Stuttgart's head of operations: We have done nothing wrong

Mr. Berger, last weekend, it came to riots. What happened this week at the castle garden? Rüdiger, they Political correspondent in the state of Baden-Württ

Stuttgart's head of operations: We have done nothing wrong

Mr. Berger, last weekend, it came to riots. What happened this week at the castle garden?

Rüdiger, they

Political correspondent in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

F. A. Z.

In the night of Friday there was in the castle garden, a smaller skirmish, it remained within the normal range. But we wanted to identify the other perpetrators, that is why we have made a lot of checks on persons, we have made six suspicious persons who might have been a week ago here. A suspect, we were able to take.

How they prepared for this weekend?

last weekend, could move a Mob of young offenders in an uncontrolled manner by the city. This must not be repeated. We have looked at before the weekend, the squares and streets exactly where we are with problems and larger numbers of people to expect. In addition, we have brought to so many officials to Stuttgart that we are also serious riots at any time capable of. The situation is by no means easy, because if the perpetrators of violence to decide, spontaneously, to blindly damage to property, we must act quickly. A single pane of glass goes in a district to breakage, can not completely prevent that, but we lose about four hours, the control must not be repeated.

secure with a investigation group extensive Video evidence. What insights did you gain, how it came to an escalation?

This is a challenging question for criminological research. We know that all of the perpetrators are very young, none older than 25 years. Among those arrested, only a woman. All were strongly under the influence of alcohol. In the castle garden, many of the refugees, Germans with a migration background, but also German, can't afford the Clubs meet for years. It's not just the Prosecco Zone of Stuttgart. What kind of environment it is, we need to analyze. The mostly Syrians, are Turks, the English, are not Bosnians, we know that. The group who comes every weekend to party in the castle garden, is also added from different backgrounds each Time. A week ago, even a few militant left-mingled extremists among this Mob, and were free riders, who wanted to profit occurs. Politically, this riot was not organized.

How can it be that hundreds of people show solidarity so quickly, and a kind of Mob to form?

we can't answer that yet. Sure is that the behavior of some characterised by a high degree of disinhibition and Frustration. It is the group dynamic of violence, as we know they are of large demonstrations or football matches: a large group of people some of the aggressive offender, the search for violence, and the social and uncontrolled actions are, you will meet a violent hangers-on, and a morbid environment, so people looking for excitement. If 2000 VfB-Fans to Karlsruhe at the KSC, are ready-to 300 violence among them that can be quickly set on fire.

which is Why the police have attributed to the alleged perpetrators of the trivialising of the event scene, where the view of the location shows pictures, that violent crime by young men from the refugee milieu, often armed with knives, piling for years?

This is true, however, the Stuttgart-based phenomenon is not so simple conceptually. It is, in any case, Criminals. Social Marginalization and lack of prospects for young Criminals in a role. It was because of the Club-in closures due to the Corona pandemic in the castle garden, also people from the event scene. The have filmed the riots from sensationalism. As a phenomenon this is not new, it was in the sixties, the schwabinger riots, or new year's eve 2015, the riots at the Cologne Dom The analysis of social problems needs to do the policy, this is not a police task.

Updated Date: 27 June 2020, 18:19

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