Monday, January 23, 2006

A Little French Razzia

A little late with this one, but if you want to read about the underreported French train rampage on New Years, here's a coherent look at the episode. The lack of law enforcement - in fact, what I would call near law enforcement connivance at managing it - is truly shocking.

In the US, there would be law suits and outrage. In France, I guess it is barely worth a Gallic shrug.

Moreover, it turns out, there's a reason there were no riots in Marseilles late last year, while they were going on elsewhere:

"The inside story is that drug dealers and other black marketers had given strict orders: no funny business. They didn’t want the police invading their citadel."

hat tip: Fausta's Bad Hair Blog

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