The Head of the German police union recently gave an interview regarding the new police laws in many parts of Germany, in which he endorsed the militarization which they represent but called for it to be further and for a unified police law in Germany. We want to use this as an opportunity to report about the militarization of the German police and to translate some news that were published on the German part of this website regarding this. During the first half of this year many German states proposed new police laws, all of which extend the tools the police has at its disposal against the masses.


In Baden-Wuerttemberg the proposal included the legal observtion of encrypted messages, the use of ankle monitors and the equiment of police with military weaponary, such as handgranades and assault rifles, which are allowed to be used against humans as soon as a leadin policeofficer condones it. Additionally the “prevential arrest” maximum duration is to be extended to one month, the maximum of police detention is to be extended to one week and if someone is found to be fitting the vage and arbitrary definition of “a potential risk” the police are allowed to employ ankle monitors or to conduct searches without any prove of any crime. Lower Saxony has a similar proposal, extending public surveilance and the maximum “prevential arrest” duration to 74days. Saxony follows in their footstepsand adds the possibility of declaring “controllareas” which are heavily surveilanced and in which the police are allowed to limit even fundamental rights, without even announcing these areas. In Bremen the city now employs a sort of secondary police force which is supposed to take over in some normal police tasks so that the police is able to concentrate on fighting against the justified rebellion and on terrorizing the masses on a regular basis. There are also plans for building a big police complex in the middle of the workers quater Gröpelingen. Bremerhafen police now have Tasers. In Berlin the police extended public surveilance, tested facial recogniction software, started empolying “mobile police station”, which are bigger police vehicles they spread around the city which are capable of making arrests independent of other police and are planning to build many small police stations across the city.


All of these are examples and the occupation of cities, while less devoloped than in oppressed nations, of the increasing of the increasing militarization of society the German imperialism is conducting as a part of its striving to devolop into a superpower. But in light of this development it would be wrong to be scared of this imperialist monster, we rather should look to the ongoing protests against these developments, like the demonstration in Hannover (, and have to keep in mind the quotes of the great Chairman Mao Tse-Tung: “All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality, they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are powerful.“ And: “The reactionaries of every country are just such fools, Their persecution of the revolutionary people will only end in rousing the people to broader and fiercer revolution.“