The BBC reports that Ralf Jaeger, interior minister for Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region, said that police will have to rethink their tactics following the shocking sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year's Eve.
Scores of women there say they were robbed or sexually assaulted by reportedly as many as 1,000 drunk and aggressive men of Arab or North African appearance. Cologne police have received 121 criminal complaints, at least three-quarters of which were of sexual assault, including two alleged rapes. Sixteen suspects had been identified, but no arrests had been made. Similar attacks were reported in Hamburg, where 30 complaints were filed, and in Stuttgart.
Jaeger warned that anti-immigrant groups were trying to use the attacks to stir up hatred against refugees. "What happens on the right-wing platforms and in chatrooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women," he said. "This is poisoning the climate of our society."
Perhaps Jaeger should ask the female victims of the assaults whether they believe that right-wing rhetoric on the internet is just as bad as rape.
Nonetheless, Jaeger said police had to ensure that attacks of this nature don't happen again:
"Something like this must not happen again - not only in Cologne, but also in other big cities. The police have to conceptually adjust to the fact that there are apparently groups of perpetrators who assault women en masse. This must not happen in our society and the police as well as the city authorities have to react to it."
What the German police and citizens must conceptually adjust to is the fact that their elites have sold them out in the name of their self-hating obsession with multiculturalism, and that the safety of German women is the price that must be paid to turn Germany and the rest of Europe into a multiculturalist paradise.
The description of the attackers as North African or Arab in appearance has led many to believe that the attacks were the result of an influx of more than a million migrants and "refugees" in the past year. But Cologne's mayor said there was no reason to believe those behind the attacks were refugees.
Yeah, probably just coincidence.
Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers described what happened as "a completely new dimension of crime."