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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Dudley protest collision 'not deliberate'

There was nothing to suggest a collision in which six people were hurt near an English Defence League protest was deliberate, police have said.

The ambulance service was called to the incident in King Street, Dudley, at 1605 BST on Saturday.

West Midlands Police said initial witness accounts had suggested that a family car had become caught up in a small pocket of protesters.

No-one received life-threatening injuries in the incident.

A force spokesman said the investigation was in its very early stages.

He added: "Whilst trying to work its way clear the car collided with some of the protesters as they left the protest area."

The force said on Sunday it was starting a separate post-event investigation into disorder and criminal offences which happened in Dudley on Saturday.

Twenty-one arrests were made during a police operation - 17 for violent disorder, two for affray, one for a public order offence and one for possession of an offensive weapon.

The force said it was starting inquiries into incidents reported, including criminal damage to buildings and incidents of disorder.

Anti-fascist group Unite Against Fascism held a counter-protest against the English Defence League, which says it is against Islamic extremism in the UK.

BBC News

Stasi files shed light on West German spy agency's Nazi past

It's one of the country's worst-kept secrets. Yet questions still surround the presence of former Nazis and war criminals in West Germany's police, secret service (BND) and politics. Who were those people, what positions did they hold in Nazi Germany and later in post-war West Germany?

Crucial information about the BND's past has long been hidden in the Stasi files - the vast archive of information meticulously gathered by former Communist East Germany's secret police, the Stasi. The aim was to either blackmail Western agents or to discredit its capitalist neighbor to the west.

After reunification some of those documents were made available, but parts of the archives remained locked away for reasons of data privacy.

Continuity between Nazis and West Germany
Recently, the last remaining documents from the Stasi files were released to the public. Journalist Andreas Foerster had requested them as early as the year 2000, but his request was turned down twice. After persisting for years, he was finally granted access.

Foerster outlined how one policeman climbed through the Nazi ranks and was ultimately employed after the war by West Germany's Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the domestic security service.

"In 1944, he became an SS member and worked in the Dachau concentration camp," Foerster said in an interview with Deutsche Welle. "The Nazi documents indicate he did such a good job that he was transferred to Auschwitz. There, he worked in the so-called department for pest control - that's where they ordered and received the Cyclon B gas which was then used in the gas chambers of Auschwitz."

The main task of West Germany's secret service after World War II was to work against the Soviet Union, and when it came to recruiting staff, a Nazi past was often overlooked if the recruit seemed capable of playing a useful role in the new struggle against communism.

The Nazi past of those cases was well known to their organizations, but it just didn't seem to matter, Foerster said.
Much of the information being released in Germany is already available in the United States. The 1998 Nazi War Criminal Disclosure Act led to the CIA releasing more than 700 files on Germans with whom the US had worked in the aftermath of World War II - even though they were known war criminals.

Reluctance to confront the past
West Germany's intelligence service had a relatively high number of former Nazis and war criminals in its ranks in its early years.
"Some 20 to 25 percent of the secret service were former SS men," Erich Schmidt-Eenboom, the head of a research institute that monitors intelligence services, told Deutsche Welle.

"But if you broaden this to include the generals and officers in the regular armed forces, the Wehrmacht, who'd been involved in war crimes - then this may add up to 50 percent of the Gehlen organization, which was initiated by the CIA and was the immediate predecessor to the secret service, being made up of war criminals," he added.

The BND itself was formed out of the Gehlen Organization, headed by legendary spymaster Reinhard Gehlen - a former German army general who worked as an intelligence officer on Hitler's eastern front.

Over the years, the BND has made several attempts to shed some light on its shady past. Between 1962 and 1965, an internal inquiry looked into its members' Nazi links. As a result, 70 people had to leave the secret service. But they were only a fraction of the number who should have been sent packing, critics have said. The domestic intelligence service did a similar internal inquiry and also let a number of people go.

"But these things were all only internal inquiries," Foerster said. "That's what these organizations still stand to answer for. Those who had to leave left quietly and, of course, still get their pension. Neither the BND nor the domestic intelligence service have to this day openly dealt with their Nazi roots"

The Stasi documents on the issue are now finally all open to research. What remains classified are archives of the organizations themselves.

In 2006, the BND said it would fund a research project into its own past, but little progress has been made. The historian chosen for the project quit in 2008 over what he said was a lack of support for his work.

DU World

Man with neo-Nazi ties leading border patrols (USA)

A surge in Border Patrol agents and a tough new immigration law aren't enough for a reputed neo-Nazi who's now leading a militia into the Arizona desert near the border.

Jason "J.T." Ready, a 37-year-old ex-Marine, is taking matters into his own hands, declaring war on "narco-terrorists" and keeping an eye out for illegal immigrants. So far, he says, his patrols have found only a few border crossers, who were given water and handed over to the Border Patrol. Once, a patrol found a decaying body in a wash and alerted authorities.

But local law enforcement officials are nervous given that Ready's group is heavily armed and identifies with the National Socialist Movement, an organization proclaiming that only non-Jewish, white heterosexuals should be American citizens and that everyone who isn't white should leave the country peacefully or by force.
Ready said he takes offense at the term "neo-Nazi" but admits he identifies with the National Socialist Movement.

