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Cover-up claim over NYE mass sexual assaults

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posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 06:02 PM
a reply to: DexterRiley

Now in looking at the article that you linked, it looks to me as if the police force was, in fact, not able to control the situation. There was a wall of sober hooligans who kept the police at bay while their cohorts carried out their robbery and sexual assaults. And reinforcements were not available because they were occupied elsewhere tending to the refugee influx. Is that correct?

Yes that's partly correct.

The situation is a bit more complex with different Police forces.
The Landespolizei is responsable for the whole city.
And the federal police (Bundesspolizei) is responsable for the Mainstation.

There is already a blame game going on, Landespolizei saying the place in front of the station is also under federal response, the feds say they are only responsible inside the station.

Numbers in general: normally 40 officers inside the station. For NYE they ramped it up to 80 officers.
In the whole city of Cologne they had roughly 200 LEO's in charge.
According to the Police around 1 am they gathered most of these 200 around the main station.

At one stage they realized they need more, but they would have had to come from another state which would have taken too long and somehow would not have riot gear!?

There was also a story that part of the Bundespolizei was pulled to secure the borders. But i have o details on this.

posted on Jan, 7 2016 @ 07:16 PM

originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
a reply to: Siddharta

But here is the thing. This wasn't being reported in the main news stations or newspapers, meanwhile some local media did report it.

I am still wondering what you mean with local media. The most important news is the Tagesschau of ARD and they report since the press conference on January 4, when the police gave informations about the real events. Though these informations left out some important details.

Today an internal report was published in the papers and meanwhile the federal police confirmed it's authenticity.
It is now late at night here, so forgive me that I just give the German link to the WDR. You could call WDR a local media, since it mainly is for Northrhinewestphalia, but it also is part of the ARD mentioned above.

Internal Police Report
edit on 7-1-2016 by Siddharta because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 01:13 AM
Can anyone find out how many reports were made last year and the year begore?.

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 03:19 AM
Here is the translation of the mentioned report. Very sad, to say the least...

Internal Police Report - English translation

@boymonkey: On January 1 the police of Cologne compared the numbers, but as we now know, those for this year were not as good as they wanted them.

Assuming that the last year's numbers are right:
Damage to property: 25
Criminal assault: 78
Disturbance of peace by night: 76

Source: Police Cologne

posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 11:42 AM
The developements of this day...

Henriette Reker - Freshly elected chief mayor of Cologne, elected while being in intensive care after a right wing extremist stabbed her, made herself the joke of the worldwide comments, because of all her reasonings only the "armlength away from men" advice was kept on record, spoke out that she does not trust the police reports anymore. She complaint that she had to get the truth from the media instead from her police chief.

Wolfgang Albers - Police chief of Cologne, formerly of Bonn, had to explain the catastrophe in 2014, when hooligans and right wing extremists took a fight against the police of Cologne, injuring more then 40 officers, overthrowing police cars and so forth. He also had to explain the barbaric police rituals to welcome newbies. His management of information finally was his last action in this case. As I foresaw he had to resign today.

The police and the press - Suddenly the press is updating news from the police very quickly. At the same time the police informations for the public on their website and on facebook slowed down. Numbers of identified culprits change quickly. Still news are frustrating, when they report about two suspects who where to be brought to the court soon and suddenly are free again.

posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 01:30 PM
a reply to: Siddharta

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on what's happening there. You still have a lot more visibility into the situation than we do.

I finally came across a couple of news articles here in the US concerning what's happening in Köln. I read yesterday about the police chief being "forced into early retirement" on CNN's website.

And, I read today that there was a major demonstration concerning the inept handling of the situation on New Year Eve. In this case the police responded with tear gas and water cannons. I guess they learned their lessons concerning crowd management. The unfortunate part is that they had to use these crowd control measures on German citizens, where they had no such defense measures to use against the immigrant horde. From an outsider perspective this is disturbing. And I would assume that some part of the German citizenry may feel the same. In other words, the police are treating the immigrants better than their own people.

Now I have a few questions for you concerning the difference between the political refugees and the immigrants. If I understand what you were saying previously, Köln is a staging area for new refugee arrivals. Those refugees are then sent to other areas in the country. However, the ones who are believed to be mostly responsible for the NYE mayhem are "permanent" immigrants who live on the outskirts of the city. Is that correct? And, if so, how does the arrival mechanism differ between the two groups?

