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Message 623896 - Posted: 21 Aug 2007, 10:11:34 UTC

MOB RULE IN EASTERN GERMANY
Indians Attacked by Crowd at Street Party

A group of eight Indians was attacked by a mob at a street party in eastern Germany on the weekend. All were injured, one seriously. The police deny there was a political motive behind the attack despite calls of "foreigners out."

Despite a mob's calls of "foreigners out," police are denying there was a far-right motive behind an attack on a group of Indians in eastern Germany this weekend.

The eight men were attacked by a mob of around 50 Germans at a street party in the early hours of Sunday in the small town of Mügeln in the eastern German state of Saxony. The trigger for the violence was a brawl on the dance floor in a party tent shortly before 1 a.m., police said. The reason for the brawl was not yet clear.

The Indians left the tent where the dance was being held but were then attacked by the mob, which chased them across the town's market place until they took shelter in a pizzeria run by an Indian. The owner let them in, but the mob tried to kick in the doors of the restaurants as a large crowd looked on. The restaurant owner's car was also seriously damaged.

Seventy police officers were called in to restore order. Fourteen people were injured in the incident, including the eight Indians, four of the attackers and two police officers. One of the Indians and one of the attackers were taken to hospital for treatment. Two of the attackers, aged 21 and 23, were arrested on Saturday night but later released. The police have set up a task force to investigate the incident.

In remarks to the German news agency DDP Monday, a police spokeswoman in Leipzig denied there was a neo-Nazi motive behind the attack, despite eye-witnesses accounts of people calling for "foreigners out."

There were reports Monday that the police had been warned in advance of the attack but had done nothing to prevent it. Mayor Gotthard Deuse told the German news station N24 that there had been warnings of possible problems at the street party. However, the police spokeswoman denied this, saying that the warning in question had been sent to a youth club in the town, warning of a robbery. This had "absolutely nothing to do" with the attacks, the spokeswoman said. The mayor said there were no neo-Nazis in the town and that, if the incident did have a far-right motive, it was most likely caused by people from outside the city.

Some of the men were merchants living in the area, police said. "They just wanted to take part in the celebrations," a police spokesman told the Associated Press.

Attacks on foreigners are far from unusual in eastern German states such as Saxony, where there are concerns that far-right groups are gaining in strength and taking on institutional roles in some places. The far-right, neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD) holds several seats in Saxony's state assembly, having won over 9 percent of the vote in the 2004 state election.

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Message 624151 - Posted: 22 Aug 2007, 1:42:06 UTC

We have it here in the USA too,

See my "Bigotry in America Thread.


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Message 624339 - Posted: 22 Aug 2007, 14:13:23 UTC - in response to Message 624151.  

We have it here in the USA too,

See my "Bigotry in America Thread.


Thanks Thorin


Luckily I live in a civilized part of Virginia where bigotry is fairly rare. It's kind of hard for your police force to be racist when the Chief of police is black. He has retired recently and now our Chief is a woman. Blacksburg has a large international population due to the presence of Virginia Tech and it is not uncommon to hear at least 5 different languages being spoken when you go out and about.
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Message 624447 - Posted: 22 Aug 2007, 19:38:22 UTC

Education is key and college towns are usually great nodes for higher thinking and human interaction. I envy you, Jon.

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Message 625260 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 1:42:33 UTC

When American prison populations are 80% African American, that's not racism.

When a very specific 12% of the American population is responsible for 48% of all murders in this country, that's not racism

When 1 out of every 4 African American males goes to prison in this country, that's not racism.

When there are more African Americans in prison than in college, that's not racism.

THAT'S A PROBLEM!!!




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Message 625285 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 2:46:54 UTC - in response to Message 624339.  
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We have it here in the USA too,

See my "Bigotry in America Thread.


Thanks Thorin


Luckily I live in a civilized part of Virginia where bigotry is fairly rare. It's kind of hard for your police force to be racist when the Chief of police is black. He has retired recently and now our Chief is a woman. Blacksburg has a large international population due to the presence of Virginia Tech and it is not uncommon to hear at least 5 different languages being spoken when you go out and about.

Virginia has had other problems, besides racism...

...before anyone goes off half cocked, for the most part this is any anomaly, but it is still scary.
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Message 625289 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 2:55:30 UTC - in response to Message 625260.  
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When American prison populations are 80% African American, that's not racism.

When a very specific 12% of the American population is responsible for 48% of all murders in this country, that's not racism

When 1 out of every 4 African American males goes to prison in this country, that's not racism.

When there are more African Americans in prison than in college, that's not racism.

THAT'S A PROBLEM!!!


