November 14, 2018
I can’t get angry about this.
It’s just too hilarious to make me angry.
A migrant from Ghana, notorious for his shoplifting sprees and violent outbursts, was arrested 107 times in Berlin, but none of them stuck. He even walked free after threatening to hack a woman with a meat cleaver.
For years, a 59-year-old man known as Bismark B. made a living out of stealing from supermarkets in central Berlin. He would show up “three to four times a week” to steal food, a store employee told local media. Witnesses also said that he often grabbed the most expensive items and kept a journal of the things he stole.
Bismark B. racked up 107 arrests, but was released each time because he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.
“Paranoid schizophrenia” is German for “being black.”
So he “was released each time because he was diagnosed with being black.”
Certainly, mental illness is not a reason to allow a person to go on an endless crime spree and never face any consequence, and I don’t believe that is policy of German law.
It is however very clear in German legal policy that you are never supposed to arrest brown people for committing crimes.
In November 2017, the man threatened a female store employee with a meat cleaver. “He suddenly kicked me in the chest. If a customer wouldn’t have defended me, he would have beaten me,” the woman said.
The incident got him arrested again, but even after that violent outburst, he was let go. Five months later, Bismark B. was caught trying to steal seven bottles of shower gel from a drugstore. He resisted and threatened to kill the store’s employees as they tried to apprehend him.
The court has finally opened a case to decide whether to put Bismark B. in a mental institution.
I’m shocked that the German media finally actually reported this.
Kommt der Dauerdieb vom Kudamm jetzt endlich in die Psychiatrie? https://t.co/51mZ59tQd0
— BZ Berlin B.Z. (@bzberlin) November 6, 2018
Official policy is that there’s not even supposed to be a police report.
But I guess it just got too out of control.
Sometimes a multicultural utopia is so vibrant, that even its most ardent defenders get whiplash.