Court: Skin Colour Good Reason for Cop ID Check

The Local, March 27, 2012

German police have been told they can continue to single out black train passengers on the basis of their colour to check their paper, prompting allegations of institutionalised racism.

“If this is true, it is essentially illegal,” Tahir Della of the Initiative of Black People in Germany (ISD) told The Local. “The authorities have always said the police do not do racial profiling.”

“Non-white people already get a disproportionate amount of hassle from the police, if this is now being officially sanctioned, then it will open the floodgates,” he added. “I am of course very shocked by this. It is basically racism.”

A Koblenz court knocked down the complaint of a black German man who got into an argument with two federal police officers who demanded his papers while travelling on a train.

He refused to show the officers his identity papers, and was taken off the train to a police station where his rucksack was searched and his driving license eventually found, the court said in a statement.

The officers then accused him of abusing them, and took him to court. During the hearing one of the officers said that when deciding which travellers to check, he sought out those who seemed to him to be foreigners and said one of his criteria was skin colour.

This prompted the man concerned to sue, saying their conduct was illegal. But the judges at the Koblenz administrative court in Rhineland Palatinate ruled on Tuesday that the officers had not acted illegally, but were guided by their “border policing experience.”

In the case concerned, the man had been checked on a route which was often used for illegal entry into Germany, the court said, although it did not reveal where the incident happened.

Because only spot checks were possible on such trains, the people selected could be chosen based on their appearance, the judges ruled.

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  • Anan7

    If they’re black, they’re obviously not German and don’t belong there in the first place!

    Segregation was a great idea that should be brought back.  Trayvon Martin would still be alive if it were still around.

    • haroldcrews

      Sharpton et al don’t actually care that Martin is dead.  Martin is no more than an opportunity for additional shack-downs.

  • redshirts

    Of course it’s a good reason.  That’s why we are stereotyped constantly for the sickness of our racist White privilege that “hurts” the beloved community of color.  Racial profiling against White Humanity is the most profitable industry in the world.  How many billions are taken out of the White economy and transferred to Diversity through racist Affirmative Action?  How much of our native breeding grounds are now no go zones?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Galonska/100000365443540 Stephanie Galonska

    This will change just as soon as The Germans become outnumbered like Americans are in America.  Then, the non-whites will have the most important ingredient and that is The Germans themselves.

    Take America.  americans are outnumbered and so now are choosing which non-white race they like best to take them over and I guarantee you, The Germans will do the exact same thing and then, the rest of Europe and then, you will all be Mud People.

  • curri

    Despite everything, the Germans still have more of a sense of self-preservation that the foolish Anglo-Americans.  Of course there is still that “little” problem that German deaths have exceeded births every year since 1972. Maybe the Germans will regain some national self-confidence as the American Empire continues to implode  and can no longer be the model for the West . The post-WW2 American Empire is the main source of  secular hedonism, white ethnomasochism and all the other degenerate trends that have become dominant  over the last six decades. 

    But maybe small, crowded countries like Germany and Japan should scale down their populations along with keeping out immigrants:
    http://mrzine.monthlyreview.org/2011/baker020111p.html 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JKGCGNL6ZODMUHX55V6WF6U7WE SteveM

    A Koblenz court knocked down the complaint of a black German man who got into an argument with two federal police officers who demanded his papers while travelling on a train.

    Yeah, chimpouts will usually land somebody in court. He should be grateful the bullen didn’t stove in  thick skull with a truncheon. Perhaps he’ll go home to a place where he can be hassled by black mobs instead.