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  • Resident Smells Home Invasion Suspect’s Cologne, Shoots Him Dead

    04/23/2018 12:28:21 AM PDT · by Trillian · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    A Greenville, South Carolina, resident smelled a home invasion suspect’s cologne, followed the smell to a closet, and shot the suspect dead. The incident occurred around 8:25 a.m. Friday morning. Greenville News reports that the woman took her children to school, returned to her residence, and sensed that someone was in her apartment. There was an “unusual smell, an odor, cologne or whatever.” The woman’s uncle, Douglas Sweeney, said his niece began going room to room in the apartment then opened a closet door and “there he was.” The woman shot the intrusion suspect on the spot. Responding officers discovered...
  • German police union chief slams NYE 'safe zone' for women

    12/30/2017 11:01:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2017 1:19 PM EST | Frank Jordans
    A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin’s annual open-air New Year’s Eve party for designating a special “safety area” for women, saying it suggests they aren’t safe from assault elsewhere. The comments by Rainer Wendt, who heads the right-leaning DpolG union, come amid an ongoing debate in Germany about how to tackle an increase in sexual assaults. Wendt told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung daily in an interview published Saturday that establishing such a safe zone sends a “devastating message.” “By doing so, one is saying there are safe zones and unsafe zones” for women that could result...
  • Cologne Plans 10-Fold Increase in Police [1,500 police officers on New Year's Eve]

    12/28/2017 8:34:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Handelsblatt ^ | December 29, 2016 | David Crossland
    Cologne will flood the city center with 1,500 police officers on New Year's Eve, 10 times more than in 2015, to prevent a repeat of the sexual assaults and robberies committed mainly by young North African and Arab migrants last year. The police chief of Cologne on Thursday promised New Year’s Eve revellers that they can party safely this year after the city made global headlines in 2015 with hundreds of sexual assaults and robberies committed predominantly by young men of North African and Arab origin around the train station and cathedral.
  • [Catholic Caucus] German Seminarians Are Expelled If They Attend The Latin Mass

    08/28/2017 10:04:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 28, 2017 | Gloria TV
    In the seminary of Cologne archdiocese, Germany, students are expelled if it becomes known that they have attended the Traditional Latin Mass, the German philologist Heinz-Lothar Barth told his audience during a workshop in the Old Rite Cistercian monastery of Vyšší Brod (Hohenfurth), Czech Republic, on July 5. The seminary of Cologne Archdiocese is located in Bonn. According to Barth a growing number of theological students attend the diocesan Latin Mass in Bonn. But they are afraid that this becomes known, because this would mean “the end of their training“.
  • Lower than expected turnout for Muslim anti-terror march in Cologne

    06/18/2017 11:01:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.17.2017 | se/sms (AP, dpa, AFP, KNA)
    A peace march organized by German Muslim groups to condemn terrorism and violence in the name of Islam has been held in Cologne. Organizers had registered 10,000 participants, but actual turnout was much lower. Under gray skies, demonstrators waved banners proclaiming “together against terror” and “terrorism has no religion” on Saturday in the western German city of Cologne. Estimates of the number of people who took part varied from several hundred to about 3,500. The march, organized by Islamic scholar Lamya Kaddor and peace activist Tarek Mohamad to condemn violence in the name of Islam across the world, was preceded...
  • 7 found guilty of robbing German churches to finance jihad

    01/30/2017 9:13:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 11:36 AM EST
    A German court has found seven men guilty of burglarizing churches to financially support Islamic extremists fighting in Syria. Cologne’s regional court sentenced the men to between three years and 6 months, and four years and 10 months in prison for the robberies. Judges say that there’s sufficient proof the men — aged between 24 and 37 — broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014. …
  • Is 'racial profiling' illegal? Depends on where you live [Germany]

    01/03/2017 7:38:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.03.2017 | Carla Bleiker
    Cologne police have been accused of racial profiling after targeting men of North African appearance on New Year’s Eve. In the US racial profiling is illegal, but in Germany and the UK, the law isn’t that clear. There is no law in Germany that explicitly prevents a police officer from stopping and checking someone for the way he or she looks. Police in Cologne have drawn some criticism for focusing their attention on men who looked as if they might come from North Africa this past New Year’s Eve. They have denied the accusations of racial profiling, even though the...
  • Cologne police chief rejects claims of 'racial profiling' after 100s of 'African' men detained

    01/01/2017 12:13:20 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    Faux Nuse ^ | January 1, 2017 | Associated Presstitutes
    Cologne's chief of police dismissed claims of racial profiling Sunday after officers detained hundreds of North African men in an effort to prevent a repeat of sexual assaults during New Year's festivities in the German city a year ago. The men had gathered late Saturday at Cologne's main train station and in the Deutz district, across the Rhine river. In an overnight tweet, police had described them as being "seemingly of African descent," prompting online criticism that people were being detained based on their appearance alone. "I reject this negative criticism," Police Chief Juergen Mathies told reporters. "The clear aim...
  • 'No! You cannot touch me!': New footage from (Germany) Cologne mass sex attacks...

