Saturday, March 03, 2012

Offensive Police Union Calendar Banned in Munich, Germany

This image is clearly racist...There is no female white desk cop who looks that sexy! But everything else looks real to me....
Photo: Police officials in Bavaria have banned officers from hanging copies of a calender featuring racist caricatures in their offices.

Responding to criticism over allegedly racist caricatures in an annual calendar issued by their union, officials in Bavaria have banned police from hanging it in their offices. The union claims the cartoons are merely poking fun at police jargon, but groups including Amnesty International say the caricatures go too far.

Police in Munich have been ordered to remove a calendar produced by one of the state's police unions from their offices, because the cartoons it features have been deemed to be racist and otherwise insensitive.

Munich police chief Wilhelm Schmidbauer this week ordered police workers not to hang the calendar, a police spokesman said. The Bavarian chapter of the national German Police Union, which distributed 3,000 copies of the calendar, has defended itself against the accusation.

The dispute centers around a caricature featured on the calendar's March page that features an arrested black man depicted with thick red lips. The contents of a speech bubble coming from the man's mouth, written in broken German, include a pun on the German word for suppressing evidence that is an apparent play on a "darkening" of the population in Germany.

Alexander Bosch of the human rights organization Amnesty International criticized the cartoon as being "very clearly racist."

'Might Be Misinterpreted'

Another image in the calendar shows young men beating each other up who all appear to be of immigrant origin. A January caricature of the Bible's Three Wise Men features a black wise man who has to collect camel manure. August, meanwhile, features a suicide bomber and a police man who tells the terrorist: "Hurry up and blow yourself up! I have other things to do today!"

A spokesperson for the Munich police force said officials were concerned the caricatures might be misinterpreted. "In order to send out a message that they will not be misunderstood, the calendars are no longer allowed to be hung here," he added. Munich police chief Schmidbauer told public radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk that the comics were incompatible with the values of the police force, even if the freedom of expression through art is an important part of Germany's constitution.

But Hermann Benker, the head of the union responsible for distributing the calendar, defended the images. "I can't understand what all the fuss is about," he said. "People are acting as if there is no such thing as police jargon." The jokes in the comics, he said, were a play on this jargon. "It's a type of gallows humor that our understaffed police colleagues have used for years now to get by. It has nothing to do with the disparaging of any group of people."

Benker said his organization has produced the calender for six years without any complaints -- at least up until now.

24 comments:

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama wants to take a pass on this one. People have told him what can happen when you get the Germans riled up.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama wants to take a pass on this one. People have told him what can happen when you get the Germans riled up.

RedWine/BlackPowder said...

yup, they are pretty hot.

RedWine/BlackPowder said...

or whatever do you mean never.

I'm sleepy and not thinking well in German today.

RedWine/BlackPowder said...

nevermind, I got it now. The joke is that the black guy wants to know whats the danger of suppresing evidence, which in the police vernacular is known as "darkening" evidence.

Stan Sikorski said...

HA! Love the comment about the woman behind the desk. The rest IS the truth. If I had a nickle for every Sambo that broke the law that I read about, I'd be a Grillionaire!

Anonymous said...

OT. Hey Shaved, why this obsession with Lisa Tortorello? And yes, I know Charlie???

Anonymous said...

Does anyone think that G8 was intentionally planed during National Police week?

It's a slap in the face to any one planing on attending and just a slap in the to LEOs everywhere!

Thanks Rahm you ignorant JagOff!!!

Anonymous said...

Bavaria voted for Obama!

Sorry, I meant Batavia.

(same difference)

Anonymous said...

This summer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel talked his former boss, President Obama, into bringing two simultaneous meetings of the world’s most powerful politicians and military leaders to Chicago for the annual G8 and NATO summits.

June 23, 2011, World leaders are gathering in Chicago next year for two international summits. Both the NATO and the G8 summits will be held in May.

It will be the first time since 1977 in London that two international summits will be held at the same time in the same city.

Security experts say it will be a security challenge that no American city has ever had to face. Planning is likely to focus on the possibility of violent demonstrations.

US President Barack Obama has announced plans to stay at The Sheraton Chicago Hotels and Towers.

Protest groups and other activists are expected to make a strong showing at the summit, and these groups are expected to have planned well in advance.

Adbusters, an organization that helped initiate Occupy Wall Street, has called for a mass occupation of Chicago starting on May 1.

This call has the potential to bring together the newer domestically-focused Occupy movement with the ongoing anti-globalization movement.

While few logistical details are available yet for the conference, it’ll certainly occur May 15 through May 22 of 2012, and will likely center around locations in downtown and the Near South Side, including McCormick Place.

Thank's Rahm, you'll be sorry!

Anonymous said...

How can I order a copy?

Anonymous said...

Thats not your grandads FOP calendar!!

Mooslims suck said...

They pissed off the Blacks and the Moooslims and Amnesty international?? Great job Boy's .

Anonymous said...

AINT IT A BITCH WHEN YOUR CENSURED FOR TELLING THE TRUTH, AND BY THE WAY IF THAT SHIT HEAD WAS GRABBED BY THE WW11 POLICE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A RUMOUR,

Anonymous said...

1933 or 2013 what difference does 80 years make?
Adolf Obanger wants to be the new anti Christ be DISARMING AMERICA and a Bankrupt police State cannot defend itself or rearm.

THE TERM POLICE STATE IS NOT A INSULT OR A SLUR; IT IS A WARNING!

We should take our pensions in NEVADA and join the protesters! They might not know what's right but they do recognise what's WRONG and who is doing it!

NO KUMBAYA MUTHERFUCKERS !

Anonymous said...

Wait... Did Amnesty International solve all those torture and sex slave kidnapping cases?

Guess all that is left in the world is the 'evil' of free speech in print.

How DO you say welfare junkie, EBT, flaming hot Cheetos and EBT in German?

I guess the darkening of Germany means more nigger crimes being committed. The USA is way in the lead in terms of that darkening movement.

Das Bootlip!

(you are welcome the three of you who recall Das Boot)

Heinrich said...

Deutschland Über Alles!

Anonymous said...

I want to party with some bavarian cops!

Anonymous said...

I want to buy a copy!

Oh my god it might offend the CHILDREN!

Either way I still want a copy!

How do I contact them and is it possible to get an english version?

Anonymous said...

Who would have thought that our German Brothers would have problems with Kafirs and Muslimes just like we have here.

It’s part of the International conspiracy where the darkies and the Muslimes are trying to take over the world they want to believe they built.

Little do they know there is a whole underground just waiting to be let loose to eliminate them.

pentagramz said...

"August, meanwhile, features a suicide bomber and a police man who tells the terrorist: "Hurry up and blow yourself up! I have other things to do today!"

So, we aren't allowed to ridicule terrorists now?

pentagramz said...

"August, meanwhile, features a suicide bomber and a police man who tells the terrorist: "Hurry up and blow yourself up! I have other things to do today!"

So, we aren't allowed to offend terrorists now?

Anonymous said...

I'd like a copy.Anybody know how to get one?

Anonymous said...

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