Do you still believe that the right-wing is the major provocative element with respect to the NYE events? Is there a stronger organized crime influence here than we were previously aware of? What is your view of the possibility that a small contingent of radical Muslims may have infiltrated these groups for the purpose of destabilizing order and adversely affecting the economy?

Thanks, and stay safe.


posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 01:48 PM
Hi Dexter,

our police had to cope with three different demonstrations today. There was a demonstration by women for their rights, there was a demonstration by the anti-Islam people supported by hooligans, and there was a demonstration by the left-winged. So the police had to do a lot today, having no chief anymore.

They did well.

The NYE mayhem was not only staged by permanent immigrants. I published an English version of an insider report of a police officer here:" target="_blank" class="postlink">Police Report of New Years Eve

And yes, I still think the threat of the right wing is the most dangerous part in this. We can send home asylum seekers, but we have to stay with extreme right wingers.

posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 04:07 PM
The situation is so dinamyc, so many different parts involved so many disinformations from all sides a complete cluster of madness.

Latest developments:

- Albers, Policepresident of Cologne was pulled from office, official reason was that they lost the trust in him after misinformation, the NYE mess. There have been other scandals he was involved in before.

- Lots of public reactions that hes just the pawn to take the blame which should be placed higher up in the chain of command

- Reports for sexual assaults and robberies on NYE doubled, now in the range of 400 reports. Official reasons for that:
- victims who have been so traumatized, that it took them a couple of days to report (very plausible in my book)
- no coordinations between several police departments. Not everybody who was in Cologne at NYE lives in Cologne. If someone lives for example in Erkel (city near cologne) and was a victim in Cologne would report it to the police in their hometown. (very plausible in my books) The big question remain, why the heck it takes them days to get all the reports together, especially now with a international focus on the topic. (big questions and very suspicious in my books)

- other cases popping up left and right from other cities:
- Weill am Rhein: 4 syrians raped 2 underaged girls at NYE
- Bielefeld: Hundreds stormed a club, creating mayhem, happenend on NYE, only in the media today.

- Mr Pfeiffer, a criminologist says in a talk that after NYE he gave a first interview. Before the interview the journalist asked him not to talk about fugitives. His answer was: Then we don't have to make an interview. Only after that he was 'allowed' to give the interview.

- The divide and conquer tactics kicking in; today was mayhem in Cologne, because Pegida and Pro Köln, two right wing movements went to the streets. 2000 (two thousand) cops in Cologne (towards less then 200 (two hundred) on NYE. Bottles and pyros thrown at police, 4 cops 1 journalist reported wounded. Demonstration stopped. Amid the protesters Nazi symbolics, which are illegal in germany, such as Hitler salutes, singing of the Nazi national anthem and illegal flags (Kriegsreichsflagge)

- already rumours floating around in the right wing scene about agent provocateurs iniltrated the protests (plausible in my books, but so far i have not seen convincing evidence for that.

Short: The cluster of ducks is bigger then the pond.

posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 10:31 PM
I have a couple of question:
1. Is there a definitive list of all the areas in Germany that were affected by New Years Eve events?

2. Has there been any talk of how this bad publicity will adversely affect tourism? Especially during the Carnival season?

I don't know how much of the greater German economy, or the local economies of the affected areas, depend on this type of revenue. I would assume that tourism is probably the primary source of income for some places. If travelers are not convinced of their safety, they will stay close to home and not travel to those destinations that may now have the stigma associated with foreign gang activity.

If this is a nationwide, or Europe-wide conspiracy then that may point to agent provocateurs who arrived amongst the refugee influx. It wouldn't be too difficult to stir up trouble. A few crates of cheap liquor would be about all that's needed.

The right wing could also follow this pattern. But I would think they would be more interested in not financially crippling Germany. Whereas middle-east insurgents would have that as their primary goal.


posted on Jan, 9 2016 @ 11:29 PM
I'm shocked beyond words at a gang numbering a thousand men sexually assaulting women in a progressive and advanced society such as Germany on new years eve in public. If you told me something like this could happen a mere decade ago I would have called you absolutely insane. It's beyond imagination and I feel like I'm living in a bizarro world or another dimension.

What is even more shocking to me is the cover up by both the Germany police and media. If it wasn't for Nett-Werk Köln we would never even know about this and that is more scary then anything that something of this scale can be covered up for so long in a major Germany city. I was reading this article below and this entire situation is beyond crazy and completely and entirely unacceptable. Free press and womans rights have been abused in the most hideous way, my view of the type of nation Germany is has been shattered. I will never view Germany the same way again.

