The federal government of Germany has created a central file to collect data on right-wing extremists who are willing to use violence. The file is not intended to collect data on nonviolent people with right-wing extremist thoughts and feelings. All German government entities investigating violent right-wingers are to send all their relevant information to this central file. ZDF heute journal says this is the first visible structural governmental change made in response to the recently discovered organizational failures.
Leftists parliament member Petra Pau (Die Linken) says if this central file had existed during the thirteen-year rampage of a recent neonazi terrorist cell it would not have solved the case because the investigating police never considered the murderers might be right-wingers, deciding instead the killings were due to immigrants’ fighting amongst themselves. There was an institutional failure to consider neonazis dangerous. Tagesschau.de notes that right-wing extremist V-people, paid informants, will not be registered as informants in the new file.
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