Comment: Disproportionate severity in Corona fines

Who moved in the past few months on the weekend in Frankfurt, when the weather was good, the could be angry. Masses of people stood around, drinking wine, and t

Comment: Disproportionate severity in Corona fines

Who moved in the past few months on the weekend in Frankfurt, when the weather was good, the could be angry. Masses of people stood around, drinking wine, and the freedom of celebrating, which was taken from them previously by the Corona limitations. Without distance or masks, and in groups that exceeded the allowed amount far. The city and the police stressed how well they had the Situation at a glance. But in addition to the blocking of the Friedberger Platz (which took nobody for a long serious) and well-intentioned Megafon-due to say not much happened.

Anna-Sophia Lang

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

there are No consequences were also the first demonstrations of hundreds of Corona-deniers and conspiracy theorists at the beginning of may. Although many of the participants ignored the requirements of the government completely, and let the police grant.

Little room

the are this Wednesday the district court of Frankfurt fines has confirmed this to be due to contact ban-offences against two women, in front of that Background is a scandal. The judge is to blame or not, had little room for manoeuvre. Why it is, but the police is deemed necessary, to anzurücken eight and on, as is reported, to impose aggressive penalties, rather than have to try it first with a deeskaliere the speech and a warning, inexplicably. Especially since it is the Affected people who met first by chance and, secondly, completely peaceful were.

on many other occasions, officers are also required in this crisis, and burdened with a sense of proportion traded. However, in this case, another impression stays: the annoyed police officers, giving full vent to their petulance.

Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 11:20

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