Minister of the Interior announces charges over a taz text. It is unclear whether this will happen. Chancellor intervenes. taz editor-in-chief puts herself in front of the author.
Horst Seehofer after last week’s conference of interior ministers Photo: dpa
Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) wants to file criminal charges over a controversial column about the police in the newspaper taz. "Tomorrow, as federal interior minister, I will file criminal charges against the columnist because of the unspeakable article in the taz about the police," the CSU politician told the Bild newspaper on Sunday evening. "Disinhibition of words inevitably leads to disinhibition of deeds and to excesses of violence, just as we have now seen in Stuttgart. We must not continue to tolerate that."