“We don’t know the way it received from there to him,” mentioned Claudia Lange, a prosecutor.
Three different cops are being investigated on suspicion of serving to Mr. Gross. Requested throughout the trial, Mr. Gross mentioned he didn’t bear in mind how he received the ammunition. After I met him, he caught to that line.
However in any other case he was not shy about sharing his views.
Chancellor Angela Merkel belongs “within the dock,” he mentioned. The multicultural cities in western Germany are “the caliphate.” One of the best ways to flee creeping migration was to maneuver to the East German countryside, “the place individuals are nonetheless referred to as Schmidt, Schneider and Müller.”
A replica of Compact, a outstanding far-right journal, with President Trump’s face on the quilt, lay on a shelf. A collection of the president’s speeches had been translated into German within the concern. “I like Trump,” Mr. Gross mentioned.
Way back to 2009, some fellow cops had voiced issues about Mr. Gross’s far-right views, noting that he had introduced books concerning the Nazis to work. However nobody intervened, and he was even groomed for promotion.
“There isn’t a hazard from the far proper,” he insisted. “I don’t know a single neo-Nazi.”
Troopers and cops are “pissed off,” he advised me the third time we met, ticking off complaints about migrants, crime and the mainstream media. He likens the protection of coronavirus to the censored state broadcaster throughout Communism. As an alternative, he says, he has a YouTube subscription to RT, the Russian state-controlled channel and different different media.
In that parallel universe of disinformation, he learns that the federal government is secretly flying in refugees after midnight. That coronavirus is a ploy to deprive residents of their rights. That Ms. Merkel works for what he calls the “deep state.”
“The deep state is world,” Mr. Gross mentioned. “It’s massive capital, the large banks, Invoice Gates.”
He nonetheless expects Day X, eventually. Riots linked to an financial meltdown. Or a blackout, as a result of the German authorities is shuttering coal crops.