Whenever I speak with a certain type of German, the conversation turns to crime in America, and it goes a little like this: German: You Americans are quite racist. Your prisons are full of minorities! Me: So are yours. German: What? I don't think so. That sounds racist. Do you have any proof? Me: The… Continue reading What’s the Ethnic Composition of German Prisons?
I'm back after a long hiatus, thanks for your patience. I've just had tons of work lately on many different projects, and I needed to figure out how to fit in time for the blog. This post will be about German prison sentences, specifically the longest ones for the most serious crimes. Before that, though,… Continue reading What’s the Maximum Punishment under German Criminal Law?
Robert Weide, an American writer and documentary producer (and one of the people behind "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), has an interesting post about an upcoming four-part HBO documentary on Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, an anti-Allen hit piece by two American directors who have been criticized for their shoddy, biased work in the past. Weide, who… Continue reading Robert Weide on How to Lie with a Documentary
Deutschlandfunk is the main public radio station in Germany, and has just broadcast yet another podcast about the Jens Söring case, called "Das Versprechen" ("The Promise"). The 7-part podcast was created by Karin Steinberger and Markus Vetter, the pair behind the 2016 pro-Söring film titled "Killing for Love" in English. Like the documentary broadcast in… Continue reading Deutschlandfunk Broadcasts Interview with Me
The German newspaper Bonner Anzeiger (from the German city of Bonn) just released a podcast episode of its series "Akte Rheinland" (The Rhineland File) on Jens Söring's case. The podcast is hosted by reporters Anna Maria Beekes and Andreas Dyck, and the newspaper's online editor Marcel Wolber. I gave a quite enjoyable interview to them… Continue reading New Söring Podcast: The German DA Söring Confessed To Doesn’t Doubt Söring’s Guilt