01:54 GMT +327 March 2017
    A man holds up a sign reading No violence against women as he takes part in a demonstration in front of the cathedral in Cologne, western Germany, on January 9, 2015 where sexual assaults in a crowd of migrants took place on New Year's Eve

    German Police Launch Inquiry to Punish Cologne Sex Attacks Whistleblowers

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    The German media learned about the mass harassment on New Year's Eve in Cologne only four days after the incidents.

    The Cologne police tried to deceive the public, until the information from the internal circles leaked to the media, as reported by several media sources.

    According to Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Cologne police have recently launched an investigation to find those who had spread the "secret" information without permission. The authorities want to examine how internal reports could reach the public.

    "A collection of materials is currently underway, the police are carrying out an internal investigation," a spokesman for the Cologne prosecution office said.

    According to DWN, the investigation into the case is an "absurd measure". It seems as if the authorities have nothing to do than to search for the whistleblowers.

    The newspaper argued that the police officer who revealed the real state of affairs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Cologne has not hurt the police, but rather stood it in a good stead.

    "The damage has been caused by those who told the tales out of opportunistic motives and presented the reality in a distorted way. They have caused the damage not only to the police, but to the public as well," the article said, adding that the officer who exposed the Cologne attacks should be considered a "hero".

    On New Year's Eve, hundreds of women in the German city of Cologne were robbed and sexually assaulted by groups of aggressive men, believed to be mostly of Arab and North African origin. The attacks revealed the inefficiency of German law enforcement services and caused heavy criticism among the public.


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      incompetent is the word for Merkel immigrant policy. Now the new policy in Europe are "it's not my fault is the whistleblowers fault". pathetic
      the ship name Europe go under on the bottom of the sea of mediocrity.
    • Alabama Mothman
      It's obvious the German Police couldnt catch their azz's with both hands
    • Jet fuel can't melt steel beamsin reply toemusua(Show commentHide comment)
      emusua, What do you expect from a cia agent..poor germany. :/
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      emusuain reply toJet fuel can't melt steel beams(Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams, yes you're right germania is occupied sense the end WWII by U.S.A oligarchy. France too.
    • Jet fuel can't melt steel beamsin reply toemusua(Show commentHide comment)
      emusua, Indeed. France is being under us control since the death of Charles De Gaulles..only traitors now rule this country.
    • klod.infobeez
      What king of joke is this ?

      They let rapists and robbers run away free and try to get just... the people who told the truth about the organised mass rape ?
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      Amazingly foolish. They would be better served getting on with catching the perpetrators which is in fact their real job. This stinks of political interference.
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      perhaps it's just easier for them to try to catch one within their own ranks? I haven't read so much about their success rate with finding the perpetrators from NYE...:( (regardless of who they were.)
    • Mother Gorilla
      Total overreaction by this guy and others who ran with it. It might have done some good in that more women were emboldened to come forward with rape charges, but in Cologne, there has always been carneval, and the ethnic Germans have been just as bad as the North Africans.
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      When the police become the enemy of the public, then it is time for a change in government.
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      Seems to me if the "authorities" were straight with the public to begin with, whistleblowers wouldn't have anything to whistle about! My woman and I have an arrangement--No Secrets--as we trust each other such that we have no need for them. And guess what the problem is with "modern" society; its perceived need to keep secrets. Just one of the many reasons why World Peace hasn't occurred.
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      emusuain reply toJet fuel can't melt steel beams(Show commentHide comment)
      Jet fuel can't melt steel beams, oligarchies against people choice. The next election in Europe will be important for own freedom speech and for the nation against corporation like TIPP
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