“All the probation officers [here in Berlin, Germany] are social workers to begin with,” said County of Los Angeles Deputy Chief Howard Wong. “In L.A., usually, that’s not the case. We’re part law enforcement, court officers, and part police. We go in, we arrest, we search…it’s more social working here. That’s the biggest difference.”
Germany’s Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer highlighted the results of his directive to increase border security last year. He said border police had apprehended “several hundred people who were subject to entry bans” and twice as many people who were wanted with arrest warrants.
On Wednesday, Brandenburg beekeeper Sebastian Seusing emptied a bucket marked “Glyphosat Honig” onto the steps of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture, in protest of policies which he believes led to the contamination of his honey harvest and cost him his livelihood.