Germans snitch on neighbours flouting virus rules, in echo of the Stasi past
Law-abiding Germans are zealously helping police crack down on people flouting new social distancing rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus by reporting on strangers, neighbours and friends.
In a country where denunciation was commonplace under the Communists in East Germany and Hitler's Nazis, police forces across the country are getting tip-offs on anything from "corona parties" to people driving to weekend cottages.
Rules introduced in March forcing restaurants, pubs and sports facilities to shut and banning gatherings of people have given police plenty of work. With the number of corona cases and deaths climbing fast, there is no sign of an easing....
Jim Lincoln wrote: It happens in other places besides Germany - - think USA‚Ěó https://tinyurl.com/t9g6u5v (A Snitching Epidemic: Residents Tattle on Businesses, Neighbors Not Following Coronavirus Shutdown Orders)
Some would like to see that become the norm here. Maybe the children can be trained to tattle on parents. Hey, we could call the USA the fatherland! Isn't it amazing, Jim, how much we will put up with and willingly give away in the name of an emergency?
Rebecca Shabad wrote: Dr. Anthony Fauci suggested Thursday night that all Americans should be under a stay-at-home order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, and that all states should be operating under the same guidelines. ‚ÄúI don't understand why that's not happening,‚ÄĚ Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview on CNN.
There has been no federally mandated order for everyone to follow the same guidelines, and Fauci appeared to stop short of endorsing one by the Trump administration...
excerpt from,"Fauci: 'I don't understand' why all states are not under stay-at-home orders"
It probably happened too late for this article to take notice turn Nebraska does now have statewide restrictions.
https://tinyurl.com/v9fxxsb (Gov. Ricketts issues Directed Health Measure for all 93 counties through May 11)
The Reuters article pointed out the situation was a little more complicated then what they're suggesting that's not all the snitches are present are former residents of what was East Germany