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ARD journalist Georg Restle makes it clear in a commentary on the topic of the day and demands Horst Seehofer’s resignation. The interior minister is a “wrong appointment”.
Berlin – The outcry was great when it was announced last Saturday that Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer * “No need” for one Study on racial discrimination by police authorities, also called racial profiling. The Interior Ministry justified the cancellation of the study by saying that Racial profiling is forbidden anyway, so its occurrence does not need to be examined further.
In times when thousands of people take to the streets to demonstrate against police violence and systematic racism *, at least one failed sign in the eyes of many critics, as apparently also the ARD journalist Georg Restle finds. He commented on the topic in the daily topics.
“Anyone who has nothing to hide has nothing to fear” – that is a sentence that Interior Ministers would like to use if they do that again Tighten police laws want. The head of the ARD political magazine “Monitor” formulates a new sentence from this. From now on apply: “Because racism the police are forbidden anyway, you don’t need to clear up here. “
Restle makes no secret of the fact that he has little to gain from Seehofer’s decision. Be rare political ignorance so brazen, Restle comments. Especially because “racism is obviously a problem with the German police. ”Even police representatives would openly admit that.
Of the ARD journalist calls Seehofer should that Professionals listen and “to all the people who report almost every day how they get targeted by the police just because they do Image of the supposedly white average German * do not correspond. ”It is no longer a case of individual cases. “Education,” says Restle, “would do so urgently.”
But Seehofer and his Police authorities decided against it. Your action even raised the suspicion that there was something to hide. “Thereby,” comments Restle, “it would be in the police’s own interests to fight racism in their own ranks”. police officers rely on trust, that it is from the citizens, no matter what Skin color and origin, be respected.
Restle is clear again at the end of his comment: On Home Secretarywho does not understand all of this, “is one Misplacement and should vacate its place – for the benefit of the population and the police. “
The commentary receives praise online. Many cannot understand Seehofer’s decision to cancel the study. A user, for example, comments sarcastically on Facebook: Germany actually doesn’t need any police, because: “The law defines exactly what is allowed and what is prohibited.” Therefore, he can – how Seehofer – with the best will in the world, not someone imagine something Forbidden would do. ”The whole discussion is therefore obsolete.
But not all users are on the side of Restle and against Seehofer. On Facebook, Torsten Jahn criticizes Restle’s all-round attack against the police: “The disgusting Rush against our police is just no longer normal. Be glad that they exist, otherwise we would have had it long ago chaos“We are not far away, as Stuttgart has proven, said the Facebook user.
A few weeks ago, ARD correspondent Stefan Niemann sharply criticized Donald Trump’s behavior in the course of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in a “Daily Issues” commentary. Whose ideas are “madness.” (fmü) *Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.
Rubric list image: © Screenshot ARD
A nä ..z … i is now suspected behind each door. It is one of the job-securing measures of journalists and politicians to be particularly creative in this search. I believe that it is a huge diversion to distract from all the wrong developments in the country.
Bednarz was no better either
What gets Restle upset? We all know that if Seehofer “rejects” the study, you can safely assume that he will commission this study a week later. I am also in favor of Seehofer’s resignation – not because he stands behind the police, but because he has shone with unprecedented fickleness and unreliability since he entered the political stage.
OK. changed the last sentence.
Every day, but also every day reports from youth and event groups, men’s groups who move violently through the cities or individual offenders who, like yesterday, kill their ex-wives.
What should the police do if these criminals are up to mischief? Should they first control bystanders who are not involved so that racial profiling is not suspected?
Police officers have taken up their profession to maintain law and order, to serve the citizen.
If politics and the media now call this racism and right-wing tendencies, the police should not be put to the test.
It is remarkable what “journalists” and “commentators” of public service broadcasting are now assuming. Arrogance and self-indulgence often cannot be surpassed.
I think the ARD should step down from German television.
You can think about Seehofer what you want, but what does the public price measure? Broadcasting here ??
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