...yup, since the federal government pays for every illegitimate child, the welfare queens are encouraged to have eight children with eight different fathers....children are the greatest social blackmail weapon ever devised and are the chief breeding grounds of tomorrows felons created by "The Great Socitey." They are not love childs, but money children. And society pays for it in more ways than cash...
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Message 625304 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 3:27:13 UTC

See what I mean Thorin?
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Message 625352 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 7:27:46 UTC

Towns you'd expect things like this from:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFP-MktgOKU
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Message 625451 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 11:41:55 UTC - in response to Message 625289.  
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When American prison populations are 80% African American, that's not racism.

When a very specific 12% of the American population is responsible for 48% of all murders in this country, that's not racism

When 1 out of every 4 African American males goes to prison in this country, that's not racism.

When there are more African Americans in prison than in college, that's not racism.

THAT'S A PROBLEM!!!


...yup, since the federal government pays for every illegitimate child, the welfare queens are encouraged to have eight children with eight different fathers....children are the greatest social blackmail weapon ever devised and are the chief breeding grounds of tomorrows felons created by "The Great Socitey." They are not love childs, but money children. And society pays for it in more ways than cash...


Been a long time DB, but once again, I can't say I disagree with one thing you've stated.


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Message 625494 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 13:39:39 UTC - in response to Message 625285.  

We have it here in the USA too,

See my "Bigotry in America Thread.


Thanks Thorin


Luckily I live in a civilized part of Virginia where bigotry is fairly rare. It's kind of hard for your police force to be racist when the Chief of police is black. He has retired recently and now our Chief is a woman. Blacksburg has a large international population due to the presence of Virginia Tech and it is not uncommon to hear at least 5 different languages being spoken when you go out and about.

Virginia has had other problems, besides racism...

...before anyone goes off half cocked, for the most part this is any anomaly, but it is still scary.

Right you are Dogbytes and I will be the first to say that Virginia is not perfect. We still have more than our fair share of idiots and douchebags.
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Message 625496 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 13:46:49 UTC - in response to Message 625260.  

When American prison populations are 80% African American, that's not racism.

When a very specific 12% of the American population is responsible for 48% of all murders in this country, that's not racism

When 1 out of every 4 African American males goes to prison in this country, that's not racism.

When there are more African Americans in prison than in college, that's not racism.

THAT'S A PROBLEM!!!



When a black athlete goes to college, makes it big in the pros, and insists on living like he's still in the hood, THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM, THAT'S DOWN RIGHT STUPID!

I'm not racist, I'm just biased against stupidity. White, Black, Yellow, Red, Green, Plaid, Rich, Poor, I don't care. Do the crime, do the time. Instead of "keeping it real" I suggest we all get real.
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Message 625498 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 13:50:20 UTC

Well said!

Kudos!
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Message 625499 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 13:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 625453.  

See what I mean Thorin?


I see you're still a fool who ignores the facts in favor of personal opinion.

My guess is you live in a region of the country that is predominantly white, as opposed to the south which is predominantly black and Hispanic, hence your ignorance.


BTW, I live in a college town too...

http://nsula.edu/


One thing I could never figure out is how a university in the Deep South gets named Northwestern.
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Message 625501 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 13:56:02 UTC

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Message 625515 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 14:11:28 UTC
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Hurrah!

Well done!


True Colors:

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Message 625538 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 14:34:27 UTC - in response to Message 625499.  

See what I mean Thorin?


I see you're still a fool who ignores the facts in favor of personal opinion.

My guess is you live in a region of the country that is predominantly white, as opposed to the south which is predominantly black and Hispanic, hence your ignorance.


BTW, I live in a college town too...

http://nsula.edu/


One thing I could never figure out is how a university in the Deep South gets named Northwestern.


...because it's located in the Northwestern region of our state....it's not rocket science, it's geography.


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Message 625540 - Posted: 24 Aug 2007, 14:37:12 UTC - in response to Message 625496.  
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When American prison populations are 80% African American, that's not racism.

When a very specific 12% of the American population is responsible for 48% of all murders in this country, that's not racism

When 1 out of every 4 African American males goes to prison in this country, that's not racism.

When there are more African Americans in prison than in college, that's not racism.

THAT'S A PROBLEM!!!



When a black athlete goes to college, makes it big in the pros, and insists on living like he's still in the hood, THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM, THAT'S DOWN RIGHT STUPID!

I'm not racist, I'm just biased against stupidity. White, Black, Yellow, Red, Green, Plaid, Rich, Poor, I don't care. Do the crime, do the time. Instead of "keeping it real" I suggest we all get real.


I agree.

Micheal Vick had it made and threw it all away to fight dogs. That's stupid, but indicative of his race not his intelligence, after all, he IS a college graduate.


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Message 626285 - Posted: 25 Aug 2007, 10:45:33 UTC
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I have reopened this thread at zwerg8_thorin's request. The title is "Is your Police blind to Racism, too?" Please stay on topic.

While the reported incident was serious enough in its own right, the police and local politicians attempted to deny that there was any racial or fascist motivation to the attack.
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