Italy: 30 North African migrants sexually assault 6 teen girls on train to Milan
The news has shocked Italy, with major politicians weighing in on the reported mass sexual assault involving North Africans
Police have announced 30 arrests in connection with the crackdown, with many of the suspects having already appeared in Freiburg District Court.
Many of the thefts take place in high-end clothing retailers and at the perfume counters of department stores. Police report that the number of such crimes has “skyrocketed,” with most of the suspects men from North Africa. Media reports indicate that many of the migrant men lie about their age in order to avoid stiffer penalties, a trend that is well-documented in Germany.
The men have also been accused of stealing wallets and cell phones.
This isn’t the first crime wave involving migrants in Freiburg. Already in 2016, following a string of sexual assaults and thefts, nightclubs in the city joined together to bar migrant men from entering.
Despite the history of crime in the city, Green and other left-wing politicians have often pushed for more migrants to come to the city under the motto “We have space!”
Foreigners are responsible for a massively disproportionate share of crime in Germany, according to police statistics.
On New Year’s Eve, mass riots took place in major German cities, which involved migrant men attacking ambulances, firefighters, and police. The events have led to a new public debate about mass immigration in the country and called into question Germany’s open borders immigration policy.