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Cover-up claim over NYE mass sexual assaults

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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 07:35 AM
A cover up? Every single german news outlet has at least 3 stories on the incident.

Rather a blow up. Pickpocketing gangs are since years a problem i Cologne.
Mixed with the ordinary alcohol fueled new years mayhem a recipe for desaster.

But the story is blown up by right wingers.
There is only one video public (the one posted in this thread). About half of the youth standing around in this video is filming. There are hundreds of cctv cams in an around cologne mainstation.

Despite that, no video of a sexual assault or even a pickpocketing is to be found.

50 pickpockets on a Party night is probably the usual in every city.
Don t get me wrong. These crimes are problem, which should be solved. But use it for political bias is just poor taste.

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 07:41 AM
a reply to: yorkshirelad

It's only been 5 days, we should give the presses some time to warm up before they can post the full story.
edit on 5-1-2016 by Konduit because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 10:46 AM

originally posted by: Granite
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

I believe your OP is really on to something very sinister going on by NWO/Vatican....

Vatican? What has Vatican got to do with all this? Considering your avatar and the letters it contains, I can tell to what religion you belong. You have it engraved in your DNA the hate for Catholicism as you have the sense of inferiority to that religion. It is not Vatican's fault that Islam is a source of savagery and hate and intolerance. As long as you keep self victimizing, that religion is going to be the biggest cancer humanity is suffering. And for cancers there is only one option, remove it.
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posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 11:59 AM
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

I think if there is a cover up it's to try and hide the fact that Merkel's open door strategy is about to blow up in her face , so too for the other EU "leaders" who blindly followed.

But Mayor Reker urged people not to jump to conclusions about the Cologne assailants.
"It's completely improper... to link a group that appeared to come from North Africa with the refugees," she said, after crisis talks with the police.

Completely improper ?
I think not.

edit on 5-1-2016 by gortex because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 01:18 PM
a reply to: Siddharta

originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
this thread is about the "cover-up" of what is happening in Germany.

originally posted by: Siddharta
You even don't realize where we agree and where not. I don't make any excuses for criminals who destabilze my home town.
I still did not see any proof for a cover up but for the fact that the NYT did not mention the sexual abuses. So what exactly is covered up and why do you think they hide it from us?
ElectricUniverse Is correct, this thread is about a cover-up. So perhaps he can show proof of a cover-up or otherwise conclude that this is a HOAX, after all the burden of proof is his to make.

By the way Siddharta, keep up the good work. You are a voice of reason in such a tumultuous time.
edit on 1/5/2016 by Devino because: changed content for clarity

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 04:32 PM
a reply to: Devino

Isn't it ironic that Electric Universe already cited 2 german news sources (FAZ and about the case,
somehow trying to proof the german media is not covering the story.

Anyway, it hink the real scandal is in the Police inability.
New years eve is always mayhem. Plus this syear there have been terror alerts at the mainstation in Munich.
So normaly security should be ramped up at and around the main station.

Already the firecrackers should not happen straight next to the main public transport hub.

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 06:33 PM
Well with respect to a cover-up I think the German media is covering the story quite thoroughly. I've looked at several German sources, via Google translate, and there appears to be quite a bit of information. Of course you have to navigate the bizarre way that the German language uses clauses to actually parse any of it.

On the other hand, I've still not seen much in the American press concerning the event. I looked last night and all I found was an AP Press Release from Berlin that was 5 short paragraphs long that didn't provide much information. Looking at my main MSM page a few hours ago, I still didn't see anything published.

This is very interesting, in my opinion. One would think that this is an American far right xenophobe's wet dream. It doesn't get much better than a 1000 of those evil Muslims taking over a German city and raping and robbing the helpless citizens as the police are unable to control the situation. Of course that statement is what is output from my XSM (Xenophobic Spin Machine). However, it appears that the reality of the event is somewhat different than what we originally were led to believe.


posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:49 PM
Cover up?

Worst one ever - even since Roswell!

It's all over every news outlet I've seen tonight..

Now, if your OP was "Germans trying to play down role of Asylum Seekers in mass assault of women", that would be true...

The authorities are dismissing any link between the fact that the 9 people they have arrested are asylum seekers of North African or Arab descent and the influx of asylum seekers they've had from .....yup...North Africa and the Middle East...

It's like saying that the fact it has snowed is no proof it's cold...

No link my arse...

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 08:51 PM
a reply to: DexterRiley

Give it three months, once those xenophobes and Trump supporters remember there is a world outside the 50 States, then it will be dragged back into the spotlight...