"We're not going to sit around and wait for the government anymore," he said. "This is what our founding fathers did."

Ready is a reflection of the anger over illegal immigration in Arizona. In April, Gov. Jan Brewer signed a controversial new immigration law that requires police officers to question a person's immigration status if they have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.

But Brewer hasn't done enough, Ready said, and he's not satisfied with President Barack Obama's decision to beef up federal security forces at the border.

Law enforcement officials said patrols such as Ready's could undercut the work of the thousands of officers on duty every day along the border, especially if the patrols try to carry out vigilante justice.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said there haven't been any incidents with the group as it patrols in his jurisdiction.
But Babeu is concerned because an untrained group acting without the authority of the law could cause "extreme problems" and put itself and others in danger.

"I'm not inviting them. And in fact, I'd rather they not come," Babeu said. "Especially those who espouse hatred or bigotry such as his."



A ‘hidden’ crime is being targeted in Greater Manchester. Lawyers and police believe hundreds of cases of disability hate crime go unreported every year – from abusive name calling to theft or assault. Three years ago, just five people were successfully prosecuted in the region but last year the figure rose to 34. And this week an open day will be held at Bury police station and the town’s magistrates’ court to give victims the confidence to report crimes. Earlier this week, the M.E.N revealed how a bus driver was caught on camera refusing to help a woman in a wheelchair get off his single-decker. Award-winning disability rights campaigner Renu Duggal criticised the driver for ignoring her pleas to put a ramp out so she could alight. Her son, Arjun, filmed the incident on his mobile phone. Alison Mutch, chief crown prosecutor for Bury, Bolton, and Wigan, and lead lawyer on disability hate crime, said: “A conference was held in Manchester to which 80 people from disability groups were invited to discuss how the criminal justice system works in relation to this type of crime.” She said that as part of an action plan the open day is being put on – and around 45 people, with physical and learning disabilities, have signed up to attend. The day will focus on how the police and the justice system deal with hate crime cases and it will demonstrate how disabled victims can give evidence through video links and even take a break in the hearing if medication is needed. The prosecutor added: “The police station has full disabled access, but buttons and ramps don’t mean a thing if the attitude of staff dealing with complaints doesn’t give victims confidence.

“We have had great support from the police but there is a lot of fear about reporting disability hate crime – people fear they will not be taken seriously. “We want to assure people that they will.” In 2007, Greater Manchester’s Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dealt with five defendants involved in disability hate crimes and all were successfully prosecuted. In 2008, 24 were prosecuted, 19 convicted, and last year there were 42 defendants dealt with, 34 of whom were convicted. So far this year 24 out 27 defendants have been convicted. Stacey Davis, community engagement manager for the CPS (north west), said: “We have spoken to disabled people who have suffered hate crimes. One lady was living at home being looked after by a carer and her food was being spat on. “She was warned that if she complained she would be taken into care.” In another case, a disabled man’s coat was set on fire and an able bodied girl was bullied at school because her parents are disabled. She added: “If a crime is not reported a situation can escalate. Sometimes a disabled person will not want a prosecution – a visit from a police officer and a caution – something to get the behaviour stopped will be enough.”

Manchester evening news


Vandals have desecrated the grave of a Polish woman who saved about 2,500 Jewish children from death during World War II, the public TVP television channel announced. The words "Jews out" were sprayed on the Warsaw grave of Irena Sendler, who spirited out Jewish children from the city's Ghetto to Catholic institutions and convents to save them from death, images on television showed. Sendler, a Catholic, organised the smuggling of children out of the Ghetto, in boxes, suitcases and trolleys, under the pretext of conducting inspections of sanitary conditions during a typhoid outbreak. The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Israel recognised her as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, a special honour awarded to those who did most to help the Jews escape the Nazis. Sendler died in May 2008 at the age of 98.


BNP hate party face ruin over joke Marmite ad

Nick Griffin’s racist BNP is facing financial ruin after featuring Marmite in an ­election broadcast.

The party was hit with a massive claim – estimated at up to £170,000 – over the TV stunt, in which leader Griffin was ­pictured beside a huge jar of the spread.

The party then showed a jar of Marmite – slogan “Love it or hate it” – with its own motto “Love Britain Vote BNP”.
Griffin claimed he intended the film as a humorous dig at Marmite, who he ­believed had mocked the BNP in their online and TV ads featuring a “Love Party” and their rivals the “Hate Party”, whose leader appeared to be loosely based on Griffin.

But bosses at Marmite makers ­Unilever were furious at the BNP broadcast and began High Court proceedings for breach of copyright.

BNP caved in and the amount claimed is put by insiders at between £70,000 and £170,000.

Former National Organiser Eddy Butler has said the BNP is “on the brink of bankruptcy”.

And last night a ­spokesman for anti-racism group Searchlight said: “The Marmite fiasco has been a ­disaster from start to finish for ­Griffin.”

Unilever confirmed a settlement had been reached but said the terms were confidential.

Sunday Mirror