Posted by: bringitup | February 18, 2011

Multiculturalism at work in Germany: Teens arrested for brutal metro attack

From The Local:

Four teenagers have been arrested for beating a man into a coma in a Berlin metro station. The attack has caused widespread outrage for its senselessness and brutality.

The police took the teens, three aged 17 and one only 14, into custody on Tuesday under suspicion they assaulted a 30-year-old house painter in a U-Bahn station in the German capital’s Lichtenberg district.

The teenagers allegedly attacked the victim and his coworker late on Friday evening. While one man could escape with minor injuries, the other was beaten and kicked so badly he remains in a coma with serious brain trauma.

Berlin’s Interior Minister Ehrhart Körting said on Wednesday he was shocked by the sheer brutality of the crime.

The teens, reportedly with Albanian, Kenyan, Kosovar and Iraqi backgrounds, claimed the painter and his colleague had provoked them by chanting the Nazi salute “Sieg Heil” at them. However, the authorities said they believe this is likely only an attempt to justify the attack after speaking to witnesses.

The assailants reportedly do not have previous criminal records, but are likely to be charged with attempted murder and causing grievous bodily harm.

The authorities also lamented the apparent cowardice of bystanders for not trying to stop the attack.

The beating is reminiscent of an incident in Munich in 2009 that led to the death of Dominik Brunner. Two German teens beat and kicked the 50-year-old businessman at an S-Bahn commuter train platform after he tried to protect a group of younger children from their bullying. Brunner died shortly afterwards of heart failure.

Another attack that this reminds me of the vicious attack in the Bruessels metro, which would be called a lynching attempt, on Bulgarian student named Lyuben Tyulekov, by groups of immigrants.

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One could only hope that the justice system strikes hard against all filth like these, regardless of their background, but unfortunately this is Europe where justice for the victims is weak.

Source:

http://www.thelocal.de/national/20110216-33159.html

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