Skip to comments.German government wants to ‘decriminalize fare dodging’
Posted on 01/09/2022 11:09:45 AM PST by Olog-hai
Landing in jail for fare evasion is still possible in Germany. But the coalition government wants to change this, according to a German news report.
You may be surprised to know that, in Germany, riding public transport without a ticket — so-called Schwarzfahren — is a criminal offense which can lead to hefty fines and, in extreme cases, up to one year in prison.
But according to a report from Der Spiegel, the new German coalition government is now considering decriminalizing riding on public transport without a ticket.
According to the report, government officials are examining whether minor offenses such as riding without a ticket could be downgraded to administrative offenses.
The so-called traffic light coalition, made up of the Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats, has similar plans for the possession of cannabis, which is to be legalized for adults.
At the moment, fare evasion is a criminal offense under Section 265a of the German Criminal Code (StGB) and is punishable with a fine of at least €60. […]
The willingness to change the law is part of new federal Justice Minister, Marco Buschmann’s (FDP) plan to ease the burden on the judiciary in the coming years. …
(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.de ...
What if the illegal riders aren’t vaxed?
So if they do this...why would ANYONE pay for travel again?
I can’t be illegal. I am undocumented.
The modern left just cannot be trusted with a smidgeon of power. They’ve always been wrong headed but now they’ve completely lost the plot by trying to make petty crime legal.
30 years ago I was on a German subway in Frankfurt and the inspector caught 7 teenagers with no ticket. They got fine slips and had to listen to the inspector lecture them until the next stop.
If it saves one life. /s
here in the LA transit system or Metro, I’ve seen first-hand around 90% of riders just pass thru the turnstiles at the subway station.
The obama kids DONT PAY. Period. You would see LAPD around but it’s not their concern.
Decriminalizing crime. How un-german.
I thought the same thing.
Sure, why not.
It’s how the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers got their name.
Actually the name Dodgers comes from dodging street cars to keep from being hit by them and being injured or killed, not from dodging fares.
I will give everyone one guess as to the demographic which is dodging the fares.
Decriminalizing rapefugee crime.
RE: German government wants to ‘decriminalize fare dodging’
At the same time, they’re planning to criminalize the fare paying UNVACCINATED Germans.
The insanity has spread world-wide.
C'mon man! Schwarzfahren? Too easy …
That is indeed the official story, for the benefit of the youngster Dodger faithful.
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