German police to search refugees’ phones in new security proposals

German police could be given the power to search the phones and social media accounts of refugees who arrive in Germany without a passport, in proposals announced today by the interior minister.

Thomas de Maiziere told reporters in Berlin he planned to increase police numbers and take a tougher stance on migrants who commit offences in an attempt to boost national security after recent terror attacks.

What kind of “Refugees” have phones?

  • Editor

    I see Canadians and Americans regularly having their phones gone through with zealous efficiency when crossing the Canada/U.S. border on the numerous “Border Security” type of shows and this procedure has just struck the Germans as a good idea!? Willfull ignorance.

    • FactsWillOut

      Mandatory monthly waterboarding for all citizens.
      It’s the only way to be sure.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Another pound of cure that doesn’t cover Merkel’s contempt for an ounce of prevention.

  • Slickfoot

    Not just phones, but smart phones.

    • Editor

      Not really fleeing war and conflict but more probably expensive smartphone plans and slow network speeds. To keep their “social media accounts” up to date.

  • Alain

    Never have refugees been known to have iPhones and access to social media until now, which should suggest they never were and are not refugees.

    • They are economic and cultural invaders.

      • FactsWillOut

        “Economic Invaders.” LOL
        Basically that means we taxpayers get to fund the invasion.
        Unfixable at the ballot box, IMHO.

  • FactsWillOut

    The only answer is a brutal, totalitarian police state, dontcha know?