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Neo-Nazi radio presenters sentenced

The Local · 6 Jan 2012, 08:33

Published: 06 Jan 2012 08:33 GMT+01:00

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The judge found all twelve accused guilty of supporting a criminal organization and inciting racial hatred. The station was found to have called on listeners to commit criminal acts.

All of the accused admitted to working as presenters or administrators for the “Resistance Radio” station. The 42-year-old man, from Bamberg, had already been in prison for assault. His appearances on the radio station have extended his prison sentence by one year and nine months.

“Resistance Radio” was on the air from July 2009 to November 2010. Seven women and five men, aged between 20 and 42, from six different German states faced charges in court.

The judge said the station presented a danger to society, and that the accused had deliberately tried to recruit young people to the neo-Nazi scene. The station idealized Germany’s Nazi regime and incited violence against foreigners, Jews and leftists.

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency the Verfassungsschutz spent months monitoring the station.

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10:27 January 6, 2012 by hogar2010
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11:30 January 8, 2012 by henry1544
Now let's see if the system can sentence all the radiostations that play rap and hip hop music that promotes violence towards police and white people and who call women and homosexuals derogatory terms. What about the radio andTV stations that promote multiculturalism, even though every state and nation that have implemented it have seen high rises in every crime statistic, which they didn't have before.

What about sentencing the TV and radio people who daily lie to their viewers and listeners about how their country needs to be involved in wars all around the globe, and end up having coffins full of dead soldiers sent back to their families? For what? Oil contracts?

There was a Nurnberg trial. Maybe we need another one? And stop using "nazis" as some kind of dead horse they can beat and beat, while not looking up and seeing the real crimes being committed.
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