One in two Police Officers voted for Golden Dawn
Electoral results show that many police officers (more than 50%) voted for [the neo-nazi political party] Golden Dawn.
This startling fact has come to light after a post-election analysis of the votes cast in electoral centers in the capital city Athens, especially in the suburbs of Ambelokipi and Kaisariani where approximately 5000 police officers, the majority of whom serve in police departments of the city of Athens, vote.
In the electoral precincts where police vote, the percentage of the vote that went to Golden dawn was between 17.2% to 23.04% [Golden Dawn gathered 6.97% of the vote at the national level], these were the highest ratios observed for any area within the capital of Greece. It is interesting to note that in the districts of Agios Panteleimon and Kipseli [ghettos where illegal immigrants are concentrated and where Golden Dawn acts as defacto law keeper], which are considered the strongholds of the organization Golden Dawn only managed to pull in 15 to 18% of the total vote! The analysis of the votes that Golden Dawn received in the 11 electoral precincts of central Athens made quite an impression.
In these areas [Ambelokipi and Kaisariani], due to special electoral catalogues, thousands of police that serve in the General Police Department of Attiki [the greater Athens area] and units like: Rapid Deployment Unit, the newly formed Motorcycle Police Unit, Security Units [undercover, drug squad, migrant affairs, etc.] and others are compelled to vote. These electoral precincts are situated close to the building which houses the headquarters of the Greek Police Force.
Translated by me from the electronic newspaper Proto Thema. http://www.protothema.gr/ekloges/article/?aid=205308
Now, here in Greece, it is common knowledge that he police have a working relationship with Golden Dawn. They use Golden Dawn mamber as provocateurs during peaceful demonstrations in order to then justify the use of excessive violence. There is ample video and photgraphic footage that verifies this fact. So really, for many of us here in Greece, this article is just stating the obvious.
Just last week there was an article which reported that shopkeepers in an open weekly bazaar phoned police to report a series of thefts and robberies going on in the bazaar area and the police sent a group of Golden Dawn neo-nazi skinheads instead of investigating the matter themselves!!!
There is a huge problem here though. Golden Dawn members have been engaged in a barrage of physical attacks on immigrants recently (well always actually but they have stepped up their campaign of hatred) and last week leafleted an inner city area where there are gay bars and clubs with leaflets saying: "you are next". If more than half of the police force are active supporters of Golden Dawn what does this mean regarding the protection and safety of the man on "the street" if they are assaulted by Golden Dawn thugs? How can one expect the police force to act against the illegal activities of Golden dawn if they actively support them?
Last week, on public television, the press representative for Golden Dawn physically assaulted two women politicians (representatives from KKE and SiRizA) during a debate panel. According to Greek law the police have to find the perp. within 48 hours in order to arrest them. strangely enough, they could not find him, and now Kasidiaris is a member of parliament with the asylum that this affords him. He assaulted the women (after a heated exchange) because they asked him what happened with the assault case against him (he assaulted a professor and assaulted and knifed a leftist student at a university) that was meant to be tried the week before the elections.
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