Last week, two left-wing activists were sentenced in Stuttgart for their alleged involvement in the so-called Stuttgart riot night. The first of the two defendants was sentenced on October 24 to three years and nine months in prison, the second on October 26 to three years and two months in prison.

These sentences are obviously motivated by the political will to fight leftist and revolutionarist forces and are based on a "more than questionable anthropological expert opinion, which was based on qualitatively extremely low-grade, partly obviously illegal video recordings," writes Rote Hilfe Stuttgart. After the anger of the masses against racist police controls and the omnipresent harassment, especially against migrants and adolescents, was unleashed in the summer of 2020, the Minister of the Interior of Baden-Württemberg, Strobl, directly announced a crackdown. This also led to the months of defendants in pre-trial detention, and to sentences of imprisonment and probation. Some of these were so openly unlawful that they were overturned in the second instance.

Within the framework of the narrative that the so-called riot night was due to the participation of left-wing activists, the Stuttgart police investigated targeted parts of the revolutionary movement in the state capital from the very beginning. However, there were never any concrete indications of this.

The convictions are based to a large extent on video recordings taken from a parked Tesla car, which clearly violate data protection regulations. Because the footage does not show faces or other physical features, the evaluator relied on body posture, movement patterns and clothing. Although only eight of the more than 200 categories that can be used for such an assessment were applied, the result is "identity of the perpetrator highly probable." This represents only the third highest probability level, but is apparently sufficient to lock a person up in prison for three years and two months.

The second convicted man was accused of involvement in the Stuttgart riot night, as well as a physical altercation with a supporter of the Identitarian movement and an assault on a police officer. Although there was no evidence for the first two charges, only inconclusive statements by police officers and the aforementioned expert assessment, a prison sentence of three years and nine months was imposed here as well. How openly politically motivated the German class justice system acts against progressive forces is shown by the fact that the verdict was based on the "ideological delusion" of the defendant.

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