Monday, October 30, 2006

Watt were these people thinking, anyway?

You think you’ve seen French appeasement at its worst. Then they go and do something like this.
Last year’s French riots were triggered by the deaths of two “youths,” who fled a police ID check, broke into an electrical substation to hide, and were electrocuted when they touched something they shouldn’t have.
Last Friday officials and residents of Clichy-sous-Bois, scene of some of the worst rioting, dedicated a monument to these two disenchanted fleeing criminals: Silent march for dead youths in France’s suburbs. (Hat tip: Gateway Pundit.)
Relatives and friends of two French teenagers who were electrocuted as they fled from police a year ago have gathered in Clichy-sous-Bois near Paris. A plaque was unveiled in front of their school, and a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the power sub-station where the teenagers tried to hide.
The deaths of Zyed Benna and Bouna Traore sparked three weeks of violent riots in France’s poor suburbs as the young and unemployed vented their anger over what they saw as lack of opportunity and racial discrimination. The crowd gathered in silent prayer wearing t-shirts with the slogan “Dead for nothing”.
“It’s not by restricting them, or leaving them at home, or stopping them from going out - that’s not a solution,”

said Zyed’s father.

“The solution is to find them jobs, create training centres.”

An inquiry into the teenagers’ deaths could lead to charges of negligence against several police officers...

And it gets even more insane:

(Notice the warning signs all over that equipment)

Socialist mayor of Clichy-sous-Bois in the northeast Paris suburb, Claude Dilain(C), lays a wreath at the entrance of an electrical sub-station where two teenagers, both of immigrant background, were accidentally electrocuted as they hid from the police a year ago.(AFP/Dominique Faget)

Wonder if someone would jump in front of the metro in London after breaking the law and get a memorial and wreath laying ceremony in their honor?

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