Suspected cop-killers arrested

One of the suspects turned himself in by contacting the police through his lawyer

German police have arrested two men on suspicion of fatally shooting two police officers in the western state of Rhineland-Palatinate. The two suspects are reportedly “friends” aged 38 and 32.

One of the suspects was arrested in front of his house in the neighboring western German state of Saarland, the Kaiserslautern public prosecutor’s office and the West Palatinate police department told reporters. He was not identified by name, and is scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Tuesday.

The police launched a large-scale manhunt for the 38-year-old before he contacted them through his lawyer, according to Die Welt. Police helicopters, tracking dogs and Special Forces were involved in the operation. The German news agency DPA reported that the suspect’s ID papers were found at the scene.

The law enforcement officials did not reveal the man’s identity but Die Zeit newspaper reported that he is a trained baker and confectioner, who owned a network of 11 bakeries. The company reportedly owned by his family for four generations had filed for bankruptcy in 2020. The man was previously known to police for “hit and run” car incidents. 

Little is known about his suspected 32-year-old accomplice, though. The second man was arrested in the house of the prime suspect in Saarland, the police said. The officers also found some weapons in the house but it is unclear if they are linked to the incident in any way.

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Two police patrol officers shot dead in Germany

Police do not rule out that there might be further suspects in the case. The area surrounding the scene has been cordoned off and heavily armed officers in protective gear were seen patrolling the nearby towns and villages, Die Welt reported.

The incident itself is still shrouded in mystery. The two officers, a man and a woman ages 29 and 24, were on a routine traffic patrol when they stopped the suspects’ vehicle for a check-up early on Monday. They were allegedly shot as they approached the vehicle.

The officers were able to send a radio message reporting that they were being shot at, but did not specify how many people were involved. Germany’s tabloid Bild reported that a dead deer was found in the suspects’ vehicle, but a police spokesman did not confirm that information and called it a “rumor.”

Neither of the suspects has made any statements so far, and their motives remain unclear.

‘The View’ host steps in controversy with Holocaust declaration

The Holocaust was “not about race,” according to Whoopi Goldberg

‘The View’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg has been accused of being historically illiterate and insensitive after she declared during Monday’s show that the Holocaust was “not about race.”

Golberg’s comments came during a discussion about racial topics being taught in schools. At one point, Goldberg said the Holocaust was not racially motivated and involved “two white groups of people.”

“Well, they considered Jews a different race,” co-host Joy Behar offered before Goldberg doubled down.

According to the ‘Sister Act’ star, the Holocaust is actually about “man’s inhumanity to man.” 

“But it’s about a white supremacist going after Jews and Gypsies,” said co-host Ana Navarro, which Goldberg also dismissed.

“You’re missing the point,” the Oscar-winning actress said. “The minute you turn it into race, it goes down this alley. Let’s talk about it for what it is. It’s how people treat each other. It’s a problem. It doesn’t matter if you’re black, or white, cause black, white, Jews, Italians, everybody eats each other.”

Sparks fly as The View panel confronts Whoopi after she says “the Holocaust isn’t about race. No. It’s not about race.”
“Well, the considered Jews a different race,” Joy Behar says.

“But it’s about white supremacy. It’s about going after Jews and Gypsies,” Ana Navarro adds.

— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 31, 2022

Before the show cut to a commercial break, all agreed the Holocaust should be taught, but Goldberg once again insisted the Holocaust was simply “man’s inhumanity to man.” 

The conversation was sparked by the recent news that a Tennessee school board had dropped the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘Maus’ by Art Spiegelman, over questionable content. The graphic novel portrays the Holocaust using animals. The Tennessee school board’s decision has shot the book towards the top of Amazon’s best selling books list

Goldberg’s summation of a global atrocity that led to the death of estimated six million Jews, and carried out by a dictator promoting a master ‘race’, has not gone over well on social media, where her words have caused an uproar and even some calls for her dismissal from ‘The View’. 

Whoopi Goldberg attempts to “All Lives Matter” … the Holocaust

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 31, 2022

“This is insane. The extermination of 6 million Jews wasn’t about race???” Piers Morgan tweeted in reaction. “Will any rock stars or renegade royals now boycott Whoopi Goldberg and/or ABC for this dangerous misinformation?”

“These are two white groups of people” hooooo boy that’s some stuff. Some Holocaust education would do Whoopi a world of good.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 31, 2022

Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, who is Jewish, referred to Goldberg’s comments as “insidious,” arguing they “downplay the minority status of Jews.” 

“The attempt to abstract the causes of the Holocaust from Jew-hatred to ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ is actually a way of obscuring and covering for anti-Semitism,” he tweeted.

The attempt to abstract the causes of the Holocaust from Jew-hatred to “man’s inhumanity to man” is actually a way of obscuring and covering for anti-Semitism.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 31, 2022