Just last Friday, PI reported about problem youth who haunt a once glamorous historic section of town in Mönchengladbach. And just one day after, the next monstrous incident occurred: A paramedic tried to enter the Waldhausener Strasse (photo) to take care of a disco visitor medically but was hit in the head by an empty vodka bottle immediately upon exiting his ambulance. The medic fell to the ground injured will be unable to work for the time being. The assailant, a 30-year-old man was taken into custody after he went on the rampage a second time in the same night.

(By Peter H., Mönchengladbach)

Those who know the Mönchengladbach proletariat folk know that their interests are the same every weekend: Drink till they drop, bellow around the whole night through, and of course, hearty rioting. For the typical historical district visitor, things go best when one can find some kind of a bed – which for this clientele, however, doesn’t present that much of a challenge. These young people unfortunately haven’t advanced any further, at least when considered under evolutionary aspects.

And in the usual way, the Mönchengladbach edition of the “Rheinische Post” newspaper doesn’t report at all what plays out in the historic district every weekend. Faithful reporting about abuses in Mönchengladbach would also not let the reporting of “Our city is diverse and beautiful, only the fight against the Right must continue” by the leftist, politically correct local editorial to fit in with this erstwhile conservative newspaper. It was only due to the factor that the one attacked was a paramedic that there was any reporting about this incident at all.

By the way, this is neither the first and certainly not the worst attack on rescue personnel in the Mönchengladbach historic district: When police tried to put an end to a brawl early Sunday morning on April 24, 2011 in the Old Market at the heights of the Waldhausener Strasse, one of the police officers was attacked by a 26-year-old man. And while the attacker like a madman beat upon the police officer lying on the ground, a crowd gathered and incited and inflamed the thug with shouts of “Do the cop in!”

The assailants from last weekend were able to be identified, thanks to the video surveillance in the Mönchengladbach historic district. The Mönchengladbach “Greens” who have consistently rejected this video surveillance must now be on the defensive in the discussion about it. But truly it has nothing to do with video surveillance, and definitely not with those “Greens” who are traditionally dense anyway.

It has to do with the fact that the residents of this erstwhile beautiful and peaceful quarter have for years had to deal with the riots, the noise, the dirt and the garbage of these boys many times every week. It has to do with the fact that the work of police and medics in this quarter is not only increasingly stressful but also increasingly dangerous. More than all, it has to do with the fact that currently not one single party represented in the Mönchengladbach city council has ever had interest in this issue. And when the “Rheinische Post only gives word when police or paramedics are attacked and otherwise “tolerantly” looks away, then that simply is not enough for a newspaper that calls itself “newspaper for politics and Christian culture.”

Posted by PI / Translation: Anders Denken

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