[Ed. – The use of this power by the state is so easily subject to abuse, people are mindlessly idiotic to think it can be wielded safely. There’s no excuse for you if you think it’s safe to give government this power. You’ll see anti-Semitism listed among the targeted posters’ sentiments, and that is indeed vile and vicious. But the highlighted sentence is the one that matters, if the people as a whole are to have the liberty and protections they have a right to. This is a terrible development, and what it will lead to is not peace and safety for anyone, but the crushing of GOOD liberties — the liberties you like and agree with — for everyone.]
Police in Berlin have raided ten apartments because residents may have posted “anti-migrant” views online.
Berlin Police completed a large scale raid on internet users Wednesday. The officers ransacked ten separate apartments in the German capital in the suburbs of Spandau, Tempelhof, Marzahn, Hellersdorf and Pankow.
The force confiscated mobile phones, narcotics and weapons. Nine suspects were arrested, aged 22-58, and are accused of posting messages critical of migrants, migrant helpers and some anti-semitic slogans on social networks like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter, reports Berliner Morgenpost.
The Berlin police have told media that they already knew of the suspects and said that many of them have what they consider a “right-extremist” background. Police spokesman Stefan Redlich said that while many of the men shared anti-migrant views, “the men do not know each other according to previous findings,” and there was no evidence of any planned conspiracy to commit crime among them.