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 11:02 PM
a reply to: Siddharta

So, were these attacks "diversionary" as well? Seems like there s a history of large groups of Muslim men committing sexual assaults:

Islam and the Brutal Sex Assault of Lara Logan

Dutch female reporter gang-raped by 5 men in violent Egyptian protests

'Pl ease God, make it stop!' British female journalist, 21, describes horrific sexual assault in Egypt's Tahrir Square after election result

More female journalists sexually assaulted in Egypt

Why would we assume that these new attacks are any different?

posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 11:45 PM
a reply to: Devino

It's quite ironic since the evidence was shown in the op...

ANALYSIS: Silence on sex crimes will make racism worse

Many people accused the national media of engaging in a cover-up due to the ethnic background of the criminals, with many pointing to the fact that it took days before the details of the story reached national attention.

One commentator wrote sarcastically that “it is fascinating that the event in Cologne on New Year made it through the media censorship.”

Faszinierend, dass es der Vorfall von #Köln in der #Silvesternacht mal über die #Medienzensur hinaus geschafft hat!
— FrannyFine (@Frannylicious79) January 4, 2016

Another person tweeted that “the public broadcasters aren’t reporting the events of Cologne… Says it all - educational mission and all that!”

#Köln Die GEZ Sender melden die Vorfälle der Silvesternacht nicht ... Sagt ja alles, Bildungsauftrag und so! #ARD #ZDF
— Simon Menz (@Oberbuxe) January 4, 2016

Other Twitter users worried that the attacks would lead to a backlash against refugees, writing “it makes me sad that the refugees who really need protection will bear the brunt of the hatred because of Cologne. We need to be able to tell the difference.”

It took days for the national news in Germany to actually state that it was done by "Arab and/or North African looking men" but they could not keep on hiding it because of the size of the mob, and so many people complaining about it.

It took days of German people, and others complaining about it in social media for the news to start reporting the perpetrators were Arab, or North African, and that many sexual assaults were committed...

I have seen interviews of REAL SYRIANS stating themselves that the majority of the people "immigrating" to Europe, and the United States are not Syrian, and should not be allowed in these countries.

Go to around minute 11 and 10 second in the following video to see what "an immigrant" has to say about the majority of the "refugees"... watch his interview completely to see what I mean...

Then go to minute 16 to see the interview of a REAL SYRIAN WOMAN who is an immigrant to see what she has to say...

From the countries the majority of these immigrants are coming from, they are used to treating women who do not strictly abide by Islamic Sharia law with violence, including rape...

edit on 5-1-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 12:31 AM
a reply to: Siddharta

So a week later? Kind of odd.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 01:47 AM
At least we won't see this happening here in the UK. They won't rape their own women.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 01:52 AM
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

So from cover up to 'it took days to inform'.

Let me lay out some context:

New Years eve was on a Thursday, Jan 1st. a Friday (everyone, including most journos took that day off to have a long weekend. Monday 4th was the first working day in germany after new years eve, and thats when all News outlets had it as the main Story. (Except for ZDF one single news Station).

The popo said they had 20 accusations of pickpocketing on New years eve.
Most of the victims went to the police only after a couple of days. 2nd January they had about 40 reports, the whole story started to take off in social media.
Only after that another 40 victims went to the cops and made reports.

2/3 of the reports are because of pickpocketing
1/3 sexual assault (touching, grabbing body parts)
1 single case is treated as rape. the woman reported she was wearing a skirt, somebody fingered her, teared off her slip and inserted a finger in her private parts.

It s sick what happendend, the police did a very lousy job, the politicians seem to be rather helpless.
But there is definetly no media cover up.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 02:19 AM
a reply to: fatpastyhead

Yes they do, they just can't report it because if you report you were raped you go to jail, or get killed.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 03:05 AM
a reply to: svetlana84

That it took days for the news media to be reported shows the coverup that was going on as the government of Germany didn't want to be embarrassed after Merkel's open policy letting in 1.5 million immigrants, and showing that this policy will only make things worse in Germany. People who were there, and many who suffered in this attack resorted to commenting in social media instead, as well as giving statements to the police.

Oh and btw, since the 4th news media should have been reporting that so far there were 80 complaints. But some keep claiming it is 60 trying to lower the numbers.

When something like this happens many journalists will jump in on it, if it was some other story.

For example.