This is completely unforgivable behavior by the German police and authorities. The people deserved to know there were dangerous groups of men roaming about who had committed attacks to help the populace to avoid additional encounters with these people. Read the entire article, you might wish you didn't but you need to, ignoring a problem does not make it go away.

More than 170 women have now come forward to file criminal complaints about that night,120 of them for sexual assault. But in the days that followed, most of Germany had no idea what had happened in the heart of one of its biggest cities, as the events went almost completely unreported.

In fact the truth began to emerge on social media within hours. One of the first accounts was posted on the Facebook page of Nett-Werk Köln, a group of around 140,000 members who more usually share tips on party venues and advertise missing cats.

Many in Germany are asking how such a serious outbreak of sexual assaults in a major European city went unreported by the national press for five days. Part of the answer appears to lie in a press release issued by the Cologne police on New Year’s Day. “Relaxed atmosphere: celebrations largely peaceful,” it read. It is now clear that the events of the previous evening were anything but “relaxed” or “peaceful”.

Wolfgang Albers, the Cologne police chief, was removed from his post this week after he repeatedly insisted there was no evidence asylum-seekers were involved. But Bild quoted a senior police officer in Frankfurt as saying it was standard policy to keep offences by asylum-seekers from the media.

edit on 9-1-2016 by nowaytolive because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 10 2016 @ 02:11 AM
a reply to: nowaytolive

Hello nowaytolive! Welcome to ATS.

It's amazing that this series of events just continues to get more complicated. From looking at your article and svetlana84's post, it appears there was an entire conspiracy of silence at work here.

The police are under standing orders not to discuss asylum-seekers in a bad light. The government's steadfast denial that these refugees were the main perpetrators, even though there has been ample evidence all along that they were the main culprits. They are only now, more than a week later, beginning to admit the truth. Now that the gag has been effectively removed from the police forces, we're beginning to get a better appreciation of the scale of these attacks across the entire country.
- Cologne
- Bielefeld
- Hamburg
- Stuttgart
- Düsseldorf
- Frankfurt
- Weil am Rhein

And we can't forget other countries:
- Helsinki, Finland
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Kalmar, Sweden
- Vienna, Austria
- Paris, France

But the most disheartening thing about all of this is that the press deliberately withheld information for quite some time. Even after it became evident that they were actively participating in the cover-up. I can't believe that reporters are telling their interviewees what not to talk about.

Then here in the US the entire thing was barely mentioned until late last week. Now the story is starting to get some traction. I can't understand why this event wasn't covered better. Even after the German national news and other European countries started covering it, the US lagged behind. I'm left to conclude that the US Press was also involved with this global conspiracy of silence.

I understand the national leaders' desire not to inflame the passion of the right-wing. But in order to do that they gagged their law enforcement and other government agencies, and persuaded their respective national press corps to remain silent as well. Those extreme measures, though less visible, are almost as bad as the hateful response expected of the far right. Now they've completely lost control of the conspiracy and the right-wing is responding as expected anyway. But now the press and the government have loss a great deal of credibility and trust in this matter.

I don't know where this is going to end up, but it's definitely not a good start to 2016.


posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 05:33 PM
a reply to: svetlana84

Thank you for the up-to-date news on all of this. Any form of extremist violence, any violence is wrong unless you are defending your family/loved ones or yourself.

I did read today that the Cologne police chief had to resign mainly because of the New Year's eve cover-up.

posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 05:49 PM
a reply to: nowaytolive

Thanks for the response, and the link.

That link gave another one which talks about part of the cover-up. Not very many police officers would mention that they have a gag order on immigrant crime because they would most probably lose their jobs for doing so.

The same thing happens in the U.S. with ICE agent/s who gave testimony in Congress about the same type of cover-up by the Obama administration and were threatened, or even fired for making public such information.

It is very sad that this is happening not only in Germany, but in many western countries. But you still get people claiming that "right-wing crimes are worst, and/or more important"...

