since tRUMP is so insistent on drawing red lines everywhere?

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:08 AM

12. surprised you didn't know. with internet his Republican-hate resume is online-heres a link.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Duke

2009 arrest in the Czech Republic

In April 2009, Duke traveled to the Czech Republic on invitation by a Czech neo-Nazi group known as Národní Odpor ("National Resistance" to deliver three lectures in Prague and Brno to promote the Czech translation of his book My Awakening.[171] He was arrested on April 23 on suspicion of "denying or approving of the Nazi genocide and other Nazi crimes" and "promotion of movements seeking suppression of human rights," which are crimes in the Czech Republic punishable by up to three years' imprisonment. At the time of his arrest, Duke was reportedly guarded by members of the Národní Odpor.[172][173]

The police released him early on April 25 on condition that he leave the country by midnight that same day.[174][175][176]

Duke's first lecture had been scheduled at Charles University in Prague, but it was canceled after university officials learned that neo-Nazis were planning to attend.[177] Some Czech politicians, including Interior Minister Ivan Langer and Human Rights and Minorities Minister Michael Kocáb, had previously expressed opposition to Duke's being allowed entrance into the Czech Republic.[172]

In September 2009, the office of the District Prosecutor for Prague dropped all charges, explaining that there was no evidence that Duke had committed any crime.[178]

2013 expulsion from Italy; Schengen Area ban

In 2013, an Italian court ruled in favor of expelling Duke from Italy.[179] Duke, then 63, was living in mountain village Valle di Cadore in northern Italy. Although Duke had been issued a visa to live there by the Italian embassy in Malta, Italian police later found that Switzerland had issued a residence ban against Duke that applied throughout Europe's Schengen Area.[179]

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:11 AM

13. Wow, I didn't know, but I'm not surprised

Thanks, man. I don't keep track of ilk like Duke, worthless scum...

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:16 PM

32. You know he doesn't have $10K sitting around

$250 fine, televised studio interview (with the descendant of a Holocaust survivor as the interviewer) in which he explains why he did it and apologizes for doing so, immediate removal to the airport and ejection from Europe.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:00 AM

7. In Dresden of all places

Dresden was the site of one of the worst bombings of the war. It was an unnecessary slaughter of civilians ordered more for revenge than for strategic military purposes. The Nazis had already lost the war at this point. Only their fanaticism in refusing to admit the truth left "Bomber Harris" the excuse he needed to destroy Dresden. Nazi salutes are unwelcome in Germany in the first place, but in Dresden, hanging a sign around one's neck saying, "Schlage mich nieder (beat me up)" would probably be safer than making a salute which in Germany is still known as the "Hitlergruss."

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Response to DFW (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:51 PM

19. " Nazi salutes are unwelcome in Germany in the first place..."

They are in fact illegal.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:01 AM

8. As a human being and especially now as PINO, trump embodies

the bizarro ideals of the 'Ugly American' He has emerged from the chrysalis of manufactured social reality and, aided & abetted by a Vichy GOP, stepped into the role of a lifetime. He has become the Tyrant of the American People. trump is the de-facto leader of the neo-nazis, the white supremacists, the KKK and is the guiding beacon for Richard Spencer, David Duke and their followers. trump has made it normal for the formally cloaked and hooded KKK to throw away their hoods and commit terrorists acts in the open and with impunity.

Nothing about the last 6 months is normal. Nothing about the last year is normal.

Having Nazis, white supremacists and full-on racists in our WH and in our DOJ is abnormal.

Bannon, Miller, Gorka and the rest of the Nazis in the WH must go.

trump must go.

trump and the entire white nationalist fed- Russian lead conspiracy to put him in the WH must be rooted out and removed like the malignant cancer it is.

No wonder the world has turned against us. These trump-indoctrinated assholes think the world shares their sick and obscene take on humanity.

The world remembers.

The whole world is watching.



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Response to solara (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:03 AM

10. Amen!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:05 AM

11. President Trump sends his best regards

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:12 AM

14. Obviously a drumpf voter.

I sometimes see them called neo-nazis, white nationalists, alt-right but what they all have in common is they are drumpf voters. That's how I now refer to all these haters and traitors because that's what they have in common with the chickenshit who stole the WH office.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:13 PM

15. oh well

Republican party needs more members, so this guy will fit right in.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:19 PM

16. Serves the dumbfuck right

Germans have zero sense of humor about that kind of shit. What an asshole to think they would.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:47 PM

17. Well, it's hard to feel sorry for a drunken nazi

Seig Heiling in Dresden, especially in a university area.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:48 PM

18. all ameriKans will be shit in the eyes of Europeans

thanks to the orange nazi. Bush started it, tRump will finish it off.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:53 PM

20. he'll be

the new Sec. of State and t-rump will put stephen miller under him.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

23. 2017: Germans fight against American Nazis nt

 

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Response to geek tragedy (Reply #23)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:46 PM

26. well done

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:42 PM

25. What a slap in the face of the those Americans who served and died in WWII.

Even if he was never punched for what he did, he should have been arrested like those Chinese tourists that did the same thing at the Bundestag.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:55 PM

27. Germany paid a terrible price for Hitler.

And they know it.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:14 PM

28. I am currently in Germany...

I've been living here for 6 weeks, and have six weeks to go. I had to explain to my French and Turkish housemates, and my German neighbors, exactly what in the fuck happened yesterday.
I've been crying since last night and am hoping someone here will adopt a 40 year old with a PhD.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:51 PM

30. I am moving to Frankfurt permmanently in January.

This is sad to say but I will feel safer there.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 03:30 PM

29. The vast majority of Germans know to not fuck around when it comes to the ideology that...

essentially destroyed their country 70+ years ago.

If somebody dickpunches a Nazi (rather than tacitly excuses them with a statement of bullshit false equivalence...TRUMP) that's OK with me.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 04:08 PM

31. Fighting Nazis is a SOCIAL DUTY

the Germans learned this the hard way, and they haven't forgotten.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:30 PM

35. AP link if, like me, you have used up your free WP quota

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 05:30 PM

36. IDIOT!

 

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