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Old 05.05.2011, 19:08
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Woman raped in Basel

Terrible crime committed early on a Sunday evening.
http://bazonline.ch/basel/stadt/Bewa...story/16631465

I think the 'broken german' comment means it wasn't anyone Swiss.

So although Basel is/appears relatively safe, it has as many nutters and perverts as any other big town in Europe, so don't get complacent out there!
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Old 05.05.2011, 19:12
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Terrible crime committed early on a Sunday evening.
http://bazonline.ch/basel/stadt/Bewa...story/16631465

I think the 'broken german' comment means it wasn't anyone Swiss.

So although Basel is/appears relatively safe, it has as many nutters and perverts as any other big town in Europe, so don't get complacent out there!
swiss-german is considered as "broken german" by many people literate in high-german
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Old 05.05.2011, 19:17
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

The Italian Consulate is right there, must be cameras one would think. Such a shame.
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Old 05.05.2011, 19:19
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

18h on sunday is as dead as midnight... So I guess not many people around at that time...

Sad indeed!
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

Could it not have been a Swiss Italian or a Swiss Romand, surely they could have broken german too?
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Old 05.05.2011, 22:31
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Could it not have been a Swiss Italian or a Swiss Romand, surely they could have broken german too?
what a stupid comment
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what a stupid comment
Not necessarily when applied to the rationale of the OP. Given, this is a really sad incident but theoretically, as Millso pointed out, non german speaking Swiss citizens can (and some do) speak broken german.

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Old 05.05.2011, 22:55
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Could it not have been a Swiss Italian or a Swiss Romand, surely they could have broken german too?
Could be Irish Or anyone ellshope the find him soon
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Could be Irish Or anyone ellshope the find him soon
The comment was directed at the OP who suggested that if the person didn't speak german he was likely not swiss, a comment which makes little sense.
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Old 05.05.2011, 23:15
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The comment was directed at the OP who suggested that if the person didn't speak german he was likely not swiss, a comment which makes little sense.
In Basel, it makes a lot of sense. Are you really that thick?
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Old 05.05.2011, 23:57
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

Jeez this is terrible.
Not to mention the fact that I've been (quite literally) in that toilet!
Shocking.
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

Yeah, but that is near the Waisenhaus on the Kleinbasel side of Wettsteinbrücke. You'd have a fair few people out for a riverside walk given that it was decent weather.

The "täter" would have to be bloody quick.

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18h on sunday is as dead as midnight... So I guess not many people around at that time...

Sad indeed!
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Old 06.05.2011, 09:00
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swiss-german is considered as "broken german" by many people literate in high-german
I've interpreted 'Broken German' to mean stuttering or not fluent and not first language, whereas someone speaking Swiss German would be fluent, albeit in Swiss.

In any case, these are fine details, the guy won't be Swiss.
Broken German is code for non-Swiss.
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

I wonder if the city will now consider CCTV monitoring devices...

Basel does seem to have the money to spend on public works projects as evidenced by all the construction going on over the past two years.
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Old 06.05.2011, 09:56
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I wonder if the city will now consider CCTV monitoring devices...
Based on one crime you think there is an urgent need to install CCTV?

Terrible for sure, and scant consolation for the victim, but one crime doesn't make a crime wave.

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Basel does seem to have the money to spend on public works projects as evidenced by all the construction going on over the past two years.
That keeps employment down and regenerates money. Installing CCTV won't.
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

F#%@ç*ing WANKER!

That's Terrible!
Hope they get the bastard, I have to admit this kind of news gets any woman a little insecure.
It's kinda odd location too, there are normally always some people around the river. Can't be that no one witness anything.

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I've interpreted 'Broken German' to mean stuttering or not fluent and not first language, whereas someone speaking Swiss German would be fluent, albeit in Swiss.

In any case, these are fine details, the guy won't be Swiss.
Broken German is code for non-Swiss.
Do you know something that we don't know? I damn sure know native Swiss citizens that have terrible, I mean terrible, German language skills who would fit the tag of speaking broken german.

Now whether or not the phrase is a code name for a non Swiss that will be news to me but won't rule it out.
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Old 06.05.2011, 10:19
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

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The 43-year-old entered the public toilets at 18:00 in the Theodorsgraben enclosure(?) in Basel. Just before the automatic door completely closed, a masked man pushed into the toilet. The offender threatened the woman with a gun and raped her.

Before the man left the toilets, he robbed the victim of her cash. He then fled. The unknown offender is slim, 170 to 180 centimeters tall and of athletic build. The man wore jeans, a black cotton jacket and white sneakers and spoke broken German, according to the Basel prosecutor. The perpetrator was disguised with a black balaklava(scarf?). The police are seeking witnesses to the attack.


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Old 06.05.2011, 10:35
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Re: Woman raped in Basel

Bloody awful and terribly unfortunate! Ugh. Reinforces why I avoid public toilets and tend to hold it in.

You'd never know if there is a nutter lurking in the corner, even in generally safe places like Switzerland.
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Terrible crime committed early on a Sunday evening.
http://bazonline.ch/basel/stadt/Bewa...story/16631465

I think the 'broken german' comment means it wasn't anyone Swiss.

So although Basel is/appears relatively safe, it has as many nutters and perverts as any other big town in Europe, so don't get complacent out there!
He was/is not German speaking ! He may be from the Romandie or from the Ticino or from Italian speaking areas of Graubünden . But even if, reality is that such folks exist ..... and the nationality hardly really matters
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