November 30, 2012
German Court: Tattoos no reason to arrest cop career
Trainee police officers in western Germany are allowed to have large tattoos, a court ruled on Thursday, although they may have to cover then up by wearing long sleeves even in the summer.
A wannabe cop whose application to join the North Rhine-Westphalia force was turned down because of the large tattoos on his arms - showing a dog and a Mexican death mask - appealed against his rejection and won.
An administrative tribunal in Aachen ruled that the blanket ban was excessive and violated the man’s personal rights. (via The Local)

German Court: Tattoos no reason to arrest cop career

Trainee police officers in western Germany are allowed to have large tattoos, a court ruled on Thursday, although they may have to cover then up by wearing long sleeves even in the summer.

A wannabe cop whose application to join the North Rhine-Westphalia force was turned down because of the large tattoos on his arms - showing a dog and a Mexican death mask - appealed against his rejection and won.

An administrative tribunal in Aachen ruled that the blanket ban was excessive and violated the man’s personal rights. (via The Local)

August 16, 2011
German boy, 11, calls police over housework
A boy of 11 called a German police emergency line to complain of “forced labour” after his mother told him to help clean the home.
Police say the boy from Aachen, who has not been identified, spoke to an officer via the 110 number.
They say he complained: “I have to work all day long. I haven’t any free time.”
His mother told the officer the boy had kept threatening to call them, having repeatedly complained of having to do housework during the school holidays. (via BBC News)

German boy, 11, calls police over housework

A boy of 11 called a German police emergency line to complain of “forced labour” after his mother told him to help clean the home.

Police say the boy from Aachen, who has not been identified, spoke to an officer via the 110 number.

They say he complained: “I have to work all day long. I haven’t any free time.”

His mother told the officer the boy had kept threatening to call them, having repeatedly complained of having to do housework during the school holidays. (via BBC News)

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