Monday, November 26, 2007

Riots break out in Paris suburbs

BBC NEWS reported Youths
Youths? Were theyMethodist Youths? Hindu Youths? Buddist Youths? Oh, yes, Muslims again.
have damaged police stations, shops and cars in two Paris suburbs, following the deaths of two teenagers whose motorbike hit a police car.... Police sources said the two were riding a stolen mini-motorcycle, and that neither was wearing a helmet. The police car was on a routine patrol and the teenagers were not being chased by police at the time of the accident, police said. The collision wrecked the front of the car and smashed the windscreen.
The "youths" crash a stolen motorbike into the front of a police car, and blame the police? Why? for being there for them to crash into?
Witnesses have accused the police of leaving the scene and of preventing local people from trying to help the youngsters as they lay in the road.
If they left the scene how could they have prevented anyone from doing anything. If you are going to blame them, pick one thing.
The brother of one of the victims has called for the officers involved to be convicted.
Of what? Being in the way when two "youths" on a stolen mini-motorcycle crashed into them?
... A brother of one of the dead teenagers, Omar Sehhouli, said the rioting "was not violence but an expression of rage".
Maybe it was both, a violent expression of rage. But do they not teach "youths" how to express rage without violence?

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