Just because there are crimes, and protests by "extreme right-wing groups" doesn't mean they are more prominent when western governments have gag orders on reporting immigrant crimes.

edit on 11-1-2016 by ElectricUniverse because: correct comment.

posted on Jan, 11 2016 @ 07:08 PM
a reply to: svetlana84

The situation is so messed up, that i have to correct my own posts :

new revelations show the Cologne police did not even ask for more forces during NYE, despite the northern neighbouring state (Bundesland) even called them during the night offering more forces!!!

Meanwhile Minister Jaeger (who is responsible for inner security) blames only the Cologne police.
As stated before the Cologne police chief was pulled from office.

And more and more reports coming in, that the police in Cologne and other cities have not released reports on crimes committed by immigrants.
There was a police report titled 'Casablanca' indicating thousands of thefts, 50% of them done by maroccons.
The report is from November last year, was just published now.

Now there are eyewitness reports, from victims and immigrants, that the police was there but doing nothing.

More and more i come to the conclusion, that the cops just had it. They have to deal with these supects everyday, they arrest them, they get out after a couple of days, since the only thing the cops can prove is a mobile phone found.
And the cops often get accused of being racists. The police can't report all this to the media because of politics.

So it would not surprise me, that one day the police decides to make a change by standing back and let the situation explode to bring it into focus. And that would be a good reason for the police chief being pulled.

It was suspicous, normally when someone in this position is pulled, he makes a press conference to whitewash or excuse himself. In this case, not a word from him.

This is my personal theory, my gut feeling.

posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 03:18 PM
And another head rolling:

Martina Keiser, Head of Cologne's Police press department resigns.

Resigns "voluntarily" according to her own account. No further infos.

edit on 12-1-2016 by svetlana84 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:46 PM
a reply to: svetlana84

That doesn't surprise me at all. Especially if she is the one responsible for releasing the New Years Eve status report saying that NYE was mostly uneventful.

Thanks for keeping updated on what's happening there!


posted on Jan, 17 2016 @ 01:18 PM
Finally the dams are breaking:

Now in the headlines of german media:

The ruling parties had a meeting back in 2014, where they discussed the problem of north african criminal gangs.

They knew the problem, but kept it a secret: because it could change the public opinion.

They advised the police not to talk about. It's going on since years.

Involved in the coverup is amongst others the Minister Jaeger, who just pulled the cologne police chief, official reason was, that the policechief withhold information (which he was told to do by Jaeger.

link in german: Welt

Traitors that should be treated accordingly. (to put it mildly)

posted on Jan, 17 2016 @ 06:30 PM
Ironic isn't it. The point of the media is to tell the people what is going on. So the media pointedly avoids telling the people what is going on, because they fear that the people will then know what is going on and it will cause bias. Yes, bias is what happens when you actually know something is going on and is a potential danger. Imagine that.

The US media is just as bad in some ways. They've been suppressing and delaying and underplaying and rephrasing anything that relates to islamic-crime not only here but stuff overseas, for at least the 20 years I've been occasionally paying attention. It's actually so clearly intentional and repeated that friends and I have often wondered what highest-powers-that-be are planning (unless it's the eventual destruction of all countries via Islam) to have brought about this influence.

I'm glad Europe is finally starting to get a clue and thank goodness for social media right?

As for the police... if you arrest people, and they're out two days later, and you can't even talk about it, then why the hell arrest them in the first place. I totally get why law enforcement as individuals might be behaving that way. That's a management problem and it's the people at the top -- or the people outside them ordering them -- whose heads should roll.

posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 03:57 PM
Has this information already been shared?

LINK (German article, your browser will do the rest)

There is an official statement by the police that those sexual assaults were just a distraction for organized crime, stealing wallets, mobile phones and personal belongings.

Not saying sexual assaults didn't happen or anything, I just wanted to share the information.

posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 04:11 PM

originally posted by: DexterRiley
And we can't forget other countries:
- Helsinki, Finland
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Kalmar, Sweden
- Vienna, Austria
- Paris, France

I am from Austria, Vienna. Grew up here. I know this town better than any other person I know.

I can't say what's happening exactly, there is a lot of disinformation going around, a lot of propaganda and of course, fear.
I am definitely gonna research on those attacks in Austria but one thing I can say for sure, our media and our police are experts in covering things up.

Ever though about Austria? That little, insignificant country?
On the world map Austria is just a little dust corn but it has the most significance to world wide politics.

That's why it's important to let Austrian Joe know as little as possible. No crimes, nothing bad, everythings fine.

I know my town. A lot of # happens but nobody knows about it, as I said they are experts in covering things up.

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