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German police aggresively manhandle Polish citizens?


Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
18 Dec 2013 #1
Just read in today's >>Nowy Dziennik<< that German police allegedly beat several Polish visitors while the latter were visiting Germany.

Any truth to the allegations reported?

Please don't start threads like this, without a link.
4 eigner 2 | 831
18 Dec 2013 #2
Just read in today's >>Nowy Dziennik<< that German police allegedly beat several Polish visitors while the latter were visiting Germany.
Any truth to the allegations reported?

I can't imagine it happened but if it did, then definitely not because they were Polish.
jon357 71 | 20,377
18 Dec 2013 #3
They can be quite heavy handed in certain German cities, especially with immigrants congregating in the city centre.

Though we'd need to know a lot more than just the details the OP gave.
Harry
18 Dec 2013 #4
Just read in today's >>Nowy Dziennik<< that German police allegedly beat several Polish visitors while the latter were visiting Germany.

Nowy Dziennik? Aren't they the peeps who were reporting about how the BBC has a vicious anti-Polish slant as exemplified by a number BBC journalists, such as Giles Coren? Guess the story must be 100% true then.
p3undone 8 | 1,135
18 Dec 2013 #5
Wlodziemrierz.,could you provide a link please,or paste an excerpt?
Harry
18 Dec 2013 #6
Wlodziemrierz.,could you provide a link please?

My guess is that he's talking about this article: dziennik.com/wiadomosci/artykul/niemiecka-policja-pobila-polakow
szczecinianin 4 | 345
18 Dec 2013 #7
I can only presume they were molesting German women. The right-wing Polish press made such claims about Mexican sailors in Gdynia. Hard to feel much sympathy.
Ironside 51 | 11,339
18 Dec 2013 #8
I can only presume they were molesting German women.

Still they were not attacked by the Polish Police.
Harry
18 Dec 2013 #9
I can only presume they were molesting German women.

Apparently the German police are now admitting it was a case of mistaken identity but that the Poles were aggressive to them.

Of course Polish police would never do anything along the lines of aggressively manhandling Polish citizens and therefore this must be an example of the German police targeting Poles:

Anti-terror police in Lodz lobbed stun grenades into a flat before storming it - only to realise they'd got the wrong address.

Two innocent people have been left injured after allegedly being brutally attacked by anti-terrorist police in Katowice.
According to reports on TVN24, authorities broke into the pair's flat whilst looking for another man, leaving the 24-year-old woman with a broken tooth and the 40-year-old man with bruises and a broken nose.

Officers from Poznan's Central Office of Investigation (CBS) have had to apologise again after they arrested the wrong man, the latest in a line of incidents where bungling cops have barged into the wrong flat. This time, their victim was a severely disabled 24-year-old man, left bruised and clinging to his mother by the affair.
The stories of the two sides differ, though. While admitting that police made a mistake and apologising, police spokesperson Andrzej Borowiak maintained that officers reacted to the man's strange behaviour and that they didn't break down any doors. The man's mother, though, showed reporters the splintered front door, and asked them rhetorically, "So, I did that myself?"

Oh, maybe not.
Ironside 51 | 11,339
18 Dec 2013 #10
Of course Polish police would never do anything along the lines of aggressively manhandling Polish citizens and therefore this must be an example of the German police targeting Poles:

Do you have any examples of the Polish Police aggressively manhandling random foreigners in Poland? Because only that would be relevant here.
Harry
18 Dec 2013 #11
Do you have any examples of the Polish Police aggressively manhandling random foreigners in Poland?

There was that Nigerian who was shot dead for selling shoes. The policemen who did that faced no charges and weren't even suspended from duty.

Although the point is that all police forces make mistakes. Mostly the victims of those mistakes are citizens of that same nation, sometimes they aren't.
TheOther 6 | 3,692
18 Dec 2013 #12
Seems that these people were distributors of counterfeit money. Their cars were stopped by police and the men inside became extremely aggressive when the cops tried to arrest them, even crashed into a police car while trying to get away. So it looks as if the Polish government demands a thorough investigation why some of their country's criminals were "assaulted".
Ironside 51 | 11,339
18 Dec 2013 #13
Seems that these people were distributors of counterfeit money. Their cars were stopped by police and the men inside became extremely aggressive when the cops tried to arrest them, even crashed into a police car while trying to get away.

Allegedly.
Harry
18 Dec 2013 #14
I'm not sure that it is any more. I see sources quoting the German police as saying that the two men were mistaken for counterfeiters.
TheOther 6 | 3,692
18 Dec 2013 #15
Allegedly.

Yes, sorry. Innocent until proven guilty, of course.
OP Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
18 Dec 2013 #16
Police everywhere often tend to over- rather than under (let alone just plain ol') react. They also can be a bit on the alarmist side, by no means only in Germany. They wouldn't be heroes otherwise:-)


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