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Youth gangs: Massive police controls in the Germeringer center


After youth gangs have clashed violently in the past few days, the police are now taking a tough line and are increasingly showing their presence.

After youth gangs have clashed violently in the past few days, the police are now taking a tough line and are increasingly showing their presence.

Update, May 7, 12.18 p.m.:

Germering - On Wednesday evening, numerous controls took place in the Germering city area.

The officials want to be more present in the future too.

"The young people should feel the control pressure," says Germering's police deputy Andreas Ruch.

On Wednesday evening, numerous officers from the Germeringer police arrived in the center.

They were supported by forces from the riot police and the emergency train from Fürstenfeldbruck.

"We see who is with us and what they have with them," explains Andreas Ruch.

Both the young people themselves and the public should perceive that the police are taking care of the problem.

"It will stay that way for the time being," says Ruch.

What happened so far

Youth gangs have been keeping the police in the district in suspense for weeks.

On April 24th, two rival groups attacked each other on Kennedystrasse in Puchheim.

A 16-year-old was critically injured by knife wounds.

He's doing better now.

The police arrested a suspect.

About a week later, two groups clashed in Germering.

Some of them attacked each other with cutting and stabbing weapons.

One person was slightly injured.

Last Tuesday, around 20 young people arrived at the Bruck vocational school and threatened a student.

Apparently there had been a dispute beforehand.

On the same day, three 14 to 16-year-old youths attacked a 19-year-old at the Eichenau train station.

He had observed the group as they had tampered with the cash box of a newspaper machine.

Social workers lack access

Social workers see a connection with the corona pandemic.

Because youth centers are closed, employees have no access to the youth.

In addition, there are hardly any opportunities for young people to prove themselves and have a sense of achievement.

Youth gangs in Fürstenfeldbruck out of control - police see connection with corona pandemic

First report from May 5, 4:24 p.m .:

Fürstenfeldbruck district - In the past few days, reports of violence among young people in the district have increased.

Police and social workers see a connection with Corona.

The violence among young people in the district is reaching terrifying proportions.

In Puchheim, a 16-year-old was critically injured by a knife.

In Germering, Bruck and Eichenau, too, there were sometimes brutal clashes.

The police and social workers see a connection with the corona crisis.

The reports of violence among young people do not stop.

After the incidents in Puchheim and Germering, young men clashed again on Tuesday.

According to the police, around 20 young people rioted at the vocational school in Bruck and threatened a student.

The background was apparently a previous dispute.

Allegedly, the ringleader is said to have also had a knife with him.

The alarmed police could not find a weapon - but prevented a physical conflict.

The young people were between 16 and 20 years old.

They come from Munich, Fürstenfeldbruck, Germering and various communities in the western district.

Corona / Bavaria: youth gangs out of control: attack at Eichenau train station

In the afternoon, three young people attacked a 19-year-old at the Eichenau train station.

He had seen a group tampering with the money box of a newspaper box.

The 19-year-old went on, but was then attacked by the trio.

One kicked him in the temple.

The young man went down.

Then the attackers kicked him.

When a courageous 49-year-old passer-by intervened, the trio fled.

The alerted police were able to arrest the suspects at the age of 14, 15 and 16 years.

They are already known to the officers due to various offenses.

Corona in Bavaria: youth gangs out of control - 14-year-olds among the thugs

The police have been keeping an eye on youth groups for a long time.

So far, however, the matter has been well under control.

The violence with which the young men recently attacked each other was not expected, according to investigators.

The age of those involved is also astonishing.

14-year-olds are already part of the party.

The young people usually come from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

"They are not affluent youth," says an investigator.

Many have a migration background.

The same protagonists are not always involved in the various incidents.

But there seem to be connections between the groups, says an investigator.

Some of the young people who showed up in front of the Fürstenfeldbruck vocational school on Tuesday are also known in Germering.

The police investigation is difficult.

Most of the time you come across a wall of silence.

The victims of attacks would also usually not cooperate with the officials.

The fact that one no longer has access to the young people is a cause for concern.

"I see a social time bomb ticking," said one investigator.

Youth gangs out of control: Corona pandemic as a fire accelerator

The corona pandemic acts like a fire accelerator.

Because social work is as good as no longer possible.

Youth centers and other contact points are closed.

"The young people lack opportunities to prove themselves and build self-confidence," says Martin Rattenberger, head of the Office for Youth, Family, Seniors, Social Affairs and Schools in Germering.

In addition, the employees in the youth centers could recognize emerging conflicts during normal times and take appropriate countermeasures.

That broke away completely.

Puchheim's mayor Norbert Seidl also points out this problem.

“You don't even know where the youngsters are,” says the town hall boss.

Meetings of groups in public are currently taboo.

The social workers have almost no access to the young people.

After youth violence, the mayor calls for the youth center to be reopened

The outbreak of violence in his city surprised Seidl - and horrified.

You have to open the JUZ again as soon as possible in order to get in contact with the young people again.

Because other municipalities also have a problem with violent young people, the mayor of Puchheim can also imagine a round table with other municipalities.

Schools can also be brought on board.

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Source: merkur

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