This came in from the Hamburg police today (December 27th, 2013):

It's a summoning to police headquarters on January 9th, 2014, 10.00 am to tell my point of view on the insult I shall have committed on October 31st, 2013 (a Thursday) on the internet.

Strangely this is dated December 16th, 2013. Why took it those guys eleven days to get it out and here at my address?

Anyway, my only www-activities are at IUOMA, and therefore I have a vague idea but no proof who has reported me to the police because of  insult according to German law. They don't say who reported me and what exactly the allegations are.


It don't have to go keeping this appointment at this early stage of the process but I shall. Out of curiosity who it was and what will come out of it. So much to this family friendly site. Thank you, dear "reporter"!

My unofficial translation of the letter's contents:

Dear Sir ...,

police is investigating against you at the moment because of the following crime

Insult according to § 185 StGB (German penal code)

Scene of crime/Date of crime: October 31st, 2013 via internet

Therefore please show up on January 9th, 2014 at 10.00 am

           at State Office of Criminal Investigation,Room 4 E 092

for interrogation / official hearing and bring your ID or passport .

In case of incapability, please ring me up in time.

You reach us by public transport etc ...



According to § 163 a Code of Criminal Procedure, respectively § 55 Administrative Offences Act you are given the opportunity to comment on the allegations, to eliminate the existing causes for suspicion, to claim facts speaking in your favour, and to apply for single gatherings of evidence to your exculpation.

If you do not keep this appointment without stating reasons it will be assumed that you do not want to make use of your right to comment on the allegations.

But I advise you that before closure of the procedure you have not to be given the opportunity of statement again.

If necessary  you can be summoned anew by the authority in charge (depending on the facts either the court or the department of public prosecution, respectively the administrative authority - monetary fine).

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Comment by Erni Bär on April 23, 2014 at 4:48am

Ancient Greek society has had lots of "-cles", hadn't it?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 22, 2014 at 10:20pm
Comment by Erni Bär on April 18, 2014 at 12:54pm

And here we go again and witness circle's closing right now. What? Well, you'll perhaps remember from my second or twin police-blog (, 800 views by the way, that half of the insult Frau Hoppe claimed to be my mentioning of WW II-general Heinz Guderian. THAT triggered off the whole affair. Some for sure will remember Val Herman and me joking about the wellknown ketchup of the same name. Now today, Good Friday 2014, I'm on urban exploration in Hamburg's Beatles Land and what do I see:

Not exactly ketchup this time but definitely the brand. HAGEN HELAU!!

Comment by Erni Bär on April 15, 2014 at 5:44pm

I don't remember eggs but it could well have been from pigs. That's been more than 50 years ago.

Comment by Dan Mouer on April 15, 2014 at 5:38pm

"Eggs and brains" are a fairly common dish here in the southern USA, but the brains are usually from pigs.

Comment by Erni Bär on April 15, 2014 at 4:51pm

Puddinghead  is "Knallkopf" in German, and that is a very interesting word. I think it's not regarded as an insult calling somebody so. Idiot definitely IS (according to German law). When I was a kid my mother used to fry scrambled cattle-brain (called Brägen in German) for dinner, and my father, a working man coming home from his job, liked it. I never ate that. Brrrr!!!

Comment by Dan Mouer on April 15, 2014 at 4:37pm

Here you go, Erni:

That's probably more info than you want or need. I am not a fan of Mark Twain's novels: Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn never managed to hold my interest. On the other hand, I love Twain in his role as a comedian and commentator. Honestly, I never read Puddinhead Wilson. I can say that "puddinghead" is a very old English/American phrase suggesting someone whose brains have been scrambled: a dunce.

Comment by Erni Bär on April 15, 2014 at 4:28pm

I know "pothead" since the 1960s. In Germany we used to call dope simply " Stoff" (=stuff) and everybody would know what the talk was all about. "Hophead" I never heard or read anywhere as far as I can remember. The Hoppe-Pudding-Affair here at IUOMA in the end of 2013 sometimes had features that would remind me of surreal situations I had read about. Sorry, but I ain't no great specialist in the work of your great writer Mark Twain though having read Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn several times, of course. Did he like pudding?

Comment by Dan Mouer on April 15, 2014 at 4:11pm
Well, "Hoppehead" might be a triple entendre pun??? Back in the day (1930s-70s) "hophead" meant "pothead." nowadays it means someone who loved overly hoppy beers. Prhaps I sould have said "puddingheads," but then we would have to refer to the works of Mark Twain for a satisfactory explanation....

Hoppeheads for sure! :-)
Comment by Erni Bär on April 15, 2014 at 4:07pm

Dear Herr Schuhmann,

in case you read this I'd like thanking you again for the  cooperation on the report paper for Hagen prosecution office. Remember January 9th, 2014?



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