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.
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.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of sexual assaults reported in Bavaria this year and many of the accused offenders are foreigners. But are the numbers plausible? Experts say no.
It might be the norm in other countries, but in Germany, revealing a criminal's country of origin in the media is still highly controversial. But some say that doing so can even serve to rectify prejudiced opinions.
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