Arte-documentary enemy of the police: one-sided, as the police allows

As of the Landeskriminalamt of North Rhine-Westphalia at the end of may its latest situation report "violence against police officers", presented, showing tha

Arte-documentary enemy of the police: one-sided, as the police allows

As of the Landeskriminalamt of North Rhine-Westphalia at the end of may its latest situation report "violence against police officers", presented, showing that Attacks remain at a officials on the alarmingly high level, content of the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul, not with the usual lament about "alarming" findings. The CDU-politician took the opportunity to complain about a distorted perception: "the speech again and again in the public debate of police violence, but almost no one talks about the violence experienced by our police."

Pure Burger

Political correspondent in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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it was a bit of an exaggeration, after all, many media are reporting since years, in detail, are exposed to which of the hostility and attacks police officers from a variety of groups. Examples are the Attacks by extremist climate activists with sling shots and Kotkübeln on police officers in the hambach forest, or so-called tumult of offences of criminal family clans in the Ruhr area, in order not to hinder targeted inserts.

And yet Reul hit a point. The keywords police, and violence, to understand many media, including mainly the violence by police officers. Also, in the documentation, the artifact exudes today, it is unfortunately so. In spite of their considerable length (75 minutes), and unlike your title of "enemy of the police. Violence and counter-violence without end?“ pretending to be the couple of weeks before the police murder of black Americans, George Floyd completed NDR-production is not a balanced analysis, but an Association of collage, in which the author Sebastian bell angle between France and Germany bounces. Continually is hardly compared comparable to each other. L'art pour l'art, at the Arte. Anyway, it seems to go primarily to show here as there is a police force that strikes on the strings. The issue of violence against police officers is, however, only on the edge, so that the fractures and contradictions embossed documentation remains behind the state of the public discussion.

a French official comes right at the beginning of a word that has been burned, like many other police officers during the protests of the so-called yellow the West, literally. But this, too, will soon be inserted in the installation thanks to prefastened patterns of interpretation: The protests, to actions those on the left, Autonomous, radical Right-wing and radical yellow West, escalated, among other things, therefore, more and more, because the French police occupied after years of staff cuts and burned out completely and is "increasingly irritated responds," the Thesis. Accordingly, it is therefore up to the policy and to the use of forces, even if the police is the enemy.

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 13:19

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