posted on Nov, 3 2005 @ 05:24 AM
While I do not think the police should just start killing people, I don't understand why the rioters are going so beserk. I am really surprised
that this has continued as lonog as it has now, and I am wondering why.
This doesn't look like it is going to just go away:
Anger grips Paris riot
A driver pulls up in front of the market, his little boy strapped in the back of his car.
He admits belonging to a group that is sometimes a bit "chaud" - meaning troublesome - a hint at the unrest of the past few days.
He describes the nightly presence of the CRS, the French riot police, as provocation.
"If they didn't come here, into our area, nothing would happen," he says. "If they come here it's to provoke us, so we provoke back."
The French Interior Minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, has promised to send in special police units to "occupy" difficult estates, describing urban gangs as
So one perspective is "If they didn't come here, into our area, nothing would happen," and another that the gangs at least are just regarded as
'scum'. But it doesn't sound like the reported deaths are the sole cause here, rather a catalyst.
Is is suggested that the death of the two youths, 15 and 17 died as tney were running away from the police. While the authorities are denying this if
it were the case this is the most important part of the story. Why were they being chased? Was there a legimate reason?
If the truth is
knows here then that's a giant step to understanding recent events.
I see a spate of blaming the police for things of late. In the UK there was a tragic crash recently where five teenagers died while in a stolen car
being pursued by police. The police are coming under fire for this, but I just don't get it. Unless the police were trying to drive the car off the
road the blame lies with the driver of the other car. Surely?
If he hadn't stolen the car, or had stopped, everyone would still be alive
And that relates to this incident too. According to some the youths were electrocuted after entering an electricity sub-station in attempt to escape
the police. Were they chased? If so then why? If
they had commited a crime and die while trying to escape, why would it not be their
own fault? Can't anyone take responsibility for their own actions anymore?
So does anyone have any further knowlege about the cause of these riots?
[edit on 3/11/05 by JAK]