How the Stasi returned to Germany to create the perfect police state

In the summer of 2018 Germany’s state of Bavaria will have the strictest police laws since 1945. Police will henceforth be allowed to carry hand grenades and infiltrate online chats without even suspicion of concrete crimes.

The lines between police and intelligence services will also become unclear. The law is sponsored by the CSU, the sister party of Merkel’s CDU and will likely sail through without any resistance.

This plan gives the police unprecedented authority to monitor citizens. Experts are talking about the strictest laws since 1945. It has all the hallmarks of a combined police and intelligence service. The executive will be allowed to investigate without any indication of a crime.

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