It is an unfortunate case that Report24 readers from Lower Austria report to us. In the St. Pölten district, a family suffering from Covid-19 insisted on a written notification. As a result, the authority is said to have sent the police to exert pressure – according to those affected. According to them, this included asking the sick family man to come “naked to the door” at 23:00 in the evening, if necessary.
Of course, you always have to understand the situation of the police officers, who don’t always find their jobs so exciting. Some officials behave in an exemplary manner, others apparently harass good taxpayers even in the middle of the night, to enforce the story of the dangerous coronavirus through official pressure. Of course, it makes sense to check quarantine regulations by the police. But you can also handle everything with measure and aim – which in the present case may have been lost. One of our readers sent us the following lines. The pixelated cover picture comes from his door camera. He emphasizes that the time coincides with the time and date of the event.
The four of us live in one house (stop).
In the evening … the police were there! They put pressure on the email address …! However, I do not accept notifications by email …
Yesterday, the next day, at just before 11 p.m., the police rings the doorbell. We are all in bed. Separate rooms … because COVID in the house. Everyone is asleep, after all, we’re sick! The bell woke me up. I pick up the phone and the video doorbell.
The police tell me to come to the door. I inform them that I am lying naked in bed, the robe is in the room where my wife sleeps, whom I will certainly not wake up now. After all, she’s sick too.
“Come to the door!” I hear. I request that you come back during normal business hours and remind you again … I’m naked. The policewoman actually says, “Then they come to the door naked”!
I ask for the service numbers, the information is linked to the condition that I come to the door. So I don’t get the service number. I then deactivate the intercom.
We have come a long way …
Even if individual officials might exaggerate it a little on a case-by-case basis, we nevertheless appeal to citizens to deal with the police with moderation and aim, friendliness and humanity. As long as the other person does not behave wrongly, you can set a good example yourself. We don’t know of any civil servant who does not react positively to friendliness, correct behavior and a smile – even if the smile behind the mask requirement is often a little difficult at the moment. But maybe the government wants to achieve this dehumanization with the masks so that we can be more easily divided …