Cologne police chief is out. But what about the mayor and Merkel?

In the aftermath of the violence that unfolded in Cologne over New Year’s Eve, the ineffective police response, and the police cover-up, the 60-year-old chief of police is out: Cologne's police chief Wolfgang Albers, 60, was suspended from active duty in order to "restore public confidence" in the police force, said Ralf Jaeger, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state. Herr Jaeger should suspend himself next, for his ridiculous statement that I cited yesterday: “What happens on the right-wing platforms and in chat rooms is at least as awful as the acts of those assaulting the women,” he said. “This is poisoning the climate of our society.” While I think it’s appropriate for people in positions of authority to be held accountable for errors that endangered the public, I also think the end of the chief’s tenure is an example of how the West is playing tiddlywinks while the enemy is playing with all...(Read Full Post)