Rainer Wendt: The Crackdown on Criminal Culture-Enrichers in Berlin


Original translation by Nash Montana, subtitling by Vlad Tepes


Here is some additional information on Bushido vs. Abou-Chaker and clan. It’s  wiki info on the two rappers mentioned in the video, Bushido and Capital Bra (LOL yes that’s his name), and on Abou-Chaker, leader of the largest Arab family clan in Berlin.

Video transcript:

0:00 I now greet Rainer Wendt from the German Police Union.
0:03 Nice to have you here, Herr Wendt.
0:06 So this was quite a big blow against international weapons dealers.
0:09 How did we even get on the trail of this gang?
0:12 Well, first of all this is a blow, yes, and an especially big one.
0:15 At the end of a very intense investigation
0:18 you can strike at multiple targets at the same time,
0:21 especially with the special task force.
0:24 I can only say that was a great blow, but whether it’s going to be
0:27 Effective, we can only see once we proceed, once it begins,
0:30 especially how the men behind it will be uncovered.
0:33 But for now, to the Berlin Police, great work.
0:36 It is very unusual in that there actually were
0:39 700 weapons or more there,
0:42 that we could intercept all that and confiscate it all.
0:45 Yes, but I’m afraid there are a lot more weapons in the country,
0:48 illegal weapons. I’m sure that number goes into the millions.
0:51 We can see that especially coming from the Balkan wars,
0:54 that there is still an incredible amount of inventory around,
0:57 and they have to go somewhere, and so that’s where they’re being sold to.
1:00 So what is the situation generally in terms of weapons smuggling into Germany?
1:03 The weapons smuggling into Germany is extremely lively.
1:06 There’s a huge market for it here:
1:09 there’s biker [rocker] gang crime;
1:12 there are large extended Arab clans.
1:15 There are a lot of buyers for these illegal weapons,
1:18 and insofar as authorities stay on the ball with this,
1:21 and not only on the national, but also the international scene,
1:24 I am sure of that, the German police didn’t work this on their own,
1:27 and that is a good thing.
1:30 We’d like to talk about another topic, and that topic is family clan crime.
1:33 Especially in Berlin this is a huge issue, which is in the headlines
1:36 right now because of the arrest of Arafat Abou-Chaker and his brother.
1:39 One might almost think that for the past few months
1:42 there’s been a harsher crackdown by the police, why only now?
1:45 First of all, your question is valid.
1:48 For a space of thirty years it was merely observed how everything developed
1:51 into these perfect parallel societies, where these people could
1:54 develop their criminal enterprises.
1:57 Thomas Heilmann from here in Berlin, the former Justice senator,
2:00 who was the initiating party back in 2017,
2:03 he determined that the most vulnerable spot,
2:06 the one spot where we can really grab by the neck,
2:09 was their finances, their assets and wealth.
2:12 Those assets can be confiscated for now.
2:15 In Berlin alone 77 immovable properties
2:18 that have been seized as of today,
2:21 the results of this we’ll just have to see as we proceed, that’ll take some time for sure.
2:24 And also in North Rhine-Westphalia there have been raids and seizures of properties
2:27 and arrests, so yes, we are definitely seeing a stronger crackdown on this,
2:30 finally, because these are the right times to do so, and in NRW
2:33 we saw that Herbert Roll, the minister of the interior,
2:36 always participated at these raids live on location, which means that there is now
2:39 also strong political backing present now, which is exactly how it should be.
2:42 Let’s take another look at the case of Bushido against the Abou-Chaker clan,
2:45 where another rapper now has inserted himself into the case,
2:48 his name is “Capital Bra”, and he published a video on the internet
2:51 which we’ll listen to quickly:
2:54 “I’m not anymore with idiot [he published albums with Bushido — translator],
2:57 because he now works together with police,
3:00 he works for police now. He got police protection.
3:03 OK. One might understand. Kids were in danger.
3:06 Now he s**ts on folks, folks go to the slammer,
3:09 and… I am not for that, I did everything for him,
3:12 even people said don’t do it, but I did it anyway,
3:15 because we were a team. But we are not a team.
3:18 The police are now his team…
3:21 Bushido now plays for the police team,
3:24 not in “my” team anymore, what does that tell us?
3:27 First of all, I don’t believe a word, of course he doesn’t “play” with the police now…
3:30 You don’t think he is cooperating? Oh sure he cooperates, but he’s not
3:33 playing on our team. Our team is rather limited, and
3:36 and it actually follows the rule of law, and so even when one cooperates,
3:39 that doesn’t mean that he “plays” on our team. But that is —
3:42 this description that he is now on the police team,
3:45 that is of course the deadliest contempt that a guy can show another in that scene.
3:48 I mean, you can accuse someone of being a gangster, a crazy guy or whatever,
3:51 but to call someone a snitch, a traitor, you’re with the police now,
3:54 you’re on the other side now, there’s definitely a serious threat in there, too.
3:57 it also clearly shows how these clans despise the constitutional state.
4:00 Yes, they despise it and they completely ignore it.
4:03 They have built complete parallel worlds,
4:06 with their own justice system, their own set of rules
4:09 that they brought with them,
4:12 and that we now have to try to disband.
4:15 This is going to be a lengthy process and we are only at the beginning now.
4:18 Says Rainer Wendt, and thank you very much for being here.

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