Spanking videos and baiting: The new staging of the violence against police officers on Social Media

After the death of the US-American George Floyd, on 25. May, in Minneapolis, posted tens of thousands of Users under the Hashtags such as #George Floyd and #Bla

Spanking videos and baiting: The new staging of the violence against police officers on Social Media

After the death of the US-American George Floyd, on 25. May, in Minneapolis, posted tens of thousands of Users under the Hashtags such as #George Floyd and #Blacklivesmatter. contributions, turned against racism and police violence. In Germany, too, has been hotly debated over the topic, a few days later, the tone shifted, however. Because, from Tweets against police violence Tweets against the police. Now in Stuttgart, a number of young people acted very aggressively against the police, the local police chief, the social media complicity. What danger is behind the phenomenon?

violence and vandalism in Stuttgart

it is Clear that The rioters have left a trail of devastation in Stuttgart. They had smashed window panes, shops looted and cars wrecked. In addition to this destruction, the aggression, especially against police officers stunned. Videos show how officials were massively attacked, 19 of them were injured. In a press conference the Stuttgart police-Vice-President Thomas Berger said: "Such scenes has it been given in Stuttgart, never."

incitement and hatred against police

Nevertheless, many Users Hate to post a message against the police. In a Tweet, it says: "Racist cops harass, the majority of migrant young people, who just want to celebrate only. And let the don't like.“ Another user writes: "Everywhere the police harassed young people. And now it POPs out. So what?“

"the Pig lives don't matter!"

This anger towards police officers does not exist, it is only since the weekend. In the course of the discussion of police violence after the death of the American artist Floyd miss a lot of Users took the issue to their rejection of the German police to make it known.

So the "anti-fascist Left" wrote on 9. June: "We will not be silent! The Problem is racism, the Problem is the police!“. The User "Black Pigeon" means "At this Saturday's square from 16:30 to be held at the Hansa a Demonstration against racism. Come and let us a sign against racism and police violence set! #ACAB“. ACAB stands for "All cops are bastards" (by analogy: All cops are pigs).

On comments such as these, the Stuttgart police took think President Franz Lutz, as he described the actions of the "Party and event scene" and said: "And then what is also important is what comes across to you staged in the social media with their Actions. There is also an aggressive and offensive since the Latest Do against police officers. This is now part of this Party and event scene, obviously, to do this.“

From the network into the real life

This development the trade Union of the police, observed for quite some time. "The social media are used by offenders very deliberately as a means to make the police look bad." So cut scenes would be ripped from their context and put online, says Stephan Hegger, spokesman of the GdP in NRW to FOCUS Online. "What has happened previously, that the officials go to the people to address you, not ask you to be quiet, to be aggressive, all of which is not shown," says Hegger.

Also there are several Facebook and WhatsApp groups, which would be used in such situations by the actors for rapid mobilization. Even in normal everyday life, conflict would then be within a few minutes all the crowds arrive – a 20, 50 or 100 people who want to hinder the police in their work.

"it's really in the wind," says Hegger. "This can only work if it was prepared. If, so to speak, only the Alarm must be triggered, the group will be informed with a cue, and immediately all of them are there. And we watch again and again.“

- hate-comments to meet the police in person

the GDP-the country Chairman in NRW is concerned, "We have just let it happen and develop, and are now faced with a significant Problem," says Michael Mertens in an interview with FOCUS Online. "Now it affects mainly the police, but who relates to it next?" He noted that "As we now see, is reflected in the disinhibition of the company from the net into real life."

Indeed it is still very easy to spread on the Internet with anonymous hate messages. The stalkers were previously in a rule, with impunity. Mertens has a clear opinion: "We are in need of online rights. This means that if crimes are found, must the Provider be in the position, the data of the people find out the have the posted. So it must be researchable.“

The hate comments, the police also meet personally. Mertens says: "It does something to a human, if one reads what is written about the own profession and colleagues. The police heart is bleeding. We suffer the consequences.“

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