January 5, 1993 |
On the night that neo-Nazi gangs firebombed a refugee hostel here, the chief of police suddenly disappeared mid-riot, later explaining somewhat guilelessly that his shirt was dirty and he had gone home to change it. In Cottbus, along the Polish border, a policeman summoned to a disco where patrons were brawling one Saturday night adamantly refused to venture inside; he had no protective gear and was afraid he might get hurt.
May 14, 1994 |
German police drew harsh criticism Friday after failing to respond quickly to a bloody neo-Nazi attack on black Africans that led to one of the worst racial riots in Germany since a wave of rightist violence against foreigners began two years ago. The fracas in the eastern city of Magdeburg started Thursday afternoon when dozens of drunken neo-Nazis drove through the streets "hunting foreigners" and assaulted a group of five Africans, according to police and witnesses.
September 29, 2007 |
Police in Germany have arrested a man on charges that he stole more than 1 million screws from his employer and sold them on the Internet. Police said the 33-year-old assembly worker took up to 7,000 screws home every day when he left work. Over two years, he stole about 1.1 million screws with an estimated value of $155,000, police in Wurzburg said. The man sold the screws at discount prices; police wondered where he was getting the vast quantities.
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April 23, 2001 |
A 17-year-old North Hollywood boy was killed early Sunday in a drive-by shooting outside a party in Winnetka, police said. Mark Johnni Germany was attending a large party at a single-family house in the 19700 block of Saticoy Street about 12:30 a.m. when someone in a small white car began shooting a small-caliber pistol at the revelers, police said. Germany was shot once in the torso while fleeing from the car. Police said it was unlikely he had been singled out.
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August 15, 1987 |
Police arrested about 12 of the 300 protesters who rallied in East Berlin on the 26th anniversary of the Berlin Wall shouting "The wall must go," witnesses in West Berlin said Friday. Hours after Thursday night's protest, a young man ran up to the western side of the wall, doused it with a flammable liquid and set a 12-foot-square section ablaze. He was taken into custody by West Berlin police.
May 9, 1989 |
Dictator Josef Stalin had detailed information about Nazi Germany's plans to invade the Soviet Union in 1941 but ignored the warnings and failed to prepare for war, Pravda told its readers Monday. The full-page article in the Communist Party newspaper, the most detailed look yet at what Soviet spies knew about Adolf Hitler's plans, came on the eve of a national observance of the 44th anniversary of victory in World War II. The article marked a sharp break from the Soviet press tradition of publishing uncritical, patriotic reminiscences of Soviet heroism.