Specifically, the proposal by Nancy Faeser (SPD) states that in future the targeted lure of police and rescue workers into an ambush should be punished with a minimum sentence of one year in prison.
After the New Year’s Eve riots, the criminal law is now to be tightened. According to information from “Bild am Sonntag”, the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) wrote to the coalition factions in the German Bundestag on Friday, asking them to consider tightening criminal law.
Specifically, the proposal by Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) states that in future the deliberate lure of police and rescue workers into an ambush will be punished with a minimum prison sentence of one year in prison instead of the previous six months.
The current development of increasingly brutal violence against police and rescue workers underscores the need for a clear legal policy signal that clearly emphasizes the particular reprehensibility of these acts and punishes them in a qualified manner, the letter continues.
A look at other countries – such as France – shows that this development, “if it is not decisively counteracted, could further escalate in progressive brutalization”.