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Life After Kritk on New Year's Eve: police reap the word on the Internet!

The New Year's Eve 2016/2017 was mostly quiet. Unlike a FB post office of a Hamburg policeman who now spreads like lightning.

New Year's Eve 2016/2017 was mostly peaceful
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After the sexual assaults in the New Year's Eve 2015/2016 in Cologne, more than 1, 000 men were checked by the police in front of the cathedral square and other popular places in cities like Hamburg or Berlin on the last New Year's Eve. The men had to show their IDs, personal details were taken and there were some place referrals and arrests. Because most of the controlled men had a North African migrant background, the police were then criticized by Green politician Simone Peter, they run 'Racial Profiling' and people with a migration background under general suspicion.

The Hamburg state chairman of the Gergeschaft of police, Gerhard Kirsch, then burst the collar and replied in a FB post on Peter's accusation:

Kirsch writes that the New Year's Eve had gone without controls in major cities such as Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg, certainly far less peaceful than it was the case and criticized Peters further, their allegations were "a slap in the face". Kirsch's post is commented on a mostly positive note : "Thank you for your comments and a big thank you to all the policemen who took up and will take part in their service for our safety." Mr Kirsch, thank you very much to you and your colleague on 1 January 2017. I would like to do this again, compared to the last New Year's Eve the number of crimes committed in Cologne has fallen by more than 99%! In my opinion, the statistics are clearly right for them and they have - quite rightly - made a discretionary decision. " "Many thanks to the police who made sure there were no abuses" .

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