Germany Cracks Down on Neo-Nazi Music Ring
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This week German authorities, including 800 police, raided residences and offices across the country, confiscating 45,000 CDs, more than 170 computers and some 70 weapons in a huge operation designed to stamp out the manufacture and sale of neo-Nazi themed music.
Under the German constitution creating the lyrical content and selling neo-Nazi music is a crime, although possessing it isn't. The investigation began two years ago when officials at the Office for the Protection of the Constitution discovered an online auction house selling neo-Nazi music.
Lead prosecutor Sigfried Mahler said: