I´m not that familiar with this particular case, but before y´all jump to conclusions about deporting the guy etc.: he might be a refugee facing political persecution in his home country. He might not even have a nationality. He might be a naturalised German. In all these cases, a person can´t be deported. In any case, his sentence is not severe enough (i.e. not more than 3 years) to legally warrant deportation.
Plus, imagine every foreign delinquent didn´t have to face serving a jail sentence but being sent home - quite a deterrent, huh? Even if it costs a lot of taxpayers´ money, our legal system requires foreign convicts to serve at least half, more commonly two thirds of their prison term before being deported.
>>>With Germany's horrific past, why are Germans surprised?
I´m not sure I get what you want to say, david b. - care to elaborate?