Saagar Enjeti, Daily Caller, December 20, 2016
Austrian police will distribute pocket alarms to Viennese women at New Year’s Eve celebrations as a precautionary measure following widespread reports of harassment at similar events in 2015.
The alarms will emit a shrill sound when activated, which will draw police through a crowd at Vienna’s largest New Year’s Eve celebration. The cautionary maneuver comes after leaked German police documents revealed rampant sexual assault by refugees on New Year’s Eve in cities across Germany last year.
“There is a connection between the emergence of this phenomenon and the rapid migration in 2015,” president of the German Federal Criminal Police Office told German media at the time. He lamented, “we have to presume that many of those crimes will never be fully investigated,” due to the high number of attacks, and low grade CCTV footage of the incident.