Refugees in Germany: Arsonists destroy refugee hotel in 'model' migrant town Schwabisch Gmund
A citizen stands proudly in the centre of Germany’s ‘model’ migrant town. But a week before, arsonists tried to shatter this picture of civic harmony by burning down an asylum hostel. Tony Paterson reports from Schwäbisch Gmünd

Tony Paterson Schwäbisch Gmünd
Monday 4 January 2016

But, on Christmas Eve, suspected far-right supporters set fire to a brand new, and as yet empty, architect-designed asylum hostel for 120 people in the south German town’s suburbs. Although no one was hurt, the attack rendered the building uninhabitable. Hopes that refugees could move into the complex in early 2016 were crushed.
... l

They claim the suspects were "right-wing" although provide no evidence for this. After all, not that long ago we saw several cases of Islamic radicals attacking their own mosques to make it look like "right-wingers" in the U.S. were the cause. When in fact it was a radical Muslim who went to pray at that same mosque 5 times a day...

Journalism never sleeps, because at any moment any number of events can occur, and newspapers always have stand by journalists even during holidays.

Merkel Urges Germans to See Migrants as ‘an Opportunity,’ Not a Threat

Open Source


As Germans prepared to ring in 2016 alongside at least a million migrants who were registered as new residents in 2015, Chancellor Angela Merkel dedicated a New Year’s Eve address to what she said her nation could gain from the refugee crisis.

“I am convinced that, handled properly, today’s great task, presented by the influx and the integration of so many people, is an opportunity for tomorrow,” she said in a televised message.

World | Fri Jan 1, 2016 1:29pm EST
Related: World, Germany
Turkish presidency says Erdogan's Hitler comments misconstrued

The Turkish presidency said on Friday comments by President Tayyip Erdogan about the system of governance in Hitler's Germany had been misinterpreted and that he had not suggested it was an example of an effective presidential system.

Asked on his return from a visit to Saudi Arabia late on Thursday whether an executive presidency was possible in Turkey while maintaining the unitary structure of the state, Erdogan said: "There are already examples in the world. You can see it when you look at Hitler's Germany.

Munich police warn of 'imminent' terrorist attack and evacuate two train stations
Munich police say on social media that according to 'serious information, there will be an attack tonight'

Samuel Osborne
Thursday 31 December 2015

Police in Munich warned of a "serious, imminent threat" by Islamic State group suicide bombers wanting to commit a terror attack in the city on New Year's Eve and asked people to stay away from the city's central train station and a second train station in the city's Pasing neighborhood.

Munich police said on social media that according to "serious information, there will be an attack tonight".

The police tweeted to say the city's main station and Pasing station had been evacuated, and trains would no longer be stopping there.

All western newspapers have correspondents in every major city in Europe, but all of a sudden, all of them "were on vacation"?...

So, no...sorry, that claim that "all the journalists from Germany and the rest of the world were on holiday" is patently false and a red herring.

edit on 6-1-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 03:22 AM
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

none of these stories support your claim dor a coverup.
You are derailing your own thread.

We are on page 3 in this thread, you showed no evidence of a cover up, except a few twitters from some individuals.

Me and others who read the german news daily have proofed you wrong.

Deny ignorance, and have a good day.

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 07:49 AM
From today's UK Daily Mail. A picture of a victim and her story.

"Teenage victim of Cologne 'African and Arab' sex mob reveals how she and her friends were surrounded by 30 men and groped as officials admit the city is a 'no-go' area for women" arnival-no-area-females.html

posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 07:59 AM

originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Siddharta

So a week later? Kind of odd.

You must be a time traveler. Today is Jan 6.

The police of Cologne got the first complaint short time before midnight on Dec 31. They did not realize how big this was, until more and more complaints dropped in on Jan 1.
On Jan 1 they formed a task force and published on Jan 2 a short report on their website and on facebook, asking for more victims and witnesses to report, too.

On monday Jan 4 they gave a press conference to publish the state of the investigation. This was when the press started to publish the story.
Since then more and more complaints came in. Today they have more than 100. Since the number rose every day, it is very, VERY ignorant to accuse the press or anybody else to keep numbers low by reporting smaller numbers.

If you all look left and right from this thread you should read "DENY IGNORANCE" there. If not, you either changed the size of the screen or you are wearing blinders.

Here is the link to the police's facebook site

The only error which could be seen as a cover up by a tinfoil head is that they reported on Jan 1 that it was one of the most peaceful New Years nights we had in years. But they had about 850 police operations and to them a good New Years night means something different than to us. During Jan 1 they realized what really had been going on and did not hold anything back.

And to add one thing: The chief of the police of Cologne surely does not call the Kanzleramt on a holiday to ask if Mrs. Merkel gives clearance for his report.

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posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 08:22 AM
a reply to: ElectricUniverse Earlier post reference Helping..

Agree, I would help also I wish I had been there.. No Pictures or footage or any other men around and I know for sure German men would not stand idle while their wives or children were being assaulted . There must have been some fighting as the women involved would not have just let this happen. I will wait for some better official story as I presume the Right wings flap flapping are having a propaganda fest..
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