Dec 14

The report from the special commission in Braunschweig, broadcasted by the ARD mentions …

Mass-brawls (with up to 200 migrants involved), shop thefts increased by 200% this year, the overall crime rate increased by 50%, burglary, vandalism (can’t park your car in the streets anymore), (attempted) rape.

850 police operations at the reception camp this year, with up to 25 police vehicles involved simultaneously.


You can watch the video in German here…

http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/FAKT/Die-Soko-Fl%C3%BCchtlingskriminalit%C3%A4t-in-Brau/Das-Erste/Video?documentId=32121318&bcastId=310854

… or here:

Die Soko Flüchtlingskriminalität in Braunschweig – Erste Bilanz

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Mar 02

An Anonymous Donor and Envelopes Stuffed with Cash (Der Spiegel, Feb. 28, 2012):

The German city of Braunschweig has a new benefactor. An anonymous donor has been stuffing envelopes filled with 10,000 euros in cash into the mailboxes of charitable organizations. His latest contribution was an anomaly. A local hospice found the money under its doormat.

There are stories that are so good they are hard to believe. Henning Noske laughs when he hears such sentiments. A section editor with daily Braunschweiger Zeitung, Noske has been a journalist for thirty years and if there is one thing he knows, it’s that a good story is a good story.

These are crazy times for Noske. His phone is constantly ringing with major German television stations seeking to speak with him. All because his little paper has been thrust into the limelight by a local story. “Every editor dreams of such a story!” says Noske.

It all started with an article about a local robbery. A short while later an envelope, sent by an anonymous donor, found its way to the local victim support center. The envelope contained €10,000 — in cash. Twenty €500 notes.

Further envelopes followed:

€10,000 for a day-care center
€10,000 for four local churches
€10,000 for a choir
€10,000 for a group providing meals to the homeless
€10,000 for a soup kitchen
and on and on.

Over the weekend, the anonymous giver made another donation. An intern at a local hospice found an envelope stuffed with €10,000 hidden under the doormat as she was taking out the garbage.

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