    12/15/2016 12:27:25 PM PST · by quesney · 61 replies
    More than 500 women were assaulted or robbed by mobs of migrant men The harrowing cries of a girl can be heard on the video from New Year's Eve Video also shows fireworks being launched into huge groups of people Another victim of sexual assault has come forward with her recollection ===== Newly-released footage from the New Year's Eve sex attacks in Cologne show how powerless the vastly-outnumbered police were in handling the out-of-control crowd. More than 500 women were assaulted and robbed by mobs of immigrant, mostly North African men in the German city during last year's New Year's...
  • Police mull helicopters, CCTV to fight New Year sex crimes [Köln, Germany]

    11/28/2016 11:05:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Nov 2016 17:29 GMT+01:00
    As Cologne prepares for New Year’s Eve a year after a spate of sexual assaults, officials are considering ramping up security with helicopters, video surveillance and restricted entry to certain places, according to a media report. A group of experts from state and federal police have been analyzing the events of New Year’s Eve last year under a project called “Silvester” — meaning New Year’s Eve in German. Their final report is set to be discussed at a conference of interior ministries starting on Tuesday, and Cologne’s Express newspaper obtained a copy of the police recommendations, the newspaper reported on...
  • Cardinal rejects preference for Christian refugees

    09/11/2016 3:39:55 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 6 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 11/9/2016 | CG
    Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Woelki, accuses the CSU of creating a split in society. With their demands for limits on refugees or a preference for immigrants from the Western Christian culture the party contributes to even greater polarization and...
  • Cologne 'shooting': Two suspects on the run after 'gunfire and knife attack in city centre'

    08/15/2016 6:58:33 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 15 replies
    Mirror ^ | August 15 | Sophie Evans
    Two suspects are on the run after a shooting and knife attack in Cologne city centre, it is reported. A man was seriously injured in the assault on Flandrishe Street this morning, according to the German newspaper, Koelner Express.
  • Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control

    08/10/2016 5:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 9, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    Suppression of data about migrant rapes is "Germany-wide phenomenon." ◾Germany's migrant rape crisis has now spread to cities and towns in all 16 of Germany's federal states. Germany now finds itself in a vicious circle: most of the perpetrators are never found, and the few who are frequently receive lenient sentences. Only one in 10 rapes in Germany is reported and just 8% of rape trials result in convictions, according to Minister of Justice Heiko Maas. ◾Up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany in 2014 do not appear in the official statistics, according to André Schulz, the...
  • IN PICTURES: Huge Pro-Erdogan Islamist Rally In Germany

    08/01/2016 11:35:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 31, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Around 50,000 supporters of Turkey’s Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have rallied in Cologne, Germany to demand his authoritarian reign continues. The Islamist crowd chanted “Allah hu Akbar!” and held signs reading, “Erdoğan is a human rights activist”, whilst opponents waved banners insisting “Stop the Erdomania!” Members of the Turkish-nationalist, fascist-leaning “Grey Wolves” group were among the crowd that gathered on banks of the Rhine River with the city’s huge gothic cathedral in the background. The German Federal Constitutional Court banned the live broadcasting of Mr. Erdogan’s speech at the rally, Deutsche Welle reports. Some Germans reacted furiously to the...
  • British government rejects petition calling for second EU referendum

    07/09/2016 4:32:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 07/09/2016
    The British government has rejected an online petition signed by 4.1 million people calling for a new referendum on whether to leave the European Union. Britons voted by 52 to 48 percent, or 17.4 million votes to 16.1 million, to leave the EU in a June 23 referendum, a result which most politicians have said should be respected but which some who voted "remain" are struggling to accept. The petition called for the government to enact a rule that there should be another referendum if the vote for "remain" or "leave" was less than 60 percent based on a turnout...
  • Merkel's popularity continues to grow with Germans

    07/09/2016 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Jul 2016 14:24 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s popularity has rebounded after the British vote to leave the EU, an opinion poll showed Saturday, reversing a fall in her appeal caused by the refugee crisis. The poll was the second in a few days to suggest a popularity boost for the German leader. Saturday’s poll, commissioned jointly by Stern magazine and Die Welt newspaper and carried out by the Forsa market research institute, showed Ms. Merkel’s appeal up two points to 48 percent. “What’s more, three quarters of CSU supporters now back Merkel,” said Forsa director Manfred Gullner, referring to the southern German affiliate...
  • Street Preachers Arrested in UK in Front of Cheering Crowd: Video

    07/09/2016 11:45:10 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    BRISTOL, UK — Among cheering crowds, four street preachers were arrested in the UK on Wednesday for causing a “disturbance” while exhorting men to “obey God and keep His commands.” The incident occurred as local resident Mike Overd was open air preaching outside of the Bristol shopping center, while others engaged passersby in conversation and/or held gospel signs. Some of those joining Overd in the evangelism effort included American citizens visiting the country to share the gospel. “The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him,” Overd preached, according to recorded footage of their arrest. “You need to...
  • Brexit vote to shrink German exports to UK: industry survey

    07/07/2016 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:48 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German firms expect exports to Britain to tumble five percent next year in the wake of the Britain’s vote to quit the EU, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) also revised its projection for 2016 to a one-percent drop rather than five percent growth. The figures were based on a survey of 5,600 businesses that export to Britain following the June 23 referendum in which 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU. Britain is currently Germany’s third-largest export market, buying up €89 billion of goods in 2015. …
  • First guilty verdicts for sexual assaults at Cologne NYE [sentenced to probation]

    07/07/2016 9:45:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:26 GMT+02:00
    Two men were on Thursday pronounced guilty of sexual assault on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and handed probationary sentences. The Cologne court found a 21-year-old Iraqi guilty and handed down a one-year probationary sentence, reports Spiegel. The court said it was evident that Hussein A. had kissed a young woman against her will and had licked her face. […] An Algerian man, Hassan T., was also found guilty of being an accomplice to a sexual assault that was carried out by a group of 15 to 20 men. The 26-year-old told a man who was with the two female...
  • May And Leadsom Fight For Leadership As Gove Out (Breaking news)

    07/07/2016 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | 16:23, UK, Thursday 07 July 2016 | Sky News
    Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will battle it out for the Conservative leadership after Michael Gove was eliminated from the contest in the second round of voting.