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Also in Germany is considered alternatives to police and prison. Often, however, it is forgotten to talk about the dumb forced constraints in capitalism
It’s been a few weeks that thousands of police violence also went to the strain in Germany. The protests were drawn from the death of George Floyd in the US. At that time, some activists explained that they also protested against police violence in Germany, though conservative politicians and police workers criticized unison, a debate from the USA was transferred without reason to Germany.
Thousands who went to the strain after the death of Floyd in Germany, but were missing, for example, a few weeks ago in Berlin to the death of Maria B. was remembered in February in a psychic exceptional situation of the police in her apartment.
Even in the Eastern Hessian Fulda, numerous young people went to the strain to Floyd’s death. Where are you when it comes to the declaration of the deadly police foot on a young Afghan in the city 2 years ago? The fact that the already set procedure against the deaths has now been recorded again, is due to the brother of the tote and a small group of migrants and antiracists, which are charged for defamation for defamation. So stands on the 20th. August in Fulda a man in court, because he should have skimped police-critical slogans on a commemorative demonstration on the anniversary of the forest shot. How serious it demonstrators who went to Floyd’s death to the strain, take with their police-critical attitude, so must first prove.
Why is for emport, which is a normal police allarbe?
But the police shall make sure that it is not forgotten that police violence is by no means only a problem in the US or in Russia. Same two videos emacation arise, though there is only to be seen there, what is the normal police everyday.
Both in Dusseldorf and in Hamburg, the police have applied violence in the arrest of young people. If the organization lake breucy now your press release with the headline "Police has a violence problem" Titled, you have to ask yourself where the special thing is.
The massive police violence is already forgotten during the protests against the G20 meeting in Hamburg three years ago? At least for the political responsibilities Olaf Scholz, this does not seem to have aftermath. There were some criticism of Scholz after his nomination to the Chancellor’s candidate of the SPD. His responsibility for the police power in 2017 in Hamburg does not belong. In addition, there will probably be forgotten in organizations such as Seebrucke that the police of the state monopoly of government is and therefore the statement, it has a violent problem, actually a state description. If then the jerking is required, because the police do, for what she is in the Burgerial state, to be part of the repressive state apparatus, which has a wish image of the bourgeois state.
The Bundeswehr should then be a kind of prolonged arm of Amnesty International and the police a kind of social worker in uniform. But that’s exactly this utopia, which was to be found for a long time in parts of the anarchist and autonomous scene, recently gets overturns approval in other parts of society.
Maria B. Probably not shot when these reforms had been implemented
The youngest example is a paper of the green youth that wants to rebuild the police. Among them are reasonable considerations which can also be implemented in a reformic perspective.
In many areas, the police are de facto called for tasks, which were able to comply with specially trained occupational groups better and more effective – be it dealing with sacrifices of domestic or sexualized violence, with Fubball fans or homeless, enameled or addictive patients. If people like acute distress, supposed hazardness or a mental illness and other damage, then they and society does not help them to counteract them with violence and, through a police approach, to escalate the situation. First of all, it needs early aids and pravention measures, so that it can not come until the time.
From the paper of green youth "Reorganize the police"
Maria B. could probably still live if the woman was visited in a psychic exceptional situation rather than a guarded police of social workers. This also emphasized several speakers on the memorial demonstration six months after their death.
The organizers from the anarchist spectrum do not be pleased with a police criticism, but named social-recadovative alternatives, which could then be active. Because the police was then from a roommate of Maria B. called by her threatened. It is indeed very reasonable to expand the social psychological services, which should be more likely to be better dealing with such situations as the police. However, it must not be forgotten that such social services also call the police for help when the situation escalates.
With social work against neo-Nazis?
The further points in the green paper revolve around the fight against right and against racism within the police, which is of course an important topic. But one aspect is more likely to be ignored by most police critics. How to deal with a clientele that is not so easy to join with a socio-evaluation approach?
For example, if a neonazi concert is to be dissolved, because the Hitler-Grub is shown, most left and liberal police critics will not mind when copying violence or on arrested knees. There is a long time for long the criticism against accepting social work at neo-Nazis. A police criticism, which in the police today sees the big problem, is in the tradition of a state criticism of a small-burial left, which was already used in the 1980s using the example of theory and practice of the autonomous. There often stood at the center of state, often was talked about fascism, as the unspecious parole police – SA-SS showed.
There was a lack of a critical state and violence monopoly, which was a civil society progress when the alternative is the right of stronger. If there was no police in the current society, there were gangs that then enforce their violence in the district or in a house. There is a lot of examples of decayed states such as Libya and Somalia.
Building blocks of emancipatory police criticism
A police criticism that does not want to lead a condition that still leverages behind the burgeral society must also talk about the capitalist society. Finally, the police in the Burgerial Society is responsible for the capital accumulation. But it was already the problem with the autonomous state performance of the 1980s that there was a lot of repression and police violence, but much less but from capitalist exploitation. Thus, the mute compulsion of the conditions is hardly perceived when people did not experience violence by the police but by capitalist professional interest. The Taz journalist Katharina Schipkowski has a debate in which the police should be abolished without calling the social conditions, criticized pracation:
To bring enchanted to the primary labor market, one had to change the asylum laws. To better pursue sexualized violence, abolish at least the patriarchy. Not every psychopath will be surprised to treat collective responsibility, not every small iodot of it to provide advantages at the expense of the Community. Also, one is of course no armed gangs that replace as in Brazilian favelas police and social state. International human handler rings will not be able to get the neighborhood.
The author also does not hesitate to use the K word:
This is the actually important point, if the point associated with a rough time, the company has to change as a whole. It just does not work, the requirement "Safety for all" Isolated from the housing for all, health care, right to work and freedom of movement for all. A system, however, based on a few gain and lose many, requires just one instance that violently prevents the many to successfully organize and demand justice. To abolish the police and maintain capitalism therefore does not work.
Fishes and capitalism
This also applies to the criticism of the fehrnisse, which is now not only public in Anarchist circles. So the former prison director Thomas Galli in his book published in the Edition Corber "Locked up", Why nobody benefits. He covers many reasonable arguments against the prison terms, but emphasizes that he does not want to question capitalism.
But in his executions he then contradicts himself: Thus, in the reaffirming sometimes, Galli wanted to rebuild the system of cogs and punishments and not abolish. So he looks at the so-called electronic bottlenecks as a probate means of controlling people. In severe traps, convicted in "Island-like residential settlements against escape attempts must live".
The replacement fees will replace Galli with other sanctions. "Whoever black ride, could be stopped, for example, to help a few hours a month when cleaning the city buses. However, the persons concerned must be supported in their growth of their social and health problems", Write Galli. He actually confirmed what he wants to refute. Police and prestices can not be considered separately from the capitalist society and be criticized. However, this does not mean, even here and today concrete reforms to explain how they are propagated by the campaign Replacement Freems.