THOUSANDS OF CDs SEIZED
German police raid hundreds
of Politically Incorrect homes
German police seize neo-Nazi CDs
BBC News Wednesday, 4 March 2009
BERLIN — German police have seized thousands of recordings
of suspected neo-Nazi music during raids across the country.
VERBOTEN—Dangerous music threatens German democracy!
More than 200* flats and offices were searched, and police
said they had confiscated about 45,000 recordings, more
than 170 computers and 70 weapons.
The raids are part of a long-running investigation led by
prosecutors in Stuttgart, involving some 204 suspects.
The production and sale of music that promotes an extremist
agenda or racial hatred is illegal in Germany.
Siegfried Mahler, Stuttgart's chief prosecutor, said right-wing
extremists used music to "awaken interest and win support".
"Using aggressive, xenophobic, anti-Semitic and anti-democratic
lyrics, they spread extreme right-wing ideas," he said in a
Police said there were 204 suspects — all of whom were between
the ages of 21 and 45 — but no-one had been arrested.
*Our NSNS correspondent on the Bundesrepublik reports as follows:
"Yesterday more than 400 homes around Germany were raided
by the police looking for 'right-wing' music. They arrived at 6 a.m.,
turned the houses and apartments upside down, terrorized the
residents, seized CDs, computers and hard drives, etc., and
anything else they didn't like.
"Music wasn't the only thing they were looking for—that was just
a pretext. Anyone visiting 'right-wing' websites or receiving mailings
from 'right-wing' websites also comes under scrutiny. Please
understand if our correspondence is interrupted.
"Earlier a friend of mine, Frank R., age 69, was visiting friends
when the place was raided. Without warning the door burst open
and four men in civilian clothes with masks and pistols stormed in.
No indication was given that they were police.
"My friend punched the first guy in the face, dropping him. The
intruders then screamed, 'Police, on the floor.' He was arrested,
tried and convicted of assaulting a police officer.
"He spent 10 days in a maximum-security prison. Upon his release
on bail he fled to South America, where he is now living."