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After Luise's death, Freudenberg hardly gets any rest - the mayor sees "limits far exceeded"


Luise's death occupies people nationwide. Freudenberg's Mayor Reschke complains that some press representatives acted unscrupulously.

Luise's death occupies people nationwide.

Freudenberg's Mayor Reschke complains that some press representatives acted unscrupulously.

Munich/Freudenberg – Luise's death not only shocked people in her hometown of Freudenberg (North Rhine-Westphalia).

Across Germany, many people cannot understand why the 12-year-old had to die.

When the police investigation revealed that two girls aged 12 and 13 are believed to be the perpetrators, the general state of shock was all the greater.

Understandably, the cruel Luise case attracted public attention.

One can only guess how difficult the loss of Luise is for her parents, relatives and friends.

For the families of the alleged perpetrators, nothing is the same as it was before Luise's death.

And the other people in Freudenberg, the actually so tranquil place in North Rhine-Westphalia, feel the consequences of the terrible act.

After Luise's death: Freudenberg's mayor describes the consequences - "Everything I feared has happened"

The Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hendrik Wüst, said during a press conference: "Freudenberg's act will leave traces beyond Luise's terrible death." He was right.

The mayor of Freudenberg has now revealed how much the Luise case affects the everyday life of the residents of the place.

Above all, the media attention causes problems for the people there, said Nicole Reschke.

"Everything I feared has happened," said Freudenberg's mayor in an interview with Die



Numerous journalists would have come to Freudenberg after Luise's violent death.

And would not always have acted according to morally justifiable principles.

Representatives of the press harassed children on the way to school to get information – “Borders have been exceeded”

Reschke has a journalistic past himself.

But the mayor made it clear: "Several times, limits have been greatly exceeded." The vast majority of media representatives reported seriously and factually about the Luise case.

In individual cases, however, there were apparently unspeakable attempts by journalists to obtain information.

According to Reschke, school children were not spared.

Some of the Freudenberger children were harassed and questioned by media representatives on the way to school.

They were primarily interested in the alleged perpetrators.

Specifically, the press people wanted to know how both girls grew up, what their hobbies are or details about their families.

Later, details about the alleged identity of the possible perpetrators also circulated on TikTok.

And some particularly unscrupulous journalists didn't stop at Luise's school either, Freudenberg's mayor reported.

Some managed not only to enter the school premises, but even to get to the school office.

Reschke had the school guarded by the local public order office.

Mayor of Freudenberg fights for community cohesion

Already at the funeral service for Luise, the mayor asked in her speech: "What is this terrible crime doing to us?

Is our cohesion in Freudenberg strong enough to endure all this and to stand by each other?

How much do we allow agitation and aggressive know-it-alls?” We wish the people in the town in North Rhine-Westphalia that they find their way – to work through the terrible death of Luise and its circumstances together.


Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-03-28

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