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Germany Adds Stricter Rape Laws After Migrant Attacks

Germany Adds Stricter Rape Laws After Migrant Attacks

Before the new law a woman had to fight back in order to claim she was raped.

Believe it or not, Germany never had decent rape laws until now. It took numerous rapes and sexual assaults for the country to establish a “No means No” law.

Now a woman can claim she was raped even if she did not fight back. Yes, before this, a woman had to fight back in order to claim rape. They also classified “groping as a sex crime and makes it easier to prosecute assaults committed by large group.”

The sex attacks in Cologne forced Germany to make these moves. Migrants and refugees set off explosions at the Cologne train station on New Years Eve, causing mass panic. They then attacked, sexually assaulted, and raped the women as they attempted to escape. Police received over 1,000 complaints from that night alone.

From the BBC:

Under the previous law, defined in Section 177 of the criminal code (in German), victims should have defended themselves for an act to constitute rape. Simply saying “No” was not sufficient to find the defendant guilty, and there was no attempt to define what constituted consent.

The inadequacy of the law meant many perpetrators got away with rape, according to a 2014 study of 107 cases by the German association of women’s counselling centres and rape crisis centres (BFF).

The authors said that in every case, sexual assaults had been committed against the victim’s unambiguous will, which had been communicated verbally to the perpetrator. However, they said, either charges were not filed or there was no court conviction.

The study went on to note that the law placed too much focus on whether the victim resisted and did not reflect real-life scenarios in which people were raped.

So under those laws, the courts have not prosecuted many suspects from New Years Eve because “assault could only be proven under German law if the victim resisted.” Because of the laws, women rarely reported rapes and “the conviction rate is only 10%.”

From NBC News:

“In the past there were cases where women were raped but the perpetrators couldn’t be punished,” German Minister for Women Manuela Schwesig said. “The change in the law will help increase the number of victims who choose to press charges, lower the number of criminal prosecutions that are shelved and ensure sexual assaults are properly punished.”

The new “No Means No” law will also allow the country to easily deport any foreigner convicted of sex crimes. People involved in a group of others committing sexual violence may also face charges even if they did not participate.

In March, a study showed that sexual assault in Germany has risen since the government accepted over 1.1 million refugees. The Gatestone Institute chronicled the reported assaults and rapes in 2016. At least one occurred every single day.

In April, outlets reported that a politician tried to pressure police into removing the word rape in their reports from New Years Eve:

Local officers had produced an internal “important event” memo entitled “rape, sexual harassment, thefts, committed by a large group of foreign people” – the first indication of the scale of the incident which would go on to make headlines around the world.

According to Cologne newspaper Express, officers received a phone call from the state police control centre ordering them to take down the report “or otherwise delete the phrase ‘Vergewaltigung’” – “rape”.

A senior Cologne police officer told Express he was informed of the order by a colleague who took the call, and that state police understood it to be “the wish of the state interior ministry”.

The police refused to remove the word.

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Merkel has a heavy burden to hide the consequences of Obama, Clinton et al’s progressive wars and anti-native policies.

thalesofmiletus | July 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

If the feminists hated “rape culture” as much as they claim, they wouldn’t be importing it. Instead, they ask for it.

Char Char Binks | July 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm

They need to respect Muslim rape culture.

Subotai Bahadur | July 7, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Even with the change in the law, there is the matter of getting the police and government to accept the charges. In Britain, there were plenty of laws against raping children, and the government not only looked the other way, but enabled it for over a decade. And the German government is far more overtly pro-Muslim than the Brits.

SB, you are completely correct. This change will probably be implemented against Germans whose girlfriend regrets the morning after, while the jihadis will get a pass.

Hmmmm. Is threat taken into account? A rapist points a pistol at a woman’s head and says, “make one move or say one word and I’ll blow your head off.” What is “defending oneself” in this case?

Does the rapist even need to say anything, i.e., is pointing the gun sufficient?

Does the rapist even need to possess a gun, is a strong-arm grip on the woman’s neck or throat sufficient?

Does the rapist event need to touch the woman in a threatening way, e.g., is being a male weighing, say, 1050 pounds more than than the woman and having threatening gestures sufficient? Suppose 10 males gang rape one woman? What is “defending oneself” in these cases?

Have brain-eating amoeba infected the Germans?

Muslims won’t obey the laws. They won’t even know they exist.

Worse, Germany won’t enforce the laws they have on the books now when Muslims violate them. There’s zero chance they’ll enforce any new laws when the people violating them are Muslim.

They’re just pretending to do something, in response to outrage from their citizens over the nonstop epidemic of rape, assaults and murder that resulted from their government flooding the country with Islamic colonists. It will have no effect whatsoever other than to give their liberal media talking points.

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