Body-cams, preventive surveillance of your communication and manipulation of data, DNA analyses for racial profiling, and unlimited preventive detention without the right to a public defender: Bavaria’s new police-assignment legislation (PAG) has it all.
Originally published by Indymedia NL.
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But it’s not only the Bavarian police force that’s being geared up. Police powers are currently being increased all over Germany. One important justification for the police’s infringement on basic rights is the vague concept of “imminent danger.”
An “imminent danger” is defined as anything deemed by the police to be potentially dangerous, even in the absence of a specific reason. This opens the door even further to irresponsible abuses of power.
The police force itself has become a danger to basic rights, freedom, and democracy. For certain people this has always been the case, but as of now everyone is affected and could potentially become a target. It’s time to show solidarity! For this reason, we have launched Cop Map, which allows its users to report, see, and avoid police presence and unwarranted inspections. Cop Map works everywhere, worldwide.
In general, stay aware and offer your support if you see cases of police violence. If you yourself become a victim or witness of police violence, you can reach out to supporting organizations.
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