The Dark Side of State Power Exploring Right-Wing Extremism in Germany's Police and Military

The Hitler salute, threatening emails, weapons staches, terror cells: Numerous police officers and soldiers in Germany have engaged in right-wing extremist activity. But how big is the problem and what can be done about it? A DER SPIEGEL investigation.

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"Many young police officers come to us as idealists. They then encounter the misery on the streets. It is a sobering experience."

A police official discussing recruits

"If the information is widely shared, there won't be any more information. Those are the ground rules."

A police superintendent in a message to a chat group about improperly shared information