12 Dinge die du tun kannst, statt die Polizei zu rufen. – Poster (deutsch / Türkçe)
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Translation: 12 things you can do instead of calling the police
Calling the police often escalates the situation, exposes people to risk and leads to violence. Every time you seek help from the police, you invite them into your community and put people who may already be at risk in a difficult situation. Sometimes people feel like calling the police is the only way to deal with problems. It is not so. For example, we can build trustworthy networks of mutual help that allow us to resolve conflicts ourselves while keeping the police out of our neighborhood.
1. Do not feel obliged to defend property, especially company property. Before confronting someone or contacting the police, ask yourself if someone is injured or endangered by the damage to property or the "theft". If the answer is no then let it go.
2. If something has been stolen from you and you need a police certificate for insurance, you can go to the station instead of calling 110. Otherwise, you may accidentally put someone close to you at risk.
3. If you observe someone whose behavior appears strange to you, do not assume that this person is publicly intoxicated (e.g. drunk). Possibly the person has a traumatic one Brain injury or a mental illness. Ask if she is okay and if she needs help.
4. If you see someone having problems with their car, stop and ask if help is needed or if you should call a tow truck. If the police are called in in such situations, they can, for example, issue unnecessary parking tickets to the person with the car problem. Far worse can happen to people who do not have papers.
5. Save the numbers of civil services like suicide hotline. Since people with mental illness are 16 times more likely to be killed by police officers than people without mental health problems, you should not call the police.
6. Reconsider your impulse to call the police about someone whose behavior or appearance appears suspicious to you. Do their gender, supposed origin, social status or place of residence influence your feelings? Such calls can result in death sentences for people.
7. Encourage teachers, staff, and organizers not to invite the police into classrooms, workplaces, and public spaces. Instead, try to create an environment and culture where people look out for one another and don't inadvertently put each other in danger. If you are part of a group that holds rallies or demonstrations, if possible do not apply for a permit and do not work with the police in any other way.
8. If your neighbors are having a party and the noise is bothering you, go over and talk to them. If that's too much for you, ask your other neighbors for help.
9. If you see someone urinating in public, just look away. Note that many homeless people do not have access to toilets.
10. Organizes, depending on your level of knowledge, conflict resolution, first aid, paramedic, or Self-defense workshops in your neighborhood, school, at work or in your other environment, or take part in them!
11. Street art is great! Don't report graffiti or other street performers. If you see things that contain fascist or otherwise discriminatory ideas, paint them over alone or with friends.
12. Remember that the police can escalate domestic violence further. Offer support to friends and neighbors who are victims of abuse, e.g. by providing them with a place to retreat and a place to stay, a trip to a safe place or the care of their children. Use public resources like safe houses and hotlines.
13. Remember that if you call the police to report something, it can mean that you have to appear as a witness in court - and, with bad luck, you will be turned from the witness to the perpetrator.
Better than 110 z. B. in the case of violence against women: 08000 116 106
Emergency pastoral care (including suicide prevention): 1110111
Number against grief (for young people): 116111
Thanks to the May Day Collective and Solidarity & Defense for the original text!
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