Since the New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne, police have been cracking down on North African street gangs. But not even the risk of arrest and deportation seems to deter the gang members - mostly young men.
A report obtained by German media has slammed authorities for mistakes leading to the mass sexual assaults at the city's train station. Police public relations in the aftermath were self-serving, the report also said.
Despite increasing violence against refugees in Germany, the media focus is on migrant criminality, a new study says. The refugee crisis has dominated headlines since the summer of 2015.
More security with less police? Ahead of Germany's upcoming elections, the judges' and police unions warn of an erosion of the rule of law. The acute shortage of staff is made worse by a huge retirement wave.
Police and a court in Cologne have denied requests from two German parties to hold rallies on New Year's Eve. Officials cited security concerns in barring the rallies by the AfD and the far-right NPD.
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