Refugee Crime in Germany: Kiel Police Don’t Even Bother

The New Observer
January 29, 2016

There is so much nonwhite invader crime in the German city of Kiel that the police department there has issued orders to its officers not to even bother following up incidents—if the perpetrators are “refugees.”



The astonishing decision was first revealed in a report in the Kieler Nachrichten newspaper, and then expanded upon in the Bild tabloid.

The reports revealed that on October 7, 2015, a decision was taken at a meeting of the heads of police and the prosecutor’s office on the topic of “dealing with criminal refugees whose legitimate personal details are ambiguous.”

It was noted that there had been “problems in police practice” in dealing with “delinquent refugees who were not in possession of an identity document and who are not registered by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.”

It had therefore become “problematic to assess whether judicial measures for offenses such as shoplifting and damage to property are necessary,” the memorandum said.

In other words, the prosecution of thieves and those committing “criminal damage” are to be “severely restricted”—if the alleged perpetrators are refugees.

The order said that for offences such as shoplifting, thieving, and damage to property, no effort must be made to even begin to formulate a case against suspects because the cost is too high and there is little chance of success.

Furthermore, the memorandum said, the difficulties in obtaining an interpreter added to the costs, and the extra effort involved in finding out where the refugee was being accommodated, made the time spent in investigating the offence unviable in terms of police time.

Finally, even if the refugee was convicted, the crime was not serious enough to warrant deportation or jailing under current laws.

All of this means that the police would rather use their resources investigating “serious” crime—perhaps like attacking anti-invasion protestors such as the Pegida march in Cologne in January this year.

Karl-Hermann Rehr, the manager of the police union in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, under which Kiel falls, expressed his dismay at the contents of the memorandum, saying that it was tantamount to a “surrender of the constitutional state.”

The Bild ended its reporting of the memorandum by interviewing a shop owner in Kiel who had been the victim of the nonwhite criminal swarms. Karolina Hofmann (37), managing director of the hardware store “Cooking Party,” was outraged: “Why do we pay taxes,” she asked. “The police will now not interfere in cases of theft, and that puts me at a great disadvantage. This gives the offenders carte blanche.”