The chief of the German police union claims that criminal migrants from North Africa are laughing at the German justice system as they are allowed to go free after committing crimes. Cheif of the German police union Rainer Wendt has expressed severe concern regarding the increasing number of migrant criminals, especially those of a North African origin. He claims that unless the justice system changes no real action can be taken to solve migrant crime, reports Kronen Zeitung.
“They despise our country and laugh at our justice,” Mr. Wendt said and warned that the police cannot address migrant crime unless the justice system is willing to step up and deport repeated offenders.
The police, according to Mr. Wendt, “do all they are able to do,” regarding migrant crime. He claims that officers in Germany are putting themselves at constant risk as many of the migrants are known to have a high level of violent behaviour and attack police who attempt to arrest them.
“If there is no pre-trial detention made, no imprisonment is imposed, and no deportations carried out then the police make multiple arrests and the perpetrators get away with it,” he said and maintained that the migrants end up back on the streets.
Mr. Wendt cited the “Casablanca Report” which documented some 2,244 North African migrant criminals in the city of Dusseldorf. According to the police union chief, the numbers for other major German cities are similar and he said that the migrant crisis has only served to reinforce numbers in the already-existing migrant criminal gangs.
Last year, Mr. Wendt made a similar statement at the height of the migrant crisis. “They don’t respect our law,” he said and asked why “things always have to go up in flames” before politicians “react”.
Development Minister Gerd Müller of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel forecasts a massive increase in migrants from Africa.
“The migration pressure will increase dramatically in the coming years if we do not manage to create economic opportunities in African countries,” he said, adding, “what happens there has a direct impact on Europe”.
The findings match a report from the European Union border agency Frontex who earlier this year reported that the future of the migrant crisis was young migrant men coming from Africa to Europe for better economic opportunities rather than legitimate refugees fleeing conflict or persecution.